Metrology Specialist

  • Job Tracking ID: 512093-564979
  • Job Location: Germantown, WI
  • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
  • Level of Education: 2 year degree
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: June 02, 2017
  • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
  • Starting Date: February 13, 2017

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Job Description:

MGS Mfg. Group has an exciting opportunity for a Metrology Specialist located at our Germantown, WI molding facility.  This position will work with new products coming to the facility, look at innovative ways to reduce manual metrology through automation, improve measurement systems, and create/update lab documents in a cutting edge Quality Lab.

A little bit about us.  We are an engineering house, a toolmaker, an injection molder, a blow molder, and a custom machine builder. Through customer demand and active progression on our part, we have been expanding our services since we opened our doors in 1982. The MGS Mfg. Group adapts to the needs of our customers along with cultivating new concepts and goals within the plastic industry. Throughout our growth and constant change, we have remained a partner to our customers, suppliers, and employees by learning from them, growing with them, and most importantly, never forgetting that without them, the evolution and success of this corporation would not have been possible.  To learn more visit us at

The Metrology Specialist is a computer-savvy precision measurement expert who utilize their specialized technical skills to create inspection and test methods for our complex-measurement equipment.  This position uses custom-written (manual and automated) programs to generate inspection data for manufacturing, engineering, quality and customers.

Below are the essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Know and follow all of the Company’s safety rules, such as safe work practices and standard operating procedures.  
  • Serve as a good role model to employees for safe work practices and behavior by conducting yourself professionally, keeping in mind your own safety and the safety of others. 
  • Learn and master all necessary areas of the quality system.
  • Follow Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Good Documentation Practices (GDP).
  • Participates in print reviews to confirm the scope of the metrology event, confirms that all necessary information is correct and available, and provides the preliminary selection of equipment and methods that will be used.
  • Participates in gage and fixtures reviews to confirm the design (concept - input) is appropriate for the method selected and that the design meets the requirements of that method (physical - output).
  • Programming (automated)
  • Define, confirm, and document methods (roadmaps) used to collect inspection and test data from programs created.
  • Measurement System Analysis
  • Define, confirm, and document methods and criteria used to qualify metrology personnel in the use of inspection and test methods, and general metrology lab practices (scope).
  • Confirm that all requirements for an event are known, available, and adequate, and ensure that performance targets are met. Define and facilitate feedback loops (results, samples, etc.) from events.  Program, operate, and maintain manual and automated equipment within the metrology scope. Participate in the collection of data for gage and capability studies and first article verification events.
  • Confirm the validity of the data collected (scope, fliers, out of specification) and good documentation practices (completeness, legibility, changes, etc.)
  • When necessary, perform confirmation studies (re-measures, alternative equipment, etc.) when data appears erratic (fliers, out-of-specification, etc.).
  • Define, document, monitor, and maintain the metrology scope (capabilities), equipment maintenance (cleaning, lubrication, etc.), and qualification (verification, routines, etc.) activities.
  • Define, document, monitor, and maintain the metrology environment (personnel, humidity and temperature, lighting, layout, etc.).
  • CT Scanning - Define fixture, program details, and scan duration for a given project or activity.  Execute part program using defined criteria.
  • Volume Graphics - Setup a CT scanned part for measurement and analysis by manipulating software settings to achieve a clear visual of the scanned part.  Perform and analyze Nominal Actual Comparisons utilizing part model and actual scanned parts.
  • Any other duties as assigned.

Experience and Skills:

A qualified candidate would fulfill these requirements:

  • Completion of an accredited two-year technical college program or four-year university program, in a related field of study.
  • Three to five years of experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Working knowledge and application of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T), equipment use within the metrology scope, method selection, gage and fixture design concepts, troubleshooting, and software applications used in programming and data acquisition activities.
  • CMM programming experience
  • Able to read blueprints
  • Good computer skills
  • Ability to analyze data

MGS Mfg. Group, Inc. // W188 N11707 Maple Road // Germantown, WI  53022  USA // Site Map
Phone: (262) 255-5790 // Fax: (262) 509-3861 //