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Manufacturing Engineer (Metal Finishing)

Position Title: Manufacturing Engineer (Metal Finishing) 

Location: Huntersville, NC

Oerlikon AM is the newest business unit in Oerlikon’s Surface Solutions segment. Oerlikon AM is an end to end Additive Manufacturing solutions provider, with powder production, design and applications engineering, printing solutions, and post processing solutions including heat treatment and coatings.   Oerlikon Additive Manufacturing has R&D Centers and Production Facilities in the US and EU.


The Manufacturing Engineer (Metal Finishing) is responsible for machining and finishing of additively manufactured parts in production. Working closely with other additive manufacturing engineers they support projects including quoting and execution.   They are the primary technical point of contact for determining shop floor work instructions and job layouts for post printing subtractive processes to deliver parts to customer requirements. The candidate should have prior experience in fixture design and programming multi-axis machines across varying finishing methods.   The candidate should be comfortable working in cross functional teams to support delivery of customer projects. The candidate should be comfortable supporting other post-printing areas such as powder removal and part cleaning.

We expect

  • Bachelors level Engineering degree.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in a high mix low volume precision CNC machining environment.
  • Ability to read and program G-code
  • CAD/CAM experience programming multi axis CNC machines
  • Experience finishing titanium alloys, nickel alloys (718, Alloy-X, superalloys), cobalt alloys (H188, CoCr).
  • Experience with multi-tasking machines such as mill-turn, turn-mill. EDM wire and sinker experience is a plus.
  • Excellent knowledge of GD&T. Comfortable working in Metric and Standard units
  • Possess vast knowledge of part making processes from start to finish including secondary processes like blasting, tumbling, deburring, polishing.
  • Be comfortable in a fast-paced environment and enjoys problem solving. Have good communication skills and the ability to work in a team.
  • Strive for continuous improvement, innovation and creativity.
  • Understanding of multiple programming languages (Siemens, Fanuc, Heidenhain)
  • Knowledge of secondary processing such as deburring, polishing etc.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, detail oriented
  • Self-driven, open and positive mind set.
  • Experience in international and cross-cultural business environment.
  • English (business fluent) – other languages beneficial.
  • Open to travel, if required, to customer locations, supplier locations.
  • Must be authorized to work in US without requiring any sponsorship.

About us

Oerlikon is a leading global technology Group, with a clear strategy of becoming a global powerhouse in Surface Solutions, advanced materials and materials processing. The Group is committed to investing in value-bringing technologies that provide customers with lighter, more durable materials that are able to increase performance, improve efficiency and reduce the use of scarce resources. A Swiss company with over 100 years of tradition, Oerlikon has a global footprint of over 15 000 employees at 186 locations in 37 countries and sales of CHF 2.85 billion. Sustaining growth and improving profitability in 2018: order intake to increase up to CHF 3.4 billion, sales to around CHF 3.2 billion, and the EBITDA margin to improve to around 15 % (after investments).

Oerlikon AM is spearheading the revolution that is Additive Manufacturing. We have gathered together a dynamic team with deep industrial knowledge, backed with state of the art facilities worldwide, built specifically for AM. We can provide AM solutions in metal alloys, ceramics and plastic materials. We can support our own AM printing capability with our own metal powder production, research and development, component design, application engineering and finishing. We are pioneering AM for all scales of manufacture from 1 part to series production runs lasting decades, and across all industries.. Join us and become a part of our future oriented, international team!

We have a great benefits package including medical insurance, dental and vision, tuition reimbursement, health and wellness benefits, retirement security contribution and 401(K). If you want to operate in a business environment that gives you the freedom to imagine what is possible - please send us your application!

Statement of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action: Oerlikon AM is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. It is the policy of Oerlikon AM to provide for and promote equal employment opportunity in employment compensation and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination based on age, race, creed, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, Vietnam Era Veteran status, genetic predisposition, or carrier status. Oerlikon AM is committed to assuring equal employment opportunity and equal access to services, programs and activities for individuals with disabilities. It is the policy of our company to provide reasonable accommodation to a qualified individual with a disability to enable such individual to perform the essential functions of the position for which he/she is applying or in which he/she is employed. Further, it is our policy to provide reasonable accommodation for religious observers.

The policy applies to all employment practices and actions. It includes, but is not limited to, recruitment, job application process, examination and testing, hiring, training, disciplinary actions, rate of pay or other compensation, advancement, classification, transfer, reassignment and promotions. If you require an accommodation during the application process or for issues concerning Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity please contact Human Resources.