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Draper Senior Tech (Met) in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,800 employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit

Our work is very important to us, but so is our life outside of work. Draper supports many programs to improve work-life balance including workplace flexibility, employee clubs ranging from photography to yoga, health and finance workshops, off site social events and discounts to local museums and cultural activities. If this specific job opportunity and the chance to work at a nationally renowned R&D innovation company appeals to you, apply now

Equal Employment Opportunity

Draper is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. We understand the value of diversity and its impact on a high-performance culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.

Draper is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please contact

Perform skilled laboratory work under the limited supervision of senior technical personnel (exempt and nonexempt). With limited supervision, performs cleaning, maintenance, and/or calibration of laboratory facilities and equipment requiring highly skilled and specialized knowledge. With adequate training and limited supervision, performs work of an essentially repetitive nature requiring highly specialized skills for production of deliverable hardware. Such work shall involve extremely complex manual tasks requiring high-degrees of manual dexterity and attention to detail and operation of complex automated or semi-automated equipment requiring highly evolved production skills. With limited or no supervision, carefully documents their own work consistent with work unit policy in hand written form or using common computer-based software such as MS Windows, MS Word, MS Excel, etc. Performs scientific experiments and/or tests with complex laboratory equipment under the limited supervision of senior technical personnel (exempt and nonexempt). Applies analytic and test experience in execution of acceptance procedures under the limited supervision of senior technical personnel (exempt and nonexempt). Programs computer controlled automated and semi-automated equipment. At the discretion of the supervisor, performs focused training to enable progression into higher skilled positions. As needed, mentor, train or supervises more junior technicians. Other temporary assignments at the discretion of the supervisor.

This position requires a good working knowledge of several key areas of metrology including DC/Low Frequency, RF/Microwave, Time and Frequency. You will have experience calibrating, troubleshooting, aligning and repairing the following types of Test, Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment: RF Analyzers, spectrum analyzers, oscilloscopes, signal generators, power supplies, counters, GPS receivers/simulators, and other types of test equipment and standards.

Calibrate inspection, measurement, and test equipment (M&TE) in one or more of the following disciplines –DC/Low Frequency, RF/Microwave, and Time & Frequency, in order to ensure compliance with published specifications.

Perform basic maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of precision equipment.

Collect, compile, measure, summarize, and record data gathered during calibration.

Identify out-of-tolerance conditions and perform corrective action via adjustments, component replacement, correction factors, etc.

Military (i.e. PMEL) or other applicable training with a minimum of 5 years current and verifiable experience in the metrology field

Outstanding customer skills and attention to detail

Practical experience with various standards including; NAVAIR 17-35TR (Requirements for Preparation of Instrument Calibration Procedures), and ANSI/NCSL Z540-1-1994 (Calibration Laboratories & M&TE General Requirements)

Experience with Quality systems such as ISO 17025 - Competency of Calibration Laboratories and uncertainty calculations is a plus

Familiarity with the MetCal/MetTrack or METEAM suite

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduation from a two year technical school with at least five years of applicable experience. There is no years of applicable experience in lieu of education requirement.

Security Requirement:

  • Applicants selected for this position will be required to obtain and maintain a government security Government security clearance requires proof of US citizenship.

ID: 2020-4979

External Company Name: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc