Meetings & Conferences

SENSOR+TEST, 19-21 May 2015, Nürnberg, Germany
FORUMESURE, 19-21 May 2015, Algiers, Algeria

Fluke Calibration Webinars in April

Live Web Seminars on Calibration and Metrology

Real-world expertise and practical tips about electrical, flow, pressure, RF and temperature calibration. New web seminars are scheduled monthly. If you would like to be the first to know about new topics, sign up for Fluke Calibration web seminar alerts. If you can’t find the topic you are looking for, we may have already covered it. View our list of 50+ on-demand web seminars to find out.

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Account Supervisor – Minneapolis, MN

A $40+MM/year Silicon Valley based company is seeking a Sales oriented Account Supervisor will be responsible for maintaining and growing the revenue stream in Minneapolis. They will ensure account retention and customer satisfaction through regular communication with the customer(s). The Account Supervisor will report to the Business Development Director and provide regular updates to the operations support team, keeping them informed of all customer feedback relevant to the success of the account relationships.

The effectiveness of the Account Supervisor will be measured by customer retention data and customer survey responses. New business brought in as a result of AS activity will also apply to this measure.

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Quality Representative – Dallas, TX

SIMCO Electronics originated in the heart of Silicon Valley in 1962 and was built on a foundation of dedication to customer service and commitment to technical superiority. Today, SIMCO Electronics is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA with a worldwide network of laboratories and international field service teams providing localized support.

SIMCO Electronics’ strategic emphasis is to provide enhanced program management systems and services for customers’ test and measurement equipment needs. One global service provider improves quality control and compliance of services while reducing total program costs.
The principal markets served by SIMCO Electronics include Life Sciences, Electronic Components/Semiconductors, Communications/Optical Networking, Automotive, and Government. Specific market-focused expertise is the core of SIMCO Electronics’ competencies and a central focus of capital investments and strategic initiatives.

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Operations Manager – Seattle, WA

SIMCO Electronics originated in the heart of Silicon Valley in 1962 and was built on a foundation of dedication to customer service and commitment to technical superiority. Today, SIMCO Electronics is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA with a worldwide network of laboratories and international field service teams providing localized support. SIMCO Electronics’ strategic emphasis is to provide enhanced program management systems and services for customers’ test and measurement equipment needs. One global service provider improves quality control and compliance of services while reducing total program costs.

The principal markets served by SIMCO Electronics include Life Sciences, Electronic Components/Semiconductors, Communications/Optical Networking, Automotive, and Government. Specific market-focused expertise is the core of SIMCO Electronics’ competencies and a central focus of capital investments and strategic initiatives.

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Wanted: Calibration Technician – Newport, RI

MAR is seeking a qualified Calibration Technician to provide calibration services for all Test, Measurement, and Diagnostic Equipment(TMDE) used for quantitative measurements at the Metrology and Standards Laboratory at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Division Newport (NUWCDIVNPT) in Newport, Rhode Island. The laboratory is responsible for calibration and repair of this TMDE.

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Calibration Technicians, Several Positions – Chatsworth, CA

MUST HAVE CALIBRATION EXPERIENCE 4+

Company Description:

Micro Quality Calibration was founded in 1978 and is an A2LA ISO/IEC 17025-2005 Accredited Metrology laboratory specializing in calibration, repair, testing, First Article inspection and sales (162 lines) of precision measurement and test instruments (In-house, On-site and Mobile Calibration Laboratory). MQC continues to be on the forefront of the Metrology industry in capabilities / disciplines offered to its customers.

Our customer base includes the small business owner to the giants of Aerospace, Defense, Medical, Electrical, Automotive, and Communications Industries. If you are motivated and enjoy working within a challenging work environment than this is the job for you.

Want a career not a job? Want to have duties and responsibilities that matter? Want to be part of a growing company?

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Jun 15-16 Introduction to Measurement Uncertainty – Detroit/Livonia, MI

The course is suitable for all personnel of both calibration and testing laboratories. Every effort is made to eliminate unnecessary complications, to apply The Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty in Measurement (GUM) at its simplest level and to take away the mystery associated with measurement uncertainty. Participants who have never developed uncertainty budgets usually develop the required skills to understand and modify existing budgets, as well as to develop basic budgets from scratch. Others who seek explanations of GUM complexities obtain clarifications expressed in simple terms. Measurement uncertainty problems are solved by brainstorming methods so as to generate interaction by all participants.

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May 14-15 Measurement Performance Improvement Using Statistical Tools – Frederick, MD

In today’s business climate, it is important for the laboratory to be efficient in its operations including making continual measurement process improvements in the calibration and testing environment. Measurements made today are more precise and accurate and one cannot make a “decision on a hunch” as in the past. The measurement decision-making process, with its associated measurement uncertainty data, interpretations of specifications, and assignment of calibration intervals, requires use of statistical tools such as Statistical Process Control (SPC), False Accept Risk, Hypothesis Testing and others. The use of industry-proven tools covered in this workshop helps establish a laboratory’s reputation in providing the correct solutions to its customers and maintaining its accreditation.

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Jun 15-18 Applied Measurements/Instrumentation for Electrical T&M – Las Vegas, NV

Technology Training, Inc. (TTi) offers training (short courses and diploma programs) for engineers and technicians in the fields of vibration and shock, climatic testing, digital data acquisition, digital signal processing, fixture design, design to withstand vibration and shock, metrology, calibration, telemetry, electronics and much more.

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Jun 9-11 VNA Tools II Course – Morgan Hill, CA

RF & Microwave Metrology

VNA Tools II is free and supports most of the Vector Network Analyzers (VNAs) in today’s market. The software simplifies your tasks of generating accurate measurement uncertainty and vindicating metrological traceability. The software is ideal for flexible and modular external VNA calibration, error correction algorithms, device control, graphical capabilities, and a project-based data analysis. Its speed and performance will optimize the measurement un-certainty computation and propagation through a measurement model in compliance with the ISO-GUM. The software is available for download at www.metas.ch/vnatools. The three day course provides a practical and hands-on lesson with this superior and versatile software.

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How to Perform a Repeatability Test

by Richard Hogan

The evaluation of uncertainty in measurement results is becoming an important requirement for laboratories seeking to attain or retain ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation. When assessors evaluate a laboratory’s uncertainty budgets, they commonly look for the inclusion of type A, or actual test data. Type A data may include, but is not limited to, evaluations of repeatability, reproducibility, and stability testing. However, the most common expression of Type A data found in an uncertainty budget is the results of repeatability testing. Repeatability testing is the most common because it is usually quick and easy to complete, but it is not always performed correctly. In this article, I am going to show you how to perform repeatability experiments and evaluate the data.

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Made in America – European Origin?

by David M. Walker

This article discusses some of the issues for US manufacturers of metrology equipment when dealing with European Union funded programs. It is often the case that ‘EU’ funding is available only for products whose origin is deemed to be from one of the member states. The rules applying to origin and bidder status are strict but do accommodate the scenario of product produced over more than one country, such as where a product’s final, substantial, processing is performed within the EU but could be certified to have origin in one of the member states. Equipment for an expanding, or new, National Measurement Institute (NMI) is inevitably both highly specialized and produced by a very small number of suppliers therefore tender authorities, specifiers and end users are concerned as to the legitimacy of origin declarations within EU regulations.

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Treatment of Conditional Measurement Bias in Measuring Instruments

by Hugo Gasca, Luis Omar Becerra, Victor Serrano, & Luis Manuel Peña

Calibration information of experimental instruments often is used for correcting measurements. In this work we present examples of analysis of historic data from specific instruments. Significant evidence that current recommendations and practices suggesting the measurements correction may introduce bias not covered by the declared uncertainty is given. A general procedure to handle consistently this situation is outlined.

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A Practical Guide for Selecting, Purchasing, and Receiving Accredited Calibration Service

by Pam Wright

Nearly everyone struggles with selecting, purchasing, and receiving accredited calibration services. This article is designed to provide practical guidance on ordering calibration service and what to do once the equipment is returned to the laboratory. This guidance is based on real-life situations that are often encountered by our accredited testing laboratories.

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May 6-7 ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and Lab Accreditation – Frederick, MD

This course is an introductory look at ISO/IEC 17025 and its requirements for demonstrating the technical competence of testing and calibration laboratories. In this course, you will be introduced to the A2LA accreditation process and you will also gain insight into the interpretation of the requirements of this international laboratory standard.

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