Mechanical Inspector/CMM Programmer

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Posting title
Mechanical Inspector/CMM Programmer

Roles and responsibilities
18 month contract position
W2 with full benefits

Job Description:
JPL’s Mechanical Inspection Group is seeking a Mechanical Inspector who will be responsible for performing the CMM dimensional inspection of machined parts from both internal manufacturing and procured from JPL suppliers for spacecraft assembly. This position will require interfacing with customers to understand and sometimes suggest inspection requirements, managing workload and priorities in inspection queues and documenting/communicating inspection results. This position will conduct moderately complex inspections of space flight hardware and will require programming of CMM using PC DMIS software as well as micrometers, borescopes, height gages, and reporting of non-conformances; identification of inspection techniques improvements and incorporation of best practices in processes; and the assessment of suppliers’ processes and products.
Mechanical Inspectors collaborate with all organizations that design, build, assemble, test, deliver, and operate unprecedented robotic space missions in support of NASA's vision. We are a world-class organization with highly skilled and motivated people that minimize project risk by ensuring hardware is built as intended. We demonstrate technical excellence in hardware quality assurance throughout the project life cycle.

Required Skills:
•Must be a US Citizen or Green Card Holder
•Offer contingent on ability to successfully pass a background check and drug screen
•Typically requires a High School diploma with a minimum of 6 years of related experience or Associates degree with a minimum of 1 year of related experience. Related required training in mechanical hardware inspection practices and advanced knowledge in two or more of the following areas:
•Inspection techniques (non-destructive, electronics, mechanical)
•Applicable policies, procedures, and practices in quality discipline
•Documentation of hardware quality
•Use of drawings and specifications
•Extensive GD&T knowledge
•Programming a CMM using PC DMIS software
•Writing inspection reports and non-conformances.
•Candidate must have demonstrated ability to interact with peers and/or functional partners within the organization, as well as customers external to JPL and may assist less experienced personnel with work assignments. Application of required policies, procedures and practices to resolve a variety of complex procedure will be required, with general supervision for routine work and detailed instructions for new assignments.

Desired Skills:
•Use of drawings and specifications
•Extensive GD&T knowledge
•Programming a CMM using PC DMIS software

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