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SIG SAUER, Inc. is Hiring a CMM Programmer - 1st Shift Near Exeter, NH

CMM Programmer

1st Shift

SIG SAUER, Inc. is a leading provider and manufacturer of firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, airguns, suppressors, remote controlled weapons stations, and training. For over 250 years SIG SAUER, Inc. has evolved, and thrived, by blending American ingenuity, German engineering, and Swiss precision. Today, SIG SAUER is synonymous with industry-leading quality and innovation which has made it the brand of choice amongst the U.S. Military, the global defense community, law enforcement, competitive shooters, hunters, and responsible citizens. Additionally, SIG SAUER is the premier provider of elite firearms instruction and tactical training at the SIG SAUER Academy. Headquartered in Newington, New Hampshire, SIG SAUER has over 3,200 employees across twelve locations in three states. For more information about the company and product line visit:

Position Summary:
Provide Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) programming and machining/quality expertise in support of daily production and continuous improvement activities. Must be a self-starting and highly motivated team player, with the ability to communicate and interact with manufacturing, engineering and quality to provide support at all levels to satisfy our product, quality and on time delivery.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Understand and apply the principle that the CMM programming group is a service department, and their primary duty is to assist the factory floor in a supportive function.
  • Work closely at all times and assist the CNC programming group, engineers, quality leadership and quality inspectors in a CMM technical support /training role.
  • For assigned products, work with available resources (programmers and equipment), ensuring production stops are at an absolute minimum.
  • Edit and prove out existing CMM programs on lower level less complex and minor issues or discrepancies, mainly on the production floor, using Zeiss Calypso software from 3D solid-models and 2D drawings as per instructions of senior level CMM programmers.
  • Successfully set up each and every different CMM with minimum supervision.
  • Be on call on a short notice to step in and run production as needed, for assigned parts.
  • Perform surface plate layout and inspection using conventional measurement equipment (micro-height, comparator, sine plates, height stands, etc..) as required for production or operational needs.
  • Audit database of proven CMM programs for production and communicate with Level II or III programmers to update, correct or verify programs.
  • Ability to perform basic math calculations (including geometry and trigonometry) to prove out part dimensions.
  • Utilize available resources to ensure CMM programs are available before production begins, including: First Articles (FA’s), revisions, and new product launches.
  • Utilize available resources to ensure CMM programs are available prior to production, regardless of originator, including: First Articles (FA’s), revisions, and new product launches.
  • Utilize available resources to develop CMM programs when gaging is not readily available for production or to assist Metrology on inspecting gages in support of regular production.
  • Maintain open communication between the CMM group and your immediate supervisor / make suggestions and recommendations for improvements.
  • Work with other departments in the completion of CMM related project work related to continuous improvement (eg, gage R&R’s, quality MSA’s, Equator integration).
Secondary Responsibilities:
  • Maintain continuity among work shifts through documentation and communication.
  • Basic understanding and application of problem solving and quality fundamentals, including root cause analysis; process control and variation reduction (eg, six-sigma); and lean principles including 5S and Visual Management.
Education and/or Experience:
  • Minimum 1-3 years’ experience as a CMM Programmer using Zeiss Calypso software with 3-5 years’ experience as a Quality inspector, including surface plate layout work.
*Will be working toward improving and developing skills consistent with a Level II programmer. *A minimum of 320 hours programming time will be required for a CMM programmer I to eligible to be sent for the Basic Zeiss training certification.
  • Can effectively program Zeiss articulating and fixed head CMMs, including set-up, and prove out, with minimal supervision.
  • Able to read and interpret technical drawings per ASME Y14.5M-2009 and otherwise have a working knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T).
  • Effective communication skills, and the ability to work with others in a team environment.
  • High School or GED Diploma required and BS / AS degree in mechanical, manufacturing, quality or other engineering discipline preferred.
  • Basic office computer skills, including MS Word, Excel, and MRP systems (eg, Oracle).
Working Conditions
  • Able to lift up to 25 lbs.
  • Maintains safe operations by adhering to safety procedures and regulations. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is a requirement and must be used and followed per company policies and procedures.

SIG SAUER, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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$64k-78k (estimate)









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$500M - $1B



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