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Occupation Exhibit

MCE-2874-001

METROLOGY TECHNICIAN
2874

Exhibit Dates: 4/14–Present.

Occupational Field: 28 (Ground Maintenance Operations).

Career Pattern
SSGT: Staff Sergeant (E-6). GYSGT: Gunnery Sergeant (E-7). MSGT: Master Sergeant (E-8). MGYSGT: Master Gunnery Sergeant (E-9).

Description
Metrology Technicians are qualified to calibrate precision electronic, mechanical, physical, optical, infrared, and laser Test Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE) through use of higher order measurement standards. Typical duties include supervising the operation of a calibration and TMDE maintenance facility to include such tasks as safeguarding and reporting of calibration results, maintaining accurate traceability to a higher echelon laboratory, and preparing and receiving shipments of delicate TMDE. Duties also include the determination of calibration levels required based on equipment capabilities and user requirements, technical evaluation of calibration procedures, monitoring the capability of requirements of facility standards and submission of change requests, and the training of users in the proper care and operations of TMDE. This MOS is a career progression for MOS 2871. Preferred target for assignment to career progression training is at the 6-8 years time-in-service (TIS) mark.

Related Competencies
Supervision topics include coaching, conflict management, evaluations, human resource management, resource allocation, and team building. Communication topics include critical thinking, Microsoft Office Suite, oral communication, presentation skills, strategic communication, and written communication. Network administration topics include cabling, computer server operation system, Microsoft active directory, Microsoft Exchange, network security, network services, and network troubleshooting. Industrial safety topics include basic first aid, electrical safety concepts, mechanical safety concepts, pneumatic safety concepts, safety zones, tag-out procedures, and tool safety. Metrology topics include dimensional precision measuring equipment, electrical precision measuring equipment, electronic precision measuring equipment, equipment troubleshooting, instrument calibration, mechanical precision measuring equipment, and physical precision measuring equipment. Electronic systems troubleshooting and maintenance topics include block diagrams, circuit analysis, electrical measurements, electromechanical devices, fault isolation, repair procedures, schematics, and troubleshooting procedures. Management topics include controlling, decision-making and problem solving, development, leading, planning, quality control, and training coordination. Maintenance management topics include equipment management, internal maintenance control, maintenance documentation, maintenance logistics, procurement and maintenance procedures, and records management. Project management topics include budget administration, forecasting and planning overview, logistics control, policy monitoring, project task identification, and risk management. Human resource management topics include career counseling, discipline, employee motivation, staffing and promotions, training and development, and workforce diversity. Operations management topics include continuous process improvement, contract administration, financial management, inventory planning, multi-organization coordination, and organization and execution.

Recommendation
SSGT: In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in supervision, 3 in communication, 3 in network administration, 3 in industrial safety, 3 in metrology, and 3 in electronic systems troubleshooting and maintenance (4/14)(4/14).


GYSGT: In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in supervision, 3 in communication, 3 in network administration, 3 in industrial safety, 3 in metrology, and 3 in electronic systems troubleshooting and maintenance. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in management and 3 in maintenance management (4/14)(4/14).


MSGT: In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in supervision, 3 in communication, 3 in network administration, 3 in industrial safety, 3 in metrology, and 3 in electronic systems troubleshooting and maintenance. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in management, 3 in maintenance management, 3 in project management, and 3 in human resource management (4/14)(4/14).


MGYSGT: In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in supervision, 3 in communication, 3 in network administration, 3 in industrial safety, 3 in metrology, and 3 in electronic systems troubleshooting and maintenance. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in management, 3 in maintenance management, 3 in project management, 3 in human resource management, and 3 in operations management (4/14)(4/14).

THIS PAGE WAS LAST UPDATED ON 04/09/2015
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