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Co-Op Fall Manufacturing Engineer

Company name
Markforged, Inc

Watertown, MA, United States

Employment Type

Engineering, Manufacturing, Internship

Posted on
May 26, 2022

Valid Through
Sep 08, 2022

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As a Manufacturing Engineer Co-Op, you will have opportunities to learn and manage the manufacturing assembly, test, and packaging processes of all Markforged products, including printers, furnaces, and other systems. You will report to the Operations Engineering Lead and participate in building strong relationships with contract manufacturers (CM) and critical sub-tier suppliers while working closely with internal engineering and operation teams. Ideally, you will also have a strong background in engineering and quality. In addition, this individual must be self-motivated, have exceptional communication skills, handle multiple project assignments, and be willing to learn and adapt within a fast-paced engineering organization.

Opportunities Abound for our Co-Ops!

Learn to Identify DFM/A opportunities, mitigate project/products risks, and perform cost/benefit analysis

Improve the manufacturability and cost of hardware built at 3rd party manufacturers through tools such as process capability studies, process/test design, cell layouts, time-studies, inspection protocols, supplier qualification, continuous improvement projects, and work instruction documentation

Design and implement robust tooling/fixture solutions to improve process control and production throughput

Support process qualifications and capability studies (custom test fixture validation, Gage R&R, DOEs, FMEA’s, etc)

Oversee the development, generation, and validation of work instructions, tooling/fixtures, equipment calibration, testing, quality forms, and drawings throughout the NPI process

Assist in dual sourcing and supplier launch initiatives to scale up existing product lines

Provide exceptional production support on people, processes, materials, and equipment to achieve operation principle goals (safety, quality, service, and productivity)

Work cross-functionally with Markforged Hardware, Software, Operations, Product, Supply Chain, Customer Solutions, and Marketing teams to ensure project alignment and success throughout product life-cycle

Gain the skills to drive accountability with internal and external stakeholders on project deliverables

Important Note:

Although we list out what we generally look for, we are very likely missing other attributes and skills you have that could make you a great fit but are not currently listed. The point we’re getting at, it doesn’t hurt to take a chance and apply! Research has shown

this especially applies to women and other marginalized groups, who tend to apply if they check 100% of every box, versus men who apply if they hit roughly 60%.

What you have:

Working toward a Bachelors degree in engineering (Mechanical, Electro-Mechanical, Manufacturing, or Industrial Engineering preferred)

An interest in product-based electromechanical systems

Passion for manufacturing and continuous improvement

A sharp analytical and mechanical mindset with a desire to apply them toward real-world manufacturing problems

A willingness to work and communicate with contract manufacturers and suppliers

Some exposure to Solidworks, 3D modeling of tooling and fixtures, interpretation of detailed engineering drawings, and GD&T

Experience with change control systems (EPDM, Github, ERP, and PLM systems) is a plus

Skills to analyze, troubleshoot, and resolve production assembly/test problems

Conduct time studies to create baselines and identify opportunities for efficiency gains and cost savings

Knowledge of production best practices such as LEAN, Kaizen, 5S, and Six Sigma

Ability to multi-task

Strong verbal and written communication skills - can convey complex technical topics in simple terms across internal departments and external partners

Not afraid to challenge the status quo and regularly offers your ideas

Comfortable with issue escalation when appropriate

An extremely motivated and organized individual who can be self-directed in both team-based and individual settings

Works well in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

Why Markforged?

Help us reinvent manufacturing.

We are reinventing manufacturing so that engineers can build anything they imagine.

We are one team that wins together!

You will be engaging every day with passionate and dedicated individuals in a collaborative environment working towards making best-in-class products.

Perks & Benefits

For all US-based roles, we offer a competitive compensation package and a full suite of benefits, including medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, 401(k), parental leave, commuter benefits, open PTO policy, and more. Our work environment includes casual dress, a fully stocked kitchen, bike storage, free parking, weekly catered lunches, and fitness perks. You will have unlimited access to our 3D printers for professional and personal parts!

Please be aware that the Company requires all employees [who are required to work onsite, whether regularly or sporadically] to be vaccinated for COVID-19. This position will require the successful candidate to show proof of a vaccination. The Company is an equal opportunity employer, and will provide reasonable accommodation to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated consistent with federal, state, and local law.

Markforged values the differences among our employees and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. These differences include but are not limited to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, results of genetic testing, or service in the military. This goal emphasizes the development of inclusive work environments that capitalize on each employee’s skills, experience, and unique perspectives as we strive to achieve an unparalleled standard of excellence.

To all recruitment agencies: Markforged does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias or Markforged employees. Markforged is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Company info

Markforged, Inc
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