Lead Materials Quality Engineer at Markforged

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As Lead Materials Quality Engineer you will develop, implement and maintain a manufacturing quality management system. You will lead a team of quality technicians and work directly with engineering and management to monitor and report on factory quality performance.  A background in materials science, continuous manufacturing processes, analytical and data analysis methods will enable you to identify areas for improvement throughout the factory. 

We are seeking a candidate with experience leading manufacturing quality efforts. The ideal candidate will have experience with plastics and/or composite materials processing, and continuous manufacturing processes.  This position is well suited for an experienced hands-on individual willing to get their hands dirty. The nature of the position requires a person who is adaptable to change, and has the ability to thrive in an evolving work environment.

What will you own?
  • Maintain manufacturing document control system
  • Develop quality standards for new products as part of the new product introduction team
  • Analyze quality performance utilizing using statistical and analytical methods
  • Manage incoming quality inspection process, qualifications, and approvals
  • Lead a team of quality technicians, and drive employee performance improvements
  • Work with sourcing team to establish and monitor incoming material inspection specifications
  • Audit processes and procedures, identify areas for improvement, and implement corrective actions, report on activities and findings
  • Develop and monitor quality KPIs while building strategies to maintain and improve performance
  • Effectively communicate and reinforce Markforged’s commitment to quality improvement efforts
  • Work with team to improve manufacturing Quality Management System. Focus areas include:
    • Corrective and preventive action (CAPA)
    • Periodic sampling and testing plans for all incoming and manufactured products
    • Internal & External defect trend analysis and reporting
    • Material review board and material dispositioning
    • Quality documentation standards

Important Note: 

Although we list out what we generally look for, we are very likely missing other attributes and skills that you have that could make you a great fit, but are not currently listed. 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%. The point we’re getting at, it doesn’t hurt to take a chance and apply!

What you have:
  • 3+ years of manufacturing quality experience
  • BS degree in Engineering or a related field
  • Understanding of Lean Manufacturing principles, 5S, Six Sigma, and Kanban Systems
  • 1-2+ years of experience managing technicians and mentoring junior engineers
  • Technical writing skills that include quality procedures and test plans
  • SQL, and/or computer data analysis techniques 
  • Six Sigma trained (black belt preferred)
  • Experience with factory safety requirements, and SDS
  • Bonus Points: Understanding of ISO and/or GMP management and implementation methods. Continuous manufacturing process experience. Knowledge of Python
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!
 
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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Location

480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472

An Insider's view of Markforged

What are some social events your company does?

Our office has periodic happy hours and company offsite parties, as well as a weekly all-hands meeting where different teams present and lunch is served.

Daniel

Content Engineer

What does your typical day look like?

Every day for me is a little different. Typically, I'd start the day by checking on the results of some multi-day experiments or pull parts out of experimental furnace runs for our metal system. Later in the day, I'd kick off the next set of experiments, which could be something like a regular print or a special furnace run.

Michelle

Materials R&D Engineer

What makes someone successful on your team?

We're taking risks here with new technology, and we're asking our clients and partners to do a lot of the same, but we have data that shows that it's worth it. And as we move forward, we're going to continue needing the space. Be ready to move fast, learn, and adapt to changes as they come and as we scale.

Lauren

Enterprise Business Development Representative

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

For the last hundred years, machines have been unaware of what they’re creating and would happily waste millions of dollars producing out-of-spec parts. We’re going to fix that by connecting the machines that make parts, and the ones that inspect them, with a powerful AI software.

Greg Mark

Chairman of the Board

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.

Dalton

Print Systems Engineer

What are Markforged Perks + Benefits

Culture
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
Diversity
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)
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.
Parking
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
Promote from within
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
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