Applications Engineer

We currently have the opportunity for a new Applications Engineer working within our team to develop novel laser and EDM processes for both defined customer requirements and R&D developments.

In essence this is a 4-stage process. Initial development in the Winbro application centre, translation of this process onto commercial Winbro machine tool platforms, prove out at customer site and customer training. As well as the primary processes of laser and EDM the role also encompasses ongoing development of other technologies such as vision and in machine inspection that support core processing. The role is technically challenging and involves the development of cutting-edge technologies and applications. As such a rigorous, data-based approach is critical and the successful candidate will be able to clearly demonstrate such an approach. 

Principal duties and responsibilities:

  • Work in the applications team developing technologies and process for both new and existing Winbro machine tools
  • Work with suppliers to manage the development of new technology and subsequent adoption into Winbro applications
  • Provide input to the machine tool design team as the customer of their products
  • Provide technical support to customer remotely and on site

Educational attainment required:

  • Ideally a degree-qualified applications engineer with a minimum 5 years professional experience in materials processing / manufacturing technology background

Experience / Knowledge requirements:

  • Engineering / scientific degree
  • Strong materials / manufacturing process technology background
  • Experience in working with CADCAM systems and 5+ axis machine tools
  • Good understanding and experience of on machine probing methodologies

Desirable experience includes:

  • Laser processing (high power and / or micro machining) including scanner systems
  • EDM processing
  • Experience with 3D vision systems
  • NC programming of 5+axis machining
  • Formal training in 6 sigma (green belt/black belt) methodologies
  • Knowledge of technology readiness structure

Skills and Aptitudes required:

The successful applicant will be a problem solver who works well in a collaborative/team environment. Key attributes we are looking for in this role:

  • Excellent collaboration skills both as part of the applications team and the wider cross functional engineering group
  • Strong knowledge of data driven process development
  • Operational focus with a clear understanding of the importance of developing robust manufacturing process solutions
  • A genuine Interest in complex machining, automation and robotics.

Personal Attributes:

  • Confidence to challenge status quo
  • Keen focus on the on time delivery of projects and tasks
  • Ability to work independently away from the office. Some ongoing homeworking is likely
  • Energetic and dynamic with the ability to work under your own initiative


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