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Sr. Die Mold Applications Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI at Makino, Inc

Date Posted: 3/17/2018

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 a Sr. level Applications Engineer (Die Mold) for our Auburn Hills, MI location.

The Opportunity

SST is seeking an Applications Engineer that will be responsible for reviewing and analyzing various customer manufacturing requirements.  As a full-time Applications Engineer you will be responsible for supporting customers by providing technical, design, and product application guidance to meet customer needs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support sales territory for pre-sale technical requirements including time estimates, test cuts and technical discussions.
  • Support proposal requirements and showroom related activities.
  • Perform post sale startup support for customer in areas of part processing, programming structure and operator training.
  • Visit customers in need of AE assistance as directed by supervisor.
  • Work in conjunction with local field service on customer machine issues.
  • Present and/or teach technical requirements for high speed machining.
  • Coordinate process training (including machine options, programming and cell operations) internally and at the customer's facility.
  • Assist Customer Support in the installation and de-installation process as required.
Required Skills
  • An in-depth understanding of Vertical Machining, specifically 5-axis Heidenhain Controls.  Horizontal Machining experience would be a plus.
  • Ability to sit with blueprint of a part and process that part.
  • Experience with tooling selection for various processes and an understanding of sound part fixturing concepts.
  • Ability to explain to customer about processing technology while building rapport with customer.
  • Advanced working knowledge of NC programming, including Macro B and probing routines.
  • Background with SPC, CPK and CMM (preferred).
  • Willingness to travel to customer sites.
Required Experience
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering and 5 years applications engineering experience related to automotive.
  • Must have at least 5 years of Die Mold industry experience including 3 dimensional machining for plastic injection molds.
  • Legal right to work permanently in the U.S.

Apply with us:

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.

 If you would like to be one of the best and are interested in experiencing job growth in a team environment, please apply at

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