Kappa Search | Employment Agency | Machine Tool Applications Engineer

Kappa Search Inc. (KSI) is a Chicago area recruiting agency specializing in the recruitment and placement of manufacturing, engineering, technical sales and technology professionals in a variety of fields. One of our top clients in the CNC machine tool industry seeks a CNC Applications Engineer for the following opportunity:

Title: Application Engineer

Location: Chicago, IL

Compensation: $60,000 – $75,000

•Strong knowledge or experience required with preparation of pre-sale cutting demonstrations (both custom & general) which match the customers concerns to assist in closing the sale. Design and procure equipment in order to set up these demonstrations. Document results of demonstrations for use in future sales.

•Experience with Multi Axis

•3D CAD modeling

•2.5 axis /3 axis/5 axis CAM processing

•Mold process and construction

•Milling machine cutting application

•Mold Industry Materials

•Awareness of leading CAM vendors

•Write and edit tool paths.

•Mold process and construction

•Mastercam proficiency a plus.


•Requires strong creative machining skills with excellent knowledge of tooling, materials, blueprint reading, CNC programming and accessories of CNC Machine tools

•Must be a self-starter and be highly motivated

•Must possess strong customer service orientation, be flexible to adjust to customer to customer demands and have effective communication skills

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