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POSITION TITLE:   Materials Engineer

JOB SUMMARY:  This position is an opportunity to directly impact the state of the art as a contributing technical member of a dynamic small business specializing in metal additive manufacturing (AM) products and technologies. The position requires a self-starter with the ambition to tackle difficult technical challenges in a results-oriented collaborative environment. Attention to detail, adherence to safety protocols, personal integrity, and commitment to quality work are a must. A flexible schedule, informal environment, and opportunities to demonstrate and expand technical skills provide a setting for creative, impactful work.


  • Lead/support AM applications/engineering tasks to meet product/project objectives
  • Representative tasks include development of AM process parameters and system configurations to process specialized materials, AM processing of test coupons and demonstration parts, development of materials technical data, post-processing of AM parts to meet performance specifications, engineering tasks to develop and/or demonstrate new AM technologies, etc.
  • Execute engineering design, assembly, testing, and transition planning of prototype advanced systems as needed using design best practices
  • Document results in engineering drawings, technical data sheets, project reports, operations manuals, work instructions, etc.
  • Adhere to all safety protocols, operating instructions, and security requirements
  • Other duties as required to meet project needs


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, engineering physics, or related field
  • Strong competency in one or more industry CAD solutions (SOLIDWORKS, AutoCAD, NX, etc.)
  • Must be US citizen or permanent resident


  • Master’s degree in materials science/engineering or related field
  • Experience in laboratory and/or manufacturing environment
  • Experience with metal AM systems, engineering drawings, 3D printing, and/or machine design
  • Specific skills for project needs (list below): Experience with modification of LPBF systems, using Direct Machining Control software, LPBF processing of aerospace alloys (including In-625/718, Ti6Al4V, and AlSi10Mg), evaluating metallurgical characteristics and material properties of 3D printed samples


Employment Type:  Full-time (salary with benefits)

Work Shift:  Daytime / office hours

Travel:  5-10% for customer/partner site visits and technical meetings

Physical Requirements:  Must have adequate vision, hearing, motor skills, and ability to lift 25 lbs unassisted to support experiments in research/manufacturing setting

Location:  Beavercreek, Ohio

Supervisor:  Director of Research & Technology

Desired Start:  1 Apr 2021

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