Full Time
Big Lake, MN
Posted 1 month ago

TOMZ Corporation is looking for highly skilled Application Engineer with a specific expertise in milling to join our organization. A leader in manufacturing of devices and components for major medical device companies, TOMZ offers competitive compensation and excellent benefits. Those include 401k, health/dental, vision, and paid time off. TOMZ maintains a modern, clean, and safe facility with state-of-the-art equipment and dedication to continuous process improvement. TOMZ is registered with the FDA as a Class 2 and Class 3 Medical Device Manufacturer and certified to ISO 13485.

Summary of Position

Support the organization’s Turning, Milling and Grinding operations of complex medical devices through new development projects as well as optimization of existing legacy programs. Work in cross functional teams to drive continuous improvement and ensure production objectives are met; including but not limited to programming for new product development, optimization of legacy programs for improved throughput, standardization of programs to current best practices, and research and implementation of new tooling and process technology. TOMZ is a fast-paced work environment.

Essential Functions

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Ability to program various pieces of CNC equipment across multiple sites as directed to support critical and/or high-value projects milling, turning, and grinding, Multi spindle, Multi Axis and Swiss style programs for manufacture of medical devices- implants and instruments.
  • Analyze drawings, design models, and sketches to determine dimensions and configuration of cuts, selection of cutting tools, machine speeds, and feed rates according to shop processes, customer specifications, and machine capabilities.
  • Actively participate in process development projects and DFM with internal and external teams
  • Revise programs to eliminate instruction errors, omissions, and update programs with new technology/methods to improve efficiency; meet customer delivery dates.
  • Coordinate with Quality Engineering to help facilitate the development of Process Control Plans, Manufacturing Inspection Plans, and gaging/fixturing requirements.
  • Machine set-up skills required to accomplish 1st article parts and short run NPI products. With an occasional small production run if needed.
  • Design fixtures for post processing operations.
  • Strong knowledge of NC Code, Tooling, and Manufacturing Process
  • Knowledge of CAD/CAM software (SolidWorks and Esprit preferred)
  • Blueprint reading and knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Effective communication to all levels of internal and external customers
  • Ability to apply logic and reasoning to solve complex problems.



  • Associate degree in technical or scientific field or equivalent work experience.


  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience of programming and machine set-up in a medical device manufacturing environment or similar.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk and/or hear, and/or use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects, tools, or controls. The employee is frequently required to stand, and/or walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds while moving components, fixtures, equipment and/or small packages. The mental and physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.

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