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Caterpillar, Inc. Quality Engineer (CMM Programmer) in San Antonio, Texas

Career Area:

Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Job Description:

What matters most to you? Is it being part of a strong team? Supporting your family? Solving global problems? You can do these and more at Caterpillar; where your work enables progress around the globe and you contribute to meaningful work. Together, we can build what matters!

The Industrial Power Systems Division currently has an opening for a Quality Engineer in San Antonio, TX. In this role, you will primarily provide CMM Programming and GD&T expertise while supporting the Quality Managem e nt System within the assi g ned machining facility, by provid i ng expert i se and adv i c e o n pro d ucti o n or prod u ct proble m s fed b ack from both internal and exter n al c u stom e rs. T o co n d u c t investigati o ns, a nalys e s information and f a cilitate teams deali n g with issu e s /pro j ec t s ass o ciat e d with r e soluti o n of quality proble m s.


The main purpose of this position is to Program and maintain CMM machines and troubleshoot minor mechanical and PCDMIS programming issues. Provide CMM statistical data to Manufacturing Engineering, Product Engineering, and Operations. Provide SPC data to Engineering, Operations and Quality Teams to maintain optimal operations of all machining processes. Increase capability of Inspection Lab employees by acting as a mentor and trainer in all matters of inspection, both CMM and manual.

R e sp o ns i ble for Quality Assur a n c e in as sig n ed are a s, includ i ng pr o duct test p r oc edures and sp e c ifica t ions, p e rform i ng audi t s , improve m ents o f prod u cts rel i ability and c u stom e r sat i sfaction throu g h support of the CPS (Cater p illar Production System), NPI (New Produ c t Introduct i on) and CPI (Continuous Product Improvem e nt) pr o gr a ms.

Deve l o p pla n s and tools that a re us e d to impl e ment or sup p ort glo b al quality systems or related process i . e. Cost of Poor Quality, APQP, PPAP, quality certifications, MQ11005 and MQ1 2 005 e t c. Implementation of MQ1 20 05 will a l so a l ign with the cor p orate re qu irem e nts of the s u ccessful implementation of APQP (Advanced Product Quality Plann i ng) and PPAP (Production Part Approval Process) tools.

W o rk with all employ e es to improve q u a l ity practices i n their process e s thr o ugh q uality man n er such as daily co ac hing, tr a ck i ng CQI (Contin u ous Q uality Improv e ment) proj e c ts & Sc o r e c ard, pr ov iding quality su p p o rt if any poor r e sults o r ne g ative tren d s o c c u r, deve l o p ing IQC tra i n i ng p r ogra m s, providi n g tra i ning co ur s e s of q u ality specif i c a tions to emp l oyees, con du c t i ng int e rnal quality audits, facilitating m ana g em e nt reviews, etc.

Implem e nt the Idea Gen e ra t i on Pr o c e ss a nd C o rrective and Prevent iv e action pr o c e s ses by clarifying a nd verifying a ll ideas with related p e rso n s and spot c h eck, explain the validation re a s o n s, and encourage all employe e s to make con t r i butio n s to achieve z e ro d e fect in operations.

Pro a ctive in developing qu ality related control met h o d ologi e s a n d systems s u ch as Cost of Quality co n trol co m pan y wide. E n co ur age the imp le men t ation of the est a blish e d s y ste m s. Analyze a nd solve pr o ble m s occurr i ng d u ri n g implem e ntati o n.

Actively support 5S/Lean Manufactur i ng / Class A and SAP and ongoing support, to help a rea ow ners set up g oals a nd int e grate 5S/L ea n Manuf a c tur i ng Pr a c tic e s with Inter n al Quality C e rtification system thro u gh sta n d a rd iz ation and d ocumentati o n.

Basic Requirements:

5 years of CMM programming experience specifically using PCDMIS

5 years of CMM operations experience

Expert in reading and interpreting engineering prints

Expert in application of GD&T methodology

Expert in methods of manually gaging machine parts.

Minimum 5 years working in a machine shop environment: either in a Quality, Engineering, or Operations compacity.

Advanced use of Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Power Point, Excel)

Top Candidates Will Also Have:

Level 1,2, or 3 PCDMIS Certifications

Diesel Engine assembly or machining experience

Understanding of application of Lean Manufacturing Principles

DMAIC Problem Solving Experience

No relocation for this position.

This employer is not currently hiring foreign national applicants that require or will require sponsorship tied to specific employe r , such as H, L, TN, F , J, E, O. As a global compan y , Caterpillar o f fers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at ww w .caterpilla r .com/careers

EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals - Including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.

There’s more to work at Caterpillar than just the work itself. We hire smart, friendly people and it shows in our culture. We hold ourselves to high standards and make sure our values of integrity, excellence, teamwork, commitment and sustainability come to life in the way we work. We make sure our employees feel continuously challenged while also supported. We provide professional growth opportunities, including leadership programs. We celebrate the diversity of our team, while also working together as one Caterpillar.

Our culture, like everything at our company, is made possible by each employee’s contribution. Person by person, we create the environment we work in, and we are proud of the Caterpillar we’ve built.