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Transcat, Inc. CMM Programmer in Aurora, Colorado

Position Description

Operates, maintains and programs Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMM), 3D Vision System, Single Axis Measuring device and various hand-tools to perform the following duties.

Major Areas of Responsibility

  • Reads blueprints, GD&T symbology and apply principles to determine dimensions, tolerance specifications and proper setup for selected customer equipment.

  • Able to setup and orientate customer items on various measuring equipment in order to utilize fewest setups as possible for an efficient inspection process.

  • Repeats process to cover all sections of customer items

  • Compares recorded measurements to blueprint dimensions and tolerances and notifies specified persons of discrepancies.

  • Will perform these functions within a laboratory setting

  • Other duties as assigned

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Basic understanding of CMM Operation/Programming

    X,Y,Z axis Vectors Cartesian coordinats Polar coordinates Part Set-ups
  • Alignments

    Datum 3-2-1 Offset planes and lines Translating origins
  • Blueprint Reading/Interpretation

  • Basic understanding of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

Education and Experience

Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school plus one year related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education/training and experience


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Works well in group problem solving situations.

Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.

Interpersonal Skills - Listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.

Oral Communication - Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions. Participates in meetings.

Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.

Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

Diversity – Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; promotes a harassment-free environment

Ethics – Treats people with respect; upholds organizational values

Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures

Motivation – Sets and achieves challenging goals; demonstrates persistence and can overcome obstacles; takes calculated risks to accomplish objectives

Planning/Organization – Consulting with supervisory or appropriate management personnel when necessary; prioritizes and plans work; uses time effectively; sets goals and objectives

Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibilities for own actions; follows through on commitments

Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality

Quantity – Meets productivity standards; completes work in a timely manner

Safety/Security – Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly

Adaptability – Manages completing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events

Attendance/Punctuality – Consistently at work and on time, ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time

Dependability – Follows instructions; responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan

Initiative – Volunteers readily; undertakes self-development activities; seeks increased responsibilities; take independent actions and calculated risks; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; asks for and offers help when needed

Innovation – Displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work; develops innovative approaches and ideas; presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others attention


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively with customers or employees of organization.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Internet software and Transcat internal systems including the sales and order processing systems.

Physical Demands

These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions.

While performing the responsibilities of the job, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is often required to sit and use their hands and fingers, to handle tools and equipment. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Occasionally will be required to lift upwards of 75lbs

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to risk of electrical shock. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status

ID: 2020-1430

External Company Name: Transcat, Inc.

External Company URL:

Street: 3251 Lewiston Street