Application Engineer Manager

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£55,000-£59,000 DEO
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Job Title: Applications Engineer Manager

Salary: £55,000 - £59,000 DEO + plus Bonus

Contract: Permanent, Fulltime+ hybrid working.
Benefits: Private Health, Training and Progression Opportunities, Pension, Bonus, Training, Onsite Gym, Onsite Canteen, Airconditioned Modern Facility, hybrid working.

Working Hours: Monday -Thursday 7.30am-4.30pm & Friday 7.30am-12.30

Location: Coventry

Pending Start date: March 2024

Interview Process: The selection procedure will consist of a three-stage interview process, initially with a phone call to establish essential skills, the second stage will be through a team’s meeting and the final stage is a face-to-face interview with the managing director.  

Role & Responsibilities

  • Technical Leadership- Managing a team to ensure smooth processing of RFQs, Projects and applications. Working internally to upskill the team and the wider business.
  • Applications and Projects – Running, planning, and implementing internal projects to lead the application/ selection of cutting tools across a broad width of machining processes. This will entail working directly with customers to implement their cutting tool solutions.
  • Sales/Customer Support: Collaborate internally and externally with our customers and to support our sales team to identify where Excataform can offer improvements to an existing process.
  • Implement processes: Support the business in implementing processes to drive the business forward. Analysis data to drive decisions.
  • Internal training and upskilling for applications /product: As the business expands our applications Manager will support the business in training and upskilling colleagues/apprentices as well as new starters on cutting tool applications. Build a team of application Engineers to support the business internally and externally as we expand into new markets.

Skills & Experience:


  • 10 years minimum experience of setting and operating a CNC milling machine.
  • 5 years minimum programming/CADCAM experience
  • Can demonstrate experience of process optimisation including cutter selection.
  • Good knowledge of cutting speeds and feeds, and the effect on both cutter and component
  • Can demonstrate experience where you have shared knowledge, trained, mentored, or coached other team members or colleagues.
  • Must be competent in Microsoft office.


  • Management and leadership experience
  • High knowledge of cutting tool geometries
  • Have experience with special cutting tool solutions.
  • Worked alongside cutting tool manufacturers to implement process optimisation.
  • Experience in customer facing roles, problem solving and project work.

Behaviour: Problem solver, Positive attitude, proactive, self-motivated and a team player.

About Us

Are you ready to join a team that thrives on innovation, challenges the norm, and drives manufacturing towards a more sustainable future? At Exactaform cutting tools we are an ambitious manufacturing business based in Coventry, supplying global markets around the world. We are seeking a detail-oriented Application Engineer that is focused on application and process improvements. There are endless opportunities within Exactaform to support career growth from management to director level.

Our core values define our culture:

  • Challenging the Status Quo: We push boundaries and embrace change to disrupt industry norms.
  • Drive and Ambition: Our team is relentlessly committed to excellence and continuous improvement.
  • Passion and Commitment: Our pride in our work fuels our commitment to exceptional quality and exceeding customer expectations.
  • Sense of Urgency: We act promptly and decisively to ensure timely delivery and quick responses to customer needs.

Ready for the challenge?

Apply Today! If you are a meticulous engineer specialising in application and process enhancements, then this one’s for you! Come and be a part of our team and help contribute to the overall goal of ensuring high-quality manufacturing processes at Exactaform.

Note. Candidates must hold full working rights here in the UK, and due to the nature of our projects, be eligible for security clearance. We are unable to offer sponsorship.

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