CMM Programmer

United States of America
SWU Tulsa
Full Time



With more than 120 operations and approximately 20,000 employees worldwide, Precision Castparts Corp. is the market leader in manufacturing large, complex structural investment castings, airfoil castings, forged components, aerostructures and highly engineered, critical fasteners for aerospace applications. In addition, we are the leading producer of airfoil castings for the industrial gas turbine market. We also manufacture extruded seamless pipe, fittings, and forgings for power generation and oil & gas applications; commercial and military airframe aerostructures; and metal alloys and other materials for the casting and forging industries. With such critical applications, we insist on quality and dependability – not just in the materials and products we make, but in the people we recruit.

PCC is relentless in its dedication to being a high-quality, low-cost and on-time producer; delivering the highest value to its customers while continually pursuing strategic, profitable growth.

In 2016, Berkshire Hathaway, led by Chairman and CEO Warren E. Buffett, acquired Precision Castparts Corp.

Southwest United Industries Tulsa operates from a 100,000 square feet modern and well-maintained facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Former headquarters for Southwest United Industries (prior to acquisition), the site offers single source metal finishing for newly manufactured parts and for repair and overhaul applications.

Services include:

  • Anodizing
  • Non-Destructive Testing
  • Painting
  • Plating
  • Shot Peening
  • Thermal Spray
  • Machining/Grinding


Southwest United Industries was acquired by Precision Castparts Corp. in December, 2012.

For the past 70 years the vision of Southwest United Industries has remained consistent; "To be the best full-service, single-source, metal finishing company in North America."

Position Summary:

We’re looking for an experienced Zeiss CMM Programmer who will use Calypso software. Candidates must have experience using Zeiss machines and demonstrate expert understanding of Geometric Dimension and Tolerancing (GD&T) methods per ASME 14.5. They will also demonstrate expert level blueprint reading and manufacturing/inspection related math skills and the ability to program Coordinate Measuring Machines/Scanners (CMM). This individual may be expected to provide leadership and assistance to lower level inspectors, train others how to use the CMM machine and provide input on creating new inspection processes. Typically requires 5+ years of experience.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop CMM programs from parts and drawings
  • Create mechanical inspection processe and procedures.
  • Work safely under functional safety guidelines such as PPE and equipment interaction
  • Proper management of PPE is required including:         
    • Use of the type of PPE required for the particular work task(s).
    • Proper disposal of used PPE to work center containers.
    • Proper transfer of work center containers to the correct Hazardous Waste Storage location.
  • Oversee daily CMM functions
  • Define, establish, and implement the CMM program to ensure Company personnel are using the CMM properly to meet internal and customer requirements.
  • Train shop personnel on the proper care and use of the CMM and tools.
  • Perform internal audits.
  • Assist the Quality Inspectors as needed
  • Manage and ensure CMM readings are accurate.
  • Continuously seek to improve efficiencies with the CMM machine.
  • Other duties as assigned


Required Skills:


  • Proven analytical, problem solving, and process improvement ability
  • CMM programming using Calypso software
  • Advanced competencies in mechanical inspection techniques
  • Ability to create diagrams and work instruction from inspection processes
  • Computer proficiency in required software (MS Suite, CATIA, Solidworks, AutoCad, etc.)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to collaborate with all levels of management
  • Able to work productively and independently


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

This requisition is closed to applications.