Senior Applications Engineer

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Department: Applications Engineering


About the Company:

ANCA is a world leading designer and manufacturer of high-quality CNC tool and cutter grinders.
Operating for over 40 years, we are a proud Australian company serving a global market with our range of innovative products and solutions. We design and manufacture machines that produce a wide range of tools and other components that contribute to almost everything you do in your daily life, from the smart phone you talk on, to the car that you drive.

Innovation and diverse ideas have always been part of ANCA’s DNA. It’s this culture that has seen us grow to over 1000 employees world-wide and have facilities in more than 12 countries.
We are currently seeking an Senior Applications Engineer to join our team located in our Bayswater Head Office.


About the Role:

Reporting to the Applications Product Development Team leader, you will be responsible for the design and development of the grinding applications process. 

You will play a pivotal role in creating cutting-edge products and services that wow our customers, all whilst ensuring high quality solutions are provided through testing and validation. 

This role will see you contributing to a collaborative and supportive team environment and work closely with Design and Manufacturing engineers. You will be the voice of our customer in product design and communicate this to stakeholders across the business. 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Consult branches, customers, and operations during the preliminary design stage to accurately determine the customer requirements from a technical perspective.
  • Consult with design engineers to ensure design concepts support best practice process design (grinding).
  • Prepare and execute Test Plans (CVP&R and DVP&R), documenting results and feeding this back into the development process.
  • Test software rigorously to ensure product quality and useability.
  • Be accountable for technical accuracy of calculations and execution of grinding simulations and programs.
  • Contribute towards building Applications knowledge through use of our applications knowledge base.
  • Prepare necessary support documentation for project, including preparing and distributing customer grinding performance reports.
  • Provide technical support for Sales staff, Design Engineers, Marketing, Operations and Service Engineers and customers.
  • Methodically analyse, evaluate, and recommend options to improve the efficiency of existing equipment and processes.


Required Skills & Knowledge:

  • Comprehension of grinding principles and their application to machine tool design.
  • Ability to liaise and negotiate with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills for root cause analysis and problem solving.
  • Demonstrate a practical application of data collection and analysis for scientific decision making.
  • Effective time management skills and ability to work to deadlines.
  • Adaptable and flexible attitude.



  • Career development opportunities available.
  • Options for flexible work arrangements.
  • Opportunity to work across many varied projects.
  • Employee Assistance Program – for employees and immediate family.
  • Employee bonus schemes.



At ANCA, we strive to foster an environment that encourages creativity, innovation, and teamwork. We do more than just make machine tools; we are constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible and provide our team the freedom to do this, whilst having a lot of fun along the way. 

We welcome people from different backgrounds, cultures, and ways of thinking. We value people with a taste for problem-solving, an entrepreneurial mindset and a collaborative approach. Whilst our work has its challenges, we are a supportive team that helps develop our people to create the next generation of technology. 

It is our values and our people that set us apart and shape our reputation as one of the world leaders in our field.




If you’re ready to be challenged to be the best you can be – ANCA is the place for you. Click 'Apply'.