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Jacobs Pipette Calibration Technician in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

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Your Impact:

Jacobs is seeking a technician to join our Fabrication and Calibration team in support of our Research Laboratory Support (RLS) contract with the U.S. EPA Center for Environmental Measurement & Modeling (CEMM) – Air Methods & Characterization Division (AMCD) located in Research Triangle Park, NC. The ideal candidate will have professional skills and specialized training in a technical field that will be used for and will lead to considerable amount of independent, self-managed work.

Responsibilities include:

  • Evaluate, clean, troubleshoot, repair, and calibrate approximately 2000 EPA pipettes (single channel and multi-channel) on an annual basis.

  • Calibrate pipettes gravimetrically in accordance with ISO-8655.

  • Calibrate pipettes spectroscopically with Artel pipette calibration system (PCS).

  • Troubleshoot and repair non-conforming pipettes.

  • Collect calibration data by prescribed standard operating procedures.

  • Report calibration results and generate calibration certificates in conformance with internal procedures and ISO-17025 standard guidelines.

  • Maintain inventory of pipette calibration supplies, tools, and replacement parts.

  • Contribute to procedure, technique, and process improvement.

  • Maintain electronic records of measurement results and reports in accordance with Jacobs Technology and EPA records management protocols.

  • Perform all laboratory work in accordance with established Jacobs and EPA safety and quality assurance protocols.

Additional information:

  • This person will be continually learning and developing new skill sets as the research objectives change.

  • This person will develop an understanding of measurement uncertainty based on the Guide to the Express of Uncertainty in Measurement.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Minimum Qualifications:

Years of experience: 0-3 in a research setting

Education: Minimum of an associate degree, or in leu of formal training, specific training and certification in pipette calibration.

Skills required:

  • Effectively communicate calibration results in writing and orally to environmental scientists, engineers, and other specialists.

  • Have strong organizational and time management skills to coordinate service with multiple clients and maintain scheduled progress.

  • Operate efficiently in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access and Microsoft Word.

  • Understand and interpret equipment operation manuals and laboratory operating procedures.

  • Understand and follow instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.

  • Mechanically inclined and comfortable with troubleshooting problems.

  • Ability to work independently and within a team setting.

Preferred Qualifications:

Years of experience: 1-3 in a calibration facility

Education: B.S. degree in Science or Engineering from an accredited institution

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION

Unusual or Special Physical Requirements of Position

  • Lifting: Some lifting required up to 20lbs, less than 5%

  • Climbing: less than 5%

  • Special clothing/equipment (wearing): Industrial PPE (safety glasses, protective shoes, lab coats, hart hats, gloves), 30%

  • Unusual physical requirements: Occasional work in hot or cold environments, less than 5%

  • High noise level: Industrial setting, less than 5%

Description of Work Environment

  • Setting: Laboratory or industrial indoor setting, greater than 95%; occasional outdoors less than 5%

  • Hazardous conditions: Some industrial and laboratory hazards present, less than 5%

  • Extreme (hot/cold) temperatures involved: Rare work in hot or cold environments, less than 5%

  • Travel/transportation requirements: May be required occasionally, less than 5%

Equipment and Machines Involved in Work Tasks

  • Office equipment/machines electrically/battery operated: Calibration instrumentation for various parameters, computers, 90%.

  • Vehicles: Automobiles, less than 5%

  • Tools used in trade: Common hand tools such as wrenches and screwdrivers for test setup, 5%.

Criticality of Attendance

  • Overtime, regular days, off days: Regular days

  • Shift: 1 st shift, 95%

  • Necessity for regular attendance: Core working hours 9:00 a.m. to 3: p.m.

  • Urgency for punctuality: yes

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