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R&D Engineer

Desktop Metal
63 Third Ave
Burlington, MA 01803

Desktop Metal, based in Burlington, Massachusetts is reinventing the way engineering and manufacturing teams produce metal parts - from prototyping through mass production. Our mission is to advance product innovation with metal 3D printing. Founded in 2015 by leaders in advanced manufacturing, metallurgy, and robotics, the company is addressing the unmet challenges of speed, cost, and quality to make metal 3D printing an essential tool for engineers and manufacturers around the world. Desktop Metal has raised a total of $212 million in financing. Among the company’s investors include GV (formerly Google Ventures), GE Ventures, BMW, Lowe’s, and Techtronic Industries (TTI).

In 2017, Desktop Metal was selected as one of the world’s 30 most promising Technology Pioneers by World Economic Forum; named to MIT Technology Review’s list of 50 Smartest Companies; named by the Boston Globe as one of the Best Places to Work in Boston and recognized among the most important innovations in engineering in Popular Science’s “2017 Best of What’s New.”

We are presently seeking a talented and self-motivated engineer to work in Single Pass Jetting product R&D.  The ideal candidate will have strong CAD and design skills coupled with lots of mechatronics and hands-on lab experience.

The R&D Engineer will be responsible for:

  • Designing mechatronic equipment to test and prove engineering concepts
  • Modifying existing equipment to match changing business needs
  • Manufacturing, assembling, and testing equipment
  • Collaborating with process engineers to review test plans
  • Working with an interdisciplinary team to perform detailed designs and analysis
  • Developing and maintaining design CAD models
  • Create and review concepts with engineering teams
  • Tolerance stack analysis
  • Maintaining high level of communications with cross-functional team and partners
  • Working closely with program management and technical teams

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5+ years in mechatronics design
  • Thorough understanding and use of technical principles, theories, and concepts in mechanical and electrical engineering
  • Broad exposure to design and development practices including common engineering tools
  • History of integrating machines including hands-on lab and test work
  • Familiarity with a broad range of manufacturing processes
  • Ability to resolve complex issues in creative, efficient, and effective ways
  • Familiarity with machine shop equipment and hand tools
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • BS/MS Engineering, Mechatronics, Robotics or equivalent
  • Solidworks proficiency

Preferred Experiences:

  • Additive manufacturing
  • 3D printing
  • Printing industry experience (2D or 3D)
  • DFx
  • FEA – COSMOS, Ansys, or equivalent
  • FMEA
  • GD&T
  • Matlab
  • Mechatronics
Category: Other

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