Quality Engineer



Quality Assurance
Michigan City, IN, USA
Posted on Saturday, September 2, 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 the Quality Engineer role important to us?

Shapeways is looking for a diligent Quality Engineer to ensure our products meet the highest standards.

The Quality Engineer will oversee all aspects of quality control, including inspecting products, developing standards, documenting processes, and analyzing data. You will identify quality issues and implement solutions to resolve them.

In this role, you will:

  • Monitor the entire production cycle and perform regular tests to identify potential nonconformance as early as possible
  • Inspect product and materials for defects and durability along with sort as needed
  • Support the team to achieve all customer requirements for APQP
  • Supporting Corrective Action Team’s (CAR) to complete 8D and drive change
  • Lead root cause analysis using applicable problem-solving tools (5-Why/Fishbone)
  • Establishes statistical trends by identifying and tracking quality concerns, acceptable error and measures of improvement.
  • Development of receiving inspection sampling plans by applying metrics to guide
  • Development of inspection and work instructions as needed
  • Determines quality improvement parameters by identifying statistical methods relevant to manufacturing processes
  • Prepares reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data; and making recommendations
  • Complete PPAP and fulfill all requirements of the customer for current and existing programs (this would include completing/performing; IMDS, FMEA, Control Plans, Cpk, MSA, Gage R&R studies)
  • Assist in any further quality requirements such as time studies, updating processes and supporting production
  • Assist to determine quality metrics for all manufacturing procedures
  • Audit our systems based on ISO 9001 and IATF requirements to ensure quality compliance to the standard, the company and the customer.
  • Review current blueprints and quality documentation to support document control
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed

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

  • 5+ years experience as a Quality Engineer or similar role
  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or relevant field
  • CQE certification (preferred)
  • Experience in the automotive industry and with customers (preferred Tier 1)
  • Hands-on experience with QMS and testing methodologies
  • Skilled in statistical analysis (SPC) and certified in AIAG Core Tools
  • Excellent organization skills and capacity to work independently
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes and familiarity with ISO/IATF standards
  • Proficient with MS Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Passionate about quality and driven to deliver results

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 - 20 PTO days 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!