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Applications Engineer

Job title: Applications Engineer
Contract type: Permanent
Location: California, PR7 7NA
Reference: #4903
Contact name: Phillip Hodson
Contact email:
Published: 3 months ago

Job description

Job Title: Applications Engineer
Additive Manufacturing

Position Overview

As an Applications Engineer, you will be working directly with external customers and engineering groups within a generously funded additive manufacturing company, to develop innovative and novel projects in additive manufacturing. You will work closely with process development, hardware and software engineering to refine current systems based on direct experiences with customers. You will support sales in finding and developing business cases that exploit our advanced technology.

Essential Functions

  • Work in a fast-paced start-up atmosphere on new technologies with constrained timelines.

  • Design, modify and analyze complex geometries in CAD.

  • Prepare and optimize files to be run on the printer, including understanding physical and economic implications to the print.

  • Interact and communicate directly with customers professionally and effectively to aid in customer service and generate proper customer feedback.

  • Perform highly technical hands-on tasks independently on and off-site for extended periods of time.

  • Train and educate customers on software use, technology application and machine hardware operation.

  • Operate metal additive manufacturing machines safely. Always wear appropriate PPE and obey safety protocols. Machines pose hazards associated with lasers, electronics, mechanical devices and metal powder.

  • Perform post-processing additive manufacturing operations including manual material removal, grinding, furnace operation, media blasting, wire EDM and other related tasks.

  • Lift heavy metal parts and associated equipment up to 50 lbs.

  • Travel up to 50%.

  • Work closely and effectively with teams across multiple departments on technical projects.

  • Troubleshoot software and hardware anomalies in the system using monitoring software, machine schematics, written procedures and internal support.

  • Maintain strong organizational skills with regards to documentation, software analysis and project management.


  • Customer-facing project management roles.

  • CAD software design (Solidworks, Siemens NX, AutoCAD, CATIA)

  • Hands-on mechanical experience using machining, semiconductor, additive manufacturing, heavy lab or other related equipment.


  • Additive manufacturing design or production experience

  • Experience with generative design tools (Altair Inspire, nTopology Element), print preparation software (Materialise Magics, Netfabb) or simulation software
    Manufacturing design or engineering experience


Required: Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering, Material Science or related field.
Desired: Graduate degree in a related field. 

Other Requirements:

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Tel: +44 (0)1257 268273

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