- Metrology Specialist
- What will I be doing?
- Do I qualify?
- Can I be successful?
- How do I apply?
This is specialized technical work for the Department of Agriculture in the calibration and maintenance of weights and measures instruments and grain standards test equipment.
The employee in this class assists in the operation of the metrology laboratory which provides calibration and tolerance service in mass, length and volume measurement for state government and private industry. Work involves responsibility for scheduling the laboratory workload and maintaining quality control standards and documentation on calibration instruments used in tolerance testing of standard weights and measures. The employee is responsible for supervising and coordinating the work of a small group of employees in the inspection and certification of grain moisture meters. Work also involves assisting the Metrologist in the care of the state primary standards of mass, length and volume, and the maintenance of their traceability to the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST). General supervision is received from the Metrologist; however, the employee exercises independence and initiative in the performance of assigned responsibilities within established guidelines.
Assists in the operation of the Metrology Laboratory; assists in maintaining the state primary standards of mass, length and volume; assists in maintaining verification of standards and traceability to the NIST.
Establishes and maintains current calibration records for service agencies, private industry, other state agencies and state weights and measures inspectors.
Maintains quality control standards and documentation on calibration instruments used in tolerance testing of standard weights and measures.
Schedules laboratory workload; conducts calibration measurements and provides technical assistance with measurement problems as required for state government and private industry.
Coordinates statewide field operations and laboratory functions of the Grain Moisture Meter Program; supervises a small field staff engaged in the inspection and certification of moisture meters used by grain companies and elevators.
Provides assistance to weights and measures inspectors with cleaning and refurbishing test weights and related equipment prior to making adjustments for certifications; receives and collects new crop grain samples to be cleaned, processed and stored for future sample sets.
Performs other related work as assigned.
(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility and may be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)
One year of work experience in weights and measures or measurement science; and graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with specialization in mathematics, industrial arts and technology, agriculture or a closely related field.
Ability to complete NIST training within established timeframes
Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.
Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?
Working knowledge of state and federal laws and NIST regulations and guidelines relating to metrology.
Working knowledge of technical procedures for the operation and maintenance of precision and standard instruments utilized in the program.
Working knowledge of the principles and practices of quality control/quality assurance as related to the program.
Working knowledge of Federal Grain Inspection Service (FGIS) standards for cleaning, processing and storing of grain moisture samples.
Some knowledge of the principles of effective supervision.
Ability to supervise and coordinate the activities of a small field staff.
Ability to make precise calculations in the application of complex mathematical formulas.
Ability to communicate effectively and to prepare complete and concise reports.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, state and federal officials, private industry, other state agencies, and state weights and measures inspectors.
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