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Application Engineer Aerospace in Mason, OH at Makino, Inc

Date Posted: 3/17/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Makino is a world leader in metal-cutting and machining technology.  As a leader in advanced manufacturing machine tool technology, Makino enables its customers to realize the highest level of quality with the fastest time to market.  When companies make the parts that matter for automotive, aerospace, medical, die-mold and other industries worldwide, they make them with Makino. 

The Opportunity

The Applications Engineer - Aerospace is responsible for supporting the sales force, from a technical applications engineering viewpoint, with primary focus on aerospace structural components and aerospace engine component manufacturing for test cuts, machine demonstrations and customer startup and training. This is an opportunity to focus your experience with multi-axis (3, 4, and 5 axis), high speed machining techniques, and disciplines working on the most state-of-the-art machines in the industry.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performing test cuts and machine demonstrations for aerospace type parts both structural and engine components.
  • Providing applications engineering support to sales force by visiting customer facilities and assisting with potential machine and turnkey proposals.
  • Setting up, generating NC program, build tooling, conducting prove-out, and completing test cut requests from sales inquiries leading to machine orders.
  • Performing customer startup training and transferring of technical knowledge on newly sold Makino equipment at the customer's facility.
Required Skills
  • Proficiency in CAD/CAM generated CNC programming (preferred).
  • Self-motivated and able to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to interface with potential customers and present a professional image.
  • Technical aptitude, creative problem solving, and logical troubleshooting skills.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office products required.
Required Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree (preferred) or equivalent in a technical field, or 5 years' or more related experience.
  • One to three years’ experience with aerospace structural and/or engine type component manufacturing.
  • One to three years’ experience with setup, programming, and operations of multi-axis (3, 4 & 5 axis) machining centers.
  • Prior experience with Makino machine operation (Pro-5 controller preferred).
  • Willingness to travel, mostly short duration, 25 – 30% regionally.

We believe that the interests of our company and people are inseparable and we are committed to developing a diverse team of creative and independent professionals.   Employees enjoy a stable work environment from a company with years of success and growth in the machine tool industry. We offer competitive pay, generous benefits and ongoing training. 

Makino is proud to be an EEO/M/F/Disabled/Vets employer


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