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Mechanical Engineer - Thermal

| Somerville

To reinvent an industry, you have to build the best team. Join Formlabs if you want to bring ground-breaking professional 3D printers to the desktop of every designer, engineer, researcher, and artist in the world.

As a Thermal Mechanical Engineer at Formlabs you will design, analyze, prototype and ship thermal systems. From precisely controlling the SLS process in Fuse 1 to managing rate of curing for SLA parts in Form Cure, thermal and mechanical systems are core to producing a high-performance 3D printer.

If you are a mechanical engineer with a passion for designing complex thermo-electro-mechanical systems and are looking to collaborate with a team of high-caliber engineers, we want you to join our team as a Mechanical Engineer dealing with complex thermal issues.

The Job:

  • Create mechanical designs with a special focus on thermal requirements and material selection to ensure that all systems meet thermal and mechanical performance requirements
  • Identify viable thermal designs, establish system requirements and hardware specifications, and source components for prototypes and shipping products
  • Design and analyze heaters, temperature sensors, and insulation, from first-principles hand calculations to detailed numerical modeling with analysis software.
  • Manage system temperatures within proper operating ranges through the use of radiation, conduction, and convection for our hardware and control systems
  • Build, test, and refine designs in both standalone and system-level test beds.
  • Partner with manufacturing engineers to finalize designs for production

You:

  • Can share a strong portfolio of previous work
  • Demonstrate a deep practical understanding of fundamental heat transfer principles
  • Can perform hand calculations around radiative, convective, and conductive heat transfer
  • 3+ years industry experience, with specific experience working on thermal systems
  • Have taken a product through an entire life-cycle, from concept through DFM and shipping
  • Familiar with a variety of manufacturing techniques including injection molding and sheet metal fabrication
  • Prototype and test your own designs
  • Strong working knowledge of three-dimensional simulation tools, such as Comsol, Ansys or similar

Bonus skills:

  • Software and electronics
  • Programming and scientific computing skills (Python)

Our Perks:

  • Flexible Vacation
  • Premium coverage for medical, dental, and vision plans
  • Paid parental leave
  • Commuter benefits
  • Unlimited 3D prints

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Even if you don't check every box, but see yourself contributing, please apply. Help us build an inclusive community that will change the face of 3D printing.

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Location

35 Medford St. Suite 201, Somerville, MA 02143

An Insider's view of Formlabs

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Culture is extremely important at Formlabs. With now over 400 people combined in our Boston and Berlin offices, the goal is to “keep Formlabs weird,” which is really just a fun way of saying, “let’s keep things interesting.” Since we are trailblazing the way for a new era of low-cost manufacturing, keeping things interesting isn’t too difficult!

Formlabs

Formlabs

What projects are you most excited about?

Everything we produce is an ongoing project. A big focus for us has always been to relentlessly improve upon our existing products. We release regular updates to our software, printer and materials - keep an eye on our blog to see all the exciting things we have planned for the coming year!

Formlabs

Formlabs

How does the company support your career growth?

Everything Formlabs is doing and creating has never been done before. We are a work-in-progress organization with a lot of space for growth. We seek to cultivate an environment where individuals can contribute their own new ideas and participate in the evolution of the company.

Formlabs

Formlabs

What is your vision for the company?

We're committed to bringing powerful and accessible fabrication tools into the creative hands of professionals around the world.

Formlabs

Formlabs

What are some social events your company does?

We regularly have people organizing everything from whiskey tastings to ice climbing. The interest-diversity here is vast and people are quick to jump in and learn something new. Just to name a few of our internal “clubs," we have Booklabs, Filmlabs, Whiskeylabs, ping pong tournaments, Fitness Bootcamp, yoga, Ragnar, summer camps, hackathons . . .

Formlabs

Formlabs

What are Formlabs Perks + Benefits

Formlabs Benefits Overview

We invest in our people. That's why we provide flexible vacation, generous premium coverage for medical, dental, and vision plans, paid parental leave, commuter benefits, and unlimited 3D prints. We are committed to offering a holistic benefit package to support you inside and outside the office.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies

Additional Perks + Benefits

Catered lunches 3x per week, unlimited snacks, office pets, 100% healthcare coverage, regular presentations and technical talks, Form Clubs for anything and everything.. CoffeeLabs, WhiskeyLabs, PaintLabs, GameLabs, FilmLabs, the list goes on. A culture that welcomes you into your FormFamily from Day One.

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