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Applications Engineer - EDM in Fountain Valley, CA at Makino, Inc

Date Posted: 1/10/2019

Job Snapshot

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. We are currently seeking an EDM Applications Engineer for our Fountain Valley, CA location.

The Opportunity

The EDM Applications Engineer 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

  • Perform test cuts and machine demonstrations for aerospace type parts both structural and engine components.
  • Provide applications engineering support to sales force by visiting customer facilities and assisting with potential machine and turnkey proposals.
  • Set up, generating NC program, build tooling, conducting prove-out, and completing test cut requests from sales inquiries leading to machine orders.
  • Perform customer start-up 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 and current customers while presenting a professional image.
  • Technical aptitude, creative problem solving, and logical troubleshooting skills.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office products.


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 (25 – 30% regionally).

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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