Process Technician



Livonia, MI, USA
Posted on Friday, March 10, 2023

Shapeways’ digital manufacturing platform offers customers access to high-quality manufacturing from start to finish through automation, innovation, and digitization. The company’s purpose-built software, a wide selection of materials and technologies, and global supply chain lower manufacturing barriers and speed delivery of quality products. Shapeways’ digital manufacturing services have empowered more than one million customers worldwide to produce more than 21 million parts using 11 different technologies and 90 different materials and finishes.

Shapeways has ISO 9001-certified manufacturing facilities in Livonia and Charlotte, Michigan, as well as in Eindhoven in the Netherlands. Shapeways is listed on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol, SHPW.

Why is a Process Technician important to us?

Shapeways is looking for a Process Technician to execute the complete 3D printing manufacturing process from start to end, turning virtual models into physical products. The Process Technician will be responsible for operating equipment, assessing the feasibility of prints, planning production, conducting quality control, and identifying process improvements to enable scaling.

In this role, you will:

  • Liaise with Supply Chain to optimize volume allocation and meet customer timelines
  • Assess if models can be printed given material parameters
  • Plan 3D printer utilization and efficiency
  • Manage, stock, and prepare print materials
  • Own production timeliness and shipping
  • Conduct quality control on products and equipment
  • Drive process improvements and automation
  • Maintain printers with a focus on uptime and root cause analysis
  • Provide support to other departments when needed

You might be a good fit if (you have/are):

  • Vocational education or a Bachelor’s in a technical field
  • Experience with shop tools and equipment
  • Auto body prepping and painting skills
  • 1-3 years of 3D printing work experience (preferred)
  • Ability to prioritize on-time delivery
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills
  • Understanding of 3D printer mechanics
  • Identification of cross-functional opportunities
  • Entrepreneurial problem-solving mindset
  • Availability to work weekends

Your Unique Skills and Experiences Matter!

We understand that our list of desired attributes and skills may only capture some of the unique qualities and talents you bring to the table. Research has shown that this is especially true for women and other marginalized groups who tend to hesitate unless they meet every single requirement. We encourage you to take a chance and apply, as we believe there's much more to you than what's on paper. Don't be afraid to show us what you've got – we're excited to discover the exceptional qualities you bring to our team!

Why join our team?

At Shapeways, we believe in living our core values every day, which are the driving force behind our success. One Team, Innovate, Think Critically, Drive Results, Be Passionate.

Join us at Shapeways and become part of a team that values collaboration, innovation, critical thinking, results, and passion. Let's embark on an exciting journey together and make a lasting impact in our industry.

Benefits and perks include:

  • Healthcare that fits your needs - We offer excellent medical, dental, and vision plan options that provide coverage to employees and dependents. Our suite of options ranges from 100% employee-only medical premium coverage to extremely reduced premiums for dependent coverage to an enhanced buy-up plan for those with more extensive needs. We also have competitive pricing plans for dental and vision!
  • Ownership - Every Shapeways employee will be granted equity in the company
  • 401(k) with Employer Match - Join the team and we will immediately invest in your future
  • Parental Leave - Robust paid time off for new parents; both primary and secondary leave
  • Generous Paid Time Off - Accrued PTO starting on day 1, plus additional days off when you’re not feeling well, to observe holidays, or just to destress.
  • Wellness - We care about your well-being. From Commuter Benefits to FSAs to a platform to promote financial well-being to gym reimbursement to standing desks to a partnership with One Medical...we’ve got you covered
  • Learning & Development - Through continued education/mentorship on the job and our investment in LinkedIn Learning, we’re focused on your growth as a working professional
  • Credit and Discount - Each quarter, employees will earn a $100 credit in their Shapeways account - that’s $400 a year! This balance may be used in conjunction with the 20% employee discount toward purchasing items from our marketplace
  • Quarterly Employee Engagement Events - We will meet virtually, work in small teams, and compete for a prize!