197-1, Metrology Supervisor

Des Moines, IA, USA Req #574
Tuesday, May 23, 2023

POSITION SUMMARY— Plan, direct, and manage the CMM equipment and personnel to validate components & product meet established requirements by performing measurements and analysis of results.  Supervise CMM personnel in scheduling and maintaining a constant workflow.  Prepare programs for measuring new and existing parts using CMM software.  Manage the measurement equipment used across the company with compliance to calibration or certification according to ISO/IATF and ASTM standards.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


WORK ENVIRONMENT— Must be willing and able to work in an environment exposed to elements that can include but are not limited to coolant, dust, mist, elevated noise, and uncontrolled temperatures.



  • Plan and direct the operation and programming of CMM’s at all locations across the company
  • Support CMM personnel and ensure proper resources are available for the mount, install, align, and measurement of components and parts
  • Review measurement reports, analyze the data using statistical methods, and provide feedback or summary to key stakeholders and interested parties
  • Provide accurate and precise measurements to internal and external customers
  • Ability to understand GD&T on drawings and apply to developing the strategy for set-up and collection of measurement data
  • Assist and lead in collecting and analyzing data for Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA) studies, capability studies, Design of Experiments (DOE), and Gage R&R studies
  • Lead the discussion and collaboration between departments when trouble-shooting measurement issues
  • Collect and analyze production samples to evaluate quality
  • Evaluate new measurement methodologies or equipment to determine usefulness
  • Participate in the development of product specifications and work with R&D on measurement scheme
  • Instruct and train personnel in metrology, quality, and analytical procedures
  • Maintain and manage the measurement equipment used across the company using GAGEpack software
  • Identify and coordinate the calibration and certification of equipment
  • Work with outside vendors to schedule internal or external work content for equipment
  • Support the development and improvement of the Quality Management System (QMS)
  • Maintain a safe and clean working environment by complying with 6S procedures
  • Ability to stop the production line and/or prevent shipment of product to our customers due to a known or potential nonconformance.
  • Maintain and support the environmental policy with deployment, governance of the policy and processes, evaluation, and taking actions for process improvement.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Strong leadership, communication, and delegation skills
  • Ability to drive results, drive change, and foster teamwork
  • Ability to make critical decisions with potential high business impact results
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize workload and meet deadlines
  • Self-motivated with a results-driven approach
  • Ability to use critical thinking skills when solving problems
  • Knowledge and understanding of Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) operation
  • Knowledge of CMM software, including PolyWorks
  • Knowledge and application of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Knowledge and application of Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA) and Gage R&R studies
  • Knowledge and application of Statistical Process Control (SPC)



Education: Bachelor’s Degree in technical field preferred

Experience: Minimum of two years of related experience; prior CMM programming experience preferred

Computer Skills: Must demonstrate computer literacy; Proficient in Microsoft Office, Minitab or similar SPC software, SolidWorks, AutoCAD, PolyWorks, PC-DMIS, OPEN-DMIS, or related software

Certificates & Licenses: IATF16949 Auditor Certification preferred

Other Requirements: Valid Iowa driver’s license



Physical Demands



F (Frequently)


F (Frequently)


F (Frequently)

Handling / Fingering

F (Frequently)

Reach Outward

F (Frequently)

Reach Above Shoulder

F (Frequently)


O (Occasionally)


O (Occasionally)

Squat or Kneel

F (Frequently)


F (Frequently)


10 lbs or less

F (Frequently)

11-20 lbs

O (Occasionally)

21-50 lbs

O (Occasionally)

51-100 lbs

O (Occasionally)

Over 100 lbs

N (Not Applicable)




12 lbs or less

F (Frequently)

13-25 lbs

O (Occasionally)

26-40 lbs

O (Occasionally)

41-100 lbs

O (Occasionally)



N (Not Applicable)       Activity is not applicable to this occupation.

O (Occasionally)         Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)

F (Frequently)             Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day)

C (Constantly)              Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)


Other Physical Requirements

Sense of Touch

Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (Safety Glasses)


The Company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the Company reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the Company may deem appropriate. Travel between Dee Zee Metro locations may be necessary and will vary based on production needs. A valid Driver’s License will be required for such travel.


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  • Des Moines, IA, USA