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Woodward Governor Company


Woodward Governor Company - Zeeland, MI

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Position Purpose


The 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 clothing/protection required by work activities.','!*!



Advanced knowledge of GD&T (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 and complex material to multiple audiences, with differing knowledge levels, including our supply base.

The ability to accomplish a task with concern for all the areas involved, including the ability to notice minute inconsistencies/faults in parts, and the ability to make timely, sound decisions. This includes recognizing when outside advice is needed, and committing to action, even in uncertain situations.

The ability to write effectively, to read and understand work documents and to communicate information clearly to coworkers and supervisor.

The position also involves the ability to coach or mentor other members, through instruction and personal example.

General knowledge of machines and equipment functionality, and how tools could be used on such equipment/machines. This includes the ability to learn new systems quickly, understanding how parts relate, and how they impact system functionality.

The ability to identify opportunities to improve current production processes and to implement the necessary steps for the improvements.

The ability to provide excellent service to internal customers.

The ability and willingness to demonstrate eagerness, enthusiasm, and optimism for work activities. This includes the ability and willingness to take ownership of work activities, to learn and understand company policies and procedures.

The ability and willingness to take independent action and complete job tasks without being instructed to complete them.

The ability to define, diagnose, and resolve problems.

Knowledge of how quality impacts the success of the organization including costs to customers, costs of recalls and potential costs due to negative impacts on a company's reputation. This includes taking the necessary steps to ensure quality on a consistent basis and striving for improvement.

The ability to acquire and apply new knowledge and skills and the ability to integrate knowledge of current resources and constraints, priorities and manufacturing processes to determine the benefits and costs associated with key decisions.

Knowledge of the Six Sigma processes and the ability to apply Six Sigma principles to production process for continual improvement and operational effectiveness, desired.

The ability to mentor others.

The ability to perform simple arithmetic computations including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division correctly using whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percentages.

The ability to process multiple types of information and/or perform multiple tasks simultaneously and the ability to follow work orders efficiently.

The ability to see details (e.g., letters, numbers, codes, color, symbols, marks, labels, signs) clearly to accomplish work tasks in a safe and efficient manner and possessing strong hand-eye coordination.

The ability to conduct a Gage R&R for CMM related work.

The ability to conduct capability studies from the CMM as required.

Strong communication skills; ability to communicate effectively internally and with suppliers.  Ability to consult and provide expertise in order to utilize the most effective methods for writing CMM programs for new products.

Demonstrated knowledge of technological advancements and breakthrough's in the metrology industry.

Ability to communicate technological advancements in the form of measurement techniques or products.

Education or Formal Training


High school diploma or equivalent required.

Advanced programming classes in PC-DMIS or other relevant programming software.

Experience Required


At least 5 years of related work experience.


Materials and Equipment Used

Working Environment/ Physical Activities


Moderate physical activity requiring agility and dexterity, including walking, standing, or bending; and lifting or moving objects.

Work is performed in area with moderate risk or discomfort that may require special safety precautions, such as wearing protective clothing or gear.

May be required to pass Near Vision and/or Color Vision examinations.

Ability to travel, as needed.

Woodward is an independent designer, manufacturer, and service provider of control solutions for the aerospace and energy markets. Our aerospace systems and components optimize the performance of fixed wing and rotorcraft platforms in commercial, business and military aircraft, ground vehicles and other equipment. Our energy-related systems and components enhance the performance of industrial gas and steam turbines, reciprocating engines, compressors, wind turbines, electrical grids and other energy-related industrial equipment. The company’s innovative fluid energy, combustion control, electrical energy, and motion control systems help customers offer cleaner, more reliable and more efficient equipment. Our customers include leading original equipment manufacturers and end users of their products.

Woodward is an Equal Opportunity Employer

EO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Protected Veterans

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Woodward Governor Company


CMM PROGRAMMER Woodward Governor Company - Zeeland, MI, United States


Location: Zeeland, MI

Company Profile:
Woodward delivers lasting contributions to energy control, always innovating for a better future. Woodward integrates leading-edge technologies into fuel, combustion, fluid, actuation, and electronic control systems for the aerospace and energy markets. Our growth is driven by the increasing demand for fuel-efficient, low-emission, and high-performance energy management. We have a clear vision and follow carefully planned long-term strategies. With multiple locations in fourteen countries, Woodward can respond quickly with solutions tailored to the local demands of our customers.