applications engineer Elk Grove Village

Applications Engineer - Press Brake

Elk Grove Village, Illinois


SUMMARY: Primary purpose of this position will analyze customers’ machine and tooling requirements based on information provided by Sales personnel or directly from customers. They will demonstrate MMS equipment/software during customer visits/open house/tradeshows and elaborate on their features. Will work closely with Sales personnel to develop parts for demos and trade shows. Support service personnel with application questions or assistance with customer application questions or training if needed.

RESPONSIBILITIES/TASKS: include the following but are not limited to the job specifications contained herein. Additional duties or job functions that can be performed safely may be required as deemed necessary by management.

  • Evaluate customers machine and tooling requirements based on information provided by Sale personnel.
  • Generate programs from customer part data to run on MMS equipment.
  • Operate and demonstrate capabilities of MMS equipment to customers during demos/open house/tradeshows.
  • Generate software and machine time studies, summaries, and reports on methods used in fabrication of demo or customer parts.
  • Demonstrate MMS sheet metal software to customers and benefits.
  • Support showroom activities including machine demonstrations, process development, feasibility studies, time studies, and overall presentation and cleanliness of showroom areas.
  • Successfully perform responsibilities in a fast paced changing customer driven environment.
  • Multitask in a fast paced changing customer driven environment.
  • Professional presentation of project or process data to both customers and management.
  • Build successful relationships with laser/press brake distributors and sales staff
  • Work with sales and application teams to develop product presentations for machinery demos to showcase product lines.
  • Support dealer showrooms and satellite showrooms to ensure every demo location is preforming the same demo.


  • 3 years + experience in the industry, or equivalent
  • Previous applications or related experience
  • Technical background with experience in Press Brakes
  • Travel required (Passport required) short or no notice of travel plans may occur
  • PC familiarity with CAD/CAM software
  • Must be proficient in reading blueprints

In addition to the above requirements, a strong understanding of the fabrication industry and general machine shop operations is preferred.  As an applications engineer (Press Brake) you are a team player, good communicator but at the same time also possess strong analytical skills, capability to develop custom parts that fits with the company overall goals for the product lines to communicate to our customers.


  • Ability to work independently and use judgment to determine product problems without direct supervision.
  • Ability to interact with customers in a way so as to maintain customer confidence in MC Machinery and MC Machinery product.
  • Ability to identify opportunities to sell customers additional MC Machinery products and to sell product in such opportunities.
  • Considerable knowledge and the ability to apply the principles and practices to the functionality of PRESSBRAKE’s sold by MC Machinery Systems.
  • Knowledge of PRESS BRAKE bending techniques, programming, controller functions, and troubleshooting techniques, as well as ability to train technicians /customers/sales team on proper usage of such techniques.
  • Ability to independently diagnose and treat a variety of problems or situations and modify as deemed necessary.
  • Knowledge and ability to apply industry standards that may not be completely applicable to the work and may require adaptation, modification or deviation.
  • Ability to effectively document and communicate ideas, strategies, problems, and solutions in both verbal and written forms to co-workers and customers.
  • Ability to prepare written reports and other necessary supportive documentation.
  • Ability to travel to various customer locations as necessary.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of PRESSBRAKE engineering.
  • Ability to demonstrate a high level of dedication, accountability and outstanding work ethic.
  • Good communication skills, ability to work in a high-pressure environment, analytical ability, interpersonal skills, detail oriented, strong organizational skills and the ability to multitask.
  • Willingness to work odd hours which may include some weekends based on distributor and customer driven demands.
  • Ability to lift 75lbs. for heavy material or press brake tooling.
  • Ability to drive forklift or obtain forklift license. (training will be provided)


A small portion of work is performed in a normal office environment, where the noise level is quiet to moderate.  A large portion of work is performed in a showroom; warehouse or shop environment.  The noise level may be high in warehouses and shop environments due to the use of various types of equipment. Customer locations may not be climate controlled, temperature will vary on customer visits.

Hazards:  It is possible that the individual will experience exposure to various climatic conditions and possible injury when working around machinery and electrical equipment.  The hazards may include exposure to fumes, vapors, grease, oil, gases, molten metal etc.  All safety requirements must be followed carefully.


MC Machinery Systems, Inc
1500 Michael Drive
Wood Dale, IL 60191
Attn: Human Resources Department
Fax: (630) 860-2978

Equal Opportunity Employer – race, sex, veteran or disability status, gender identity, sexual orientation

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