Co-Op Manufacturing Engineer at Markforged (Watertown, MA)

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For Spring 2022

As a Manufacturing Engineer Co-Op, you will have opportunities to learn and manage the manufacturing assembly, test, and packaging processes of all Markforged products, including printers, furnaces, and other systems. You will report to the Operations Engineering Lead and participate in building strong relationships with contract manufacturers (CM) and critical sub-tier suppliers while working closely with internal engineering and operation teams. Ideally, you will also have a strong background in engineering and quality.  In addition, this individual must be self-motivated, have exceptional communication skills, handle multiple project assignments, and be willing to learn and adapt within a fast-paced engineering organization.

Opportunities Abound for our Co-Ops!
  • Learn to Identify DFM/A opportunities, mitigate project/products risks, and perform cost/benefit analysis
  • Improve the manufacturability and cost of hardware built at 3rd party manufacturers through tools such as process capability studies, process/test design, cell layouts, time-studies, inspection protocols, supplier qualification, continuous improvement projects, and work instruction documentation
  • Design and implement robust tooling/fixture solutions to improve process control and production throughput
  • Support process qualifications and capability studies (custom test fixture validation, Gage R&R, DOEs, FMEA’s, etc)
  • Oversee the development, generation, and validation of work instructions, tooling/fixtures, equipment calibration, testing, quality forms, and drawings throughout the NPI process
  • Assist in dual sourcing and supplier launch initiatives to scale up existing product lines
  • Provide exceptional production support on people, processes, materials, and equipment to achieve operation principle goals (safety, quality, service, and productivity)
  • Work cross-functionally with Markforged Hardware, Software, Operations, Product, Supply Chain, Customer Solutions, and Marketing teams to ensure project alignment and success throughout product life-cycle
  • Gain the skills to drive accountability with internal and external stakeholders on project deliverables

Important Note: 

Although we list out what we generally look for, we are very likely missing other attributes and skills you have that could make you a great fit but are not currently listed. The point we’re getting at, it doesn’t hurt to take a chance and apply! Research has shown this especially applies to women and other marginalized groups, who tend to apply if they check 100% of every box, versus men who apply if they hit roughly 60%.

What you have:
  • Working toward a Bachelor's degree in engineering (Mechanical, Electro-Mechanical, Manufacturing, or Industrial Engineering preferred)
  • An interest in product-based electromechanical systems
  • Passion for manufacturing and continuous improvement
  • A sharp analytical and mechanical mindset with a desire to apply them toward real-world manufacturing problems 
  • A willingness to work and communicate with contract manufacturers and suppliers
  • Some exposure to Solidworks, 3D modeling of tooling and fixtures, interpretation of detailed engineering drawings, and GD&T
  • Experience with change control systems (EPDM, Github, ERP, and PLM systems) is a plus
  • Skills to analyze, troubleshoot, and resolve production assembly/test problems
  • Conduct time studies to create baselines and identify opportunities for efficiency gains and cost savings
  • Knowledge of production best practices such as LEAN, Kaizen, 5S, and Six Sigma
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills - can convey complex technical topics in simple terms across internal departments and external partners
  • Not afraid to challenge the status quo and regularly offers your ideas
  • Comfortable with issue escalation when appropriate
  • An extremely motivated and organized individual who can be self-directed in both team-based and individual settings
  • Works well in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
Why Markforged?
Help us reinvent manufacturing. 
We are reinventing manufacturing so that engineers can build anything they imagine.
We are one team that wins together!
You will be engaging every day with passionate and dedicated individuals in a collaborative environment working towards making best-in-class products.
Perks & Benefits
For all US-based roles, we offer a competitive compensation package and a full suite of benefits, including medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, 401(k), parental leave, commuter benefits, open PTO policy, and more. Our work environment includes casual dress, a fully stocked kitchen, bike storage, free parking, weekly catered lunches, and fitness perks. You will have unlimited access to our 3D printers for professional and personal parts!
Please be aware that the Company requires all employees [who are required to work onsite, whether regularly or sporadically] to be vaccinated for COVID-19. This position will require the successful candidate to show proof of a vaccination. The Company is an equal opportunity employer, and will provide reasonable accommodation to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated consistent with federal, state, and local law.
Markforged values the differences among our employees and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. These differences include but are not limited to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, results of genetic testing, or service in the military. This goal emphasizes the development of inclusive work environments that capitalize on each employee’s skills, experience, and unique perspectives as we strive to achieve an unparalleled standard of excellence.
To all recruitment agencies: Markforged does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias or Markforged employees. Markforged is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.
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480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472

An Insider's view of Markforged

What are some social events your company does?

Markforged really cares about giving employees the opportunity to celebrate company milestones and bond outside of the context of work. We celebrate product launches, big wins, and holidays with outings. In addition to company milestones. My personal favorite social “events “ are the informal Friday afternoon happy hours at the office.


Product Marketing Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

One Team is a company value here. When making a 3D printer, we provide a dedicated build space to a cross-disciplinary team of engineers. These spaces become cultural bastions for promoting camaraderie, great music playlists, and company memes. This fun and inspirational environment for teams to collaborate is why our products are best-in-class.


Principal Software Engineer

What makes someone successful on your team?

For someone to be successful on my team, I think they have to be enthusiastic and passionate about our systems and materials. We are always trying to make improvements, and being excited about how you can help our systems improve is essential! Passion and positivity have been the two qualities that helped me grow the most on my team.


Materials Print Engineer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Markforged’s greatest asset is our #OneTeam. This is our DNA. All of the great ideas we’ve seen come to life at Markforged are because of our employees. I truly believe that we have the best team in additive manufacturing! It is because of their intellect, passion, commitment, and creativity that we’ve gotten to where we are today.

Shai Terem

Chief Executive Officer

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

I think one of the most challenging things as a print systems engineer is learning all the technical and non-technical aspects of our business. We have to know a lot, kind of like a jack of all trades. We have to have our fingers on the pulse of a lot of different teams so that we have a holistic picture of what's going on.


Senior Print Systems Engineer

What are Markforged Perks + Benefits

Partners with Nonprofits
We sponsor a Distinguished Black Engineer scholarship and Female Engineer scholarship through Bold.Org
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Markforged provides up to 12 weeks of parental leave to eligible employees.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Work remotely on occasion as needed - especially during COVID no one is required to be in office unless deemed essential.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Markforged has a take what you need vacation policy.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
We have plenty of controllers for video games - and ping pong tables in both offices.
Stocked Kitchen
Snacks, hot and cold coffee, gourmet tea selection, soda, Soylent, yogurt, string cheese, fruit and veggies!
Some Meals Provided
Markforged provides free catered lunch every Tuesday.
Happy Hours
Weekly Friday happy hours and quarterly Work Anniversary Celebrations.
Free, dedicated employee parking lots.
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Markforged offers employees professional development opportunities like The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

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