Field Service Engineer - Swiss-type machines - Des Plaines, IL, USA


Tornos, a global leader in the production of Swiss-type automatic lathes and multi-machines, started in 1880 and marked the beginning of Swiss-type lathe technology.

Backed by a 100+ year legacy of expertise, attentiveness to detail, innovation, and reliability. Tornos Technologies offers unique solutions to customer challenges and applications in a wide range of market segments, such as, Automotive, Medical, Micromechanics, and Electronics.

Tornos Technologies offers a competitive salary, 401k, health insurance, paid time off, STD/LTD and life benefits paid by the company and more.

Your responsibilities

The Field Service Engineer is responsible for the repair and maintenance of Tornos machine tool equipment, controls and other related components purchased by customers. This position works independently to ensure the highest level of quality and customer service satisfaction.

Essential Functions:

  • Travel to customer sites to install, troubleshoot, repair and maintain all machine tool equipment and controls for customer organizations.
  • Identify areas for performance improvement on equipment; perform and promote preventative maintenance on customer machine tool equipment.
  • Detect and resolve issues with electrical and mechanical components.
  • Utilize machine tool manuals, technical documents, and internal and vendor resources to research machine issues.
  • Effectively communicate machine issues, status of install or status of machine repair to customer. Ensure proper documentation is completed and submitted to office and customer (i.e. service report, install report).
  • Make certain that customer commitments are executed as planned to ensure complete customer satisfaction.
  • Develop and maintain partner relationships with our suppliers and vendors.
  • Exhibit ownership of customer related problems and coordinate with appropriate departments when necessary for resolution of problems to ensure customer service satisfaction.
  • Adhere to all company policies, procedures and business ethics codes and ensure that they are communicated and implemented within the team.
  • Participate in meetings, seminars, and training sessions to stay apprised of new developments in the field.
  • Maintain an in-depth technical knowledge of product lines represented by the company.
  • Stay abreast of vendor products and new technology and implements as appropriate.
  • Maintain/enhance knowledge of vendor products and new technology.
  • As a component of after-sales technical support, conduct machine maintenance training.

Your profile


  • Associate’s degree in a related field is preferred but not required; High School Diploma/GED from a technical school is required.
  • Minimum of one year of applicable experience is required.
  • Familiarity with the use of precision measuring equipment (dial indicators, micrometers)
  • Experience with precision rotating machinery, spindles, precision bearings (optional)
  • One to three years of experience working with CNC controls.
  • Basic understanding of electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic schematics.
  • Problem solving skills and attention to detail with technical aptitude is required.
  • Ability to read and understand drawings and schematics.
  • Strong understanding of customer requirements.
  • Intermediate to advanced level skills in software associated with Microsoft programs and other related business programs, as required.
  • Must be able to work unscheduled overtime without notice.
  • A valid driver’s license is required.
  • If Company vehicle is not provided, must have access to reliable transportation.
  • Ability to travel up to 100% of the workweek; some overnight travel required. (techs are always traveling to customer sites)
  • May be required to travel domestically within US.
  • May be required to travel internationally (Canada, Mexico, Switzerland).
  • (Tornos will supply basic tools to ensure quality and function of tools, individual can add their own tools)
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals and groups, both professional and non-professional, co-workers, management personnel, the public and others.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and juggle multiple priorities.
  • Able to think quickly, assess a situation and make a sound decision.
  • Solid written and verbal communication, listening, organization and priority setting skills.
  • Ability to perform job with integrity and values consistent with the Tornos Technologies Values.

Mental and physical requirements:

  • The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Must be highly mobile, able to access all areas of the premises.
  • Ability to concentrate and remain focused while handling multiple tasks, responsibilities and projects.
  • Must be able to perform bending, twisting, stooping, reaching and lifting of moderate to heavy weight material up to 100 lbs. with assistance from equipment or other employees.
  • Frequently required to use hands and fingers to complete jobs in small spaces.
  • Vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Ability to keep his/her composure with the public and co-workers in everyday, stressful situations.


Send your file to us at the following address or contact:

Tornos Technologies US Corporation Human Resources Department 200 E Howard Ave. Des Plaines, IL 60018
HR-TTUS [at]