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3D Systems, Inc. Manufacturing Engineer in Littleton, Colorado

Position Overview The 3D Systems site in Littleton, Colorado is expanding rapidly and needs a skilled Manufacturing Engineer to augment the existing Manufacturing Engineering team under the direction of the Manufacturing Engineering Manager. The mission of the Manufacturing Engineering team is to develop and sustain manufacturing processes, both in-house and out-sourced, to improve cost, quality, capacity, and technical capability. Organization More than 30 years ago, 3D Systems brought the innovation of 3D printing to the manufacturing industry. Today, as the leading Additive Manufacturing solutions partner, we bring innovation, performance, and reliability to every interaction - empowering our customers to create products and business models never before possible. Thanks to our unique offering of hardware, software, materials, and services, each application-specific solution is powered by the expertise of our engineers who collaborate with customers to transform how they deliver their products and services. 3D Systems’ solutions address a variety of advanced applications in Healthcare and Industrial markets such as Medical and Dental, Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, and Durable Goods. As part of the Healthcare unit of 3D Systems, the Littleton facility manufactures 3D Systems Personalized Healthcare Services products and also acts as a contract manufacturer to customers in medical, dental, aerospace/defense, and other industries. We are experts in digital workflows, patient-specific devices, and five different kinds of 3D printing. The Manufacturing Engineering team supports all manufacturing activities at the Littleton facility. The team’s expertise spans both plastic and metal additive manufacturing, and related post-processing. Performance Objectives The following performance objectives will determine job success for this position: 1. Develop and Improve Manufacturing Processes: Serve the manufacturing production team by improving existing processes and augmenting capabilities with new processes. Specify, justify financially, develop, and implement new machines and equipment to increase capacity or reduce labor. Participate in process validation as necessary. Create visual work instructions for new production, inspection, and equipment maintenance processes. 2. Resolve technical issues:Keep the production floor running by addressing urgent and long-term issues. Document the results of investigations and resolutions 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, andlead 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 Technical Process Specifications for outside supplier processes. Revise and create material specifications as needed by manufacturing, engineering, and supply chain. Implement all changes via the released change order system. 7. Re-design Business Processes: Refine processes for 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. Compensation and Benefits * Salary Range: 67,900 - 95,100 (Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the candidate, and alignment with market data) * In addition to a salary, this position is eligible for an annual bonus based upon company performance. * 3D Systems offers a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental and vision coverage, company-paid short-term and long-term disability insurance, and company-paid basic life insurance. Sick Leave, Flex (Vacation) Time, Parental Leave, and 8 holidays per year are also provided as paid time off. 3D Systems also provides a 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan option with a company match. REQUIREMENTS Education: Bachelor's Degree in a relevant Engineering field is required (e.g. Mechanical, Metallurgical, Chemical, Biomedical, or Manufacturing Engineering, or Materials Science and Engineering). Knowledge, Skills, Experience: 2-5 years of experience supporting manufacturing operations, preferably in the medical device industry under FDA/ISO 13485 design controls. Candidates should be comfortable working in the methodical, structured, and well-documented manner expected in a highly-regulated industry. Solid understanding and background in core manufacturing engineering fundamentals, such as process development and improvement, light design work, data analysis, statistics, testing/inspection, supplier interaction, structured problem solving tools, change control, and process validation 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. Experience working in a cross-functional environment will be essential to 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 occasional need to review technical information from aerospace and defense customers, a successful candidate for this position will be a U.S. Person. Title: Manufacturing Engineer Location: CO-Littleton Requisition ID: 2100005T