CAREERS WITH TORMACH
WHAT WE DO
Engineer solutions as a team to
offer innovative systems and
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:
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.
The Tormach 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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!
Are you an experienced machinist, equipment technician, or field service 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!
You, our future full-time Technical Specialist, will be a key member of the Technical Support team based near Madison, Wisconsin. You’ll be one of the experts responsible for providing troubleshooting and operations support to our customers. Above all, your communication style will promote our brand and build positive relationships with our customers, who range from R&D engineers to hobbyists. We offer a dynamic and flexible work schedule with our core support available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Up to about 5% of your time may be spent traveling. Main responsibilities include:
- Helping customers, by phone, email, and video chat, select the best machines and accessories for their applications, and lead the charge to quickly resolve technical or operational issues
- Teaming up with your fellow technicians to solve problems and share expertise to help form a well-rounded group of experts
- Writing technical content, starring in technical videos, promoting products at trade shows, and generating customer allegiance in all you do
- Developing new products or revolutionizing existing products, including prototyping, testing, and serving as a subject matter expert for product-specific technical content
What Your Resume Says
- 3 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
- Demonstrated electrical and mechanical aptitude
- Demonstrated analytical, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills from help desk or field service experience
- Personable, positive, and fun to be around; you have a sense of humor
- Strong customer-care philosophy coupled with the ability to quickly troubleshoot electro-mechanical issues
- 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