Project Engineer (EDM)
Makino - Auburn Hills, MI

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Makino is a world leader in metal-cutting and machining technology. When companies make the parts that matter for automotive, aerospace, medical, die/mold and other industries worldwide, they make them with Makino. A leader in advanced manufacturing machine tool technology, Makino enables its customers to realize the highest level of quality with the fastest time to market.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities. Other duties may be assigned.


  • Search for alternative solutions in the means of MM Supplied Options.
  • Work with MT/MA on interface developments and custom option development/implementation.
  • Work in conjunction with Mason Engineering in finding these solutions, then documenting per MAP procedures.

Proposal Engineering:

  • Complete quotations or proposals which include commercial and technical content of company and non-company products and services.
  • Furnish necessary specifications of customer requirements including prints, sketches, machine specifications, or descriptive detail as required to support machine quotations and proposed systems.
  • Work with other internal or external suppliers in the specification of requirements, analysis of response in both the technical and commercial aspects. Provide support to the Purchasing organizations within Makino in the price negotiation and terms of conditions for vendor services, as required.
  • Coordinate work with Sales on priority of quotation response, and the work to fulfill requirements.
  • Support the sales organization in the presentation and discussion of machine quotations and proposed system.

Automation/Systems Solutions:

  • Provide engineering support for the development, design, and implementation of EDM automation.
  • Generate system specifications.
  • Work in conjunction with Mason Engineering in finding these solutions, then documenting per MAP procedures.

Project Management:
 For machine installations and small scale automated systems, provide the following project management tasks:
o Project schedule and milestone tracking.
o Tracking of machine and project costs.
o Track/Monitor equipment installation.
o Communications with customer on the schedule and technical aspects of the projects.
o Initiate invoicing and support the receipt of payments.

Technical Competencies required:
 Creation of drawings in 2D CAD
 Creation of drawings by Solid Modeling
 Knowledge of NC programs in machine language
 Knowledge/Operation of Wire and Sinker EDM machines
 Knowledge of mechanics and electronics of EDM machines
 Basic mechanical and electrical skills
 Utilization of Microsoft Office Suite
 Proficient documentation skills to support all duties


  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Technology, or equivalent field experience required.
  • Minimum three years experience in EDM industry, either by operating, servicing, or applications support.
  • U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident of the United States required.
  • Travel will be required, including international travel. Some travel will be on short notice. On occasion, travel will exceed one week in duration.
  • Ability to manually lift or move heavy material (5-50 pounds) from a variety of positions. Heavier material is also required which can be done with the use of cranes, fork lifts, or other means.
  • Team player, positive attitude, excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.

Apply With Us:

Makino is poised to hire the very best people from around the globe. We believe that the interests of our company and people are inseparable, and we are committed to developing a diverse team of creative and independent professionals. Employees enjoy a stable work environment from a company with years of success and growth in the machine tool industry. We offer competitive pay, generous benefits, and ongoing training.
If you would like to be one of the best and are interested in experiencing job growth in a team environment please submit a current resume. Makino is an EOE.

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