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CMM Programmer / Inspector Master - Temporary Contract

at Paradigm Precision

Posted: 8/8/2019
Job Status: Contract/Temporary
Job Reference #: 3350
Keywords: computer, technical

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Title:CMM Programmer / Inspector Master - Temporary Contract
Country:United States

CMM Programmer/Master Inspector

Paradigm Precision specializes in the manufacturing of complex fabrication and precision machined components for gas turbine engines. We serve customers around the world in commercial and military aviation, power generation, the marine industry, rotary wing and unmanned aerial vehicles.


Develop software based part programs for various Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMM) or other Computer Aided Inspection (CAI) systems based on customer or internal Paradigm specifications. Assist Manufacturing and Quality Engineers (ME/QE) to determine best practice inspection methods for potential (CAI) processes. Train and mentor inspection personnel on equipment setup and operation.


  • Develop software inspection programs which are intended for repeated use to inspect geometrically defined components.
  • Validate software inspection programs in accordance with Paradigm procedures.
  • Provide assistance with part programming projects from other Paradigm sites either remotely or on-site as needed.
  • Work directly with ME/QE resources to determine inspection criteria as well as best practice inspection techniques.
  • Operate measurement equipment to perform machine trials on newly developed part programs and prepare them for machine readiness.
  • Develop custom inspection data reports based on specific customer or engineering requests.
  • Interfaces directly with the ME/QE or manufacturing personnel to accurately explain measurement data obtained from the inspection process in order to provide clear assessment of inspection results.
  • Train inspection personnel on correct usage of (CAI) equipment, part programs, and maintenance.
  • Maintain compliance with Paradigm Precision program development, change management, and validation procedures and best practices.


  • Ensures the training of all Dimensional Inspectors.
  • Able to apply knowledge of machine shop practice/procedures and the machine-ability of metals.
  • Able to lay out the work to exacting tolerances and be capable of 100% dimensional inspection of complex components and sub-assemblies.
  • Locate the datums and other gaging points on the castings, forgings and all components.
  • Mark the quide lines and reference points to indicate the material to be removed manually and by machining or etching processes.
  • Check all work by mechanical and electronic inspection methods on the production parts, sub-assemblies, details or components as production progresses to determine accuracy and completeness of layouts and correctness of machining or other processing.
  • Responsible for writing the rework procedures when the parts are non-conforming.
  • Must have full working knowledge in the use of inspection tools and gages, such as scribes, vernier calipers, height gages, depth gages, micrometers, cylindrical plugs and thread gages, periphery or PI tapes, decimal scales, indicators, inspection fixtures, coordinate measuring machine and other automated measuring devices.
  • Perform shop floor, in-process or machine inspection on such machines as vertical boring mills, radial drills, lasers machines, water jet and lathes.
  • Perform bench inspection of machined rings, spinning, forgings, castings, sub-assemblies and assemblies.
  • Perform visual and dimensional inspection of welds prior to fluorescent penetrant testing.
  • Responsible for writing the rework procedure when the parts are non-conforming.
  • Demonstrate a good mechanical aptitude.


The job has no supervisory responsibilities.


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.

  • Works efficiently as a (CMM Programmer) in an offline (engineering) environment using CAD models.
  • Understands Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerance concepts (of ASME Y14.5:2009 & ISO 1101:2012) and is able to appropriately apply the techniques to the inspection process.
  • Thoroughly understands inspection concepts and is able to determine suitable approach based on geometric definition.
  • Proficient in general computer concepts and has experience using Microsoft Windows based products.
  • Proficient in CMM techniques and application.
  • Knowledge and ability to program CMM’s using LK-Cameo, PC-DMIS as a minimum and Working knowledge of PM2 & Polyworks for Ferro Arm and Metronics Qudara Check (QC5000) software preferred.
  • Ability to read, understands, and interprets blueprints and other technical documentation.
  • Strong mathematical skills and experience with solving simple trigonometry based formulas.
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing processes, CNC equipment, quality standards and rework processes.
  • Experience with quality systems and their application
  • Must have problem solving skills and work well under quick turnaround production demands.
  • May be required to work a varied schedule as needed which may include evenings and week-ends.


  • Technical certificate in related field required, Associate or Bachelor degree preferred.
  • Must have a minimum of three or more years experience in a manufacturing – aerospace environment.
  • Must have good communications skills, written/verbal, with all levels of personnel.
  • Must have excellent computer skills.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals and blueprints.

Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.


  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
  • Have the knowledge of and/or the ability to learn shop geometry and trigonometry.


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


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 regularly required to sit,use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and reach with hands and arms.
  • May occasionally list or move up to 25 pounds. Proper lifting techniques required.
  • The employee is occasionally needed to climb, balance, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The 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, electrical equipment, acetone, alcohol, argon, braze alloys, nitrogen, hydrogen, oil based lubricants and cleaning solutions
  • The employee is occasionally exposed to moderate cold and extreme heat.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually middling.

Paradigm Precision is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ancestry, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, medical condition, disability, veteran status, gender identity, or any other basis protected by law.

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