Delta Airlines

Calibration Technician

Delta Airlines - Posted 2 months ago
$25-32/hour  + Equity


Atlanta, GA

Technician Servies
Career Level
Mid-Level, Senior
Company size
83k employees

Technician Servies Job description


  • Inspects, tests, maintains, repairs, and calibrates a variety of instrumentation and equipment including industrial equipment, test benches, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, tooling, etc. within an aerospace Maintenance, repair, and Overhaul (MRO) facility for a major airline. 
  • Must be able to Interpret schematics/wiring diagrams and technical manuals. Utilize test equipment, oscilloscopes, digital voltmeters and spectrum analyzers, physical dimensional and numerous types of Test, Measure and Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE). 
  • Must be proficient in the use of standards, diagrams, sketches, manuals, manufacturer's specifications and instructions used in the calibration industry. 
  • Performs calibration, troubleshooting, repair, and adjustment in the laboratory or in-place on physical/mechanical Test, Measure and Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE) such as, but not limited to: pressure, vacuum, liquid and gas flow, mass, length, optical, temperature, torque, force, vibration, dimensional tools and tachometry calibrations. Interprets and utilizes NIST and/or other International Standards Organization (ISO) or other reports and corrections for any level of calibration and measurement. 
  • Maintains current knowledge of all physical equipment and measurement techniques to perform state-of-the-art measurements with minimum engineering direction. 
  • Perform the following duties in coordination with the Metrology laboratory and/or in-place functions: recommend calibration/repair techniques and calibration/repair systems for new types of instruments; recommend changes to update existing calibration and/or repair stations by determining substitution of instruments, supporting equipment, and methods; determine range, accuracy and uncertainty requirements of laboratory equipment necessary to perform valid calibrations and/or repairs; inform supervision of any deficiencies in measurement and/or repair capability and recommend necessary changes to meet requirements. 
  • Assist in the generation and proof-testing of new calibration procedures, reviews, and updates of old procedures to reflect new technology and/or equipment improvements. 
  • Recommend new calibration and/or repair techniques and substitution of instruments and components. Assist engineers in the development of uncertainty analysis, reports, and check standards for accreditation in measurement parameters. 
  • Collect, test and check standard data to meet accreditation standards. 
  • Prepare trend charts for calibration reference and check standards. Perform accreditation testing on standards and artifacts. 
  • Prepare for and participate in Government and/or customer and commercial audits, and assessments, such as the MIP (Measurement Intercomparison Program), MAP (Measurement Audit Program), and accreditation audit programs. Identify instruments that can no longer be maintained within specified tolerances or operate throughout a specified range and recommend appropriate solutions such as retirement, duration, limited performance, etc. Assist engineering in troubleshooting instrument problems. 
  • Perform necessary liaison with Company and/or vendor personnel to investigate instrument malfunctions. 
  • Applicants must have an Associate of Science Degree in Physical Technology, or technical training equivalent to completion of a two-year course in physical measurements, metrology, or other related subjects, or a minimum of twenty-four (24) months of calibration experience and successful completion of training requirements as a Physical Calibration Technician (military or civilian). 
  • An FCC license and experience with radio transmitters/receivers are preferred. Must have the ability to work independently to develop techniques and procedures and give technical assistance to others. 
  • Minimum of 2 years of civilian or military jet engine test cell calibration experience preferred. Must be mechanically oriented with good written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Experience with Excel, Word and other business computer software applications is strongly desired. 
  • Experience working in an NVLAP or similar calibration laboratory accreditation program environment is a plus. 
  • Must have demonstrated success working in a team environment. 
  • Must be physically able to climb ladders, lift equipment over 25 lbs., sit and/or stand for extended periods of time, and work in an industrial environment. 
  • Practices safety-conscious behaviors in all operational processes and procedures.

The minimum starting hourly rate for this position is $34.31 with a potential maximum hourly rate of $34.90. The ability to reach the maximum hourly rate is dependent upon several other offered premiums (Examples would include but are not limited to - Airframe and Powerplant license, Shift differential, Station location differential, Line Maintenance differential, and Skill differential).


  • Where permitted by applicable law, must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by the date of hire to be considered for a U.S.-based job, if not currently employed by Delta Air Lines, Inc.
  • Must have a high school diploma, GED, or high school equivalency
  • Embraces diverse people, thinking and styles
  • Consistently makes safety and security of self, and others a priority
  • Must possess a basic understanding of mechanical, electrical, hydraulics, composites and pneumatic disciplines as they apply to aircraft systems.
  • Must achieve a satisfactory score on assessments structured to determine the ability to perform essential job functions.
  • Must have a valid driver's license.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must be able to pass an extensive background check and drug test.
  • Must be authorized to work in the US.
  • Have the ability to work a flexible schedule including rotating or fixed shifts, weekends and holidays.
  • Must be able to read and write English and comprehend and apply information contained in technical manuals.
  • Must meet the physical requirements which qualify a person to perform essential job functions.
  • Must be able to multi-task and work under pressure. (If transferring internally) Must be performing satisfactorily in the present position.

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