Metrology Engineer

Research and Development, Switzerland

Job title: Metrology Engineer

VN: 2806

Business Unit:   HTC - Heerbrugg 9502

Location: Heerbrugg

Short description:
In this role, you will test and verify the overall functionality of manual and automated optical measurement systems based around CMMs, portable arms and laser trackers. Verification implies evaluation of accuracy and performance as well as statistical analysis of the results. You will work in close cooperation with international development teams to quickly bring product releases to market with a high quality.

Tasks in detail:
  • Participate in multi-site, international projects linked to the integration of optical sensors on CMMs, portable arms and laser trackers
  • Create and validate measurement strategies for accuracy and throughput requirements
  • Development of system, application and metrology (ISO) programs
  • Perform system, application, and metrology tests on three-dimensional optical measuring machines.
  • Statistical processing and analysis of test results
  • Support the development team during white box and black box testing
  • Test automation with scripting languages like Python or equivalent
  • Cooperating with international metrology teams
  • Studying the validity of customers' measurement process (GRR test, Cpk, Cp)
  • Performing root cause analysis / troubleshooting and proposing appropriate short-term and long-term solutions together with the development team.


•            Master or technician degree in Metrology or similar field
•            Team player with 3-5 years of professional experience in metrology system applications
•            Good knowledge in the field of measurement / metrology, competitors, and ability to understand customer requests
•            Very good analytical and problem-solving skills
•            Knowledge of dimensional measurement specific standards (eg ISO 10360)  
•            In-depth experience with three-dimensional measuring machines and optical sensors
•            Experience with metrology software like Quindos, PC-DMIS or equivalent
•            Coding experience (scripting languages)
•            Proficient English is mandatory (written and spoken) with German as a plus
•            Software testing is an asset (unitary, regression testing)
•            Willing to travel (approx. 10%)
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