Senior Metrologist – Tucson, AZ

A custom injection molding company specializing in medical plastic components is searching for a Senior Metrologist.  The Senior Metrologist is responsible for:

  • Performing reverse engineering.
  • Developing reliable and repeatable measuring setups used on any programmable measuring system or in open setup.
  • Programming state of the art measuring equipment like Optical or Coordinate Measuring systems, and understanding corresponding output.
  • Developing data acquisition macros and or linked spreadsheets to be used in report spreadsheets, i.e.; Microsoft Excel.
  • Performing First Piece Inspections, capability studies, Measuring System Analysis, and any other engineering / metrology related activities.


  • Support the engineering and tool divisions metrology needs, i.e; performing reverse engineering activities using suitable methods including laser scanning and CAD software, handling complex metrology problems, as well as developing measuring methods and / or fixtures.
  • Solve complex Metrology problems to obtain measurements with either programmable measuring systems, or open setup measuring methods
  • Correctly interpreting different data/ print schemes, i.e.; GD&T
  • Develop and effectively document reliable and repeatable measuring setups, to be used on any programmable measuring system or in open setup.
  • Program sophisticated measuring equipment, i.e; CMM, RAM, Smart Scope using a CAD models or engineering drawings.
  • Assist engineering and tool divisions by programming part simulations using complex alignment schemes.
  • Perform first piece inspections, capability studies, and DOE (Design of Experiments) using measuring and test equipment with include, but not limited to:
    • Programmable CMM (Coordinate Measuring Machine) and video equipment
    • Profilometers or surface finish testers Gear and roundness checkers
    • Hand held measuring tolls such as height gauges, micrometers, calipers, and pin gauges
    • Precision flat plates
  • Conduct Measuring System Error (MSE) analysis, i.e.; GRR studies, to validate measuring setups and or measuring systems
  • Generate MSE, 1st Piece Inspection, Statistical Process Control (SPC) studies, DOE, and other metrology related reports using Microsoft Excel and other database software packages
  • Thoroughly understand MSE, First Piece Inspection, SPC, DOE theory
  • Ability to interpret Measuring Software calculations
  • Adhere to and comply with the Metrology Lab procedures


  • Ability to program Video and CMM equipment
  • Strong skills in all aspects of mechanical dimensional inspection.
  • Complete knowledge of blue print reading, and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance (GD&T).
  • Strong skills in Microsoft office, i.e.; excel, word, access, etc.
  • In depth understanding of relevant subjects like MSE, SPC. DOE theory, Measuring software interpretation, Program validation systems, etc.
  • Experience in designing gages and fixtures
  • Attention to detail – a must
  • Bachelors Degree in math, science, or the equivalent in education and work experience
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.

In addition to an annual salary in the $80,000 to $90,000 range the company offers competitive benefits and relocation assistance.

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