Kappa Search | Chicago Recruiting Agency | CNC Applications Engineer

Kappa Search Inc. (KSI) is a Chicago area recruiting agency specializing in the recruitment and placement of engineering, manufacturing, procurement and technical sales professionals in a variety of fields. We are currently recruiting for a CNC Applications Engineer out of the machine tool industry.

Position:  Applications Engineer

Full time:  Direct hire

Salary:  70K – 78K

Travel:  50% west coast primarily, but possible some nationwide or international based upon clients needs.  (When you are not traveling you will be doing phone support and test cuts at a demo center.)

Car allowance:  Reimbursement on mileage based upon IRS rates.

You will be working with high end, freshly installed equipment implementing software and training for clients on various functions of 5 axis milling equipment.   You will be the front line of all programming assistance, and you will be selecting appropriate speeds and feeds based upon material grade. You will be conducting time studies, test cuts as well as machine demonstrations.  When you are not on the road you will be assistant clients through phone support at their office.


  • The ability to analyze very test cutting techniques on 5 axis milling CNC machines.
  • High speed spindles with head tooling knowledge.
  • CAD/CAM programming  (Heidenhain Ideal)
  • Technical applications phone support to customers.


Key Words:  Field Service, Application Engineer, CNC,  PLC, installations, programming, controllers, troubleshooting, time studies, cutting tools, mills, lathes, EDM, Plasma, maintenance, mechanical, electrical, training, Engineer, support, machining,  mill, lathe, equipment