at Honda (U.S.)

Date Posted: 4/16/2021

Job Description

Honda Aero, Inc. in Burlington, NC is looking for a Quality Inspector/CMM Programmer.  This person is responsible for coordinating and performing all quality oriented tasks associated with precision measurement inspection to ensure aircraft engine parts, sub-assemblies, major assemblies, and installations are built to type design and meet the requirements of the Quality Management system.

  • Responsible for receiving, in-process and final inspection of parts, assemblies, accessories, and materials for conformance to specifications using precision measuring instruments and devices.
  • Performs dimensional inspection layouts using Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM), height gages, calipers, micrometers, surface roughness and profile measurement equipment, optical comparator, and other conventional inspection tools.
  • Reads and interprets complicated blueprints, specifications, and other technical data, including, QA procedures and instructions, customer and vendor specifications.
  • Develops work instructions for all methods of inspections.
  • Develops CMM programs for inspection, including simulation of program, first piece trial, and performance of repeatability trials and independent comparison for validation.
  • Evaluates results of inspections, including to identify causes of rejects due to erroneous inspection, and follows-through with appropriate corrective actions.
  • Provide feedback to engineering, manufacturing and suppliers, as required.
  • Completes documentation for results of inspection, including general work orders, first article inspections, and documentation of nonconforming conditions.
  • Administers software updates to CMMs and other inspection equipment and executes software validation tests to verify revision changes of software used for product acceptance.
  • Responsible to monitor daily tasks of Precision Measurement Area and provide feedback to supervisor regarding status and other associate’s performance.
  • Responsible to train other associates in proper measurement techniques, from surface plate layouts to CMM to specific/special measurement equipment.
  • Responsible to manage user securities and ‘manager’ level accounts for inspection equipment with software.


  • Associate degree in inspection, or applicable work experience
  • Minimum of five (5) years of aerospace inspection experience, with experience using a variety of equipment for dimensional inspection
  •  Familiarity and ability to program using Zeiss Calypso, including Curve and FreeForm is required
  • Familiarity and ability to program using Zeiss BladePro is a plus
  • Familiarity with Mitutoyo FORMTRACEPAK is a plus


  • Possesses extensive knowledge and understanding of surface plate layout, gauges, CMMs, specifications, procedures
  • Knowledge and understanding of industrial manufacturing processes and techniques
  • Advanced Blueprint reading skills for interpretation of drawings, notes, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) tolerances and symbols
  • Strong working knowledge of GD&T with respect to inspection and part set-up for inspection
  • Good working knowledge of statistics and metrics
  • Strong ability to problem solve inspections through different set-ups and comparative techniques
  • Extensive knowledge of inspection and control methods, techniques and documentation. 
  • Knowledge of continuous improvement and experience implementing lean manufacturing

Job Related Specific Skills:

  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office products, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to use ERP/MRP systems
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills and the ability to communicate these concepts in written and oral formats
  • Demonstrates strong communication and customer (both internal and external) interface skills
  • Strong project management skills and the ability to coordinate resources and priorities
  • Ability to work and interact with departments both internal and external to the organizatio
  • Ability to work alone or in a team environment with minimal instructions

Physical Requirements/Work Conditions

  • Climate-controlled laboratory environment precision measurement
  • Jet engine assembly and test cell environment
  • The performance of this position routinely requires exposure to the manufacturing areas where under certain areas require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses with side shields, mandatory hearing protection and safety shoes
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: North Carolina
  • Job Type: Other
  • Experience: At least 5 year(s)
  • Date Posted: 4/16/2021

About Us

Honda opened its first U.S. operations in 1959. Since then, the company has grown to directly employ more than 32,000 associates in North America who are responsible for the design, manufacturing and sales and distribution of not just Honda and Acura vehicles, but also power products, ATVs, motorcycles and even jets. The experience, focus and dedication of this team has led to countless product awards for product quality and dependability throughout the years.

Honda has remained committed to continued growth in North America. The company invested more than $1 billion in its manufacturing operations in 2012. While Honda celebrated 30 years of auto production in North America in 2012, the company's seven auto plants combined to produce nearly 1.7 million vehicles - a new record for this region.

Honda is built on realizing the dreams of individuals, reinforced by the global slogan "Power of Dreams." We are always looking for bright, ambitious associates who are open to new ideas, embrace individual respect, and have a strong commitment to improving society and the environment. We offer competitive compensation and benefits, which may include:

  • Comprehensive Health Care Plans
  • Pre-Tax Spending Account
  • Competitive Retirement Plans
  • Paid Holidays/ Paid Time Off
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Product Purchase and Lease Programs
  • Volunteer Community Involvement Programs
  • Educational Reimbursement Program
  • Vehicle Safety Training Program
  • Credit Union Membership

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