CMM Programmer/Quality Inspector

Sidus Space
Cape Canaveral, FL
Added: April 4, 2024
Job Description

Note: This position will work second shift, 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm.

The vision at Sidus is to make space accessible to everyone by increasing the viability of low-cost access to space. At Sidus, our whole is greater than the sum of our parts. The Sidus team is made up of highly talented individuals, each contributing their own experience, knowledge, skills, and ideas. It is our team that sets us apart from our competition and makes our mission of Bringing Space Down to Earth™.

At Sidus we treat each day like it’s Day One. We operate with a sense of urgency; we are customer obsessed, always learning and constantly evolving. Join our team and be a part of something great!

Job Summary

The 2nd Shift CMM Programmer/Quality Inspector is responsible for the programming and operation of Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMM) using PC-DMIS software as well as inspection of complex tight tolerance Aerospace manufactured parts.

This position is expected to be 100% onsite. The selected candidate will be required to work onsite in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities

  • Inspect, test, or measure materials, products, installations, or work for conformance to specifications and Customer requirements utilizing best method of inspection (CMM and/or manual inspection methods).
  • Submits of out of tolerance conditions to Customer and/or in-house Engineering support.
  • Program CMM’s utilizing Customer drawing and model requirements.
  • Mechanical inspection of products to verify conformance to drawing and specification requirements.
  • Review work orders or other instructions to determine product specifications or materials requirements.
  • Review drawings or other instructions to determine operational methods or sequences.
  • Assist with Manufacturing to determine Inspection frequency to assure first time quality.
  • Review data and Customer/Industry workmanship standards to determine requirements for inspection and compliance.
  • Correlate and record inspection data to document in required format.
  • Identify items with detail acceptance-rejection status.
  • Notify supervisors or other personnel of production problems.
  • Work closely with CNC machinists to complete inspections and support the team to meet Customer deadlines.
  • Fill out inspection reports describing results and notify appropriate contact of equipment repair of maintenance needs.
  • Compare physical characteristics of materials or products to specifications or standards.
  • Monitor equipment operation to ensure proper functioning and products are not flawed.
  • Clean production equipment.
  • Adhere to all Quality Management Systems standards and procedures
  • Treat all team members with respect and dignity ensuring a collaborative culture is continually developed and maintained.
  • Other duties as assigned**

Required Education And Experience

  • Five (5+) years’ experience in programming and operating CMMs with PC-DIMIS software, or other relevant industry experience
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent. Experience in lieu of education may be considered.
  • Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods, preferred. Knowledge on Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T).
  • Able to use desktop computer to generate spreadsheets, presentations, databases and documents.
  • Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft 365 including Excel, Word, Outlook and Teams.

Desired Skills And Experience

  • Working knowledge of the needs in an AS9100 environment and First Article Inspection (AS9102).
  • Ability to read, interpret and apply various technical data such as prints, specifications and utilize specialized inspection and hand tools.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment,
  • Solution oriented while committed to consistency and process.
  • Ability to work under minimal direction while keeping within the limitations of designated authorities, exercising regular use of good judgment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to be able present information, concepts and proposals with a wide range of audiences at all levels, technical or non-technical individuals both internal and external to the company.
  • Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

Physical Requirements

  • Stationary Work – occasionally exerting up to 20 pounds of force to transport objects, remaining mostly stationary, sometimes requiring moving about the work center on concrete surfaces.
  • Computer Work – daily use of laptop, computer monitor screen, keyboard, and mouse, sometimes utilizing a headset with microphone & speakers.

Travel Requirement

Able to travel <10% of the time.


This position is for the 2nd shift generally working 3:00pm – 11:30pm.

Total Rewards and Perks :

At Sidus Space, we ask a lot of our team members, which is why we give so much in return. In addition to a competitive salary, a Best-in-Class benefit program with a generous employer paid portion as well as a matching 401(k) on Day ONE, we offer a lot of perks, including:

  • Jeans every day
  • Regular onsite food trucks
  • 5 free company t-shirts for Manufacturing Staff or credit to the Company Store
  • Paid Time Off - Up to 4 weeks of vacation, 5 sick days, and 11 paid holidays – 5 of which can be floated
  • Adjustable stand-up desks
  • Employee referral bonus program
  • Educational assistance and professional training opportunities
  • Company golf outings and other social events

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • All candidates selected will be subject to background investigation and drug screen.
  • This position requires access to onsite locations managing Unclassified Naval Nuclear Propulsion Information, which is Not Releasable to Foreign Nationals (NOFORN) data. Therefore, to meet NOFORN requirements, you will have to provide proof of US Citizenship and attest that you do not have dual citizenship.
  • To conform to Export Control Requirement under U.S. Government International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S Person (U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position satisfactorily and, if requested, reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their job, absent undue hardship.

SIDUS SPACE is an Equal Opportunity Employer fostering a respectful work culture based on diversity, equity, and inclusion that values all contributors. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information on “EEO Is the Law,” please visit

Affirmative Action and Disability Accommodation

Applicants wishing to receive information on Sidus Space’ Affirmative Action Plans, or applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application and/or interview process, please contact us at

2nd Shift: 2:00pm-10:30pm