Calibration Technician I in Bellevue, Washington at Sea-Bird Electronics

Date Posted: 5/11/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job ID: SEA000176

About Us

A wholly owned subsidiary of Danaher Corporation (NYSE: DHR), Sea-Bird Electronics ( is an international corporation headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. Sea-Bird Electronics is the largest manufacturer of marine instruments for measurement of salinity, temperature, pressure, dissolved oxygen, and related oceanographic variables. We offer an entrepreneurial environment that is team-centered, customer-driven, quality-focused, and growth-oriented. Working at Sea-Bird gives you access to a robust career development process and challenging "stretch" opportunities.


Use a variety of hand and power tools, fixtures, jigs, test equipment and work instructions to correlate the readings of a specific instrument to those of a known standard to check for accuracy and/or drift. 

This position relies primarily on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the job functions.

Essential Functions (specific duties may vary by location):

  • Use proprietary software to view daily work assignments, begin and end calibrations, track instrument data, and track equipment performance

  • Communicate with all necessary departments to receive work priorities

  • Operate hardware such as manual deadweight pressure testers, hydraulic pressure testers, ovens, chillers, calibration bath hardware, pressure vessels, etc.

  • Interpret calibration results and evaluate sensor performance with oversight

  • Understand and meet quality and delivery requirements

  • Recognize and report problems with quality, processes, equipment or materials to Calibration Lead, Supervisor or Operations Manager

  • Provide hands-on job function training to coworkers as needed

  • Maintain a clean and organized work area to facilitate manufacturing best practices

  • Participate in Kaizen events

  • Work off-shift, as needed, to support department, meet deadlines or to maximize up-time on machinery/processes


Other Non-Essential Functions:

  • Other duties as assigned, including but not limited to: transporting and maintaining units on storage shelves (including database tracking and inventory), cross-training, collecting data and information either from individuals or from a group, supporting Science, Technical Support and/or R&D efforts, participating in daily organizational meetings, and/or participating in walk-arounds.

Sea-Bird Electronics is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Requirements


Education, Background and Qualification Requirements:        

  • 2 year technical degree or equivalent experience

  • 1-3 years of related work experience

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

  • Ability to learn new computer software programs

  • Excellent electro-mechanical skills, including troubleshooting

  • Excellent attention to detail, and ability to perform precise procedures consistently

  • Basic knowledge of necessary instruments and tools

Physical Demands:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, climb, balance, stoop, bend, kneel, crouch or crawl, and talk, hear, and smell. The employee is constantly required to stand/or sit, squat, turn/twist, reach, use hands to: finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls, and computer keyboards.

  • The employee must occasionally lift, carry, push or pull up to 50 pounds and/or frequently lift, carry, push or pull up to 20 pounds.

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 62,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $16.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #133 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,300% over 20 years.

At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.