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CMM Programmer in McCalla, AL at Gestamp North America

Date Posted: 4/25/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Works with multi-functional teams to develop a sound dimensional reporting structure for Gestamp Alabama

Metrology Team utilizing various Dimensional Control reporting software. Primary function in this position is

utilization of multiple dimensional reporting software (Pi-Web, CM4D, FARO SPC, DataMyte) and CMM

operating language (Metrologic, CAM2, PC-DMIS). CMM Programming position will generate the appropriate

reporting templates and structure. In addition to programming responsibility, this position will take an active

role in the completion of the scheduled measurement cycle and assist with operation of CMM equipment and

training of team members with lesser skill- sets. Must have communication skills to interaction across

multiple tiers of the Organization.

Must be a self-starter, be motivated, and have the ability to work independently, with minimal supervision.

1. Develops templates and reporting formats that work and responsible development of operating

programs for automated CNC-drive and manual CMM to provide accurate dimensional reporting and

test structure.

2. Performs and/or assist with review and evaluation of CMM holding fixtures, component part and

assembly inspection fixtures to determine if fixture is adequate for task. Verifies the reporting

software is applicable for the job and is in the correct Customer requested format. Proposes

solutions to potential issues relating to fixture and measurement process as necessary.

3. Demonstrated ability to utilize formal Inspection Standards, understands GD&T, and interprets 2D

and 3D math data models to develop appropriate measurement plan and train team members as

necessary in use. Verify correct tolerance schemes are uploaded into reporting software.

4. Performs and/or assist with calibration of inspection fixtures, gauges, holding fixture, hand held

Metrology tools, etc. per the established schedule.

5. Performs and/or assist with repair / rework / modification of existing inspection tools. Develops the

appropriate report tools for inclusion in the Plant Calibration Recall system.

6. Validates coordinate points, assist with measurement of statistical control points and significant

characteristics. Has basic working knowledge of hand-held data collection equipment and assists

with data-dumps into designated file folders.

7. Understands and utilizes Math Data in various models, programs, and formats.

8. Develop technical illustrations - (isometric) as needed. Technical drawings may include parts and

fixture concepts.

9. Interpret drawings and plots as necessary and demonstrate the ability to identify the appropriate

coordinate plane for the measurement plan.

10. Demonstrated ability to mentor team members with use of existing Metrology tools, software, and


11. Assist CMM operations team members at the direction of the Metrology Lead with multi-tasking as

team members will operate multiple machines and / or operations simultaneously.

12. Professionally represents Gestamp when inter-acting with Customer representatives regardless of

the location.

13. Assist with reverse engineering activities related to corrective action and / or process improvement

activities. Develop, update, and modify software programming and/or templates to support.

14. Assist with maintaining Calibration Recall database and activities relating to fixture maintenance

repair, and performing fixture calibration and certification.

Job Requirements

1. Maintain a working knowledge of Metrology software, hardware and tools, the capabilities and

limitations of each.

2. Maintain a working knowledge of Metrology software, capabilities and limitations. Programmer will

with other team members to develop the ability to write free-state measurement programs for both

CNC-drive and Manual measurement systems.

3. Maintain a working knowledge of the fixture and gage concepts, with the ability to inter-act with

engineering support teams. Ability to use basic fabrication tools is a benefit.

4. Understanding and implementation of TS-16949 and VDA requirements relating to the Metrology

team in support of the Gestamp Quality System.

5. Be able to operate a fork-truck, over-head crane, and other material handling systems. Must be

able to obtain and maintain a valid Gestamp fork truck operator’s license, understand and perform
basic over-head crane operator maintenance and document inspection activities.

High School Diploma minimum: While a formal technical degree from an accredited technical or undergraduate

program is not required, the team member will demonstrate understanding of software application

and program development with fixture and gage concepts through experience (advanced education with

minimal or no experience may be considered). Demonstrate understanding and application datum schemes,
measurement systems, and application of GD&T.
Relocation package is available
Gestamp is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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