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Abbott Senior Calibration Technician in Westford, Massachusetts

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals, and branded generic medicines. Our 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Abbott Vascular provides innovative, minimally invasive and cost-effective products for treatment of vascular disease. Our extensive portfolio includes drug-eluting stents, bare metal stents, guide wires, balloon dilatation catheters, imaging catheters and software, vessel closure devices and peripheral stents.

Our location in Westford, MA currently has an opportunity for a Senior Calibration Technician. The Senior Calibration Technician will be responsible for working under minimal supervision, performs relatively operational checks, preventative maintenance checks and accuracy verifications of measurement and test equipment used in production, and research and development (R&D).


Perform calibrations to in – house assets ranging from simple hand-tools to complex test equipment.

Act as main point of contact with external calibration vendors to resolve all issues and coordinate efforts.

Conduct routine testing of equipment per work instruction documentation.

Perform maintenance of equipment per work instruction documentation.

Repair equipment of equipment per work instruction documentation.

Prepare reports including Work Orders (WO), IQs, and more.

Train junior technicians as required to complete calibration tasks and documentation.

Review external vendor certifications for completeness and accuracy.

Review WOs to ensure all criteria is included for Maximo EAM completion.

Perform 4 : 1 TAR and guard banding calculations. When required obtain standard accuracy data for calculations.

Assist as required with OOT investigations and reviews.

Update docs in Windchill / Viewpoint as required.

Update Maximo EAM as required to coordinate and close calibration WOs.

Train to calibration procedures as required to enhance personal skillset.

Apply existing work methods to different situations and solves problems ranging from recurring/routine to complex situations .

Utilizing various measurement/test equipment and computers, calibrates electronic test measuring equipment and signal generating equipment to conform to set standards.

Tests, calibrates, adjusts, and maintains measuring and indicating instruments.

Writes calibration procedures, prepares documentation, inputs data, and generates reports.

Sets up calibration sequences, methods and procedures according to detailed specifications, documents, drawings, and requirements.

Applies theoretical principals, evaluation, ingenuity, and creative/analytical techniques to identify route cause of calibration problem

May serve as lead and assign work to less experienced personnel; reviews work of lower-level employees for quality and content; serves as a mentor when assisting less experienced staff in solving more complex problems.

Working environment varies from standard office/cubicle with air/sound/light control to general laboratory and production areas with varying physical conditions including "clean room" situations.



  • High school diploma or GED required

  • Minimum 5 years of related experience


  • Associates Degree in Engineering, Electronics or another technical field

  • Technical Degree or Certificate

  • ASQ Certified Calibration Technician (CCT).

  • Progressively more responsible related work experience in the calibration of test equipment

  • Established eye-hand coordination, the capability to work with small precision devices and frequently used hand tools, a comprehensive knowledge of the calibration and test equipment, and the ability to work independently under minimal supervision

  • The ability to read, write, and communicate effectively in English is also required; this requirement includes clear, understandable speech and demonstrated comprehension skills

  • Requires demonstrated knowledge/understanding of GMP, other key practices and procedures of the function, company products, polices, and programs.

  • Must be proficient in using various PC-based document control software packages including Microsoft Word, Excel, or similar word processing/spreadsheet software.

Some of the work experience requirements may be waived for calibration technicians who have earned a diploma or a degree from a technical school, trade school, military school, college, or university.


At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:

  • A fast-paced work environment where your safety is our priority

  • Production areas that are clean, well-lit and temperature-controlled

  • Training and career development , with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance

  • Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans

  • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs

  • Paid time off

  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match

  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

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Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

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