CMM Programmer

  • Huntsville, AL
  • Direct Hire
  • Job ID: OH135-2689709
Performs specialized coordinate-measuring machine (CMM) programming.  Writes inspection programs for CMM machines in order to generate quality parts in accordance with product specifications.  Work is performed under limited supervision with moderate latitude.  Position relies on experience and exercises independent judgment to determine the best approach by using and interpreting policies and procedures. 
The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.
  • Generates and operates CMM programs for first piece, in-process, and final inspections
  • Maintains CMM machines to include probe qualifications, regular cleaning and inspection of scales
  • Reports on fixtures needed to hold products for inspection during product development; sets criteria for instruments and specifications
  • Communicates with the Quality department to develop inspection methods, tool mapping, First Article Inspections (FAI’s),  and in process checks for the floor
  • Revises product programs and documents based on engineering changes, as required
  • Maintains the Program library in an organized manner so personnel can access information to verify inspection criteria
  • Communicates with and responds to department managers and operators concerning resolution of Quality related issues
  • Understands and works toward Quality objectives and cost containment; continually optimizes the inspection process by identifying Quality bottlenecks that hinder production
  • Assists in composing work instructions
High school diploma or GED; technical certificate preferred; supplemented by three or more years’ experience operating CMM machines in a mid to heavy manufacturing environment; or an equivalent combination of education, certification, training, and/or experience. 

  • Advanced knowledge of the field of geometric dimensions and tolerances
  • Detailed knowledge of precision measuring instruments and the application of the instruments in real world inspection situations, including but not be limited to, calipers, micrometers, depth gages, indicators, and plug and tread Go/No Go gages
  • Working knowledge of computer software to include, but not limited to Microsoft products (Excel and Word), Adobe PDF, SolidWorks, in-spec metrology software, and internet explorer
  • General knowledge and understanding of ISO 13485 and FDA 21CFR820 as it pertains to the job
  • Skilled in setting priorities that move projects through efficiently to achieve customer and quality objectives
  • Skilled in working independently and following through with assignments with minimal direction
  • Ability to read drawings and specifications containing geometric dimensions and tolerances
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
  • Ability to learn and adapt to changing technology
  • Ability to clearly communicate and understand information in English, both orally and in writing


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