Senior Materials Print Engineer - Composite at Markforged (Watertown, MA)

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As a Materials Print Engineer, you will be at the forefront of expanding the capabilities of Markforged 3D printing systems. You will continuously improve our existing FFF material set and bring new FFF materials through development, qualification and out into the market. To do this you will use your materials know-how to look at structure-process-property relationships, develop materials printing profiles, run varieties of print testings, and modify materials or other print system components to optimize result. Perhaps you will end up tweaking software algorithms, changing the rheology of the filaments or modifying the printer motions to get the perfect parts. You will work directly with a team of materials scientists, print engineers, hardware engineers and software engineers and contribute to a collaborative and productive work environment. This role will be mainly focused on the composite side of our business.

What will you own?
  • Lead the design and improvement of composite printing processes to achieve desirable performances and meet demanding application needs
  • Lead the design of print test suites, test methods and statistically meaningful analysis methods for composite printing materials
  • Lead new materials development efforts including formulation, processing, and print system integration
  • Perform experiments and use results to inform and develop improvements in materials, software, and/or hardware for better properties, robustness, and reliability
  • Make hypotheses and test them in multiple ways
  • Root cause 3D printing phenomena
  • Maintain and further develop materials printing know-hows for the company
  • Effectively document, summarize and present findings
  • Comply with safety and protective equipment regulations

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:
  • A Bachelor's degree in Materials Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Plastic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related; advanced degree preferred
  • Strong practical and theoretical knowledge of polymers, polymer composites, plastics/composites processing, and plastics/composites applications
  • 5+ years of combined experience (industrial and advanced education) in a materials engineering, product development, applications development, or 3D printing system development position
  • Extensive hands-on experience designing and tuning materials fabrication/forming processes, or building test equipment and developing test methods
  • Familiarity with continuous fiber reinforced composites a strong plus, particularly their fabrication , characterizations, and structure-property relationships
  • Strong sense of ownership and strong attention to detail
  • Creative problem solver with a can-do attitude
  • Familiarity with CAD and coding (python, javascript or C) preferred


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

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