Applied Metrology Engineer in Grand Rapids, Michigan at X-Rite, Incorporated

Date Posted: 9/23/2018

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Job Description

Job ID: X-R000881

About Us

X-Rite is the global leader in color measurement and color management, offering hardware, software and services for measuring, formulating and matching color. The company serves a range of industries, including automotive, paints, plastics, textiles, printing, packaging, photography, graphic design, video, and medical. X-Rite serves customers worldwide from its offices in Europe, Asia and the Americas.


X-Rite, known as one of “West Michigan’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” is seeking an Applied Metrology Engineer to join our Standards Lab department in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This position is responsible for developing company-wide measurement standards with the best possible accuracy; for building and maintaining and improving calibration infrastructure; technical support to establish traceability of the measurement, insure harmonization and compatibility with international standards; achieve operational excellence and influence the development of new products.

Essential Job Functions:
• Analyze and solve calibration problems using advanced mathematical and engineering knowledge
• Maintain calibration systems and their procedure for optical systems and for color measurement
• Use statistics to analyze measurement standards and processes
• Recommend calibration standards
• Make uncertainty, accuracy evaluations for calibration processes and color measurement 
• Develop software to assist in development/analysis calibration/measurement processes
• Maintain ISO 17025
• Introduction of calibration processes for new products to production
• Job functions include but are not limited to those listed

Job Requirements


• Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a comparable position. 
• Coding knowledge and experience with a programming language
• Experience with relational databases and SQL
• Knowledge and a good understanding of metrology 
• Understanding of color measurement
• Problem solving skill set
• Passion for accuracy and attention to detail when testing
• Basic knowledge of ISO 17025 accreditation
• Aptitude to work Independently and effectively manage ambiguity in an unstructured environment 
• Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously 
• Ability to work effectively in high-intensity/high-performance environment
• Excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills
• Ability to perform all essential job functions 

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% over 20 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.