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NTEP Evaluator (Weights and Measures Technologist)

Company: Department of Administrative Services, State of Oh
Location: Reynoldsburg
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Compensation: Competitive Salary: $47,445 - $61,693 Based on Experience Who We Are: ODA helps Ohioans in many ways including: supporting agriculture, protecting consumers, safeguarding plants and animals, and conserving natural resources. As a cabinet-level agency, we answer to the Governor, and we get a lot of stuff done! Ohio's food and agriculture industry is huge, contributing $124 billion to the economy and employing one in eight people. This success starts on the farm, but these aren't your great grandpa's farms! They may have started way back when, but many of Ohio's more than 70,000 farms are modern, state-of-the-art operations that use technology to maximize production to feed our growing population. ODA is located in Reynoldsburg on a beautiful, 158-acre campus. Parking is free and so are the amazing connections you will make with professionals who are known as the best in their field. What We Do: At ODA, we do a lot that helps a lot of people. That's a pretty big deal! We make sure the meat and food you eat and the milk you drink is safe. We protect farmland and conserve our soil and water resources. We keep Ohio's plants, crops, and livestock free of pests and disease. We house the state's top food safety lab and serve as a hub for a statewide lab safety system. We make sure you get what you pay for through ensuring accurate weights and measures standards. We oversee Ohio's fairs and make sure the amusement rides you love are safe. As a member of ODA's family, you'll be working with a team of the highest caliber, doing work that makes a difference to all Ohioans. Please see video below: What You'll Do: Do you love to travel and see new places? Come see the behind-the-scenes operations of Weights & Measures! You will have the luxury of traveling in state and around the country to field test sites. There is also the possibility of some travel abroad! The Ohio Department of Agriculture is currently seeking candidates for a Weights and Measures Technologist (NTEP - National Type Evaluation Program) Evaluator position in the Weights and Measures Division, in the NTEP/Metrology Lab, headquartered in Licking County. Responsibilities for the NTEP Evaluator position include but are not limited to: * Performs type evaluations of new devices including scales, balances, multiple dimensions measuring devices, and meters

* Follows published procedures to evaluate devices for conformance to design and performance requirements

* Maintains laboratory test equipment and ensures functionality at maximum operating efficiency

* Consults with manufacturers, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) on technical matters of evaluation and measurement

* Interprets results of tests

* Records and analyzes results using personal computer and related software

* Prepares reports and certificates per NIST and NCWM requirements

* Tests devices to high degree of accuracy.

* Ensures work complies with various associations (e.g., NIST, NCWM, and Measurement Canada)

* Enforces ORC Statutes 1327.46-1327.61 and regulations and/or rules pursuant to said statutes

* Maintains confidential and proprietary data/information on devices tested in accordance with NCWM Publication 14

* Travels to field sites to perform device evaluations (in-state, out-of-state, and overseas)

* Travels to attend special technical trainings and seminars

* Answers inquires pertaining to activities of NTEP Laboratory

* Responds to inquiries from officials and industry regarding NTEP requirements & prepares invoices

* Performs training and outreach to persons of industry and/or county weights and measures representatives: prepares talks (e.g., provides information to weights and measures officials at formal business sessions) and provides technical information on precise tests and evaluations

* Assists with calibrations of mass, length, and volume standards used by county, city, state inspectors, and private corporations in Ohio

* Follows laboratory procedures to make precise determination of mass, length, and volume in accordance with NIST recognition and ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation

* Prepares calibration certificates in accordance with NIST requirements

* Performs other related duties as assigned: conducts field tests on commercial weighing and measuring equipment

* Maintains lab standards and equipment

* Operates manual pallet jack and motorized forklift. What's in it for you: At the State of Ohio, we take care of the team that cares for Ohioans. We provide a variety of quality, competitive benefits to eligible full-time and part-time employees. For a list of all the State of Ohio Benefits, visit our Total Rewards website! Our benefits package includes: Medical Coverage * Quality, affordable, and competitive medical benefits are offered through the available Ohio Med plans. Dental, Vision and Basic Life Insurance * Dental, vision, and basic life insurance premiums are free after completed eligibility period. Length of eligibility period is dependent on union representation. Time Away From Work and Work/Life Balance * Paid time off, including vacation, personal, and sick leave

* 11 paid holidays per year

* Childbirth/Adoption leave Maternity Benefits Available To Enrolled State Employees The State of Ohio is expanding maternity health care benefits available to state employees enrolled in the Ohio Med PPO and Ohio Med NN (narrow network) medical plan options. Effective July 1, 2022 a number of prenatal, childbirth, and post-childbirth services will be provided at no out-of-pocket cost to employees utilizing network providers. Examples of services now covered by network providers at 100% include: * Prenatal care, including physician visits and examinations.

* Home health care services designated as maternity care (for expectant members on bed rest).

* Inpatient claims for all types of delivery.

* Inpatient NICU claims, from birth through discharge.

* Postpartum care, including office visits for follow-up, and procedures/treatments directly related to maternity. Medications prescribed for both antepartum and postpartum conditions (e.g., morning sickness, postpartum depression).Medical services provided by non-network providers will be processed at the applicable coinsurance, deductible, and out-of-pocket limits. Prescription drugs that are directly related to maternity care will be covered with no copay. The State of Ohio has collaborated with the prescription drug third-party administrator (OptumRx) to provide a list of covered medications that can be approved for zero copay via prior authorization from providers. Employee Development Funds * The State of Ohio offers a variety of educational and professional development funding that varies based on whether you are a union-exempt employee or a union-represented employee. Ohio Public Employees Retirement System * OPERS is the retirement system for State of Ohio employees. The employee contributes 10% of their salary towards their retirement. The employer contributes an amount equal to 14% of the employee's salary. Visit the OPERS website for more information. Deferred Compensation * The Ohio Deferred Compensation program is a 457(b) voluntary retirement savings plan. Visit the Ohio Deferred Compensation website for more information. Ohio is a Disability Inclusion State and strives to be a Model Employer of Individuals with disabilities. The State of Ohio is committed to providing access and inclusion and reasonable accommodation in its services, activities, programs and employment opportunities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable laws. 5 years experience in science of weights and measures AND must be able to provide own transportation OR Certified as metrologist by National Institute Of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department Of Commerce AND must be able to provide own transportation OR Completion of undergraduate core program in mathematics, computer science, physics or agricultural science AND must be able to provide own transportation OR Completion of undergraduate core program in mathematics, computer science, physics or agricultural engineering OR Equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications For Employment noted above Unless required by legislation or union contract, starting salary will be set at the lowest rate of the salary range. In most cases successful employees will move up a step in the salary range within six months, with subsequent step increases occurring every year with successful performance.

Keywords: Department of Administrative Services, State of Oh, Columbus , NTEP Evaluator (Weights and Measures Technologist), Other , Reynoldsburg, Ohio

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