Head of Manufacturing & Development Operations
Posted on 12/23/2023
INACTIVE
Freeform

11-50 employees

Autonomous metal 3D printing with software-defined factories
Company Overview
Freeform offers a unique work environment that is at the forefront of metal 3D printing, utilizing autonomous factories powered by advanced sensing, real-time controls, and data-driven learning to deliver high-quality parts swiftly and cost-effectively. Their competitive edge lies in making large-scale 3D printing accessible to various industries, which positions them as an industry leader. The company culture is centered around a shared mission to radically alter manufacturing processes, providing employees with the opportunity to contribute to this transformative change.
Industrial & Manufacturing
Data & Analytics
Hardware

Company Stage

Seed

Total Funding

$48.7M

Founded

2019

Headquarters

, California

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

4%

1 year growth

31%

2 year growth

109%
Locations
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
NetSuite
Development Operations (DevOps)
CategoriesNew
DevOps & Infrastructure
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering field
  • 7+ years of professional experience in manufacturing/engineering development operations
  • Experience establishing a production operation from scratch
Responsibilities
  • Establish and deploy manufacturing development processes for the world’s first high-volume metal 3D printing factory
  • Invent and implement processes that are lightweight, efficient, and ensure meeting production goals, customer requirements, and part delivery schedules
  • Lead development operations efforts to continuously refine and accelerate post-print processes, delivery of customer parts, and new factory build outs
  • Proactively engage engineering teams across mechanical, electrical, software, and process to improve the pace and efficiency of R&D operations
  • Develop and deploy performance indicators to help assess progress in achieving production goals as well as to provide data that can be used to continually improve over time
  • Work closely with business development and executive team to develop production strategies that impress customers with exceptional speed, quality, and delivery
Desired Qualifications
  • 10+ years of professional experience
  • Previous experience in a hands-on engineering role
  • Experience as a test director in a complex hardware development environment
  • Experience scaling R&D operations into high-volume production
  • Experience with metal additive manufacturing
  • Experience leading a manufacturing facility buildout or overseeing manufacturing facility operations (power, industrial gases, material storage, etc.)
  • MRP/ERP (Oracle, NetSuite, etc.) implementation experience
  • Strong Excel skills
  • OSHA and EHS regulation experience