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MTS Systems | Hopkins, Minnesota
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Req ID: 35121

smart people.

smart ideas.

smart choice.


A thriving environment for learning, innovation and growth.


Why do so many people join MTS Systems Corporation and stay for a career? Because this is a place where you get to apply your creativity, work with smart people on fascinating projects, and make a positive impact on people’s lives. It is a place where you can learn, innovate and grow professionally.


Transforming what’s possible with cars, aircraft, bridges, wind turbines and space-age materials — this is work we dream about as kids. At MTS, it’s a rewarding career path for talented individuals who are willing to work hard, think hard, and commit to solving complex and critical challenges for our customers around the world, many of whom are leaders in their respective industries.


By joining MTS, you’ll have access to the latest tools and technologies, along with the support of colleagues who are passionate about their work. You’ll discover a dynamic culture of continuous improvement that extends to our people, one that offers numerous ways to expand your knowledge and advance your career. And because we are a global company, your work may also include world travel.


Our business is thriving. Our future is exciting. Your potential is unlimited.




If you love to program on the CMM, you’re in for a treat. MTS is well-known for its custom engineering solutions.  Materials we use are unique and complex, with high-precision machined parts that can only be verified using the CMM.  If you are on top of your game and really want to make a difference, this position will allow you to create the framework not only for CMM programs, but also for a general knowledge library of metrology, which will help build and sustain the technical excellence in measurement capabilities at MTS.   For our Quality Technicians we offer special summer hours for a better work life balance, supportive team members, and a clean and orderly work environment.



Primary Objective:
Quality technicians are responsible for conducting quality inspections and supporting quality processes such as nonconforming materials. As assigned, may be responsible for first article inspection and supplier concession to ensure that materials and products comply with quality standards. 


Major Areas of Accountability:

  • Perform quality inspections on incoming, in-process, or outbound materials based on established inspection standards and tools.  Record data and communicate inspection results to stakeholders.


  • Provide quality inspection support for First Articles, Supplier Concessions, customer orders, and containment of nonconforming materials. When appropriate, conduct investigations of non-conforming materials (NCM), work with stakeholders to reach agreement on usage decision, document usage decisions and coordinate related tasks to ensure timely disposition of NCM and minimize process down time.


  • Manage and maintain measuring equipment to be in calibration, good working order and availability.  Apply 5S to inspection work areas.


  • May participate in the Corrective Action Process as subject matter expert in inspection and containment of nonconforming materials. 


  • Support overall quality control strategy by assisting in the creation or revision of quality inspection plans, inspection methods, standards and guidelines and potentially nonconforming material procedures.


  • Continually seek opportunities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the quality inspection process through regular monitoring of process metrics and analysis of data, including NCM process metrics (as appropriate).


  • Support culture of excellence and learning by adopting and sharing best practices.


Basic Qualifications:


  • Vo-Tech Certificate or Associate Degree, and minimum of 3 years applicable experience in related environment


  • High School Diploma and 7+ years applicable experience in a related environment


  • Excellent programming and operational skills and experience with Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) and Faro Arm; familiar with Calypso software
  • Proficient in working with various inspection tools such as hardness tester, micrometers, calipers, profilometers, surface plates, dial indicators, bore gauges, optical comparators, and depth micrometers
  • Proficient in Geomertric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
  • Experienced performing gauge R&R and tester-to-tester correlations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experienced with elements in SAP Quality Module and other related components, such as inspection lots, inspection plans, quality notifications, material information and status in inventory, purchasing
  • systems, and engineering change systems
  • Strong understanding of quality control and inspection process, Quality Management System (ISO9001)
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Office Suite


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


MTS Systems Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, creed, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, marital status or veteran status.

About MTS Systems

MTS Systems Corporation (MTS) is a supplier of mechanical testing systems and industrial position sensors. The Company's operations are organized and managed in two business segments, the Test segment and the Sensors segment. Test segment products are used by customers in their development of new products and in quality control applications to characterize the product's mechanical properties. Sensors segment products are used by industrial machinery and mobile equipment manufacturers to automate the operation of their products for improved end-user productivity and safety. In June 2008, Agilent Technologies, Inc. acquired the Nano Instruments business unit of MTS. On September 28, 2008, MTS acquired the assets of SANS Group.

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