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Application Engineer in Madison, AL at Makino, Inc

Date Posted: 1/10/2019

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Job Description

Single Source Technologies, representing Makino as well as other high end machine tool products, is a single-source provider of machine tools, engineering services, tooling, supplies, application support and customer service throughout North America.

The Opportunity

The Applications Engineer will provide presales/post sales application and proposal engineering support to target companies in their region, resulting in target market penetration and high customer satisfaction.  This position will be located in our Huntsville, AL office. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supporting turnkey/sharekey requirements being delivered
  • Work with Makino and complementary OEM product line applications, service, and sales team to identify all current applications engineering needs
  • Performing post sale startup support for customer in area of part processing, programming, process setup, optimization and operator training
  • Formulation of detailed "metal cutting" machining process layouts, leading to the creation of compete metal-cutting solution proposals
  • Generation of machining cycle time/machine count estimates using proprietary Makino developed software package
  • Coordinate and/or perform training on-site, at SST or other Makino/SST facilities as directed
  • Work with outside manufacturing technology providers to solicit, analyze and include required third-party supplied content as part of the overall Makino system solution
  • Working in conjunction with local field service on customer machine issues as required
  • Other duties as assigned to support the productive execution of the business
  • Ability to manipulate Programming software, modeling software, and MS Project

Other Duties

  • Supporting sales territory for pre-sale technical requirements including time estimates, test cuts and technical discussions
  • Supporting proposal requirements and showroom related activities
  • Maintaining showroom machines in demonstration ready condition
  • Assisting Customer Support in the installation/de-installation process as required

Required Skills
  • Ability to present a professional image
  • Ability to construct a machining process plan.
  • Excellent communication and customer relation skills
  • Technical knowledge and logical troubleshooting skills
  • Rational decision-making skills and good negotiation skills
  • Application and operational knowledge of CNC equipment
  • Ability to explain to the customer Makino’s processing technology
  • Detailed knowledge of CNC part programming preferred
  • Willingness to travel to customer sites when required

Required Experience
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering and at least 5 or more years’ applications experience related to automotive, industrial and/or aerospace sectors. 
  • Experience with tooling selection for various processes and an understanding of sound part fixturing concepts.
  • Previous experience with Makino or similar equipment preferred.

Single Source Technologies is poised to hire the very best people from around the globe. We believe 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.


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