Workholding Application Specialist


Advise on technical applications for workholding, including, but not limited to:

  • Establish clear understanding of machine tool environment; HMC, VMC, 4- or 5-axis, useable work space, and table layout
  • Establish clear understanding of applications, including; Material type, removal rate, clamp method, and part size.
  • Use product and process knowledge to provide product and/or process recommendations
  • Create engineering concept sketches and solid models of the solutions where appropriate.
  • Prepare formal quotations using proprietary order-to-cash business system.


  • The successful candidate must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Thorough understanding of multi-axis machining, including practical machine set-up and programming
  • Thorough understanding of workholding principles and the mechanics of holding, clamping, and how various material types and thicknesses impact machining
  • Have competence with the mathematics involved in working with force, tolerances, and inch/metric conversions.
  • Possesses strong spatial aptitude, is skilled at visualizing in two and three dimensions
  • Strong practical experience with various tooling designs and applications
  • Knowledgeable in matters of cutting tool design, application and functionality

Education and/or Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum 4 years of multi-axis VMC HMC machining experience required or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Proficiency in oral and written English is required

Language Skills

Excellent written and verbal communication skills required


Commensurate with experience