Calibration Administrator

Introduction: The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national leader in scientific research and development, located midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC is seeking a Calibration Administrator.

Job Summary:

Summary – Assist the Facilities Administration Group in the operations of the APL Calibration Office and other administrative services. Involves coordinating, scheduling, monitoring, and performing data entry for the calibration and repair of APL’s test and measurement equipment.


  • Maintain database records for APL’s test and measurement equipment; add, compile and track information, and create periodic reports.
  • Create scheduled equipment recall lists, Out of Tolerance Alerts, calibration stickers and overdue lists for distribution to Instrument Coordinators and management.
  • Prepare paperwork for shipping and receiving and manage credit card accounts used for calibration and repair payments.
  • Work with other office staff to address problems, improve processes and resolve issues.
  • Organize and assist with the intake of materials

Note: This job summary and listing of duties is for the purpose of describing the position and its essential functions at time of hire and may change over time.

Required Qualifications – High school diploma or equivalent. Independent, self-directing, strong attention to detail, and able to apply own judgment in assigned tasks. Excellent keyboarding skills and 1 year of experience in the use of a Windows-based PC including proficiency with a database entry tool and PC applications such as e-mail. Demonstrated ability to multitask and learn new tasks quickly. Demonstrated effective writing and verbal communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills for interacting with internal customers and external service providers. Able to collaborate with others in a teaming environment. Punctual, customer service-oriented, ability to follow up/through on tasks. Basic knowledge of laboratory test and measurement equipment.

Desired Qualifications – Familiarity with test and measurement equipment. General working knowledge of Calibration Office procedures. Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools. Familiarity with APS and APL Shipping/Receiving practices. Familiarity with Access and Oracle database applications.

Benefits: APL offers a comprehensive benefits package including a liberal vacation plan, a matching retirement program, significant educational assistance, a scholarship tuition program for staff with dependents, and competitive salaries commensurate with skills and experience. For more information about our organization, please visit our web site at

Equal Employment Opportunity:Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments Acts of 1972, as well as other applicable laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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