ISO 9001:9008 Certified

Experienced CMM Programmer

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Position: Experienced CMM Programmer

Reports To:
Quality Manager

Job Hours:

  • 7:00 – 3:30 Mon-Fri (Full time) or Contactor as needed
  • Flexible to work extended hours as needed.

Job Summary:

CMM Programmer is responsible for programming a Coordinate-Measuring Machine (CMM), developing cost effective machine set-up procedures, enhancing cross-training initiatives, and improving existing programs while maintaining quality and safety standards. In addition to CMM work, this position will also use other precise measurement devices such as calipers/micrometers/micro-heights/and an automated optical comparator to ensure our products meet customer requirements. Applicants must be able to read engineering drawings and interpret and inspect GD&T callouts.


  • Produce quality CMM programs to accomplish production and quality goals.
  • Able to develop technical procedures on operating the CMM.
  • Perform quality assurance tests to ensure products meet design specifications; modify programs to eliminate errors and meet quality standards.
  • Use measurement tools such as calipers, height gauges, and precision blocks.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve problems as they arise.
  • Spend time on the machine shop floor to observe operations, gain process insights, and propose changes on an ongoing basis.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Must be proficient in CMM programming using CAT1000S/CAT1000P/SCANPAK.
  • Practical experience posting programs to a CMM controller.
  • Understand tooling specifications and requirements; including fixtures / attachments for CMM Equipment (Mitutoyo).
  • Interpret engineering drawings and customer specifications and discuss with managers to determine quality standards.
  • Support First Piece, In-Process, Final, and First Article AS9100 inspections of complex, close tolerance machined parts and sub-assemblies with critical internal and external dimensions using all forms of conventional inspection equipment.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in interpreting and utilizing Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T), geometry and trigonometry for inspection purposes.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to articulate technical issues and interface with Engineering and others across various functions.
  • Revise existing CMM programs due to revision level or manufacturing process changes.
  • Responsible for the quality of the design/drawings for each assigned project.
  • Mechanical aptitude with strong math skills.
  • Provide technical support to promote continuous improvement activities.
  • Good time management skills and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Attention to detail and thorough completion of work tasks.
  • Must be able to work effectively as an individual or with a team.

Education and Experience:

  • 5+ years proven experience as a CMM Programmer required.
  • Competent in CAD / CAM software preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree (BS) preferred.
  • Experience programing and operating optical comparator measurement devices preferred.
  • Practical experience with sound technical skills, analytical ability, decisive, good judgment, and strong operational focus.
  • Highly skilled with measuring devices including calipers, micrometers, height gauges, comparators, and other precision instruments.
  • Attention to detail and thorough completion of work tasks.
  • Experience with training engineers and operators in CMM.


  • Achieve production/productivity goals.
  • Achieve deadlines (production, reporting).
  • Achieve quality standards within acceptable limits (first-pass yield).

Physical Demands:

  • Occasionally be required to push, pull and move objects up to 50 pounds.
  • Hearing, seeing ability to include depth perception, peripheral vision and rapid mental coordination. 
  • While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk and reach.

Work Environment:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


  • Eligible for 401(k) retirement plan
  • Health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance
  • Paid time off

The above description reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the primary responsibilities and functions of the job identified and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent to this job.

Space Machine & Engineering Corp. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on their race, color, Religion, gender, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or other protected classification.