Conferences

Simposio de Metrologia, Santiago de Queretaro, Mexico - 6-10 October 2014
SENSOR+TEST, 19-21 May 2015, Nürnberg, Germany

Looking for a FT Repair Technician – Dulles, VA

Company

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.

Position Overview

The Repair Technician will apply knowledge of measurement science, mathematics, physics and electronics to perform calibration and repair of test measurement and diagnostic equipment used in the Life Science, RF/Telecommunications, and Semiconductor/Electronic Components markets. This position will normally receive general instructions on work assignments that are semi-routine in nature and where the ability to recognize and apply technical deviations from general troubleshooting and repair is required. The Repair Technician will identify and utilize appropriate manual and automated measurement procedures. The Repair Technician will perform laboratory and work area housekeeping.

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Calibration Technicians (All levels) – Full time and On-call positions available

Now Hiring: Calibration Technicians in Silicon Valley CA, Seattle WA, Warsaw IN, Allentown PA, Newport New VA, and Dulles VA!

Company

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.

Position Overview

The Calibration Technician will apply knowledge of measurement science, mathematics, physics, and electronics to calibrate inspection, measurement, and test equipment in the Acoustical, Chemical, Dimensional, DC/Low Frequency, RF/Microwave, Fluid, Mechanical, Optical, Thermodynamics, and Time & Frequency disciplines to ensure measurement accuracy. The Calibration Technician will identify and utilize appropriate manual and automated measurement procedures.

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Jul 8-10 ASPE 2015 Summer Topical Meeting – Golden CO

Join us in Colorado for the 5th ASPE Topical Meeting on Precision Interferometric Metrology! The meeting brings together specialists and practitioners from industry, government and academia in an ideal forum for the exchange of ideas. We will follow the highly-successful workshop format enjoyed in past meetings, most recently in Asheville, North Carolina, in 2010. The emphasis will be on discussion in a relaxed atmosphere.

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Beamex Launches Mike’s Calibration Corner

Beamex, one of the world’s leading providers of calibration solutions, presents the best practices for advanced process instrument calibration through a new series of videos in which a Beamex Calibration Consultant, Michael Frackowiak, shows the calibration process in a hands on manner.

Michael Frackowiak is a calibration expert with years of experience with Beamex products, initially as a hands-on calibration technician, and most recently as a Calibration Consultant at Beamex UK. Today Mike is involved in Beamex’s newest venture, Mike’s Calibration Corner, a trio series with three videos in each. During the first series, Mike shows (1) how to automatically calibrate a multichannel FOUNDATION Fieldbus temperature transmitter with a Beamex MC6 and Beamex FB temperature block, (2) how to calibrate a pressure measurement loop containing a pressure transmitter and control room display with a Beamex MC6 calibrator and Beamex PGM pressure pump, and (3) how to automatically calibrate a WirelessHART temperature transmitter using a Beamex MC6.

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Oct 20-24 ISO/IEC Standard 17020 and 17025 Training – Upper Marlboro MD

The International Accreditation Service (IAS) is offering ISO/IEC 17020 (Inspection Agency) Training and ISO/IEC 17025 (Laboratory) Training Oct. 20-24 in Upper Marlboro, Md. Knowledge of these standards is beneficial for conformity assessment bodies involved in inspection, testing, calibration and product certification that wish to become accredited.

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Wanted: Calibration Program Manager – Santa Clara, CA

Keysight Technologies
Santa Clara, California
Occasional Travel Required

Requisition #: 2057187
Description:
As the world’s premier measurement company, Keysight Technologies offers industry leading solutions used in chemical analysis, life sciences, electronics and materials science. Worldwide Customer Service & Support (WCSS) is responsible for ensuring Keysight’s customers have the highest measurement confidence in their Test & Measurement (T&M) products from acquisition through disposition. WCSS supports the entire Electronic Measurement product range from factory locations, worldwide service center operations, and customer sites. WCSS has a presence in over 40 countries worldwide supported by engineering resources in Europe, Asia Pacific and the United States.

WCSS Engineering is responsible for service technologies and automated test solutions that enable worldwide Customer Service Engineers to efficiently repair, calibrate, optimize, and deliver other value added services. Service technologies and automation include automated calibration test systems, diagnostic reasoning engines, advanced measurement algorithms, mobile test labs, remote support technologies, and knowledge databases. WCSS Engineering solutions enable Customer Service Engineers to efficiently provide best in class services on any T&M products anywhere in the world.

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May 19-21 2015 FORUMESURE – Algiers, Algeria

FORUMESURE – Exhibition on Measurement and Quality
Hosted by the African Committee on Metrology (CAFMET)
May 19-21, 2015
Algiers, Algeria

Register now to FORUMESURE! The visit of the exhibition and lectures / workshops given by the exhibitors are free!

The African Committee of Metrology (CAFMET) organizes FORUMESURE, new annual trade show, for companies and institutions to exhibit their know-how, new products and services to many Algerians and international visitors.

FORUMESURE concerns:

  • factories
  • analysis, testing and calibration laboratories
  • universities and research laboratories
  • government agencies
  • suppliers of measurement equipment

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Mar 17-18 2015 METROMEET – Bilbao, Spain

International Conference of Industrial Dimensional Metrology
March 17-18, 2015
Bilbao, Spain – Palacio de Congresos Euskalduna

There is only one moment a year where the international industrial dimensional metrology professionals meet; at METROMEET. For your company a perfect chance to be part of this unique event.

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1mW Power Sensor Calibration with Vector Mismatch Corrections Based on the Direct Comparison Method

by Michael Schwartz

Many calibration labs are starting to calibrate power sensors or looking to increase their capabilities and frequency range. In this Metrology 101 we are hoping to help some calibration labs improve their measurement technique and hopefully accuracy and quality of their power sensor calibration product.
This test methodology has been used by many labs for several years.

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Analyzing the Effects of Reducing the Ending Zero Versus Ignoring the Trailing Zero on Measuring Instruments Used for Force Calibration

by Henry Zumbrun

Differing opinions are found within the ASTM E28 sub-committee regarding the proper treatment of the trailing zero following the removal of an applied force. The ASTM E28 committee is responsible for the ASTM E74 standard, which is the generally accepted standard for calibration of force-measuring instrumentation in the United States.

Prior to the existence of ASTM E74, there was a split-out sub-set from E4 that hardly resembled what is currently found in ASTM E74. The ASTM E74 standard was published in 1974, and the current revision is ASTM E74-13a.

The current standard allows for two different methods—Method A and Method B—for the treatment of the ending zero. Method A defines the deflection calculation as the difference between the deflection at an applied force and the initial deflection at zero force. Method B defines deflection as the difference between the deflection at an applied force and a zero value derived from either an average zero (if the loading sequence is zero, load, zero) or an interpolated zero (if a series of forces are applied before return to zero force).

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Documentation & Document Control

by Kenneth Parson

There is an old saying, “Say what you do” and “Do what you say. This saying is the essence of the whole matter of laboratory management, operation and accreditation. I always like to emphasis this statement because it really sums up what needs to be done to operate a laboratory in a most consistent and efficient way.

This article addresses Documentation and Document Control. It covers the work that must be done to organize, prepare and implement an effective documentation system that addresses the “says what you do” part of the saying. I hope you will find the following information to be helpful as you look over your document system and consider what might be done to make improvements.

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Report of an Interlaboratory Comparison of Phase Noise

by Bart Caswell

In 2013 and 2014, the U.S. Army Primary Standards Laboratory piloted a six-laboratory intercomparison (ILC) of phase noise measurements using a Fluke 9640A-LPN signal generator as the test article. The article was tested at 0.5 GHz, 1 GHz, and 4 GHz at offset frequencies of 10 Hz, 100 Hz, 1 kHz, 10 kHz, 100 kHz, 1 MHz, and 10 MHz. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) provided the phase noise measurements to which the measurements of the other participating laboratories were compared. The only issue encountered during the ILC was a small spur at 1 GHz and 10 MHz offset. Since it only affected one lab and the spur’s effect was known, it was still included in the results. Only one laboratory had one averaged reading with a normalized error greater than one.

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Webinar Series – How to Calibrate Pressure Instruments

ISA and Beamex to co-host web seminar on how to calibrate pressure instruments

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (11 September 2014) – The International Society of Automation (ISA) and its Premier Strategic Partner for calibration, Beamex, will co-host a free web seminar on 2 October 2014 that will discuss the fundamentals of pressure instrumentation as well as some of the appropriate methods for calibration.

The web seminar, which will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, will feature three instrumentation experts: Roy Tomalino, Calibration Engineer at Beamex; Ned Espy, Technical Director at Beamex; and Hunter Vegas, Project Engineering Manager at Wunderlich-Malec.

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October Classes – Gage Calibration & Repair

Hosted by IICT, this 2-day training offers specialized training in calibration and repair for the individual who has some knowledge of basic Metrology. Approximately 75% of the workshop involves “Hands-on” calibration, repair 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 IICT equipment.

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Wanted: Metrologist – Santa Rosa CA

Metrologist
Keysight Technologies
Santa Rosa, California

Link to the Job Description:
https://www5.apply2jobs.com/keysight/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=2058551&CurrentPage=1


Job Description:

Keysight Technologies has been unlocking electronic measurement insights for 75 years. No other company offers our depth and breadth of measurement tools and expertise. Our singular focus helps scientists and engineers address their toughest challenges with precision and confidence. With our help, they are better able to deliver the breakthroughs that make a measurable difference in the world.

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