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Lead Metrologist - Stratasys Direct - Austin, TX

Country/Region:  US
State:  TX
City:  Austin
Job ID:  28281
Category:  Manufacturing & Operations



Are you passionate about Quality Assurance?  Check out our position now!


The Lead Metrologist is responsible for directing and leading all Stratasys Direct Manufacturing (SDM) quality control activities relating to inspection, contract review, control of nonconforming, continuous improvement, and compliance for the site. Will use extensive knowledge of GD&T principles in accordance with ASME Y14.5 and a strong foundation of mechanical inspection along with CMM or Metrology Arm programming experience.


  • Product Inspection - Oversee QC inspection queue including scheduling and prioritization, perform in-process/final inspections using a variety of inspection tools, generate inspection reports,  program and operate Zeiss CMM using Calypso, and program and operate FARO Arm using Polyworks
  • Contract Review - Review blueprints/drawings for GD&T and quality requirements then quote inspection lead times
  • Material Review Board (MRB) - Initiate Non-conformance Reports (NCR) and quarantine parts in MRB acting as liaison between MFG/PEs and manage site NCRs for completeness and proper approvals prior to closing
  • Training - Responsible for guidance, professional support, and training for quality control initiatives


As a part of Stratasys Direct Manufacturing, this position requires access to information and/or technology controlled under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).  The successful candidate must be a U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S. (or, green card holder), protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. 



  • High School Diploma with equivalent experience or Associates' Degree
  • GD&T Course Completion ASME Y14.5 with GD&T applied experience
  • Experience of mechanical inspection and gauging using tools such as calipers, micrometers, height gauges, etc.              
  • 3 years inspection experience utilizing CMM or Metrology Arm (FARO, Nikon, etc.)
  • Calypso Advanced Training Certification or Polyworks Certification  
  • Must have calibration experience
  • Experience with traceability (product, material and calibration)
  • Must have experience of basic mathematical operations and perform measurement conversions; be able to solve for x; add and subtract degrees, minutes, and seconds



  • Experience of ISO9001 or AS9100 Quality Management Systems
  • SQ CQI (Certified Quality Inspector) Certification


TRAVEL REQUIREMENT: Will travel 10% (regional and domestic)


Stratasys (Nasdaq: SSYS), headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Rehovot, Israel, is a leading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions. The company's patented FDM® and PolyJet™ 3D Printing technologies produce prototypes and manufactured goods directly from CAD data for the aerospace, automotive, healthcare, consumer goods and education industries. Stratasys subsidiaries include MakerBot and GrabCAD, and the company operates the digital parts manufacturing service, Stratasys Direct. Stratasys has over 2,000 employees, holds over 1,200 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents globally, and has received more than 30 awards for its technology and leadership.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Stratasys will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. All offers of employment with Stratasys, Inc are contingent upon the successful passing of a background check.


Stratasys is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected Veteran or disabled status and will not be discriminated against for their race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, military status, or national origin or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or applicable local law.   Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.

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