R&D Technician Manager

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

As we continue to develop new technology that pushes the envelope of what is possible with 3D printers, we are looking for a self motivated individual that can help lead a team of highly capable technicians to help us build the impossible. You’ll work directly with our engineering team to invent, develop, and advance our core hardware line of products. The work will span across all engineering disciplines with projects encompassing a wide variety of programs.

Are you excited to lead a team to meticulously build prototypes, create specialty fixtures, conduct engineering tests and support a wide range of engineering projects? Are you a natural born leader and love DIY projects? We want you to be our R&D Technician Manager!

*Submitting a portfolio of previous work/projects with your application is recommended*

 The Job:

  • Work on a collaborative team of technicians to undertake tasks across engineering teams to help rapidly iterate and advance programs
  • Work with all programs leads to understand the top priorities and schedule requirements and help make programs run efficiently
  • Be an effective people manager who provides technical guidance, evaluation, mentorship and facilitates career growth for team members
  • Hire new talent to match resources to the workloads of a growing company.
  • Interface with other functional leaders for product development
  • Triage incoming Build Team tasks and assign to appropriate member(s) of the team
  • Assists direct reports with technical guidance
  • Manage and guide our Machine Shop and Machine Shop Team
  • Manage and guide our internal refurbishment team
  • Manage and guide our RMA training team

You:

  • Experience managing a technical team of individuals
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • An effective people manager who provides technical guidance, evaluation, mentorship and facilitates career growth
  • Have a wide background of hands-on skills ranging from fabricating experience, electrical experience, and prototype assembly
  • Experience in developing prototypes and making things from 'napkin sketches
  • Motivated and driven to promote excellence in work
  • Triage incoming Build Team tasks and assign to appropriate member(s) of the team
  • Familiar with mechanical design, mechatronics, and CAD modeling
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Technology we use

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    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SolidWorksDesign
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MarketoLead Gen

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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