CMM Programmer / Quality Engineer

Woodland Plastics Corp.
Addison, IL
Jul 16, 2017
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Job Description

CMM Programmer / Quality Engineer

Classification: Exempt

Reports to: Vice President of Quality and Engineering

Job Description:


The CMM Programmer / Quality Engineer is responsible for first production part inspections as well as annual inspection requirements. The Quality Engineer will perform capability studies as well as gage R and R studies. All work will be performed in accordance with ISO 9001:2008 and ISO/TS 16949:2009 requirements.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

1. First Production Part Approvals

a. Define appropriate inspection techniques

b. Creates inspection plans for production to ensure part compliance and conformance

i. Design and procure (standard and custom) production gages

c. Inspect parts in accordance with defined techniques

i. Develop robust CMM program/inspection fixtures with detailed work instructions to ensure repeatable inspection results.

d. Organizes data and presents management organized layout reports

2. Annual PPAP

a. Create/Maintain Annual PPAP Schedule

b. Complete annual layouts

c. Organizes data and presents management organized layout reports

3. Capability Studies

a. Maintain capability studies on all critical dimensions/ dimensions defined by the customer

4. Gauge R and R Studies

a. Maintain gage R and R on all gauges

5. Problem Solving

a. Inspect product and tooling as required and present findings to management

6. Calibration

a. Formulate calibration and repair procedures to maintain accuracy of measuring and indicating instruments and equipment.

b. Test, calibrate and repair measuring and indicating instruments and equipment.

c. Design, develop and procure custom fixtures and measuring/indicating equipment


1. Technical Capacity.

2. Problem Solving/Analysis.

3. Ethical Conduct.

4. Organizational Skills.

5. Communication Proficiency.

6. Thoroughness.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Minimum Qualifications for Hire

1. Bachelor's degree in engineering/quality or equivalent experience.

2. Can independently interpret part prints and create robust/repeatable programs using the CMM

3. Proficient in using standard inspection tools (Calipers, height gages, optical comparator, micrometer, etc.)

4. Knowledge of North American Automotive Quality Core Tools (APQP/PPAP, FMEA, MSA, and/or SPC).

5. Thorough understanding of SPC, sampling techniques and procedures.

6. Thorough understanding of capability studies

7. Thorough understanding of Gauge R and R

8. Thorough understanding of GD&T

Preferred Qualifications (On the job training provided)

1. Experience in injection molded thermosets.

2. Knowledge of general safety best practices.

3. Proficient in applicable IQMS software modules.

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

While performing the duties of this job the employee may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. Some of the work will be performed in manufacturing facility where the noise level may be loud.

Physical Demands

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to see, talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must also be able to climb stairs.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position, 40 hours of work expected per week. General business hours are Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Company Description
Woodland Plastics Corporation specializes in custom injection molding of Thermoset plastics, including injection, injection-compression, and compression molding. Customers include the Appliance, Automotive, Electrical, Energy & Lighting industries. Please visit our website at: for additional information.

Addison, IL


Sat, 15 Jul 2017 14:56:10 PDT