Cedar Springs, MI 49319
Pridgeon & Clay Grand Rapids,MI
*/**** – Present
R&D CMM Programmer
Operate a White Light Scanner using ATOS software for inspection of prototype parts, production run parts, CNC run parts, die sections, test parts and more. Perform scans for various fields to provide variable data, section cuts and reverse engineering. Perform scans for laser operation buyoff and reporting of data to customers for parts made at P&C. Also operated a Faro Arm using CAM2x measuring software for inspection of said parts above. Responsible for all record keeping of inspections performed and maintaining CAD files. Currently operating and programming a Romer arm using PCDMIS Portable Software for part inspection of P&C builds for approval and reporting to customers. Also using Checkmate software for programming the CMM, using Checkmate for fit & analysis and part analysis and reporting to customers. Also using Checkmate for approval of parts off of one of our two 5-axis lasers.
Direct Tooling Group, Wayland, MI
7/2007 - 7/2008
Operated and programmed a Brown & Sharpe CMM using PC-DMIS Software doing Fixture Layouts, Part Layouts and Capability Studies. Performed layouts to blueprints and CAD models for dies produced within the company. Also responsible for overseeing the part quality as parts were ran for the customers. Maintained and created part and fixture files for ISO compliance.
MetroCal Inc., Kentwood, MI
10/2002 - 7/2007
Operated and programmed CMM using Virtual DMIS Software. Utilized the CMM for Part Layouts, Capability Studies, Gage R's and Gage R&R's. Performed Layouts using blueprints and CAD for various customers in the fields of automotive, furniture, aerospace and medical. Responsible for maintaining records from Layouts, Fixture Layouts, Gage R's & R&R's. Also communicating with customers concerning the work being performed for them. Also performed measurements on various measuring instruments and devices for the Calibration Lab within MetroCal.
Jedco Inc., Grand Rapids, MI
10/2001 - 10/2002
Operated and programmed CMM using Virtual DMIS software. Performed Layouts using blueprints and CAD for parts produced in the facility. All parts were made for the aerospace industry. Also performed in-process inspections for production parts using micrometers calipers, height gage and other measuring devices for part approval.
Center Mfg., Byron Center, MI
6/1991 - 5/2001
Started as a press operator for 4 years then was a floor inspector for 2 years then advanced to a CMM Operator. Operated and programmed a Starrett CMM using Apogee Software. Performed part Layouts, fixture layouts,capability studies and Gage R's. Responsible for the calabration of all measuring equipment within the company, performing the calabration yourself or having it outsourced to an accredited company. Responsible for creating and maintaining all records for layouts, Gage R's,Gage R&R's, fixture layouts and all calibrations. Also responsible for quality help on the production floor when needed.
Hopkins High School, Hopkins, Michigan
9/1986 - 6/1990
Allegan County Vocational Center, Allegan, MI
Blueprint reading course and Mechanical Desktop course.
Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, MI
Took an Excel class and GD&T course.
Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI