The Application Development Engineer will be a key role in integrating 3D Systems’ machines into production environments. This individual will apply conventional manufacturing and quality control experience to lead customers to a cutting-edge manufacturing solution that meets their production requirements. The incumbent will work with prospects, customers and manufacturers to optimize the part design (DfAM) for the 3D printing system’s capabilities, as well as lead the customization requirements of the printing system and workflow for the manufacturing integration.
Develop new applications
Manage all technical elements of customer engagement.
Engineering technical liaison/advisor on development of custom system & workflow for specific customer.
Leverage existing knowledge and experience to penetrate traditional manufacturing space.
Benchmark 3D production printing system against traditional manufacturing as well as other 3D printing options.
Lead integration of 3D printing system at manufacturing site.
Ensure quality and performance achieve customer requirements.
Advise customer on part design to optimize performance, throughput and cost with the 3D printing system.
Calculate part cost and throughput.
Work with design engineers, scientists and chemists to deliver end-to-end part creation (i.e. coating, polishing, pick-and-place, etc.).
Travel to customer and manufacturing sites.
Attend conferences to learn as well as promote the 3D production printing system and its capabilities.
Assist with promotional activities and development of demo material.
QualificationsEducation and Training
• BS or MS in Engineering, Industrial Design, Product Design, Mechanical Design or Architectural Design.
Professional work experience in design engineering for new product development, advanced manufacturing, manufacturing design, and /or relevant technical sales.
Demonstrated experience using 3D printing as a tool to solve complex problems.
Experience working in a highly independent and matrix environment.
CAD experience is required.
4-8 years of experience in an Engineering role, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Conventional manufacturing, Statistical process control, Quality control, Data logistics
Advanced CAD capability
Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal and technical communication skills including image communication.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
Engineering skill set knowledge, to involve appropriate key resources when required
Ability to assess technical risk/challenge as they arise
Able to coordinate across multiple sites, functions and time zones
Proficient in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
3D Systems is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, gender identity or national origin or because he or she is an individual with a disability or a disable veteran, Armed Forces service medal veteran (referred to collectively as "protected veterans"). The Company also provides applicants with equal employment opportunities without regard to pregnancy, childbirth, medical needs arising from pregnancy or childbirth, and related medical conditions including, but not limited to, lactation.