Calibration Technician (Metrology) - Military veterans preferred

Kellogg Brown & Root (


  full-time   employee

United States


Calibration Technician (Metrology)

KBR Government Solutions delivers full life cycle professional and technical solutions that improve operational readiness and drive innovation. Our solutions help ensure mission success on land, air, sea, space and cyberspace for the Department of Defense, intelligence community, NASA and other federal agencies. KBR’s areas of expertise include engineering, logistics, operations, science, program management, mission IT and cybersecurity.

Our people make the world a more productive, efficient and fascinating place. And that’s only the beginning.

Calibration Technician I (Metrology)

Responsibilities include:

  • Calibrates a full range of gages and instruments from standard gages, with written instructions (such as department procedures, manufacturing specifications, industry and military specifications) to complex fixtures which require set-ups where no procedures have been established to be used for dimensional measurements.
  • Consistently works to very close tolerances 10 times closer than precision layout of parts.
  • Interprets complicated blueprints and computing dimensions to lay out a complex gage or fixture where no datums have been established.
  • Maintains a record system of the calibration status of each gage or instrument calibrated.
  • Calibrates fixtures which require set-ups where no procedures have been established.
  • Devices setups and makes layouts required to inspect and calibrate instruments, gages or fixtures under inspection.
  • Involves the measurement of compound angles, irregular contours and multiple planes which are not at right angles or parallel.
  • Independently tests, calibrates, and repairs mechanical and dimensional equipment for conformance to established standards, and assists in formulating calibration standards.
  • Identifies magnitude of error sources contributing to uncertainty of results to determine reliability of measurement process in quantitative terms.
  • Provides training to apprentice technicians on metrology principle, resolving technical problems.
  • Calibrates standard gages and instruments to assure accuracy and continued usability.
  • Plans sequence of testing and calibration procedures for instruments and equipment, according to blueprints, schematics, technical manuals, and other specifications.
  • Sets up standard and special purpose laboratory equipment to test, evaluate, and calibrate other instruments and test equipment.
  • Disassembles instruments and equipment, using hand tools, and inspects components for defects.
  • Measures parts for conformity with specifications, using micrometers, calipers, and other precision instruments.
  • Reassembles and calibrates instruments and equipment. - Maintains equipment and work area in a clean and orderly manner.
  • Resolves group and customer issues, seeks to improve the overall productivity of the department, anticipates problems and initiates appropriate actions to eliminate them.
  • Assists customers to define technical requirements to meet their objective.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


High School Diploma or Equivalent with applicable technical training or two years direct experience or Associates Degree in engineering technology or other relevant field with 1 year direct experience.

  • Experience in inspection, measuring, and test equipment (IM&TE) calibration and repair.
  • Must be capable of interpreting complicated blueprints and computing dimensions to lay out a complex gage or fixture where no datums have been established.
  • Experience in inspection, measuring and test equipment (IM&TE) calibration and repair.
  • Proficient at understanding and writing reports and work instructions.
  • Military PMEL/TMDE/Metrology training preferred.
  • Experience with Fluke MET/TEAM and Fluke MetCal software a plus.
  • Preferred candidates will demonstrate technical competency with RF and Microwave equipment, general purpose electronics, physical and dimensional equipment to include torque, pressure/vacuum, force, mass, and length.

KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

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KBR is a global provider of differentiated professional services and technologies across the asset and program lifecycle within the Government Solutions and Energy sectors. KBR employs approximately 38,000 people worldwide (including our joint ventures), with customers in more than 80 countries, and operations in 40 countries, across three synergistic global businesses:

Government Solutions , serving government customers globally, including capabilities that cover the full lifecycle of defense, space, aviation and other government programs and missions from research and development, through systems engineering, test and evaluation, program management, to operations, maintenance, and field logistics

Technology Solutions , featuring proprietary technology, equipment, catalysts, digital solutions and related technical services for the monetization of hydrocarbons, including refining, petrochemicals, ammonia and specialty chemicals, as well as inorganics

Energy Solutions , including onshore oil and gas; LNG (liquefaction and regasification)/GTL; oil refining; petrochemicals; chemicals; fertilizers; differentiated EPC; maintenance services (Brown & Root Industrial Services); offshore oil and gas (shallow-water, deep-water, subsea); floating solutions (FPU, FPSO, FLNG & FSRU); program management and consulting services

KBR is proud to work with its customers across the globe to provide technology, value-added services, integrated EPC delivery and long term operations and maintenance services to ensure consistent delivery with predictable results. At KBR, We Deliver .