PDQ Workholding Inc.

Responsibility: Inspect fixtures using the CMM and determine actions needed to get the fixture within engineering specifications. Creates inspection report for customer validation.

Job Duties

  • Interpret fixture inspection drawing and write CMM program using Calypso
  • Identify possible inspection issues and collaborate with engineering on inspection strategy
  • Program offline using 3D model before fixture is ready for inspection
  • Operate forklift to move fixtures into inspection area
  • Operate overhead crane to load fixtures onto CMM
  • Mount fixtures to CMM surface plates ensuring that mating surfaces are clean
  • Inspect fixture in CNC mode using Zeiss CMM
  • Evaluate out-of-tolerance characteristics on CMM report and remove fixture details to determine root cause
  • Operate surface grinder to remove material from dial-in shims and get out-of-tolerance characteristics within tolerance
  • Use micrometers, calipers and optical comparator when features are unable to be checked using the CMM
  • Create a inspection report that can be sent to customers and is easy to understand
  • Assist tool makers with inspections of individual details prior to final inspection
  • Write CMM programs for short-run prototype jobs
  • Data entry for statistical analysis on prototype jobs
  • Identify visual defects and quality issues
  • Must be unbiased in approach to inspection results
  • Keep work area clean and organized


  • Previous experience with operating Coordinate Measurement Machine, Zeiss/Calypso experience is a plus
  • Experience with MS office applications
  • Must be a team player and work well with others in process development, corrective action and problem solving
  • Must enjoy a fast-paced manufacturing environment, results, oriented and self-motivated
  • Committed to continuous improvement principles
  • Ability to effectively handle multiple activities simultaneously and successfully
  • Must be able to properly use quality gages – Micrometers, calipers, optical comparators, height gauges, indicators, etc.
  • Ability to identify and make quality determination for visual defects
  • Excellent Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Extensive experience in tool and die and/or machining
  • Strong knowledge of products
  • Have the ability and skill to teach employees as required
  • Have to ability to stand for long periods of time and lift 50-100 pounds consistently
  • Detail Oriented


  • $25-32 /hr
  • Flexible schedule and overtime, first shift hours
  • State of the art equipment and CAD/CAM
  • New multi axis milling & turning machines
  • Climate controlled shop
  • Flexible schedule and overtime, first shift hours
  • Monthly bonuses (after 90 days of employment)
  • Health, life, dental, and short term disability insurance offered
  • Paid time off (after 90 days of employment)
  • 401k and employer match (after 90 days of employment)

To apply for this job please visit www.pdqwh.com.