Operations Engineer at DUST Identity

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DUST Identity is looking for an Operations Engineer to join our fast-paced and close-knit team in Framingham, MA.

DUST Identity is a physical object security solution that uses nano-diamonds to securely tag physical objects so they are uniquely identifiable. Enabled by the development of new materials, cutting edge hardware, and exciting machine vision, DUST’s customers can ensure that every physical object - whether an airplane part, microprocessor, or priceless artifact - is genuine.

DUST aims to become the industry standard for physical object identification and security.

About the Position

Start Date: Immediately.

Eligibility: Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident.

Location: Framingham, MA

Compensation: Market Competitive + Equity


  • A full suite of traditional benefits
  • Flexible vacation
  • 401k
  • Free on-site parking

Your Impact

As an Operations Engineer, you will be a key part of growing the engineering and company culture from an early stage. Day-to-day, you’ll work as part of an interdisciplinary team to develop, test, and deploy DUST Identity’s hardware and diamond materials into a broad range of applications. You will create and evaluate the effectiveness of methods for applying diamond particle - “DUST” - tags. You will also assess the physical and functional performance of the materials to ensure that DUST will withstand the environmental conditions specific to the customer’s application. A candidate must have demonstrated experience in developing and following protocols, and documentation of test results.

You will also be an integral part of the hardware team, helping to design, develop, and test hardware, including working with manufacturers.

The Operations Engineer is instrumental in our product and process development for incorporating DUST into a wide variety of products - aircraft parts, electronic components, luxury goods, and much more. If you are excited about the opportunity to work in a fast-paced, innovative startup, and developing tagging techniques that will be used on millions of products, then this is the place for you!

What You'll Do

Produce Customer-Driven Technical Assessments:

  • Perform supervised technical assessments of DUST, consisting of applying materials and evaluating adhesion, readability, and environmental durability
  • Help design, develop and build test rigs, fixtures
  • Collaborate hands-on to develop new methods and equipment for incorporating DUST into a wide range of products
  • Assist in preparing technical reports for customer-driven engagements
  • Maintain detailed and accurate experimental records

Prepare Products for Customers:

  • Procure components, assemble and test DUST Identity hardware
  • Operate equipment such as 3D printers, laser cutters, and spray guns
  • Provide the team with CAD, GD&T, and supervised design

Support Facility Operations:

  • Keep labs organized, clean, and ensure routine equipment maintenance.
  • Support inventory tracking of lab supplies, raw materials, and finished goods
  • Co-develop and follow SOPs; document all activities.
  • Proactively evaluate and recommend future equipment needs for the lab

What You Bring

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or materials science.
  • Hands-on experience with any of the following: electronics assembly, application of adhesives or coatings, solution formulation, microscopy, CAD or GD&T
  • High level of written, verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to quality output in a testing laboratory, R&D, or manufacturing setting.
  • Attention to detail and documentation of procedures.
  • Creativity, curiosity, and a desire to solve problems.
  • Basic knowledge of and commitment to safe laboratory practices

Bonus Points

  • Experience working in a dynamic, customer-driven environment.
  • Quality control experience
  • Knowledge of material properties and characterization.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • The employee may stand or walk for extended periods, and will occasionally be required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
  • The employee may occasionally have to perform repetitive motions.
  • The employee must frequently stand, climb, lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds.
  • All necessary PPE will be provided.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • FlaskLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Serverless FrameworkFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • DynamoDBDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • BalsamiqDesign
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • SolidWorksDesign
    • JIRAManagement
    • WrikeManagement
    • CraftCMS
    • HubSpotCRM


We're directly next door to the popular Jack's Abby craft brewery and a 10 minute walk from the commuter rail - oh, and we're a reverse commute!

An Insider's view of DUST Identity

What are some social events your company does?

Our team loves exploring our neighborhood for new food and once a week we have an outing to find a new "hole in the wall." We are ending the year with our first annual team offsite in a Catskills' lodge - it will be filled with team building and outdoor activities.


Process Improvement Manager

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

From parts in fighter jets to tomatoes in the grocery store, how do we know that products are genuine and produced according to the seller's promises? Identity is the key to trust. We create trust by providing an unclonable fingerprint for physical things that securely binds objects of any size to their digital records.


VP of Operations

What makes someone successful on your team?

Initiative and inquisitiveness. Since joining I've seen a culture that fosters assumption challenging, creative problem solving, and ownership. I think anyone who is excited to listen actively to others; engage with and challenge ideas; and drive innovation would thrive at DUST.


Head of Cloud Services

What are DUST Identity Perks + Benefits

DUST Identity Benefits Overview

We provide flexible PTO, competitive salaries, company stock options, 401(k), great medical, dental, and vision, and PARKING. We're always looking for ways to improve our offerings and welcome input from our employees.

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
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