CMM Programmer

Job Location: Kentwood (Michigan)
Job Category: Programmer
Job Type: Full Time
Required Degree: High School


Program and operate the measuring machine (CMM) to measure the surface area of three-dimensional objects for the inspection phase in the manufacturing process. In this position the CMM programmer will interpret blueprints and programs and ensure the CMM takes accurate measurements.


  • Writes part inspection programs and develops part fixturing methods for CMM and other inspection equipment such as vision inspection equipment. Equipment brands include Zeiss, Optical Gaging Products (OGP), and Keyence.
  • Reads and interprets part prints/drawings and job orders for all product specifications, i.e., dimensions, tolerances, inspection, and other specific instructions.
  • Interprets and understands geometric dimensioning and tolerance (GD&T) callouts from customer drawings, and translates it into inspection programs, to ensure manufactured products meet internal engineering and customer dimensional specifications.
  • Measures dimensions of parts as specified to ensure conformance to specifications, using CMM & other automated inspection equipment as well as precision measuring instruments, templates, and fixtures.
  • Assists with statistical studies including gage R&Rs, process capability studies.
  • Participates in continuous improvement activities to improve process and product quality and efficiency including CMM inspection methods.
  • Assists with other activities such as documentation reviews, process auditing as time permits and as assigned.
  • Work closely with engineering, quality, and manufacturing personnel to ensure the manufacturing of quality products.


  • Scheduled 50 hours per week, with 1.5x pay over 40 hours a week. Double time over 56 hours a week. Volunteer for OT.
  • No medical premium for the family.
  • Full tuition reimbursement. Journeyman CNC Machinist Apprentice program.
  • Quarterly incentive based on company performance.
  • Dental, Vision, disability, life insurance, $3000 401k match with Principal, paid personal time/vacation days/10 paid holidays.
  • 15% shift differential for hours worked on night shift.
  • Pay competitively to the market


  • Familiarity with Zeiss Calypso software is desired
  • Minimum High School education required
  • Math proficiency
  • Print Reading & GD&T

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