Formlabs

Mechanical Engineer at Formlabs

Cambridge · Full Time
To reinvent an industry, you have to build the best team. Join Formlabs if you want to bring ground-breaking professional 3D printers to the desktop of every designer, engineer, researcher, and artist in the world. We’re keeping that scrappy flexibility and endurance of our startup days even as we develop into one of the biggest names in 3D printing. Read More

Job Description

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

As mechanical engineers at a 3D printing company we create tools we use ourselves. We’re excited to build devices that not only create beautiful parts but also reflect careful user experience design. Our team prototypes, builds and manufactures the mechanisms and systems that make our printers function with precision and reliability.

If you want to help design and create the tools you would love to use yourself, we want you to join our team as a Mechanical Engineer.

Sharing a portfolio/website that reflects your mechanical engineering work or projects is required.

The job:

- Push the capabilities of 3D printing
- Engineer the most amazing desktop 3D printer on the market
- Prototype new mechanisms, test materials, and research 3D printing challenges
- Create detailed designs in CAD and well-specified, accurate drawings

You:

- Can share a strong portfolio of previous work
- Want to build a precision tool that is beautiful inside and out
- Enjoy the gritty details of part design, material selection and manufacturing techniques
- Craft elegant designs that function with efficiency and simplicity
- Use Solidworks to design components, produce drawings, and build assemblies
- Can communicate seamlessly with vendors and suppliers across the globe
- Are familiar with a variety of manufacturing techniques including injection molding and sheet metal fabrication
- Can prototype your own designs
- Have experience with the full product development cycle
- Communicate seamlessly with vendors and suppliers across the globe
- Are hands-on and willing to cross discipline boundaries to solve a problem

Bonus Points:

- Experience working with a contract manufacturer
- Electronics and circuit design
- PLM/document control systems
- Programming skills (Python)
- Industrial design

Please apply online here: http://grnh.se/6q8au71

What We're Building

We are a passionate team of engineers, designers, and problem-solvers. Started out of MIT in 2011, Formlabs is committed to bringing innovative and sophisticated fabrication tools into the creative hands of designers, engineers, and artists around the world.

An unprecedented convergence of design, performance, and accessibility, the Form 1+ brings professional-quality 3D printing to a broader audience.

We believe in what we do, and we’re excited about creating powerful tools that change the way we work and live.

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Team

Maxim Lobovsky
Co-Founder, @Formlabs. Leader in at-home 3D printing since its infancy with the Fab@Home and FabLab projects. M.S. @Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab.
Natan Linder
Founder and General Manager of Samsung Mobile R&D Center in Israel. EIR at JVP. Lead UI Designer at Heartland Robotics. Ph.D Student at @Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab
Cyprien  DECOUTY
1st employee at Formlabs EU. Manage partnerships to maximize sales channels in EU (from 0 to 8 digits) Build our brand abroad (trade shows, PR, meetups)
Michael Semone
Mechanical Engineer with extensive global supply chain management & product development experience in high-stakes, fast-paced environments. BSME Harvard '11
Eduardo Torrealba
Former founder and CEO @Oso Technologies. NSF Graduate Research Fellow @University of Illinois, Urbana, Champaign. BSME @Baylor University
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What is your office environment like?
It's awesome! We have a big office (20,000+ square feet) across three floors! We've got a huge amount of building/lab/r&d/engineering space, as well as plenty of space to focus and sit. The office is always bustling, active, and with as much as we are growing, we are often moving lots of teams and workspaces around. It's an 'open' office environment (no cubicles) but our developers have a quiet room, there's plenty of flex space and conference rooms, and most teams have a project space close to their desk where the team can huddle for projects, do work, or store things. We have family lunch 3x a week in a huge kitchen, which ends up acting as the center of the office. We've been expanding more and more into this building since we first moved in, so we've gotten pretty comfortable with things being in flux, and we readily adapt the space to meet the needs of projects and teams.
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How many people are you hiring in the next year?
As many as it takes! We have 50+ jobs open online right now, if that gives you a taste. We don't hire for numbers, however -- it's always based on need, fit, and dynamics within a project or team. Because we work on fast cycles here, exactly what we need may shift quarter to quarter. We are always looking for "great people" -- and we do literally everything here. (Hardware, software, materials, all hardcore engineering! web, support, sales, design, marketing, operations, etc). Anything you can imagine doing at a growing consumer electronics company -- we probably have someone here doing it -- or we are looking for that person.
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