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Workforce Survey Results
In order to better understand the NCSLI membership and further the efforts of the 163 Workplace and Professional Development Committee, we conducted a Workforce Survey. This information will be useful in preparation of training materials for
, Workforce Planning. Results to be posted soon.
Workplace Development and Individual Professional Development
NCSLI has a number of ongoing efforts related to workplace and individual professional development. We provide useful resources such as the Benchmarking Survey that demonstrates salary statistics and numbers of technicians and metrologists in the workforce. We also have Recommended Practices (
available in the NCSLI Store
) that cover employee qualifications and documenting education and training. that are helpful in the workplace. Works in progress include a Recommended Practice on Laboratory Workforce Planning (Succession) and a new Human Resources Handbook.
RP-5: Measuring and Test Equipment Specifications (2016) Is Now Available
The Human Resources Handbook is now available in the NCSLI Store!
You can help:
Standardize metrology job descriptions
Promote metrology and calibration career paths
Capture benchmark data about metrology careers
Support university metrology programs with career data
The April 2008 Metrologist article on RP 17, for Documenting Education and On-the-Job Training references these FORMS.
Standardized Job Descriptions
NCSLI Committee 163 worked with the ASQ MQD on a national job description analysis project and has submitted the job descriptions to the U.S. Department of Labor for publication in the Standard Occupational Classification and the on-line Occupational Outlook Handbook. Read more about this project.
Metrology Job Description Narrative
MQD Metrology Job Descriptions
by Christopher L. Grachanen
Technical Director of Metrology, Transcat Inc.
Metrologist, January, 2018
ASQ-MQD, Certified Calibration Technician Program
NCSLI supports efforts by ASQ Measurement Quality Division (MQD) to maintain the Certified Calibration Technician (CCT) Program. The CCT requires ongoing education and training to obtain recertification units. You can find training resources on the CCT in our Training Aids Library and you can find courses regularly scheduled on our Training Calendar. The Certified Calibration Technician tests, calibrates, maintains and repairs electrical, mechanical, electromechanical, analytical and electronic measuring, recording and indicating instruments and equipment for conformance to established standards.
ASQ Training & Certification