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Metrology/Tooling Engineer Specialist

Company: Total Aviation Staffing
Location: San Diego
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

The Metrology Engineer plays a pivotal role in ensuring the efficiency and effectiveness of our assembly, fabrication, and production lines, ultimately contributing to the delivery of high-quality, defect-free products that meet the expectations of our internal and external customers. This position will support various departments, including Manufacturing Engineering, Quality, and Design, by utilizing cutting-edge scanning equipment, precision measuring instruments, and technical expertise to uphold the highest standards of product quality and manufacturing excellence.
Essential Job Functions:
Manufacturing Engineering:

  • Utilize Creaform Metrascan technology to scan parts, assemblies, and tooling.
  • Utilize SolidWorks to overlay scanned data on 3D Models to identify non-conforming product.
  • Proficiently interpret blueprints (drawings), mylars, and 3D models.
  • Maintain a Rolling Action Item List (RAIL) to schedule and complete work.
  • Use a variety of precision measuring instruments to check tool tolerances and dimensions throughout the facility.
  • Prepare Scanning-related Manufacturing Engineering/Tooling reports.
  • Ensure tooling designs are feasible for manufacturing and maximize producibility.
  • Generate Design Change Requests (DCR's), Manufacturing Engineering Support Requests (MESR's), and Requests For Technical Services (RFTS) as required.
  • Maintain a proper Tooling Inventory Master List, control records, and database.
  • Perform scheduled annual Tooling Audits to ensure tooling meets engineering requirements.
  • Resolve equipment/tooling-related issues in a timely and comprehensive manner.
  • Collaborate with Facilities and EH&S Manager to ensure manufacturing processes and tooling adhere to current EH&S standards.
  • Foster open and frequent communication and collaboration with Managers, Designers, Manufacturing Engineers, and Project Owners to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Perform other duties, tasks, and responsibilities as assigned.


  • Prepare Scanning-related Inspection Reports.
  • Scan Assemblies and Parts for conformance.
  • Support First Article Inspections (FAIs).
  • Support First Piece Parts inspections.


  • Scan Assemblies and Parts for conformance.
  • Scan parts and assemblies for reverse engineering.
  • Prepare Scanning-related Design reports.
  • Contribute to the 2D to 3D migration project.

    Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficiency in programming and using CMMs and Scanning equipment (e.g., Leica, Creaform, Faro, 3D Scanning, Spatial Analyzer software).
  • Strong knowledge of micrometers, calipers, indicators, and other test equipment.
  • Excellent documentation practices and attention to detail.
  • Exceptional communication skills with the ability to work independently while maintaining a team-oriented approach.
  • Previous experience in a manufacturing environment with an emphasis on tooling application.
  • Technical writing experience.
  • Familiarity with SAP, SolidWorks (or equivalent 3D modeling software), VX Inspect, VX Model, MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), and Teams.
  • Experience with tool design and manufacturing processes of jigs and fixtures, including welding, machining, bonding, and/or heat treatment.

    Education and Experience:

    • A 4-year degree in Engineering or equivalent work experience is preferred.
    • Knowledge of machining and automated machines is preferred.
    • Computer literacy, including proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
    • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a manufacturing setting.


Keywords: Total Aviation Staffing, San Diego , Metrology/Tooling Engineer Specialist, Engineering , San Diego, California

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