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Company Medtronic
Job Title Calibration/Metrology Technician IV
JobId 24284
Location: Rice Creek, MN, USA

Calibration/Metrology Technician IV


Rice Creek, Minnesota, United States

Requisition #:


Post Date:

Jan 16, 2017


A mid-level non-exempt, technical position providing calibration, inspection, and repair of test and measurement equipment in research, development, and manufacturing environments to FDA and ISO requirements.


+ Perform job functions under limited supervision in laboratory, production area, clean room, and test environments. May require travel to off-site locations up to 60 miles. May require travel outside of Minnesota up to 10% of time.

+ Perform calibrations and measurements traceable to the International System of Units (SI) using appropriate reference standards. Test and measurement equipment range from general-purpose physical and dimensional equipment to custom built sterilizers. Disciplines comprise: Mass, Temperature, Humidity, Vacuum, Length, Optics, Pressure, Dimensional Metrology, Force, and Flow.

+ Work with data acquisition and validation equipment, e.g. process control equipment/controllers, chart recorders, DC Analog/Signal Conditioners, and transducers.

+ Create and modify calibration procedures by determining metrology requirements from manufacturer’s manuals, laboratory methods, or system requirements.

+ Enter calibration results into calibration tracking / documentation computer system.

+ Work with equipment users, engineers, and other technicians in the proper operation and selection of test and measurement equipment.

+ Troubleshoot, inspect, and repair test and measurement equipment in support of new projects.

+ Provide on-site calibration support for equipment that is either too sensitive to move or is too large and not feasible to relocate.

+ Work overtime when necessary to support high priority requests or meet project goals.


+ High School Diplomaor military training in metrology/calibration.

+ Minimum 8 years technician experience in metrology/calibration.

+ Previous experience with principles and practices of metrology/calibration including: physical and dimensional calibrations, calibration tracking, and documentation software systems.


+ ASQ Certified Calibration Technician rating is a plus.

+ Strong math and physics background.

+ Knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) and Windows OS.

+ Familiar with these regulations: FDA 21 CFR Part 820 cGMP, ISO 13485, ISO 10012, and ISO 17025.

+ Working knowledge of Geo-metric Dimensioning and Tolerancing techniques interpreting blue prints.

+ Possess a State Driver’s License.

+ Organized, efficient, process oriented; interpersonal/communication skills; self-motivated; team player; strong work ethic; works well under pressure in a dynamic environment; tactful, exercises independent judgment and discretion – professional presentation.


The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers.


Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We can accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations – but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let’s work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients’ lives. Help us shape the future.


It is the policy of Medtronic to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Medtronic will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

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The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.

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