Henric Cederholm

Measurement engineer

“You have to be very, very meticulous”

A measurement engineer often faces tough challenges. Analytical skills and creativity are a “must” – as well as meticulousness.

“Being a little OCD is a definite plus” says Henric Cederholm.

It was a childhood friend who tipped Henric Cederholm off about the job as a measurement engineer at Ljunghäll. He knew that Henric was both “pernickety and technically proficient,” and believed that working as a measurement engineer might be a good fit for him.

Henric had previously studied mathematics, programming, technology and analysis in Kalmar, but had just moved home to Vimmerby. His curiosity was piqued, and he applied for the job.

“At the interview, I mentioned that I had never even seen a drawing of the kind used in industrial manufacturing, much less worked with 3D measurement. But I still got the job,” laughs Henric Cederholm.

The essence of his job is all about measuring in a coordinate-measuring machine (CMM), the measurement world’s equivalent of the CNC-machine. Instead of drilling and milling, a CMM measures and evaluates the geometrical properties of a part that Ljunghäll has produced.

However, a measurement engineer’s job is about more than just measuring.

“You’re involved right from the start, when a customer makes a request for a new article. And if we don’t get the planning process right from the beginning, we’re likely to have problems when it finally comes time to launch a batch production,” explains Henric.

The work also involves determining reference systems for the article, examining the relevance of the link between the drawing surface and the item''''s actual function, and assessing its verifiability – among other things.

An important part of the job is to create methods that can allow production personnel to verify their parts in the CMM.

“A lot has to do with programming and customization, because the goal is to make it as easy as possible for operators and production engineers to use the equipment.”

What are some characteristics of a good measurement engineer?

“You have to be very, very meticulous; being a little OCD is a definite plus. I myself have a bit of a grumpy side, which can be useful sometimes. Being a problem solver is also very important, and you should also be a responsible person. It falls to us to identify what efforts are necessary.”

Henric finds that decision-making processes are efficient at Ljunghäll, and that the company’s measurement engineers are given ample opportunity to get involved and influence operations.

“We work in close collaboration with the different production units. This means that we can usually move quickly on to testing out our ideas in real-life situations, which in turn creates good conditions for making continuous improvements. We live in a time in which big changes are taking place at an exponentially increasing pace, and that’s very much the case at Ljunghäll, too. It’s really cool to be able to participate and put your mark on the development!

Measurement engineer

It is possible to study measurement engineering at many technical colleges. A high school-level education in technology or construction or equivalent basic technical training through an adult education center would be good preparation for such a course of study.

Henric Cederholm

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