job summary: Our client, one of the fastest growing tech start-ups in the world, is pushing boundries in the development of production equipment and processes. They are seeking a Principal Metrology Engineer to be an integral part of an experienced team of mechanical, electrical, and materials engineers, and interface between R&D and production operations for their Bay Area facilities. The position will involve hands-on work with commercial and custom characterization equipment, development of automation, standardization, and throughput optimization strategies, as well as conducting experiments. All candidates must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19, or willing to get vaccinated as a condition of employment. location: South San Francisco, California job type: Permanent salary: $150,000 - 170,000 per year work hours: 8am to 4pm education: Bachelors responsibilities: Characterizing novel and existing products and establishing critical performance parameters that feed back into production and R&D processesTaking ownership of existing instrumentation and leading expansion / customization of capabilities in accordance with company needsDriving and coordinating development of innovative metrology equipment and strategies from proof-of-concept to implementation into manufacturingDeveloping metrology automation concepts for throughput maximization and resource distribution optimizationEffectively communicating results and recommending course of actionWorking across multidisciplinary teams to attack challenges ranging from demonstration of capability to production deploymentActing as point of contact and knowledgeable resource for area specific questions and/or challengesPartner with vendors to evaluate new metrology equipment and technologies / upgrade existing tools qualifications: Experience level: ExperiencedMinimum 8 years of experienceEducation: Bachelors (required) skills: Materials ScienceMetrologyAutomationPhysics For certain assignments, Covid-19 vaccination and/or testing may be required by Randstad's client or applicable federal mandate, subject to approved medical or religious accommodations. Carefully review the job posting for details on vaccine/testing requirements or ask your Randstad representative for more information. Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status. Qualified applicants in San Francisco with criminal histories will be considered for employment in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.