Associate Metrologist in Kalamazoo, MI at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 9/25/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Basic Function

Apply measurement science, mathematics, and physics to develop, document, and maintain procedures and methods for dimensional, optical, physical, mechanical measurement and test equipment based on analysis of measurement problems, and accuracy / precision requirements.


  • Use of IM&TE to inspect, measure, test, and analyze prototype and current components.
  • Review technical drawings for adherence to ASME/ISO drafting standards (GD&T), and ability to inspect and manufacture.
  • Provide written, graphical, electronic, and verbal findings and results to engineers, technicians, managers, vendors and customers as required.
  • Perform quality studies per ASME/ISO and Corporate standards.
  • Ability to develop complex or specialty holding fixtures for inspection.
  • Must be able to generate, follow and explain detailed inspection programs and instructions for use of manual or automated inspection techniques.
  • Operate industrial CT Scanning equipment
  • Perform imaging / cross sectional and 3D analysis of medical devices, components and prototypes
  • Training others in inspection techniques and procedures

Supervisory Responsibilities

Blood Borne Pathogen Category A Position

Physical Requirements

  • Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
  • Must have the ability to work with and assemble small objects and component parts.
  • Ability to operate in a fast paced environment, sometimes requiring extended work hours.

Mental Requirements

  • Must be able to complete detailed documentation accurately.
  • Must be able to analyze and resolve complex inspection issues of a broad scope using independent judgment.
  • Must be able to communicate product and/or component parts deficiencies to internal and external customers.
  • Must be able to plan, organize, and implement multiple concurrent tasks.

Qualifications/Work Experience Preferred

  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Effective interpersonal communications skills.
  • Blueprint/Engineering schematic reading and interpretation.
  • Advanced inspection techniques.
  • Experience with Calypso software (Zeiss).
  • Basic PC skills, Word, Excel, Office.
  • Minitab experience.
  • PL1 qualification (Stryker)
  • Knowledge of manufacturing / machining methods
  • Minimum 5 years of metrology experience.
  • Proficient in CT operations

Education/Special Training Required

  • CQE, CQT
  • College level Metrology / inspection / manufacturing classes preferred.

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: Up to 25%

Stryker Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Stryker is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability.

Stryker Corporation will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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