Metrology Technician

MGySgt to Sgt - PMOS


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.


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Must have an EL score of 115 or higher.
  • Must have normal color vision.
  • Security requirement: Secret security clearance eligibility.
  • Must have completed one year high school algebra.


  • Must complete the Metrology Technician Course at Keesler AFB, MS.
  • Marines must have 24 months obligated service remaining upon graduation from the Metrology Technician Course. This obligated service must be obtained prior to execution of PCS (DUINS) or PCA (DUINS) orders to the course.


  • For a complete listing of duties and tasks, refer to NAVMC 3500.6B, 2800 Ground Electronics Maintenance Training Readiness Manual.

Related SOC Classification/SOC Code:

  • Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other 49-9069.

Related Military Skill:

  • Aviation PME Technician, 6492