A metrology technician is one of the backbones of every industry that often goes unnoticed. But they are critically important because they calibrate and ensure the accuracy of measuring equipment used in every industry you can think of. They check, service, and repair all sorts of instruments that need a standard scale - from gas pumps to huge deadweight testers.
To perform well in the job, a metrology technician needs strong attention to detail, technical writing skills, and knowledge of quality management systems. They are also required to have at least a diploma from a technical or trade school, but an associate degree in engineering or any technical field is preferred.
They can work in practically any industry - aerospace, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, and transportation are just some of the most popular fields that a metrology technician can apply to. But the best perks of the job are the average hourly rate of $23.99 and the satisfaction that every person in the world needs the help of a metrology technician in their everyday lives.