Woodward, Inc. CMM PROGRAMMER 2nd or 3rd Shift in Zeeland, Michigan

CMM PROGRAMMER (2nd or 3rd Shift) (1701454)Position PurposeThe CMM level 3 Operator is responsible for the operation, inspection and programming of the CMM machine, the analysis and interpretation of blueprints, manuals and other materials to determine specifications, to inspect and test procedures, and to communicate technical information to others, in an industrial setting. This position includes supplier involvement, technology involvement, and early PLC involvement. This position typically works under very little supervision and provides guidance to other members.Essential Functions•Operate CMM machine and maintain CMM work instructions for the set-up and inspection of parts.•Perform advanced programing and operation of specialized inspection equipment, (e.g. Talyrond, Nikon vision system, CMMs), discusses inspection results with those responsible and recommends necessary corrective actions.•Analyze and interpret blueprints, routings, evaluation sheets, manuals and other materials to determine specifications, inspection and testing procedures, adjustment and certification methods, formulas, and measuring instruments required.•Clean, maintain, repair and calibrate measuring instruments and test equipment and work closely with engineers and suppliers to define and implement inspection methods on new products during development.•Collect and analyze inspection data and make computations as necessary to determine inspection results and perform first article inspections based on work order instructions.•Communicate information to others about project status, updates, specific instructions, etc. and participate in NPI PFMEA activities.•Inspect manufactured components, train and mentor others, including suppliers, on best practices related to inspection procedures, techniques and tool usage.•Support Early Supplier Involvement (ESI) activities for new product introduction (NPI) by visiting suppliers and consulting them on the most effective methods for writing CMM programs for new product.•Stay abreast of technological advancements and breakthroughs in the Metrology industry by attending industry trade shows.•Communicate those technological advancements in the form of new measurement techniques or products that can help Woodward to improve it's ability to measure and evaluate product. Other Functions•Promote teamwork within the organization.•Follow all departmental safety rules and regulations.•Use and put on all appropriate safety equipment, gear, and clothingrotection required by work activities.QualificationsKnowledge/Skills/Abilities•Advanced knowledge of GDT (geometric dimensioning and tolerancing) principles and their relation to inspection. The ability to use this knowledge to facilitate communication between Design, Production and Metrology to better serve the customer.•The ability to read and use micrometers, functional and cylindrical gauges, comparators, indicator setups, scales.•Advanced knowledge of CMM operations including setup, programming, and controls.•The ability to use computer and web-based systems to input, access, modify, or output information.•Knowledge of part special handling guidelines and specifications. This includes researching part handling instructions using facility databases or work orders and following the handling procedures required.•Knowledge of non-conformance procedures and processes when parts fail inspection. This includes knowledge of systems required to log and track failed inspections and associated documentation as needed within area of responsibility.•Knowledge of and ability to communicate technical an