CMM Lead Inspector

Location : Littlehampton, West Sussex, England
Job Ref : MS208
Consultant : Molly Smith
Sector : Engineering, Manufacturing
Salary : £30k - 38k per year + DOE


MS208 – CMM Lead Inspector 

Location: Littlehampton, West Sussex

£30,000 – £38,000 per annum DOE

First Military Recruitment are currently supporting our client in the search for a Lead Inspector & CMM Programmer.

This will be an excellent opportunity to join a highly experienced, award-winning team working at the forefront of technology.

Our client is keen to offer opportunities to Ex-Military personnel, but all applications will be considered.

Duties and Responsibilities of a Lead Inspector & CMM Programmer:

  • Lead all inspection actives within the Machining Metrology Department to ensure high quality conforming components.
  • Create offline CMM programs to qualify complex geometry close tolerance components.
  • Accurately measure products using a CMM and manually handheld measurement tools including height gauges, vernier’s and shadow graphs.
  • Communicate effectively with machining team inspection results and deviations from product drawings.
  • In this role, you will most importantly need to be confident in your ability and decision making to sign off products.
  • Liaise with customers and the engineering team to fully understand the product inspection requirements.
  • Create quality documentation including First Article Inspection, ISIR and critical dimensions reports to customer specifications.
  • Work to ISO 9001:2015 quality management systems, performing internal audits and driving continuous improvement throughout the inspection department.
  • Be adaptable to operating within a fast-paced machine shop and inspection environment as team player.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of working to ISO 9001: 2015 quality managements systems and promoting continuous improvement. We be greatly interested to hear from candidates with either AS9100 rev D or ISO/TS 16949 as well.
  • Experience creating offline CMM programming and inspecting complex geometry, tight tolerance components.
  • Background of mechanical biased engineering within an inspection department using modern CMM technology and manual handheld equipment tools such as verniers, micrometres etc.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to interact with internal team and external customers.


  • 22 days holiday + Bank Holiday.
  • Overtime is available at 1.5x hourly rate.

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