QA Inspector, CMM Programmer
Fort Walton Machining, Inc. - Fort Walton Beach, FL

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Job Description Summary

Tests and inspects products at various stages of production process and compiles and evaluates statistical data to determine and maintain quality and reliability of products by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Interprets engineering drawings, schematic diagrams, or formulas and confers with management or engineering staff to determine quality and reliability standards.

Selects products for tests at specified stages in production process, and tests products for variety of qualities such as dimensions, performance, and mechanical, electrical, or chemical characteristics.

Records test data, applying statistical quality control procedures.

Evaluates data and writes reports to validate or indicate deviations from existing standards.

Recommends modifications of existing quality or production standards to achieve optimum quality within limits of equipment capability.

Sets up and performs destructive and nondestructive tests on materials, parts, or products to measure performance, life, or material characteristics.

Prepares graphs or charts of data or enters data into computer for analysis.

Qualifications Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

High school diploma or general education degree (GED). Must have 2 years experience in an ISO9000 or AS9100 job shop environment, with experience in the technical skills as defined.

Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. Must be able to read and understand drawings and mylars.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfullybasic computer skills are required.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles; risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies :

Design - Must demonstrate attention to detail.

Technical Skills: Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills. Must be able to read, understand and interpret Engineering drawings, blueprints with associated parts list and notes list, and related specifications. Proper usage of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) is a must along with understanding of Cartesian coordinates (S,Y,Z). Strong surface plate inspection layout and methodology quallities are a must as are use of precision hand inspection tools (e.g. Micrometer/Caliper/Height Stand/Test Indicator/Protractor/Thread plug and ring gages. . .) Should have working knowledge of instrumentation as Optical Comparator/Profilometer/Rockwell hardness tester. shuold have working knowledge of specifications with relationship of raw material alloys along with working knowledge of specifications with relationship to special processing is desired.

Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) experience in the applications of performing measurement activity and programming is desired.

Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.

Oral Communication - Listens and gets clarification. Must be able to give feed back to operators on condition of 1st piece parts so that proper adjustments can be made to CNC codes and offsets.

Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information. Must be able to read and understand drawings and mylars.

Teamwork - Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

Judgement - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.

Motivation - Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence.

Planning/Organizing - Uses time efficiently.

Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Accepts responsibility for own actions.

Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity.

Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions ; Uses equipment and materials properly.

Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent.

Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

Initiative - Asks for and offers help when needed.

Innovation - Generates suggestions for improving work.

Additional Information

We are proud to be a DRUG-FREE company. Test for illegal drugs are required prior to hiring and periodically during employment .

This position will require about 35% travel ability to service our other plant in the area.

  • Medical
  • Vision
  • Dental
  • 401K
  • Life Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Paid Holiday
  • Personal Time
  • Vacation
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines".

About this company
Fort Walton Machining, Inc. was formed in 1987 as a special custom manufacturing operation specifically to service Eglin Air Force Base and...