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Senior Metrology Technician

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Crewe, Cheshire
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 04/03/2019
  • Duration: on-going
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Provide technical guidance and support to the Metrology Technicians in the measurement of Automotive Components & Vehicle Systems using best practices methods to ensure that customers' needs are met.
Responsible for planning and scheduling all work through the area & prioritising the Metrology Technicians workload accordingly.
Point of technical reference on all queries relating to measurement; methods, principles and standards.


a. Arrange and roll out training based on PDR objectives requirements for the Senior Metrology Technician and Metrology Technician roles, in line with Group standards.
b. Provide technical guidance and support in the selection and use of the most appropriate measurement equipment/methods and provide technical input for benchmarking and justification for the purchase of new Metrology equipment.

a. Act as a customer interface and offer technical guidance to ensure that customer needs are met,
b. Convey all technical requirements to the Metrology Technician to ensure that the requested data can be obtained. Check and release measurement reports in accordance to agreed Group standard.
c. Responsible for travelling to external suppliers to assist in measurement and analysis activities.

a. Manage workload and throughput within the area, prioritising where required.
b. Maintain electronic measurement request system and release data to relevant customers.
c. Ensure that all documents are stored in a standardised format/location to TS16949.

a. Control and schedule the build of parts/fixtures to allow for measurement and evaluation of components/systems in line with Group standards.
b. Responsible for identifying and documenting potential concerns and cascading information to relevant owner.

a. Co-ordinate/schedule maintenance and calibration of all OEM equipment in line with TS16949 guidelines.
b. Responsible for cleanliness of all equipment and workspaces to departmental guidelines.


Previous experience of interpreting engineering drawings.
Previous experience in the use of metrology equipment.
Experience in calibration.
Must be Team player who is able to interact with colleagues at all levels.
Must be able to communicate technical information at an applicable level both internally and externally.
An ability to prioritise and plan workload, to work without supervision with flexibility in work patterns.
A willingness and ability to travel occasionally as required.


Practical understanding of engineering drawings.
Expert knowledge in the use of contact and non-contact metrology equipment.
Knowledge of quality tools.
The knowledge of or previous experience in CAD software.
Comprehensive computer literacy -Microsoft Excel, Word etc.
Comprehensive knowledge of Catia + KVS
Comprehensive knowledge of GD&T (Geometric, Dimensioning & Tolerancing)
Comprehensive knowledge of Metromec
Comprehensive knowledge of Polyworks
Comprehensive knowledge of Powerinspect & GOMinspect
An understanding of project management would be beneficial.
Exposure to analysis tools such as 8D, 5-Why, Six Sigma, fishbone etc.


The completion of a recognised engineering apprenticeship .
BTEC ONC or HNC in an Engineering discipline.
National Physical Laboratory (NPL) Training level 1 & 2

The Company:

Is a leading Automotive manufacturer with a reputation for outstanding quality the world over. With demand increasing and an upturn in production, there is a need to bring further skills into the business to deliver on current and future projects.

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