Supervisor - Calibration & Metrology

Date: Dec 28, 2020

Location: Pendleton, SC, US, 29670

Company: Arthrex

Requisition ID: 46819 
Title: Supervisor - Calibration & Metrology - SC 
Division: Arthrex Manufacturing Inc (US02) 
Location:  Pendleton, SC 








Main Objective:

The Supervisor – Calibration & Metrology is responsible for managing the calibration & metrology program to ensure compliance with internal standards and medical device regulations. This individual is responsible for coordinating the execution of calibration activities for measurement and test equipment throughout the equipment life cycle according to standard operating procedures.  Additionally, this individual will supervise and coordinate the activities of the metrology team, ensuring timely support of Manufacturing, Engineering and Quality teams. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership for the calibration program, ensuring appropriate establishment of calibration requirements, timely execution of calibration schedules, and robust investigation into calibration issues.
  • Review and implement on-going improvements to the efficiency of the calibration process, including minimizing calibration frequencies where possible based upon increasing levels of confidence and reliability.
  • Provides leadership to direct reports, including development and evaluation of team goals driving continuous improvement and overall effectiveness of the calibration program.
  • Maintain master calibration schedule cycles within the calibration database
  • Coordinate internal and external calibration work ensuring calibrations are performed to schedule, Maintain calibration contracts/agreements with external vendors.
  • Coordinate and perform calibration activities to support validation activities of new/modified products/processes and relocation activities.
  • Provide training and guidance to associates performing internal calibrations
  • Partner with Engineering, Manufacturing and Quality to select state of the art measuring and test equipment.
  • Support internal measurement processes through creation of measurement programs, fixturing for new or revised parts and qualification of measurement methods.
  • Coordinate internal metrology training for new operators and inspectors.
  • Identify opportunities to streamline or improve inspection methods.
  • Strong communication, collaboration, and teamwork with other departments to ensure the effective execution of the quality system
  • Report on metrics to quality leadership


Incidental Duties:

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed in this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, and indeed additional responsibilities may be assigned, as required, by management.


Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering preferred
  • 2 years or more of supervision preferred
  • 5 years Manufacturing Quality/Engineering related experience required
  • Familiarity with various inspection equipment, including CMM and non-contact measurement methods.
  • Proficiency in Gage R&R and test method validation preferred.
  • Proficiency in reading / interpreting engineering drawings and the application of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing per ASME Y 14.5.


Knowledge and Skill Requirements/Specialized Courses and/or Training:

Knowledge of testing equipment and applicable national standards relating to testing (i.e. ASTM standards, NIST, etc.).  Familiarity in operating test and inspection equipment used in Quality Control. Familiarity with applicable federal, military, FDA, ISO and EN specifications.


Machine, Tools, and/or Equipment Skills:

Proficiency in the use of PC and programs, particularly Excel, Word (or equivalents if changed by the Company), SAP.


Reasoning Ability:

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


Mathematical Skills

Ability to comprehend and apply mathematical principles to the degree required to perform the job based upon job requirements. 


Language and Communication Skills:

Ability to comprehend and apply language skills to the degree required to perform the job based upon the job requirements listed above.  Ability to verbally communicate ideas and issues effectively to other team members and management.  Ability to write and record data and information as required by procedures.


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required sit; use hands and fingers, to handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  To bend frequently and lift 50-70 lbs. on a regular basis.



Vision Requirements:

Visual acuity necessary to do the job safely and effectively. 

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.


Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The area that this job is performed in is a general office or open cubicle/workstation environment.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.




All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Greenville
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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