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CNC Applications Engineer – Vortex Optics – Madison, WI

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Do you love utilizing your technical knowledge to push the envelope, while providing solutions to real-world applications? Are you always tweaking or customizing things in your life? Is your brain constantly looking for ways to improve processes and products? Have you dreamt of innovating industry leading products in a collaborative work environment?

If so, Vortex Optics is looking for a talented individual to join our growing team as a CNC Applications Engineer. From day one, make a difference on a team where your voice matters, and you get the creative freedom to grow professionally while taking on challenging & diverse projects from making cutting edge optics, process improvement & development, machine research & implementation, to whatever comes next. Bring your unique point of view and help us continue evolving as a world class machine shop.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Work directly with product development engineering teams from prototyping through production by providing design input aimed to optimize manufacturing processes
  • Write efficient production/prototype programs for multi-axis CNC lathes and milling machines, using CAM software (Esprit), conversational, and/or G/M codes
  • Investigate processes and implement improvements to continue evolving the shop (product, processes, & team)
  • Train other team members on effective machining techniques
  • Analyze part programs for errors and efficiency improvements
  • Research & provide guidance for new machine purchases
  • Execute new machine installs
  • Responsible for the technical side of new machine installs and training of co-workers on these machines
  • Check parts against the print using precision measuring equipment to ensure they meet quality standards. Document inspection data
  • Follow established safety rules and regulations
  • Maintain and builds on current knowledge of machinery, tooling, & programming techniques
  • Performs timely and accurate completion of all required tasks and special projects
  • Occasionally set-up and operate multi-axis CNC lathes and CNC mills
  • Supports machine troubleshooting and maintenance with technical knowledge as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

. Requirements:

  • In depth knowledge of and experience with programming with CAM software (Esprit), conversational, and/or G/M codes
  • Ability to demonstrate specific track record of success and high achievement in a machining environment
  • Extensive knowledge of CNC tooling, tool blocks, machines, & controllers
  • Mathematical skills that require the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide, and perform machine related trigonometric calculations
  • Advanced ability to read prints and interpret technical specification information, understand GD&T, and utilize 3D models to efficiently create machine programs
  • Creativity and an ability to think outside the box for solutions
  • Tolerances are tight, making attention to detail and a precision mindset a necessity
  • Must be comfortable being in a leadership role in the shop as well as meeting rooms
  • Innovative mindset willing to challenge the status quo in a professional manner as needed
  • Highly motivated with a solid work ethic
  • Time management: allocates time efficiently to the most important issues, completes work in a timely fashion
  • Self-starter that is comfortable working independently as well as in a team environment to drive results
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Internet Explorer

Preferred Experience and Skills

  • High school diploma
  • Certification in Machine Technology, CNC machine operation, or equivalent from a tech school or college
  • 4 years in a CAM programming role
  • Experience using macros, sub-routines, and logic functions in programming
  • Experience with mill/turn lathes and/or Swiss style machines

When you join Team Vortex, you’ll enjoy:

  • Great health, dental and vision insurance
  • Paid time off (PTO) and holidays
  • 401(k), life insurance and short- and long-term disability
  • Various onsite amenities including a fitness center, a nature preserve with walking trails and dog friendly work areas
  • Neighboring daycare facility
  • Casual and flexible work environment
  • Employee discounts on industry leading products

What’s it like to join Team Vortex?

From the production floor to the repair room, from consumer sales to new product development, we’re a growing team of makers and doers, working together to give our customers an experience they’ll never forget. Our employees thrive in situations that require demonstrating our core values:

  • About You
  • Customer is King
  • Willingness to Shovel Snow
  • Be the Buffalo

Every Vortex product that leaves our door is covered by our Very Important Promise (VIP) Warranty. The Vortex VIP Warranty simply means, if you ever have a concern, issue or want to order a Vortex product, you will be met with a customer experience that will exceed all expectations! Our promise is unlimited, unconditional and lasts a lifetime. Whether your Vortex role is in Sales, Customer Service, IT, Marketing, Finance, NPD or Operations, every day starts with supporting that promise and PUTTING THE CUSTOMER FIRST!

  • Must already be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for any employer.
  • This is a full-time, onsite position working in Barneveld, Wisconsin (~30 miles from Madison). Relocation assistance may be available.

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