Senior Mechanical Engineer - Precision Machine Design

| Watertown
Markforged is reinventing manufacturing with the most affordable 3D metal and carbon fiber printers capable of producing parts strong enough for the factory floor. Engineers, designers, and manufacturing professionals all over the world rely on Markforged metal and composite printers for tooling, fixtures, functional prototyping, and high-value end-use production and optimizing their manufacturing and supply chains. Founded in 2013 and based in Watertown, MA, Markforged has about 300 employees globally, with $137 million in both strategic and venture capital. Markforged’s vision is a world in which you build anything you imagine. Markforged was recently recognized by Forbes in the Next Billion-Dollar Startups list and listed as the fastest-growing 3D printing company in the US in the 2019 Deloitte Fast 500.
We are looking for a Senior Mechanical Engineer to join our product development team that is developing the next generation of 3D printers. You will leverage your expertise in mechanism and machine design to help our rockstar team launch the next generation of additive manufacturing equipment. Your experience should include design and analysis of high precision parts and systems, integration of mechanical & electrical components, actuation system design, and sensor selection and integration. You’ll be responsible for developing machine subsystems from concept to production, proving they satisfy performance requirements and ensuring that they can be built in high volume at the highest standard of quality. 
Your typical day-to day activities will include CAD design, FEA analysis, Drawing creation, Tolerance analysis, Design for Manufacturability/Assemby/Test and constantly working to ensure subsystems work together to achieve the end goal of printing amazing parts. To thrive at Markforged, you must be able to work well in multi-disciplinary teams consisting of mechanical, electrical, software, and systems engineers. Familiarity with electrical engineering and software development principles will be especially important because you’ll be a part of a team that’s developing complex, high performance systems which are driven by state of the art software.

In this role you will:

  • Design, develop and validate complex systems that integrate content and constraints from several engineering disciplines
  • Contribute to product development at all stages of the product life cycle, from early concept through production and sustaining
  • Be a leader within the engineering department advocating for best practices, driving cross functional collaboration and continuous improvement of designs, processes and tools
  • Pursue the rapid creation and transfer of knowledge to drive technical progress and efficient decision making
  • Review the work of others to ensure a high technical standard and consistency
  • Clearly and proactively communicate to others within and across projects and functions

What we look for:

  • B.S. in mechanical engineering, (M.S. preferred)
  • 5+ years demonstrated success delivering complex electromechanical systems including industrial automation equipment, robots or similar systems that combine actuation systems, motion control, custom sensor integration, electronics, thermal systems or similar content.
  • Strong fundamentals in the field of Mechanical Engineering including design and analysis from 1st principles, trade-studies, failure analysis and system integration
  • Subject matter expertise in several of the following areas: CAD modeling (Solidworks Preferred), FEA, tolerance analysis, GD&T, Design for Manufacturing, Design for Assembly, Design for Test, Sheet Metal Design, Product Compliance, Tooling and fixturing design
  • Ability to lead a cross-functional team of engineers through influence. A willingness to share know-how and best practices learned through your years of real-world experience
  • Experience with PDM and revision control
  • Experience with BOM management and PLM (Arena PLM) are a plus

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
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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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 stand up
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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