Calibrator

Calibrate and repair torque and other wrenches.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Calibrators do?

Calibrates and repairs torque and other wrenches, using test scale and handtools: Sets wrench indicator on end of wrench handle to maximum setting and inserts head of wrench into socket on test scale. Twists wrench until wrench mechanism releases and notes corresponding indication on scale. Adjusts wrench mechanism so that indications on scale coincide with releases of torque wrench, using allen wrench. Disassembles defective wrenches, examines parts, and replaces or repairs parts, using handtools.


Should I be a Calibrator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Instrument Calibrator, Meter Calibrator

    How to become a Calibrator

    Most Calibrators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9zcaaa&chl=no+college+%2869%25%29|certificate+%2828%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,69,69
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