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Applications Engineer - DSEDM

Lincolnshire, IL
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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.

Main 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 machine's performance; identify ways to reduce test cut deficiencies.
  • Conduct time studies and machine demonstrations.
  • Coordinate presale demonstrations and support trade shows and open houses, including equipment procurement, set-up, demonstration, and discussion with potential customers.
  • Maintain a close relationship with the Sales personnel and respond promptly to application support requests.
  • Review Applications aspects and feasibility of RFQs and turnkey systems.
  • Provide customer technical applications and phone support; identify problems and decide the best and most efficient course of action for any requested involvement.
  • Develop and distribute technical application documentation to the dealers, customers, and staff.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year college or university; and three to five years’ experience in EDM Wire/Sinker and Tool Making/Precision manufacturing; or an 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, PEPS/Opticam, ESPRIT, Solid Works, or Mastercam.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in various forms with several abstract and concrete variables. Define problems and troubleshoot situations using strong conceptual thinking abilities. Ability to interpret technical documents limited to brand knowledge.
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
  • The employee must on occasion lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • This position may require the Applications Engineer to work irregular hours and spend up to 50% of the time traveling to customer and company locations either domestically or internationally.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Must have a valid driver's license.
  • All candidates must be authorized to work in the US for any employer.


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.

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560 Bond Street
60069 Lincolnshire
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.
Equal Opportunity Employer: Disability/Veteran
Should you need an accommodation in the completion of your application, please contact Human Resources at (847) 913-5300.