Welcome to the WAGNER world!

With more than 1,600 employees at 16 locations and in 13 countries we are one of the market-leading manufacturers of innovative coating technology. We bring colour, protection and functions to surfaces. Our customers are industrial enterprises, crafts enterprises and do-it-yourselfers. The enthusiasm for perfect surfaces unites us. We are not simply looking for employees. We are looking for people who share our enthusiasm.

CNC Manufacturing Engineer

Plymouth, MN, US, 55447



Thank you for your interest in Wagner. We always have our eyes open for talented people who want to learn, grow and expand their capabilities with Wagner.

From start to finish, you'll enjoy a fun and colorful career at Wagner.

Wagner is small enough that you matter and large enough for you to make a difference.

Wagner Spray Tech believes that people represent a company's most important asset. At Wagner, we strive to create an organization where everyone participates and efforts are focused toward continuous improvement. These improvements are driven by dedication, teamwork, and the innovation of the Wagner family.

Our company participates in the US government's E-Verify process. In addition, all offers of employment are contingent on a drug test and background check.


Our benefit package includes starting at 4 weeks PTO per year, 401(k) and a company match, medical, dental, life, disability, long term care insurance, as well as tuition reimbursement.



Position Objective:  Develops or improves processes, quality plans, tooling, tooling design & quoting. CNC Programs, Labor Routings and Standard Work documentation for new or existing parts to achieve maximum utilization and efficiency of human, material, and machine assets. Considers the safety of personnel, equipment, machinery and the facility. Trouble shoots and solves quality or production problems to improve On Time Delivery, Efficiency and Profits. Work assignments are of moderate variety and complexity with access to technical guidance of more experienced staff and direct supervision.



Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop Layout’s, Set-Up methodology and CNC programs for machine tools.
  • Use knowledge of machine operations to develop code to control CNC machine operation.
  • Provide process plans and cycle times for cost estimates for quoting new work.
  • Provide quotes for tooling and fixtures for new work.
  • Reviewing drawings and routings for manufacturability - communicates to Engineering when changes are needed
  • Provide technical assistance to Sales in communicating information to customers and to enable company to win new work.
  • Work with QA Lead to develop quality plans for part manufacturing.
  • Utilize SPC to monitor key features and process capabilities.
  • Take positive corrective action based on DMR, SPC charts or information provided to improve product quality and process reliability.
  • Provide ideas for manufacturing improvements to reduce costs and improve quality.
  • Recommend sourcing of supplies, service, tools and equipment from outside vendors.
  • Provide work training and direction to others.
  • Ensure compliance with all safety and work rules and regulations, and departmental housekeeping standards.
  • Performs time/motion studies and makes recommendations for waste reduction and efficiency improvements in production process
  • Supports in-process inspection of machined products





  • 5+ years programming on the job using G&M codes and MasterCAM, or comparable software (reading, editing AND writing)
  • 5+ years of experience setting up and operating CNC Horizontal and Vertical Mills, 3-axis, y-axis. (4-axis and 5-axis preferred but not required) as well as CNC Lathes.
  • 5+ years of experience with CAM/CAD programs.
  • 5+ years of experience interpreting GD&T of blueprint specifications.
  • Knowledge of setting up and running a cell environment.
  • Strong working knowledge of tool offsets, speeds and feeds for cutting various materials
  • Strong programming, problem solving, analytical, mathematical, mechanical and communication skills.
  • Leadership and organizational skills to meet daily demands for workflow.
  • Estimate time and materials for machine jobs; strong time management skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel
  • Mechanically inclined and metallurgy knowledge; knowledge of geometry and Basic Trig.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs safely, maneuver material pallet jack throughout shop and use grinders.
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time at the machines.

Job Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Two year degree in related field preferred.
  • 5+ of related work experience as a high-level machine technician


Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis