Machining Engineer

Location: Auburn, AL

Our company is currently seeking a skilled Machining Engineer to join our team at our Auburn, AL location. This opportunity comes with excellent company benefits, profit sharing, bonus potential, and relocation assistance nationwide.


Position Summary:

  • Directly supervise tool and die personnel.
  • Oversee and repair tools, dies, and fixtures, as well as manage the die change over process.
  • Collaborate with die maker to develop die design, determine necessary equipment, and identify optimal production methods to meet product design at a competitive cost.
  • Evaluate equipment, tooling, and product costs based on product/process design.
  • Manage projects to meet cost, timing, and operational efficiency targets.
  • Develop and present cost justifications and project funding requests.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Obtain quotes from multiple die makers to determine best cost option for dies.
  • Ensure die construction and associated equipment meet cost and timing targets.
  • Utilize knowledge of die design and associated equipment to create cost competitive manufacturing processes.
  • Communicate CAD drawings and design needs to die designers and fabricators for accurate construction.
  • Source secondary tooling as needed.
  • Collaborate with tool maker to develop prototype tooling and mass production that meets PPAP and process capability requirements.
  • Provide troubleshooting support and continuous improvement solutions for products and tooling.
  • Define ongoing die maintenance requirements to prevent failures.


Education / Experience:

  • BSME or equivalent experience with 5+ years of experience in die development, project management, and tool/die manufacturing; or a minimum of 10 years of experience in these areas without a degree.
  • High school diploma or GED required.

Other Required Skills:

  • Experience operating shop equipment such as CNC Mill and CNC Lathe.
  • Experience programming Wire EDM.
  • Strong skills in understanding CAD drawings and communicating CAD data.
  • Experience with stamping presses, roll forming presses, steel spinning presses, MIG/TIG welding, and steel and aluminum materials.
  • Experience in tool design, development, and procurement.
  • Ability to determine manufacturing cost, tooling costs, and timing for project completion.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience in welding equipment and weld fixture design.

Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to work in both controlled manufacturing office environment and non-air conditioned metal working factory floor environment.
  • Experience with stamping presses, roll forming presses, NC lathes, manual and automated welders, and robotic welding.
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