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Manufacturing Engineer

3D Systems
Littleton, CO 80120
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Position Overview

The 3D Systems site in Littleton, Colorado is expanding rapidly and needs a skilled Manufacturing Engineer to augment the existing Advanced Manufacturing Engineering team under the direction of the Manufacturing Engineering Manager. The mission of the Advanced Manufacturing Engineering team is to develop and sustain processes for metals and plastics additive manufacturing (and related post-processing), both in-house and out-sourced, in order to improve cost, quality, and capacity.


As part of the Healthcare unit of 3D Systems, the Littleton facility acts as a service bureau to enable customers without the expertise, capital, or desire to additively manufacture their products. We are experts in digital workflows, patient-specific devices, and five different kinds of 3D printing. The Manufacturing department serves our Contract Manufacturing product line (both metal and plastics additive manufacturing), as well as 3D Systems own Virtual Surgical Planning product offerings. Our customer base is primarily medical device OEMs, although we also participate in aerospace, defense, and other industrial applications of additive manufacturing. Our pace of growth is only matched by the pace at which our customers expect their new and innovative products to be delivered.

Performance Objectives

The following performance objectives will determine job success for this position:

1. Develop Manufacturing Processes : Serve the manufacturing production team to improve existing processes and augment capabilities with new processes. Specify, justify financially, develop, and implement new machines to increase capacity or reduce labor. Participate in process validation as necessary.

2. Resolve technical issues: Keep the production floor running by addressing urgent and long-term issues. Document the results of investigation and resolution through the CAPA, NMR, or Deviation processes.

3. Improve Supplier Performance : Work with existing suppliers to reduce lead time, increase efficiency, and improve quality. Perform technical evaluation of new candidate suppliers to ensure they have technical competence, customer service capability, and volume capacity to meet 3D Systems' needs.

4. Reduce Scrap : Use existing scrap tracking information to analyze data, identify opportunities for improvement, and lead cross-functional efforts with Quality, Production, and Supply Chain to reduce scrap in additive manufacturing.

5. Manage customer accounts : Take point on customer project meetings, coordinating information gathering, and managing internal efforts to implement changes as required. Lead complaint investigations, negotiate changes to support operational improvements, and coordinate with customer stakeholders to optimize quality, capacity, and cost.

6. Upgrade and maintain documentation for existing products : Convert existing work instructions to visual format. Create and maintain Technical Process Specifications for all routine outside supplier processes like HIP, heat treatment, chemical etching, chemical analysis, and tensile testing. Create and maintain material and process specifications as needed by manufacturing, engineering, and supply chain. Implement all changes via the established change order system.

7. Re-design Business Processes : Refine business processes that may not be tied to production, but which do affect the manufacturing organization as a whole. Work cross-functionally with stakeholders to determine the problem or opportunity, design the solution, and implement structural, procedural, and documentation changes to realize the benefit of the change.


Bachelor's Degree in Engineering Required

Knowledge, Skills, Experience:

  • Because we are primarily focused on medical devices, the manufacturing engineer needs to have a background in the medical device industry and knowledge of ISO13485. Candidates should be comfortable working in the methodical, structured, and well-documented manner expected in a highly-regulated industry.

  • Demonstrated experience in additive and subtractive manufacturing, 3D modeling and design, and process improvement.

  • Experience or knowledge in the area of chemical etching, precision cleaning, as well as specification/supplier development in these areas would also be a benefit for this position.

  • Having successfully worked in a cross-functional environment will prove your ability to function effectively at 3D Systems.

  • The successful candidate will have a track record of technical accomplishments in engineering that show they are able to make good technical judgments and lead technical problem solving efforts.

  • With the need to review technical information from aerospace and defense customers, a successful candidate for this position will be a U.S. Person.

Posted: 2020-01-08 Expires: 2020-02-06
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