9529 Applications Engineer

Staff Position
New Hampshire
Posted 8 months ago

Position Title:        Applications Engineer

Location:               Near Keene, NH

Relocation:            Possible

Position Type:       Staff Position with Excellent Benefits

Salary:                   $60K to $80K, D.O.E.

Position Number:   9529




Our Client is a global leader in the design and supply of ultra-precision machining systems used in production of advanced optics. One of New Hampshire’s top companies, they are located in a state-of-the-art facility, and have installed their advanced machining systems at optics manufacturing companies in 29 different countries. This company is located in New Hampshire – a low cost of living area, with no State income tax and no retail sales tax.


This Client has asked Hallmark to help them find an experienced Applications Engineer. This Applications Engineer develops machine tool processes in collaboration with the Applications Team, while assisting sales functions by providing applications support through fabrication of customer-requested samples to specification in a timely-manner. This position will require training of customers with customized agendas based on the customer application. This position will play a major role in supporting the daily requirements in the operation and maintenance of ultra-precision machine tools as well as manufacturing and metrology development in fabrication of optical components. This position will also support engineering in new product development and testing. The successful candidate must be a team player with strong math skills, computer skills, machine tool process engineering (optics knowledge a plus) and be self-motivated with a willingness to learn. Demonstrated communication skills are a critical requirement. Some domestic and international travel may be required.




  • Ultra-precision diamond turning / grinding on a wide variety of customer specific, application driven, components.
  • Maintain expertise in at least 2 core manufacturing processes (turning, synchronized slide servo, fast tool servo, grinding, glass molding, drum lathe operation, jig grinding, milling, on-machine metrology).
  • Establish relevant manufacturing processes.
  • Provide customer support and training relating to ultra-precision optical manufacturing equipment.
  • Support the technical aspects of the equipment/process quotation for the sales department.
  • Understand the operations, manufacturing, and variations of Ultra-precision CNC machining / grinding equipment and software.
  • Reads and interprets blueprints, planning sheets, sketches, and related technical data to determine operating procedures, have knowledge of the manufacturing sequences and machining methods, and able to prove out part programs.
  • Communicate effectively with current and potential customers on equipment and software questions, usage, and processes.
  • Design, build, and assemble appropriate fixtures, programs, and processes necessary to demonstrate the manufacture of optical quality parts meeting customer specific applications.
  • Document troubleshooting procedures to provide detailed reporting of process solutions.
  • Operation of various optical metrology equipment (interferometers, SWLI, auto-collimators, microscopes, etc.) for qualification of machined parts. Uses Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) to ensure fit form and function.
  • Travel to customer facilities (domestic and international) to train customers in operation of the equipment and provide applications / process support. Occasional travel to conferences for presentation of newly developed processes.





  • Associates degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year College or technical school and / or five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of GD&T, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American National Standards Institute, and other appropriate standards for dimensioning and tolerancing.
  • Knowledge of computer-aided drafting techniques, CAD modeling and design, and high-level three- dimensional parametric CAD systems.
  • Knowledge of mathematical formulas and computations (i.e. algebraic, geometric, shop math).
  • Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written technical information.
  • Experience with CAM software.
  • Experience programming CNC machine tools.




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Hallmark and our Client are Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employers.  We encourage all qualified people with the current right to work for any employer in the USA to apply.  NOTE: We cannot consider H-1 Visa candidates for this position.  Principals only, please.


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Job CategoryCNC & Manufacturing, Engineering, Machine Operator, Manufacturing

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