• Operations
  • Tigard, OR, USA
  • Full Time

TITLE: CMM Programmer


REPORTS TO TITLE: Supervisor, Quality  (Title)

The CMM Programmer's primary responsibilities are to support production and NPD needs by offering consistent, accurate and reliable CMM measurement.  This is achieved by creating and maintaining CMM programs, performing product-related inspections and writing reports.  Additionally, the CMM programmer is responsible for managing the CMM equipment, including its accessories, maintenance and calibration. 


  • Create CMM Programs
  • Monitor and Update CMM Programs
  • Perform CMM Inspections
  • Create Inspection Reports
  • Create and Maintain CMM Training Documents and Work Instructions
  • Train CMM Operators
  • Review Engineering Drawings
  • Assist Quality Team with Non-CMM Inspections


  • Associates Degree; Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • 4+ Years in Quality role
  • 3+ Years as CMM Programmer
  • 3+ Years in a manufacturing environment
  • 2+ Years with 2D and manual-measurement equipment
  • Experience in Knife/Tool Industry; Experience in consumer-goods; Experience with Zeiss CMM hardware and Calypso software - all preferred but not required
  • CMM Programming
  • Good understanding of GD&T and measurement strategy
  • Ability to read and understand engineering drawings
  • Ability to clearly communicate measurement outcomes with colleagues and suppliers
  • Basic level 3D modeling
  • Solidworks, Calypso Curve, Keyence 2D measurement systems - all preferred but not required



Talking:                                          Especially where one must frequently convey detailed or important information or ideas accurately, loudly, or quickly.

Average hearing:                              Able to hear average or normal conversations and receive ordinary information.

Average visual abilities:                     Average, ordinary, visual acuity necessary to prepare or inspect documents or products, or operate machinery.

Physical strength:                             Sedentary work; sitting most of the time.  Exerts up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally.

Working conditions:                         Office and manufacturing environments.



Reasoning ability:                            Ability to apply logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw conclusions. 

                                                      Able to interpret a variety of technical instructions and deal with multiple variables.

 Mathematics ability:          Able to perform simple algebra and geometry 

Language ability:               Ability to read reports, manuals, dictionaries, thesauruses, and encyclopedias 

                                       Ability to conduct training, communicate at cross-functional discussions, and to make professional presentations.


Offers are contingent on a pre-employment drug test. This is due to federal contracts and our obligation to being a drug-free work place.

Gerber is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a drug free environment. We are committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.



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