(Senior) Material Processing Engineer

We’re looking for a (Senior) Material Processing Engineer to be the bridge between our Materials Research team and the System Architect, translating the vision of the printing process into reality.

  • Working hours: Full time (32-40 hours)
  • Location: Geldermalsen, The Netherlands

You are the bridge between the System Architect and the Materials Research and Processing team. You have the vision to define the printing process and the responsibility for translating this vision into reality from the hardware, software, and accessories perspective. Your job requires a technical Master’s degree level and broad knowledge and experience in material processing including, but not limited to, polymer processing, coatings, etc.

What will you be doing?

As Material Processing Engineer, you will be working as part of the Material Research and Processing team and hand-in-hand with the System Architect. Your main responsibilities include:

  • Defining - from the application level - the printing process, translating this into hardware, material and software requirements. Helping to design and qualify new printers, accessories, and materials
  • Creating theoretical knowledge on the extrusion process of 3D printers
  • Researching, integrating and implementing technologies in print process and print strategies
  • Performing hands-on experiments with test printers or dedicated test equipment
  • Troubleshooting and determining the root cause of complex issues that may be related to current designs and suggest improvements
  • Leading individual technical projects related to the printing process
  • Generating documentation (drawings, test protocols, reports, troubleshooting guides, manufacturing instructions)

What will your team look like?

The Materials Research and Processing team includes polymer chemists, material engineers, and 3D printing enthusiasts. We work together on different projects with clear communication, this allows us to solve problems efficiently.

What have we worked on recently?

Four new materials were launched in August 2016 for the Ultimaker 2+ family with a focus on the engineering market to broaden the current use of 3D printed parts. In June 2017, we have launched polypropylene filament for the Ultimaker 2+ and 3. Printing profiles in Cura are designed and continuously optimized to allow users to make an easy and reliable perfect print. We’ve worked with the hardware and software departments, and external material suppliers on new initiatives and projects.

What will your day in the office look like?

You will have interdisciplinary meetings, both internal and external, to bridge the knowledge and technology gaps. You will build on the company knowledge level and work on innovative projects. At the same time, you will bring your ideas immediately to practice on new 3D printer designs.

Do you fit this profile?

  • Master's degree, preferably in polymer engineering/chemical engineering/applied physics (or equivalent)
  • 3 to 7 years of working experience in material processing
  • Overarching knowledge of all material processing aspects, including equipment, tool design, material properties, characterization and process definition, and processing techniques
  • All-round process thinking – concept, theory, and application
  • Knowledge of polymers and/or materials common to 3D printing
  • Ability to troubleshoot and fix existing equipment/device and to contribute to design test rigs to proof theoretical concepts
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team environment
  • Ability to communicate in a multidisciplinary team and with people from different backgrounds
  • Team player attitude
  • Ability to work independently and proactively

Definitely a plus

  • 3D printing experience or affinity
  • Experience in polymer extrusion
  • Knowledge of mechanical and electronic devices commonly used in automation
  • Hands on or supervisory experience in building automated equipment, electro-mechanical equipment or mechanical prototype fixtures. Ability to build and test/debug a working prototype from a design concept
  • Basic experience with programming (i.e., Phyton), CAD (i.e., SolidWorks) and FEA/CFD modeling (Abaqus, Ansys, Moldflow, etc.)
  • Basic knowledge of statistical process control

The benefits of working with us

  • [A competitive salary in line with your experience
  • Ultimaker makes contributions to your pension
  • We pay for your daily commute
  • 27 days of paid leave per year
  • Use of an Ultimaker 3D printer for your personal use
  • An open, family atmosphere and fun work environment
  • Lunch with healthy sandwiches, salads and a daily special
  • A convenient location within walking distance of public transport and near the highway
  • Room to expand your knowledge by following courses and going to meetups

More about Ultimaker

Ultimaker has been in operation since 2011, and over the years has grown to become a market-leader; creating powerful, professional, and accessible desktop 3D printers. With offices in the Netherlands, New York, and Boston, plus production facilities in both Europe and the US, Ultimaker’s team of over 200 employees continually strives to offer the highest-quality 3D printers, software, and materials on the market. Their growing community of over 25,000 active members enables creators and innovators across the globe to connect and be inspired.

Want to know more or apply?

Interested in working at this fast growing, ambitious company? If so, please get in touch with Maria Verdu by email with your cover letter and résumé or by phone. Agency calls will not be appreciated.

Cura Software 3D Printing

Research & Development

From our home in Geldermalsen, over 50 engineers research and develop every aspect of 3D printing. They’re inventors, tinkerers and passionate makers, dreaming up, prototyping and testing future technologies and software. If it’s the future of 3D printing, it’s likely its story will start here.

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