JOB DESCRIPTION: Senior Process Engineer, Additive Manufacturing
Burlington, MA, USA  

Poly6 is enabling production of complex turbine engine designs by combining additive manufacturing with advanced materials. Our technology is uniquely suited to increase the efficiency of complex manufacturing processes as well as advance engineering design capabilities. Long term benefits of Poly6’s products include reduced greenhouse gas emissions for the aviation sector. You will have the opportunity to work alongside a highly talented team to solve problems in one of the world’s most complex engineering sectors: aviation. 

This position is focused on the process control and operations readiness of our pilot scale manufacturing facility in Burlington, MA and thereafter leadership and technology transfer to a scaled greenfield manufacturing facility. This position is integral to support operations, process, and system control and scale.  This position requires a strong working knowledge of upstream and downstream manufacturing equipment, process and operation with strong investigational and root cause skills. Responsibilities will also include periodic review of manufacturing personnel compliance AS9100 / AS13100, and Environmental Health and Safety guidelines.  Specific job-related tasks include:

  • Develop additive manufacturing process parameters to enable manufacturing of complex geometries with custom materials required to industrialize aerospace components
  • Utilize, develop, and deploy novel sensing methods and data analysis to increase process stability and efficiency
  • Define, measure & control KPVs to ensure processes meet technical requirements
  • Perform process and equipment qualifications, while diagnosing out of control SPC events,  and implementing corrective actions to equipment and/or process conditions
  • Coordinate and technically lead cross-functional project teams to achieve process capability and complete scrap reduction projects on time and in budget
  • Be the primary liaison with 3D printing equipment suppliers on technical matters including being the POC on joint development efforts
  • Independently plan, propose, conduct and manage projects for new processes with new or improved products
  • Work with engineering manager to set process capability targets
  • Work with cross functional engineering team to scope and execute in process development, control and scrap reduction projects
  • Work with cross-functional engineering teams to represent process engineering for the design and implementation of equipment modifications, assemblies, in-process measurements, automated processes, etc.
  • Work with product engineers to ensure design for manufacturability focused on efficiency, capability, and cost
  • Assist product engineering team in obtaining customer approvals, as required, to qualify as a source for production of specific products.
  • Support production personnel on training, troubleshooting processes, developing maintenance plans, operating instructions and other associated documentation for successful operation
  • Act independently to uncover and resolve issues as per the company's needs and requirements
  • BSc with 7-10 years relevant experience, or MSc with 5-7 years relevant experience, in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering
  • 3+ years’ experience in a  controlled manufacturing environment (medical device, aerospace, other)
  • 3+ years of experience which includes project management and execution of capital projects in an industrial environment
  • 3+ years experience controlling processes via statistical process control, with expert level navigation of Minitab or JMP software’s.
  • 3+ years technical leadership with other engineers and demonstration of achievement of quantifiable process improvements

  • Hands on experience operating, maintaining, and optimizing additive manufacturing processes including software, CAD models, and other tools
  • Broad understanding of processes, systems and technical aspects of scaled manufacturing
  • Builder mentality that seeks to produce innovation, agility, and velocity to support business-as-usual operations and new project implementation.
  • Six Sigma Black Belt

This position requires access to information protected under U.S. export control laws, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and/or the Export Administration Regulations. Please note that any offer for employment may be conditioned on authorization to receive software or technology controlled under these US export laws without sponsorship for an export license.  Poly6 is an equal opportunity employer.  We do not discriminate based on age, color, genetic information, religion, sex, veteran status, or national origin.

This is a full time position

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