CMM Programmer Operator/Quality Technician
Bob Inc - Minneapolis, MN

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Job Title: CMM Programmer Operator/Quality Technician
Reports to: Director of Quality and Manufacturing Manager
FSLA Status: Non-Exempt
Department: Quality

Job Purpose:
Primary focus is programming and operating Browne and Sharpe CMM running PC-DMIS software to inspect prototype, startup first article, in-process and final inspection parts.

Primary duties and responsibilities:

  • Program, Setup/Layout and operate Browne and Sharpe CMM using PC-DMIS software.
  • Perform incoming, first article setup, in-process, final and any planned inspections on complex machined parts.
  • Utilize inspection equipment to ensure all product meets or exceeds customer blue print.
  • Keep CMM equipment and accessories clean and organized.
  • Perform monthly validation on CMM’s.
  • Perform, analyze SPC, Gage R&R and process capability studies utilizing CMM and software.
  • Coordinate with machinists to adjust programs to meet customer print requirements.
  • Identifies and maintains overall quality of products through various inspection methods.
  • Approves incoming material by confirming specifications, (when required) identifies and conducts in-process product condition by collecting samples during production process and documenting results.
  • Determines quality and reliability standards by studying drawings and verifying specifications with appropriate individuals.
  • Inspection records for all items must be maintained on paper and in designated computer software for traceability.
  • Follow and maintain all inspection procedures including corrective and preventive actions, identifies non-conforming product, identifies and determines acceptability of reworked product.
  • Demonstrate continuous improvement and promote a progressive quality culture.
  • Provide leadership and technical expertise regarding inspection, inspection techniques as it relates to any conflicts arising from inspection characteristics and print interpretations.
  • Resolve conflicts with scheduling, outside vendors, customers and other departments in a professional and efficient manner.

Other duties will include:

  • Perform Gauge R&R and SPC studies when required by customers.
  • Determine gauging requirements for new jobs and submit request for purchasing items.
  • Keep current with required inspection concepts, techniques, requirements, and standards and communicate to others.
  • Maintain all inspection equipment (CMM’s, surface plates etc.) for functional use and keep the inspection lab neat and orderly.
  • Keep supervisors informed of known actions written or verbal, which may affect the ability to successfully perform assignments or adversely affect the company operations.
  • Provide support whether apparent, required or needed.

Personal and Technical Skills:

  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of mechanical inspection techniques and principles including GT&D, completes work in a timely manner, strives to increase productivity. Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Has broad knowledge of computer systems, software, CMM programming, including “PC- DMIS CAD and PC-DMIS CAD++” for Windows.
  • Adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands, changes approach or method to best fit the situation, able to deal with frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Established analytical approach to problem solving.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills, including demonstrated writing ability.
  • Proven mechanical aptitude.
  • Attention to detail and commitment to inspection and quality, creates a safe work environment.
  • Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner.
  • Assesses own strengths and weaknesses, pursues training and development opportunities.
  • Listens to others, keeps emotions under control, remains open to new ideas, approaches others in a tactful manner.
  • Balance team and individual responsibilities, exhibits objectivity.
  • Exhibits confidence in self and others, inspires and motivates others to perform well, treats people with respect.
  • Develops and implements cost saving initiatives.
  • Organized, prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently, sets goals and objectives.
  • Physical demands will be proportionate to activity being performed and may require to lift up to (40) pounds.
  • Willing to work overtime on a regular basis.


  • Minimum (3) years experience programming and operating CMM is required (PC-DMIS software preferred)
  • Knowledge and use of all types of inspection tools (hand and machine) used in the manufacturing and inspection of machined products preferred.
  • GMP, GLP, GT&D experience preferred and ability to read and comprehend complex instructions/blueprints.
  • ASQ certification preferred.
  • Dimensional inspection process development/improvement, trouble shooting and failure analysis in a regulated industry.
  • Experience in an ISO/FDA/AS9100 regulated manufacturing environment (custom medical device contract manufacturing preferred).
  • Formal training and certification in mechanical inspection, (2) year degree preferred.

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