CMM Programmer

Wabtec Corporation

Plattsburgh, NY


Position summary

Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions and value-added services for freight and transit rail. Drawing on nearly four centuries of collective experience across Wabtec, GE Transportation and Faiveley Transport, the company has unmatched digital expertise, technological innovation, and world-class manufacturing and services, enabling the digital-rail-and-transit ecosystems. Wabtec is focused on performance that drives progress, creating transportation solutions that move and improve the world. Wabtec has approximately 27,000 employees in facilities throughout the world. Visit the company’s new website at:

It’s not just about your career… or your job title…it’s about who you are and the impact you are going to make on the world. Do you want to go into uncharted waters…do things that haven’t been done to make yours and someone else's life better? Wabtec has been doing that for decades and we will continue to do so! Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, Wabtec delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

CMM & Vision System PROGRAMMER

Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Create, develop, edit, and implement new CMM programs on complex part applications using Zeiss Calypso software from 3D solid-models and 2D drawings
  • Create, develop, edit, and implement new vision system programs on complex part applications using OGP MeasureFit software from 2D drawings
  • Audit, implement, and revise programs as needed for continuous improvement.
  • Work closely with engineering and Quality when performing FA inspections to maintain best practices and achieve better results
  • Use critical thinking techniques for problem solving
  • Develop best practice and a lean process as a continuous CMM/vision program improvement, including naming convention, file network allocation, and shop auto run set up
  • Maintain safe operations by adhering to safety procedures and regulations. “PPE” (Personal Protective Equipment) is a requirement and must be used and followed per company policies and procedures
  • Ability to continuously improve and learn new software and different equipment 

Education and Experience Required:

  • 5+ years’ experience as a CMM Programmer using Zeiss Calypso software with 5-10 years’ experience as a Quality Inspector

  • GD&T ASME Y14.5-2009 knowledge, with ability to read and interpret technical drawings per those specifications

  • Zeiss Basic training required, and advanced training preferred; must be able to effectively program, set-up, and prove out with minimal supervision, Zeiss articulating, scanning, and fixed head coordinate measurement machines

  • Ability to perform surface plate layout work to verify CMM measurements using conventional measurement equipment (micro-height, comparator, sine plates, height stands, etc.)

  • Effective communication skills, and the ability to work with others in a team environment

  • Familiarity with Six Sigma problem solving and quality fundamentals

  • Blueprint reading required


  • ASQ Certification
  • High School or GED Diploma required; technical college or secondary training in a quality discipline preferred

All salaried new hires must be fully vaccinated or be willing to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by date of hire to be considered for U.S.-based job, where permitted by applicable law and subject to requests for accommodation. Fully vaccinated means 14 days have elapsed since receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or 14 days since receiving the one dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Wabtec Corporation is committed to taking on the world’s toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that commitment we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world’s brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles…people like you! Wabtec Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or protected Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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About the company

Industry: Industrial: Equipment Manufacturing

At Wabtec, we are in the business of realizing potential. Our employees are the architects of the future. Go just about anywhere and you’ll find us. If you want to move and improve the world, start here.