Calibration Technician for PRI Operations

POSITION OVERVIEW:  Photo Research is a world leader and innovator in high precision scientific grade electro-optical instrumentation and systems providing a comprehensive range of products and services to prove precision and quality.  The Calibration Technician is primarily responsible for the upkeep of all testing instrumentation using proper preventative maintenance, maintaining a calibration schedule, assisting technical projects, and quality control for calibrations, new & serviced instruments.


  1. Performs calibration assignments involving light measurements, equipment and dark room testing.
  2. Maintains data in equipment management systems and calculations in light measurement theory and concepts.
  3. Performs routine instrument calibrations and calibration quality checks.
  4. Generates appropriate documentation and white papers regarding calibrations, nonconformance’s, deviations, etc.
  5. Coordinates calibration assignments performed by outside vendors – including, but not limited to scheduling calibration events with approved vendors, providing vendors with correct standards to be followed, routing paperwork for approvals, reviewing vendor reports or compiling failure investigations when items are returned, etc.


Knowledge:  Knowledge of regulatory requirements, user requirement specifications, systems qualifications and protocols, equipment operating procedures, standard operating procedures, and validation reports required.  Strong background in color science, light measurement units and optics strongly preferred.  Physics knowledge in optics and light measurement subjects preferred.

Skills:  Apply measurement science, mathematics, and physics to develop, document, and maintain calibration systems, procedures, and methods for electrical, dimensional, optical, physical, mechanical, environmental, and/or chemical inspection, measurement, and test equipment (IM&TE) based on analysis of measurement problems, and accuracy and precision requirements. Evaluate new calibration methods and procedures. Analyze measurement standards and processes. Recommend calibration standards and IM&TE. Maintain calibration laboratory and/or departmental accreditation, and quality systems. Perform laboratory and/or departmental administration and management.


MINIMUM EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:  State the minimum education, knowledge and/or work experience required to effectively perform the job.

Education:  Technical degree in Engineering or similar Scientific discipline preferred.

Experience:  3 to 5 years of related work experience in light measurement, calibration or a related subject.

WORKING CONDITIONS / EQUIPMENT:  Regularly lift 30-50 pounds & perform repetitive tasks.  Regularly possess manual dexterity to assemble & test instruments quickly and accurately.  Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus on optical alignment processes.



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