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CMM Mechanical Inspector, Pryor, OK ID#17047

Cherokee Nation Aerospace & Defense is a contract manufacturer and integrator of electro-mechanical assemblies, including distribution, kitting and the manufacturing of cable and wire harness assemblies. The CNAD manufacturing team is experienced with projects that require expertise in medium to complex integration of ground support, test, flight hardware and armament systems. CNAD is ISO9000:2000 and AS 9100 certified and can serve as a prime contractor on Department of Defense contracts or as a sub-contractor to large aerospace primes. CNAD has the unique ability to team with other Cherokee owned tribal companies or partner with other companies to accommodate large complex contract opportunities. Wholly owned by the Cherokee Nation, CNAD is part of the Cherokee Nation Businesses family of companies.


The CMM inspector develops/writes CMM programs to check manufactured mechanical parts.  Feedback is provided back to production and supervisor following inspection results.  Programming includes development of both first piece inspection programs and production inspection plans.  Inspection of manufactured mechanical parts is expected as necessary based on production demand.


Includes the following (Other duties may be assigned):

  • Reads and interprets inspection or test instructions, product drawings, manuals, Manual Process Instructions, Quality Assurance Procedures, Process Control Documents, Mil-Specs, and Statement of Work, etc.
  • Determines acceptability of material and/or product from interpretations of customers drawings and specifications and industry standards.
  • Performs material handling of material and product in compliance with internal and external procedures.
  • Interacts with customer representatives and auditors.
  • Proofs and reviews Quality documents relating to inspection requirements and customer requirements.
  • Completes and maintains all necessary documents required for the job assignment.



No Supervisory responsibility. Medium assignments received in broad terms with time lines and objectives set.


High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and three years experience in programming and operating a CMM in a manufacturing environment.  


  • Ability to read and understand: Specifications, job orders, Bill of Materials, and work instructions.
  • Following and completion of inspection documentation.
  • Ability to communicate quality non-conformance verbally and effectively present information to supervisor, support staff, production staff and co-workers.
  • Must be able to write clear, concise procedures and work instructions.
  • Must be able to perform tests and inspections.
  • Working knowledge of ISO 9001/2008 and AS9100 quality system requirements required.
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing and 5S prefererred.
  • Strong GD&T interpretation and measurement abilities.
  • Must have knowledge/experience with the following: basic ship math, basic geometry, measurement systems, variable gages, measurement scales, angle measurement instruments, calibrations systems, blueprints and engineering drawings, inspection planning, identification of non-conforming material, nonconformance levels of severity.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Strong organizational skills, time management, ability to multi-task and is action oriented
  • Self directed requiring minimal supervision, urgency, and attention to detail and problem solving.
  • Experience using various measuring devices (Calipers, Micrometers, Fixtures, etc.)Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, drawings and technical descriptions.
  • Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions.
  • Database software, word processing software, and spreadsheet software, Interpersonal skills; telephone skills; patience; problem solving skills; attention to detail; organization skills; accuracy; time management; basic computer skills
  • Six-Sigma and Lean Manufacturing experience a plus
  • ASQ certification a plus


Moderate sound (e.g., business office with office machines and computers, people traffic), some outdoor weather conditions and all routine job tasks inherent in position; the ability to stand and walk one-third to two-third of the time; the ability to talk or hear; use hands to finger, handle or feel; close vision; color vision; depth perception and ability to correct and adjust focus.

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