Meetings & Conferences

SENSOR+TEST 2016, May 10-12 - Nürnberg, Germany
CPEM 2016, Ottawa, Canada - July 10-15

Calibration Technicians (All levels) – Full time and Part time positions available

Now Hiring: Calibration Technicians in Santa Clara CA, Chatsworth CA, San Diego CA, Phoenix AZ, Dayton OH, Greensboro NC, Dulles VA, and Allentown PA!

SIMCO Electronics is the largest independent provider of global calibration, repair, and software solutions, supporting customers worldwide. With corporate headquarters located in the heart of Silicon Valley (near San Francisco, California, USA) our worldwide network of laboratories and international field service teams provide localized support to our customers. Continue reading »

May Webinars Hosted by Fluke Calibration

All events are free of charge and are led by Fluke Calibration technical specialists. Events are typically 40 – 45 minutes with 15-20 minute Q&A sessions. All are invited to join and share with their colleagues. Visit http://us.flukecal.com/training/web-seminars for a list of upcoming & past webinars.  Continue reading »

Jun 9 IND51MORSE Workshop – Teddington, UK

Underpinning Testing for Communications Research in Europe: research findings from the EURAMET MORSE project

We will present the key outputs from the EURAMET ‘Metrology for Optical and RF Systems’ (MORSE) project, which supports development in Europe of: RF power and MIMO measurement, efficient measurement of antenna systems and taking the optical core from 100 Gb/s to 1Tb/s and beyond. There will also be presentations from industry and industry project partners and poster sessions. As well as the presentations, attendees will have an opportunity to network and talk with the project team. Register Today.

Measurement Scientist Position – Prescott, Ontario

Measurements International is looking for a Measurement Scientist (MS) to support and develop their Measurement Science and Standards Portfolio of products in Electrical Metrology including activities associated to the QUANTUM HALL Effect as an Electrical Resistance Standard. The Quantum Hall effect is responsible for realizing the SI base unit for the ohm and associated derived units and is used to provide traceability to the SI and for providing calibration services to industry, government, and other users. To achieve this, we maintain and develop standards of the highest accuracy. Some international travel including Installations, Commissioning & Training, Technical Conferences. Download the PDF for the complete job description and how to apply >> Measurement Scientist

Jun 24 Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action – Frederick, MD

American Association for Laboratory Accreditation
June 24, 2016 | Frederick, MD

The Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action (RCA/CA) course consists of presentations, discussions and exercises that provide participants with an in-depth understanding of how to analyze a system in order to identify the root causes of problems and to prevent them from recurring. More info: http://a2la.org.

Jun 24 Fundamentals of SOP Writing – Frederick, MD

American Association for Laboratory Accreditation
June 24, 2016 | Louisville, KY

Using the ISO/IEC accreditation standards and information provided during the class, participants will review the basic concepts of procedure structure, content, and development; will practice developing Standard Operation Procedures, both technical and administrative; and will gain an understanding of the mechanisms needed to control, review, and update procedures on a continuing basis. For more info, visit: A2LA.org.

Jun 23-24 Gage Calibration & Repair Training – Bloomington, MN

IICT Enterprises LLC
June 23-24, 2016 | Bloomington, Minnesota

This 2-day hands-on workshop offers specialized training in calibration and repair for the individual who has some knowledge of basic Metrology. Course includes hands on calibration and repairs and adjustments of micrometers, calipers, indicators height gages, etc. Course also covers NIST Traceability, Certificates of Conformance, Gage Management, Standards, etc. Each student is encouraged to participate in actual calibrations and repairs using equipment provided. For more info >>http://www.iicttraining.com/

Jul 21-22 Uncertainty of Measurement – Chicago, IL

The International Accreditation Service (IAS)
July 21-22, 2016 | Chicago, IL

Introduction to metrology principles, learn how to calculate UoM, many examples and practical exercises. For more information, visit: http://www.iasonline.org/training/.

Head to Head: Photonic Pressure Sensors vs. Mercury-Based Standard

When a team of researchers at NIST’s Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML) first tested a new kind of pressure sensor two years ago, initial results showed it was faster and had higher resolution than the traditional, centuries-old mercury-based method for measuring pressure. The novel device, called the Fixed Length Optical Cavity (FLOC), works by detecting subtle changes in the frequency of light passing through a nitrogen gas-filled cavity about the size of a box of tissues. Continue Reading >> http://www.nist.gov/pml/div685/grp01/head-to-head-photonic-pressure-sensors-vs-mercury-based-standard.cfm

Oct 12 Conference on Strategic Automation Leadership – Research Triangle Park, NC

Register now for this complimentary special event as space is limited

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (11 April 2016) – The International Society of Automation (ISA) and its Strategic Partner for Calibration, Beamex, Inc., today announce the opening of attendee registration for the Strategic Automation Leadership Conference, which will be held Wednesday, 12 October 2016 at ISA headquarters in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA.

The conference will showcase the latest insights, trends and best practices for process plant operators seeking to improve calibration quality, safety, accuracy and profitability; lower costs and optimize production. Continue reading »

Jul 19-21 Internal Auditing to ISO/IEC 17025 – Alexandria, VA

ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB)
July 19-21, 2016 | Alexandria, VA

This course addresses auditing the technical systems and issues in an accredited laboratory. In the auditing environments, we see a very weak technical understanding among internal auditors of laboratories for ISO/IEC 17025. This includes key accreditation items such as uncertainties, metrological traceability, proficiency testing, and technical method validation. This course helps prepare an internal auditor to clearly understand these technical aspects.  Continue reading »

Aug 8-12 Fundamentals of Metrology – Gaithersburg, MD

NIST Office of Weights and Measures
August 8-12, 2016 | Gaithersburg, MD

The Fundamentals of Metrology seminar will introduce the participant to the concepts of measurement systems, units, measurement uncertainty, measurement assurance, traceability, basic statistics and how they fit into the laboratory Quality Management System. Additional topics covered will include overall Laboratory Management and Laboratory Quality Management Systems as well as specific discussions of the requirements for proficiency testing, calibration certificate generation, software verification and validation and management reviews. Website: http://www.nist.gov/pml/wmd/5417.cfm. Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Jun 21-23 Hands-on Gage Calibration – Aurora, IL

Mitutoyo Institute of Metrology
June 21-23, 2016 | Aurora (Chicago), IL

The Hands-On Gage Calibration course is a unique, active, educational experience designed specifically for those who plan and perform calibrations of dimensional measuring tools, gages, and instruments. This course is taught at the world-class, Mitutoyo America A2LA accredited calibration laboratory in Aurora, Illinois, by experienced instructors and dimensional metrology experts. For more information, visit: http://www.mitutoyo.com/events/seminar-hands-gage-calibration/

Jun 13-17 Assessment of Lab Competence – Frederick, MD

American Association for Laboratory Acceditation (A2LA)
June 13-17, 2016 | Frederick, MD

This course is a comprehensive look at the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 requirements and a detailed approach to the assessment of a laboratory’s competence. The course is applicable to all testing and calibration laboratories and it provides an understandable explanation of the international laboratory standard and how it should be applied and implemented. In this course, you will receive a detailed review of the A2LA accreditation process and you will also gain critical insight into the interpretation of the requirements of this international laboratory standard.  Continue reading »

Jun 9-10 Gage Calibration & Repair Training – Oklahoma City

IICT Enterprises LLC
June 9-10, 2016 | Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

This 2-day hands-on workshop offers specialized training in calibration and repair for the individual who has some knowledge of basic Metrology. Course includes hands on calibration and repairs and adjustments of micrometers, calipers, indicators height gages, etc. Course also covers NIST Traceability, Certificates of Conformance, Gage Management, Standards, etc. Each student is encouraged to participate in actual calibrations and repairs using equipment provided. For more info >>http://www.iicttraining.com/

Aug 9-10 Standards for Microbiome Measurements Workshop – Gaithersburg, MD

NIST and NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
and the Human Microbiome Project (NIAID-HMP)

August 9-10, 2016 | Gaithersburg, MD

This workshop will seek input on defining reference materials, reference data and reference methods for microbiome community measurements. For more information, visit: http://www.nist.gov/mml/microbiome-standards.cfm.