Quality Control Inspector - CMM
Natick, MA 
Posted 22 days ago
Job Description
Job Description

The Company: Cognex

As the world leader in the fast-paced machine vision industry, Cognex is changing how companies bring their products to market: from electric vehicles to medical supplies to smartphones, manufacturers across the globe depend on Cognex to ensure their products are safe and defect-free.

With over $800 million of cash in the bank and no debt, we are a financially strong company with a fast-paced, creative, and quirky culture. We embody the company motto of "Work Hard, Play Hard, Move Fast" from ultimate frisbee tournaments to skydiving team outings to Halloween costume contests.

The role

  • The Quality Control Inspector reports directly to the Quality Control Engineering Manager. This position manages the gauge calibration program for the facility. Responsible for the CMM programming. Coordinates first article inspection and general inspection of components per engineering specifications.

Job Responsibilities

  • Create and maintain CMM Programs

  • Perform first article/PPAP inspections

  • Manage the gauge calibration program of Cognex's operations

  • Work with Supplier Quality to manage and maintain NPI incoming inspection program

  • Work cross-functionally with Manufacturing and Product Engineering on troubleshooting and projects as required

  • Support with root cause investigation of internal issues and customer complaints as needed

  • Perform gage R&R studies on new and existing gauges as needed

  • Conduct internal audits per schedule & support 3rd party quality audits as needed

  • Provide training in the use of the CMM and inspection instruments as needed

  • Ensure product entering NPI meets the design requirements by confirming dimensional characteristics, visual/cosmetic attributes, functional operation and supporting documentation review

  • Manage NPI quarantine & quality inspection inventory received in from suppliers

  • Support to develop procedures, maintain quality systems and metrics

  • Perform other duties and tasks as directed by the Quality Control Engineering Manager

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Good communication skills

  • 3+ Years CMM machine programming experience

  • 3+ years of experience managing a calibration program

  • 3+ years of experience completing first article inspection reports

  • Ability to gather, analyze measurement data and reporting

  • Must be proficient in blueprint reading, basic measurement tools and devices

  • Proficient with PC-DMIS CMM Software programming


  • High School diploma as a minimum

  • Associates or technical degree preferred

  • Certified Quality Technician or Inspector preferred

Additional Job Description

Equal Employment Opportunity

Cognex is an equal opportunity employer. Cognex evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
3+ years
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