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CMM Operator

Job Number:  27486
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Formet Industries
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

St. Thomas, ON, CA



Job Number: 27486 
Group: Cosma International  
Division: Formet Industries 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: St. Thomas 



Group Description

Cosma provides a comprehensive range of body, chassis and engineering solutions to global customers. Through our robust product engineering, outstanding tooling capabilities and diverse process expertise, we continue to bring lightweight and innovative products to market.


Company Introduction

Formet is one of the largest manufacturing employers in Southwestern Ontario producing body and chassis components for assembly plants across North America. Our 1.1 million square foot facility features industry-leading hydroforming, roll-forming, hot-stamping, robotic assembly and post-assembly coating processes. At Formet, we take care of each other and live by the motto “One Team. One Formet.”

Position Summary

The CMM Technician is responsible to operate the coordinate measuring machines and to carry out a wide variety of duties in respect to maintaining the accuracy of our “master” measuring tools with a positive cooperative attitude supporting both the department and departmental leadership. CMM Technicians are expected to facilitate solutions and possess excellent listening, communication, problem solving and organizational skills.

Recommended Qualifications

 Post-secondary education or equivalent.
 Must have experience running CMM programs or equivalent Coordinate Machine programming experience.
 Knowledge of AutoCAD or equivalent.
 Exposure to Quality Assurance systems and requirements an asset.

Core Competencies

 Interpersonal skills.
 Communication skills.
 Problem solving / Trouble shooting.
 Computer skills.
 Business Operating System
 Quality System
 Customer Specific Requirements.
 Manufacturing process.
 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing.
 Measure equipment and Metrology protocols.
 IATF 16949.
 Working as a member of a team or individually.
 Basic knowledge of LK.
 Fixture construction guidelines.
 AIAG Core Tools - MSA

Duties & Responsibilities

 Perform all duties and promote themselves in a manner that reflects Formet Expectations and
Formet’s Visions/Values through Magna’s Employee Charter.
 Follow and abide by all government, Legal, Magna and Formet rules and regulations.
 Contribute to continuous improvement and cost reduction activities.
 Take initiative to follow through on completion of tasks/projects.
 Demonstrate a sense of urgency to achieve results.
 Operate CMMs to ensure accuracy for correlations and other activities.
 Operate overhead cranes.
 Ensure all gauges and fixtures are maintained and certified.
 Perform capability / reliability studies.
 Support all special projects (i.e. SMR’s, Prototype, Repair).
 Provide support to Perceptron Technicians to resolve dimensional and gauge related issues.
 Provide support to all departments to resolve dimensional related issues.
 Perform other duties as designated.


Shift: Rotating every 2 weeks between days, afternoons and nights

  • Overtime after 40 hours per week.
  • Shift premiums of $0.75/hour (afternoons) and $1.25/hour (nights)
  • 2 weeks of paid vacation (3 weeks after 3 years) + 3 Personal Paid Holidays (PPH) + 2 half days.
  • Medical and Dental Coverage.
  • Plant wide Incentive Program – based on a number of factors, all members of our team receive an Incentive Bonus, if requirements are met. 
  • Magna Profit Sharing.
  • Matched GRRSP.
  • Company paid life insurance and AD&D coverage.
  • Educational Assistance program.
  • Subsidized Cafeteria.
  • Work boot, safety glasses and custom molded earplug allowances.
  • Weekly pay via direct deposit.
  • Company paid uniforms (if you choose to use).
  • Barbecues and Children’s Christmas Party.
  • Roger’s cell phone plan available to Formet Team Members - $40.00 / month
  • Employee discounts (new vehicle, amusement parks etc.)

Equipment and/or Product

 Standard office equipment.
 Measuring gauges.
 Quality software.

Working Conditions

 Office and Manufacturing Environments
 Able to work shift work.
 Able to be flexible in hours of work in order to meet internal/external customer requirements
(scheduled and non-scheduled overtime shifts, etc.)

Safety & Houskeeping

 Responsible to adhere to all Health and Safety programs in accordance with the O.H.S.A.
 Follow and ensure the company’s procedures regarding safety rules and regulations are followed throughout the plant.
 Ensure that you work and operate equipment according to Formet’s safety rules and regulations.
 Active role in maintaining excellent housekeeping through leading by example.
 Ensure that your department is clean, tidy, organized and a safe workplace at all times.
 As with Safety, Security is everyone’s responsibility and Formet requires its employees to contribute to this activity by immediately notifying your supervisor when you identify security issues that affect the integrity of our supply chain, in accordance with PIP (Partners in Protection) and C-TPAT (Customs – Trade Partnership Against Terrorism) requirements.


Follow environmental protocol as prescribed by the Environmental Management System (EMS).

Additional Information

Accommodations for disabilities in relation to the job selection process are available upon request.

11--Quality F--Permanent/Regular 

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