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Senior Materials Engineer

Company: Stratasys
Location: Eden Prairie
Posted on: July 13, 2018

Job Description:

Stratasys is a world leader in 3D printing ' and its biggest fan!

Here at Stratasys we are passionate believers in the value and power of 3D printing, and in the change it can bring to the world. We create the systems, materials, and communities that make 3D printing essential for manufacturing, designing, dreaming and inspiring. In order to fuel our quest, we seek a passionate Sr. Materials Engineer to join our global software team.

The Sr. Materials Engineer is accountable for the development and maintenance of thermoplastic materials and related processes for use in Stratasys 3D printing systems. Responsibilities span the range from identification of application and materials requirements to production release and support of new materials for Stratasys equipment. This is a senior technical expert role that will be responsible for providing the systems, processes and leadership to improve Stratasys penetration into new applications and markets.

Responsibilities


  • Provide significant input into the short and long term vision for Materials Development research
  • Research and analyze new target application requirements and candidate thermoplastic materials that can meet application requirements
  • Develop significant depth in understanding FDM process constraints and the materials that can be successful.
  • Provide broad-based expertise on thermoplastic materials capabilities and limitations.
  • Full lifecycle support including transitioning materials that are technically ready into Engineering and Production.
  • Develop key supplier technical relationships and working with these suppliers on development of successful materials blends.
  • Help develop and maintain a process for new materials feasibility assessment and process parameter development.
  • Participate in materials-related organizations and other informal networks to foster new learning and identification of best practices related to materials development for FDM applications.
  • Perform technology reviews and provide periodic status on material development programs to Sr. Management.
  • This position also requires providing technical direction to junior members in the materials development team.
  • Demonstrate commitment to Stratasys Core Values by leading, acting and behaving in a manner consistent with these values.
  • Follow all company safety policies and procedures and attend all safety trainings related to the job position.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelors Degree in Material Science or Chemical Engineering or related fileds
    • 7+ years experience in a related technical area that has a history of developing new products. (Direct experience working for a materials manufacturer or plastics development company)
    • Proficient in the design, compounding and characterization of thermoplastic materials including experience with thermoplastic material compounding.
    • Proficient in thermoplastic material analysis methods and instruments such as rheology, thermal, mechanical and other functional properties
    • Experienced in polymer additives such as Nano-particles, fibers and other property changing fillers.
    • Capable of performing professional technical reviews, reports and publications. Demonstrated leadership in conducting and analyzing experiments which deliver statistically-based quality products.
    • DFSS background with a working knowledge of DOE process and tools.
    • Direct experience working for a materials manufacturer or plastics development company

      Preferred Qualifications

      • Ph.D in Material Science or Chemical Engineering
      • M.S. in Material Science or Chemical Engineering
      • Additive Manufacturing experience

        Stratasys, Inc. will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. All offers of employment with Stratasys, Inc. are contingent upon the successful passing of a background check.

        Stratasys, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected Veteran or disabled status and will not be discriminated against for their race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, military status, or national origin or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or applicable local law. Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.

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