Kappa Search | Chicago Employment Agencies | CNC Manufacturing Engineer

Kappa Search Inc. is a Chicago employment agency that specializes in engineering, manufacturing and supply chain recruitment and placement. We are currently recruiting for a CNC Manufacturing Engineer for an immediate opening with a top client. Responsibilities and requirements as follows:

The incumbent will perform manufacturing engineering assignments that deal with processes and methods, tooling and machine designs, cost estimates, and /or resolving engineering problems involved in the manufacturing of products.


  • Will specialize in many aspects of manufacturing of a product line such as tool design, equipment design, cost estimating, and programming computer-assisted machines.
  • Analyze time studies, manufacturing operation, and cost of new equipment, working toward problem solving, simplification, improved production capability or quality control, non-compliance management, reduced cost and improved methods and standards.
  • Recommend and complete required documentation for the acquisition of equipment, tools, materials and/or services.
  • Evaluate and recommend modifications to equipment, design,
  • Develop and apply computer software programs for project applications and maintain Management Information System for backlog and scheduling reporting purposes.
  • Investigate manufacturing difficulties and initiate remedial corrective action.
  • Act as an interface between various internal personnel regarding material, tooling, equipment, components, price, delivery, production rate data, NC programming, etc.
  • Confer with vendors and suppliers in regard to tooling availability, information, quotes, delivery dates, completion of projects, and new products and designs.
  • Determine manufacturing costs based on labor rates, costs of material, machine hourly rates, burden rates, etc.
  • Train and advise new employees in current methods and procedures.
  • Active participant on Lean manufacturing projects and event.


  • Requires a B.S. in an engineering discipline or equivalent with one to three years work experience in manufacturing engineering to become familiar with the company products and manufacturing methods.
  • Ideal candidate will have 3-5 years NC programming experience with one year computer assisted equipment experience.
  • Requires experience with Lean Manufacturing and 3D CAD (SolidEdge).
  • Experience in a low volume, high mix environment preferred.