Applications Engineer

At GF, we see our company as a forward-thinking leader in our field. Since 1802, we have been embracing innovations and sustainable solutions of the highest quality that add value to people’s lives around the globe.

Your tasks

  • Develop and conduct dealer, customer, and staff training programs on the safe and effective operation of the machines and equipment.
  • Perform test cuts to analyze the ability of the machines performance; identify ways to reduce test cut deficiencies.
  • Conduct time studies, test cuts and machine demonstrations.
  • Test various process parameters to understand feasibility of laser technology for specific customer applications
  • Coordinate presale demonstrations and support trade shows and open houses, including procurement of equipment, set-up, demonstration and discussion with potential customers.
  • Maintain a close relationship with the Sales personnel and respond timely to any requests for Applications support.
  • Review Applications aspects and feasibility of RFQ’s and turnkey systems.
  • Provide technical applications phone support to customers; identify problems and decide the best and most efficient course of action for any requested involvement.
  • Maintain a professional appearance of the demonstration centers including all fixtures, machines and equipment; make recommendations for necessary demo center machines, tools, and equipment.
  • Develop and distribute technical applications documentation to the dealers, customers and staff.

Your profile

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year college or university; and three to five years’ experience in relevant machining operations; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office Systems, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Proficient in CAD/CAM Programming Solutions; such as, Unigraphics, ProE, Solid Works, CAGLIA, Mastercam, Hypermill Edge CAM or Delcam Power Mill.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret documents such as processes and procedures and specific service reports and documents.
  • Effectively communicate ideas, both written and verbally, to customers, management, or employees of the organization.
  • Ability to write technical literature and develop reports on technical issues.


Clear vision and purpose Clear vision and purpose
Clear vision and purpose "We are a sustainability and innovation leader providing superior customer value" is our vision and this is what guides us. Our purpose "becoming better every day - since 1802" is what inspires us in our daily work.
Sustainability and innovation focus Sustainability and innovation focus
Sustainability and innovation focus We have high sustainability and innovation goals. Let's work towards a sustainable future together.
Excellent learning tools Excellent learning tools
Excellent learning tools At GF we provide development opportunities for everyone. We offer global learning tools as well as trainings and specialized courses.
Great career opportunities Great career opportunities
Great career opportunities GF as a global acting company provides many opportunities regarding career growth. We also offer a dedicated talent management process (MyNextBigStep@GF) to boost your career.

Your contact

Jackie Chakos
Human Resources Manager
6635 West Irving Park Road
60634 Chicago
United States
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Who we are

GF Machining Solutions is the world’s leading provider of machine tools, diverse technical solutions and services to manufacturers of precision molds and tooling and of tight-tolerance, precision-machined components. The key segments we serve include the aerospace, automotive, medical, energy, information and communications technology (ICT) and electronics industries.

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