Process Engineer
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Shapeways

51-200 employees

Digital manufacturing and 3D printing services
Company Overview
Shapeways distinguishes itself in the digital manufacturing industry by offering a robust platform that integrates advanced technologies from leaders such as BASF | Forward AM, HP, EOS, and ExOne, allowing for a diverse range of high-quality 3D printed parts. Their purpose-built software and efficient global supply chain have proven effective, as evidenced by their support of over one million customers in creating more than 21 million parts, demonstrating a scalable solution for businesses of all sizes. The platform's user-friendly interface and on-demand production capabilities enable entrepreneurs and businesses to manage inventory efficiently and scale operations without significant upfront investment, addressing a critical need in the market for flexible manufacturing solutions.
Consumer Goods
B2B

Company Stage

N/A

Total Funding

$592.5M

Founded

2007

Headquarters

New York, New York

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

-7%

1 year growth

-3%

2 year growth

1%
Locations
Dimondale, MI, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
CAD
Communications
Data Analysis
CategoriesNew
Mechanical Engineering
Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in Plastics Engineering or other Technical Engineering
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a medium-volume injection molding manufacturing environment
  • Comprehensive knowledge and proficiency in injection molding processes, engineering-grade materials, machines, robotics, and auxiliary equipment
  • Experience with 3D CAD and MoldEx simulation software
  • Proficiency in DOE and statistical data analysis
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the Scientific Injection Molding process and studies
  • Proven ability to troubleshoot issues using disciplined root cause analysis tools
Responsibilities
  • Lead the qualification of new tooling and established molding process parameters using techniques like DOE, SPC, etc.
  • Spearhead standardization efforts for molding process limits through data analysis to minimize defective products
  • Conduct process improvement initiatives focused on cycle time reduction, material conversion, and statistical capability enhancements
  • Direct Six Sigma teams in identifying root causes and implementing cost-saving measures
  • Assess requirements for primary and secondary plastics processing machinery and equipment, providing guidance for purchases
  • Support new injection mold development through participation in vendor design proposals and mold trials
  • Develop and introduce injection molding processes
  • Utilize simulation software to determine optimum mold design parameters, fill patterns, gate locations, clamp tonnage, and cosmetic quality metrics
  • Collaborate on continuous improvement investigations related to injection molding processes
  • Work with other business units to support injection molding projects
  • Provide engineering support to molding technicians
Desired Qualifications
  • Creative thinking
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills