Getting a Calibration Technician job.

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How did you get your start doing Calibration Technician work, and what career moves did you make to get to your current position?

Do you need a particular educational background?

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Jason in Palmyra, New Jersey

69 months ago

I am interested in this info as well. Anyone? Every job seems to require experience to get hired. How does one GET STARTED? Technical school? College?-What courses to take? Hate to pay for education only to find out what I've paid for is useless and I need to pay for more (different) courses.

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Richard in Cocoa, Florida

62 months ago

Well, typically people get their training to go into the calibration field in the Military. Personally, I was trained while I was in the Marine Corps in Biloxi, MS, and have worked a year in the civilian sector after I got out of the Marine Corps. As far as getting started, if the military is not an option, look for a school that offers a metrology program. Metrology is the study of measurements, which is what a calibration technician does on a daily basis.

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krivet in New Iberia, Louisiana

42 months ago

i got into calibration building various gauges that are used on drilling rigs. some measure torque, some pressure, and some indicate massive weight. i love the work and its something that comes second nature now, but the price of oil dropped and companies started laying people off.im desperatly looking for a company who needs someone with my skills, so if anyone knows of any leads i would really appreciate it

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