Applications Engineer Composites - Experienced

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Fives Machining Systems Inc. - Hebron

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America/Caribbean, USA, Kentucky, Hebron, KY

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Hebron 41048

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Applications Engineer Composites - Experienced

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Permanent position

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The Composites Applications Engineer will design, plan, and coordinate the mechanical and software integration for Fives composite machine tools, controls and processes to deliver technology driven components for aerospace, automotive, and energy applications.
Scope and Responsibilities:

Essential duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Proactively attains a safe and healthy work environment for all employees.
  • Works closely with existing and new customers to identify new applications, markets and business opportunities for Fives composites processing equipment and technologies.
  • Identifies opportunities to improve capabilities of Fives composites processing equipment based on customer experience and future needs.
  • Identifies opportunities to develop new types of composites processing systems based on market trends.
  • Reviews and analyzes customer part manufacturing requirements.
  • Prepares customer part simulations and reports using CAD and composite CAM software.
  • Recommends machine type to best fit the application.
  • Stays abreast of technological improvements and innovations.
  • Visit’s customer facilities to support introduction of systems and processes, resolve processing issues.
  • Provides market vision, direction, and feedback to management.
  • Prepares and delivers presentations on equipment applications and process capabilities.
  • This position will require frequent travel up to 50% to support new and existing business.

Education and Experiences


  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering Degree or equivalent education and experience.
  • Five or more years’ experience in industrial manufacturing environment.
  • Three to five years’ experience in composites manufacturing.
  • Experience in the deposition of pre-preg material onto layup and cure molding.
  • Experience in automated manufacturing equipment.


  • Knowledgeable and proficient using engineering computer aided design tools.  CATIA is the preferred CAD software for successful customer interaction but experience in other CAD systems (NX, Solidworks, etc.) will also be considered.
  • Good organizational skills with focus on attention to details.
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal, written, and presentation skills. 
  • Working knowledge of composites equipment and processing, including fiber placement & tape laying systems, pattern cutters and template projectors, SMC/BMC, & general pre-preg layup.
  • Microsoft office software proficiency.


Advantages of joining the Fives Team

  • Career progression – who knows…could you one day be the CEO??  Reach your highest potential at Fives!
  • Positive work environment – collaboration, fun, dedication – these are the things that make our team great!
  • Comprehensive benefits—the things you need to help support health, wealth and well-being now and in the future!
  • Whether you want to be found on the golf course, a beach, climbing a mountain, or rocking on your front porch during retirement, we offer retirement benefits, planning, company match contributions, and traditional and Roth options, to help you achieve those goals!
  • Paid vacation days & holidays – because we all need some down time for rest, relaxation, & travel!
  • Lifetime learning opportunities with our comprehensive trainings and tuition reimbursement programs.


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