Careers

CAREERS WITH TORMACH

WHAT WE DO

Engineer solutions as a team to
offer innovative systems and
tools.

Bridge the CNC education gap with more materials and outreach.

Reduce the learning curve by offering easy-to-learn software and user-friendly machines.

Tormach empowers CNC creativity by providing performance tools. With design in mind, we:

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Connect industry creators to spur innovation.

Offer high-performance options at the best in the industry prices.

Build and fine-tune software, making CNC easy to learn and maneuver.

Offer best-in-industry technical support and customer service.

TORMACH CULTURE

The Tormach Culture

Tormach company culture

There is a reason our employees have an infectious smile, and only part of it is because of the regular lunches, fresh fruit, and relaxed environment. While Tormach has been in the industry for decades, our ‘start-up’ mentality makes you feel at home. You will help us take this creativity to the next level by becoming a thought entrepreneur while we support your ideas with technical know-how.

100% Employee Owned

Being employee owned, every voice and person matters when it comes to connecting our completely unique offerings to the maker community – whether they be robot-dueling performers or the hobbyists next door.

Tormach Makers

Clients aren’t the only ones who like building and creating – our team is cut from the same block. We are our tools’ biggest fans and, if you are just as excited about the possibilities behind each machine, you will fit right in.

TORMACH INNOVATION

The ingenuity of Tormach employees was modeled first by its founders, Greg Jackson and Ed Korn, who created the concept of personal CNC machines after noticing an unmet need for smaller, more affordable equipment featuring professional capabilities. While imitators have tried mirroring this vision, Tormach’s focus on lowering the barrier to CNC by making the equipment more accessible has made them the leader in this niche market.

This innovation mindset continues, as Tormach pioneers in CNC equipment with products like:

This affordable coolant system for CNC machines requires less nozzle repositioning by connecting software with an automated hose.

The Tormach-exclusive software offers an approachable, professional-grade interface for CNC machine control.

Tormach’s new compact and affordable mill, the PCNC 440 is perfect for anybody that wants to do real cutting, but doesn’t have a lot of space.

This machine accessory converts a mill into a CNC chucker lathe without the cost or space a standard CNC lathe demands.

To share this expertise, we work with student groups through STEM programs, host educational seminars at our annual open house, connect college students with real-life experiences through internships, and, sponsor scholarships.

Madison Area

Sandwiched between Chicago and the Twin Cities, Madison is one of the biggest cities in Wisconsin. This beautiful community is where the arts meet science meet the great outdoors, and it is located minutes from Tormach. Never been? Here is why you will love it:

A Great Place To Live

Madison is consistently named one of the country’s best places to live, work, and play. From our numerous festivals and fairs to our outstanding Framer’s Market and lively downtown, Madison offers something for everyone. Shopping, dinning, sports, and recreation, all help to make this one of the best places to live in the US, but you don’t have to take our word for it, see for yourself.

Where Art & Technology Meet

Whether you’re into techy networking events, like the Forward Festival, or you’re a lover of contemporary art, Madison has an eclectic combo of tech and art. Named one of the best music scenes in the country, Madison hosts an array of venues with regular art showings and musical events, all while feeding off some of the nation’s top technological talent to keep the city on the cutting edge of the future. All of that, and the fact that Madison is home to a quickly-growing assortment of microbrews – it is Wisconsin, after all.

Education At Its Finest

Madison is proud to be home to a world class university. Ranked as one of the top schools in the country, University of Wisconsin-Madisonis known world-wide for its diversity and excellence in education and research. Madison offers all the vibrancy and excitement one would expect from one of the best college towns in the US.

The Great Outdoors

Madison is one of only five cities in the US to reach platinum-level status as a bicycle friendly community. With hiking and biking trials throughout the city as well as lakes and rivers for fishing, boating and kayaking, Madison is the perfect location for any outdoor enthusiast.

Family Friendly Town

Madison, with its friendly atmosphere and diverse cultural offerings prides itself on being a great place to raise a family. Our free zoo and national ranked children’s museum are only two of the great family friendly attractions Madison and the surrounding communities have to offer.

Beyond Madison

Madison is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Southern Wisconsin. From the amazing beauty of our state parks and rural highways to the family fun locations like Wisconsin Dellsand House on The Rock or the architectural history of Taliesin, Wisconsin’s small towns are some of the most unique and friendliest places to live and work you will ever find.

There’s no way to cover all the great things about living and working in the Madison area, it truly is one of the America’s greatest cities. To learn more about all there is to see and do in Madison and throughout our great state visit these resources:

TORMACH BENEFITS

Our investment in happy, healthy employees may start with a positive work environment, but is also reflected in our benefit offerings. Check out these perks:

Time to Recharge

While we love to work, we also love to play. Paid time off means a work-life balance is not only possible – but strongly encouraged. Tormach’s paid time off includes both PTO (Personal Time Off) as well as all major holidays.

Investment in Your Future

Tormach invests in our employees today just as much as it does for tomorrow through a matching 401K program. It’s never too early to start investing, and this company initiative is an easy way to start. In addition to a great 401K program, being employee owned offers the extra plus of an ESOP, which means we are given stock in the company.

Prioritizing Your Health and Wellness

Being 100% employee owned, we care immensely about the health of our employees and their families. That means all employees can enroll in well-rounded, affordable health, vision and dental plans when they walk in the door for their first day.

The Little Things

What makes every day a great day at our office is the little things: an array of fresh fruit – delivered daily, fresh-ground coffee, your heart’s desire of juice and soda, and other ‘little things’ that make you feel valued.

CURRENT OPENINGS

Our story at Tormach is all about helping people make things. We empower ideas. We make affordable, precise tools and support them with top-notch software, customer service, and educational resources. We’re committed to being the best provider of CNC equipment for research and development departments, prototyping shops, educational institutions, makerspaces, and small production facilities.

We’re proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, and make employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other protected class.

Our fun group of employee-owners is looking to add to our family-oriented team. Cynics and sourpusses need not apply. Send us your resume and be part of something exciting!

Educational Account Manager

Posting Date:08/11/2017

Are you an experienced educational sales representative looking for a new challenge? Have you wanted the opportunity to build a sales channel from the ground up? Our fast-growing company is looking for a hardworking, solution-oriented sales professional. If you’ve got what it takes to tackle this exciting opportunity, we want to hear from you!

Responsibilities

Due to continued growth, we’re seeking a full-time Educational Account Manager. In this new role, you’ll remotely work with our Marketing team to deliver seamless, high-quality service to new and existing customers in the Chicago area, where about 60 percent of your time will be spent traveling. Main responsibilities include:

  • Creating and refining educational product offerings to match market needs while maintaining awareness of the competitive landscape, trends, and opportunities
  • Conducting account research to identify the structure, priorities, key personnel, and other information needed to develop strategies and approaches
  • Overseeing all aspects of the engagement experience (prospecting, lead management and qualification, closing, transition for implementation support, and ongoing relationship management), and managing account information
  • Collaborating with team members throughout the engagement cycle to answer questions, create customized pitches, remove barriers, and close deals
  • Coordinating product demos and arranging product referrals
  • Helping new and existing accounts identify funding and grant opportunities, and promoting new products, services, training, maintenance, and professional development opportunities
  • Assisting with strategically planning and promoting high-value, high-opportunity events; attending events as assigned to cultivate relationships and growth opportunities
  • Ensuring timely and effective product onboarding upon closing sales

What Your Resume Says

  • Minimum 5 years’ sales experience with technology-based products
  • Background in technical education or educational sales
  • Demonstrated, quantifiable record of successful technology or educational sales
  • Proven ability to meet and exceed sales goals
  • Experience in designing solution-based approaches to meet customer requirements
  • Understanding of complex sales cycles

Your Strengths

  • Personable, positive, and fun to be around; you have a sense of humor
  • Entrepreneurial outlook and ability to generate new ideas, provide input, and suggest new technologies and approaches
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to communicate in technical and non-technical terms
  • Ability to build consensus across all levels
  • Ability to work independently and in a team atmosphere
  • Ability to thrive in an environment that’s less structured than larger companies

Icing on the Cake

  • Involvement with makerspaces, or interest in 3D printing, CNC, electronics, or robotics

Machine Design Engineer

Posting Date:09/21/2017

Are you an engineer who likes to make things in your spare time? Were you in student clubs like Formula SAE, Human Powered Vehicle, Solar Car, or others where you welded, milled, or scrapped together bits and pieces from McMaster-Carr and the cut-off bin to “make it work” in time for competitions? Do you:

  • Enjoy seeing complex shapes cut out of metal to make the products you’ve designed?
  • Watch machining videos on YouTube in your spare time?
  • Consider yourself a maker, welder, or fabricator?

If so, we want to hear from you! Our engineers machine and plasma-cut prototypes, wire control panels, hand-scrape dovetail ways, and regularly get their hands dirty. We work hard and play hard, and we’re looking for people with a similar attitude.

NOTE: Along with your resume and cover letter, submit your portfolio of your projects — or pictures of things you’ve made.

Responsibilities

You, our future full-time Machine Design Engineer, will be a key member of our Engineering team. You’ll be the person designing, testing, and improving CNC machines and accessories. You won’t be stuck at a desk all day as a CAD jockey – you’ll spend a significant part of your time in our R&D lab doing hands-on design and testing.

What Your Resume Says

  • Four-year college degree in Engineering
  • Prior academic or professional experience with CNC machines and equipment
  • Experience with SolidWorks or similar solid modeling systems

Your Strengths

  • Personable, positive, and fun to be around; you have a sense of humor
  • Willingness to share knowledge and help others
  • Awareness of social media and the hackerspace, maker, or educational communities
  • Ability to work independently and in a team atmosphere
  • Ability to thrive in an environment that’s less structured than larger companies

Icing on the Cake

  • Prior employment in CNC machine design
  • Software development experience or the desire to learn it (Python, Arduino, C)
  • Experience with Agile/Scrum/Kanban methodologies
  • Love of making things, whether for work or hobby

Technical Specialist

Posting Date:06/27/2018

Are you an experienced machinist, technician, or engineer who likes pushing CNC machines to their limits? Do you like helping newer operators learn their way around CNC machines? Do you enjoy collaborating with other technical experts on new machines and accessories? If so, we want to hear from you!

Responsibilities

You, our future full-time Technical Specialist, will be a key member of the Technical Support team. You’ll be the person responsible for providing technical support to and building positive relationships with our customers, who range from R&D engineers to hobbyists. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Up to about five percent of your time may be spent traveling. Main responsibilities include:

  • Helping customers, by phone and email, select the best machines and accessories for their applications, and troubleshooting any operational issues
  • Teaming up with other technicians to solve problems and share expertise to help form a well-rounded group
  • Independently and collaboratively developing new products, including prototyping, testing, and serving as subject matter experts for product-specific technical content

What Your Resume Says

  • Three to 10 years’ troubleshooting experience in a customer service or production environment
  • Background in making things, whether for work or hobby
  • Knowledge of and experience with CNC machinery, machining, and machine processes
  • Electrical aptitude
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of personalities to effectively respond to and resolve technical situations over the phone
  • Demonstrated analytical, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills

Your Strengths

  • Personable, positive, and fun to be around; you have a sense of humor
  • Strong customer-care philosophy
  • Intellectual curiosity and a willingness to share knowledge and help others
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly organized
  • Ability to work independently and in a team atmosphere
  • Ability to thrive in an environment that’s less structured than larger companies

Icing on the Cake

  • Familiarity with the machining community, including social media groups and other hackerspace, maker, or educational communities

SEND US YOUR RESUME