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Calibrator (Instrument & Apparatus)

Aliases: Calibration Engineer, Calibration Technician

Industry/Sector(s): Glass and Ceramics


JOB DESCRIPTION 1
The tasks a Calibrator (Instrument & Apparatus) is expected to perform include:
  • Testing and calibrating, controlling, indicating, and measuring instruments and devices to ensure specified operating performance
  • Selecting and installing accessories, such as adapters, indicating gauges, or holding devices on test or calibration fixture
  • Connecting instruments or devices to fixture, according to specifications, using hand tools
  • Setting controls to regulate factors, such as current flow, timing cycle, pressure, temperature, or vacuum, according to specifications, and activating test or calibration equipment
  • Adjusting calibration mechanisms to obtain specified operational performance of device or instrument to ensure specified operating performance
  • Reading quality control manual and testing specifications to obtain data to test or calibrate specific devices
  • Applying sealing compound on calibration mechanism to prevent readjustment of settings and loss of calibration
  • Rejecting malfunctioning devices and routing devices to specified department for rework or salvaging of parts
WORK ENVIRONMENT 2
  • It requires one to be on their feet
  • Needs to handle a team
  • Local travelling is not a part of this job
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • Factories usually work for 6 days a week and 8/10 hours everyday. This may vary from factory to factory
  • Shift system maybe available
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), Both Legs (BL), Muscular Weakness (MW) and Hearing Impaired (HH)

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 3

Minimum - Diploma in Engineering

KEY COMPETENCIES 
  • Ability to read and work from blueprints, schematic diagrams and specification manuals
  • Knowledge of standard regulations, GMPs, and GLPs and use of scientific notation
  • Well versed with using equipment, such as monochromators, pressure regulators, tachometers, temperature controls, thermometers, etc. 
  • Proficient in using hand tools, testing and calibrating instruments and equipment, and precision measuring instruments
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 

Ability to disassemble instrument or device to determine cause of defective operation and notify supervisory personnel of findings

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 4
  • Government Polytechnic, Mumbai
  • Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute, Kolkata
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 
  • http://msme.gov.in/Outcome_Budget-2007-08-SSI.pdf 
  • http://www.dcmsme.gov.in/sido/ktdgi01x.htm 
  • http://msme.gov.in/ssi-ar-eng-2006-07.pdf
SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 

http://www.vjti.ac.in/index.php/academicsyllabus/10-academic-syllabus/84-diplomasyllabus

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 5

Helper → Technician→ Calibrator (Instrument & Apparatus) Process Supervisor → Process Manager

Transfer option
  • India: Yes
  • Abroad: Yes
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EXPECTED EARNINGS 5
  • For freshers - ₹ 10,000 to ₹ 12,000 per month
  • For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - ₹ 13,000 to ₹ 15,500 per month
 
(These figures are indicative and subject to change)
REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 

Not required

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 8

Glass and ceramic product manufacturers across India

KEYWORDS 
  • Calibrator, Instrument & Apparatus
  • Calibration Engineer
  • Calibration Technician
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
Standard Code Description
NCO 2015 7311.1000 Calibrator (Instrument & Apparatus)
ISCO 2008 7311 Precision Instrument Makers and Repairers
NIC 2008 23104 Manufacture of laboratory or pharmaceutical glassware
QP Reference NA NA
NSQF NA NA
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