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Application Engineer

Tornos - Des Plaines, Illinois

Tornos Technologies US Corporation is seeking an ambitious Applications Engineer that shares the company’s passion for swiss turning and precision.


Permanent & fulltime position Innovative and dynamic company
Des Plaines, IL Extensive training / onboarding
Leading manufacturer in its segment


Opportunities for further development




Tornos, a global leader in the production of Swiss-type automatic lathes and multi- machines, started in 1880 and marked the beginning of Swiss-type lathe technology. Backed by a 100-year legacy of expertise, attentiveness to detail, innovation, and reliability, Tornos Technologies offers unique solutions to customer challenges and applications in a wide range of market segments, such as, Automotive, Medical, Micromechanics, and Electronics.


Application Engineer duties:

  • Assist customers with technical, application or service-related questions, i.e. programming, tooling, communication or data exchange.
  • Work with Machine Sales to prepare machine demos; order required materials, program and set-up machine, run demo and answers customer questions.
  • Works closely with applications team on projects and provides mentorship to Junior Engineers
  • Analyze customer requirements including risk factors.
  • Obtain necessary vendor support and quotations.
  • Conduct on-site training per customer need; time study, operator training or basic/advanced programming. Set up machine and prepare for training classes.
  • Manage and lead new project launches from start to finish. Order tooling & materials, write program and completes machine set up
  • Willingness to travel up to 50% in multi-state region; drive or fly depending on distance. Ability to travel internationally if needed
  • Employee is expected to work at the Des Plaines office when not visiting customers.
  • Will work in collaboration with Service Engineers for commissioning of machines on the showroom & at customer sites
  • Other duties as assigned.


Application Engineer qualifications:

  • Experience with FANUC and/or Mitsubishi controls
  • Experience programming with a CAM Software Mastercam, NX, Esprit etc.
  • Ideal candidate possesses 5+ year of experience setting up CNC Lathes and/or Swiss Lathes(preferred)
  • Ability to create solid models with drafting software Solid works, Autodesk, Creo, CATIA
  • Strong critical thinking skills for troubleshooting programming errors and machining processes
  • Understands and can calculate Technical Mathematics
  • Ability to work independently, balancing multiple priorities with minimal supervision.
  • Proficient with Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook.
  • Positive, professional attitude and customer service background qualifications
  • Second language a plus French, German, Spanish


Tornos Technologies offers a competitive salary, 401k, health insurance, paid vacations and paid business expenses.

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