As a production engineer, you play a vital role in the production and quality improvement of the MetalFAB1 system and introduction of new additive manufacturing products to our portfolio.
Additive Industries is accelerating industrial additive manufacturing by offering a modular 3D printing system and seamlessly integrated information platform to high-end and demanding industrial markets. With substantially improved reproducibility, productivity, and flexibility, Additive Industries redefines the business case for additive manufacturing applications in aerospace, energy, automotive, and high-tech equipment.
Additive Industries is growing gradually since its metal additive manufacturing system MetalFAB1 has been well received in the market. We are looking for a Production Engineer to support the Additive Industries’ Engineering team. As a production engineer, you play a vital role in the production and quality improvement of the MetalFAB1 system and introduction of new additive manufacturing products to our portfolio. You are a member of a team of Production Engineers and you own a specific part of the production process of a MetalFAB1 system. You are responsible for module acceptance at suppliers and a smooth system assembly and testing process at Additive Industries’ production site. For new products and product changes you are participating in the product development process. You support the System Testers with problem solving in case of quality issues in the production process. You also support the Field Engineers servicing our MetalFAB1 equipment at customers’ sites.
To improve production efficiency and quality you are setting up production sequences in combination with operational procedures. Furthermore, you are defining requirements for the Development team and lead quality improvement actions with Development and external (sub-) module suppliers. You are also responsible for implementation of engineering changes in the production process and at suppliers.
All activities should lead to an efficient production of MetalFAB1 systems for series production with high reproducibility and quality. Next to sustaining those released products your early participation in the development process also enables a seamless introduction of new Additive Industries products .
An important aspect of your role is to identify issues in the supply chain from suppliers to system assembly to system testing (Factory Acceptance Test). The goal is to minimize the re-occurrence of issues by implementing structural solutions at the right stage of the production process.
The ingredients for a successful performance are :
- Define and refine production sequences to optimize towards reproducibility and quality
- Define module and system test protocols
- Create processes and write procedures for production steps
- Specify production related requirements for new products
- Manage production engineering deliverables in new product development process
- Support system testers with troubleshooting of quality issues
- Support service engineers with troubleshooting
- Manage production tooling (quality, availability, completeness) located both in-house and at external suppliers
- Implement engineering changes in production either at our production site or at our suppliers
- Give feedback of production related issues to R&D and Engineering teams and (external) suppliers
- Train System Testers and Service Engineers
The Production Engineer reports to the Engineering Team Manager.
Knowledge and experience
- Bachelor or Master degree in Mechanical Engineering, Control Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics or similar
- Able to work both at a conceptual and detailed level
- Analytical and structured approach
- At least 5 years of experience in production environment of complex mechatronic modules and/or systems, over 10 years of experience is preferred
- Write procedures and define production sequences used in production (in English)
- Knowledge of Lean methodologies (like 8D analysis, 6S) is considered an advantage
- Knowledge in the area of software or electronics is considered an advantage
- Hands-on experience of complete system assembly
- Excellent communication skills
- Fluent in English
Additive Industries is a young and quickly maturing professional organization. We have developed a strong pragmatic team mentality in which we work and experiment together to achieve common goals. We are looking for a wide diversity of people coming from different backgrounds to join our organization. We have formulated the following personal traits contributing to our professional mentality:
- Open, confident and result driven
- Driven by technical challenges, eager to learn and entrepreneurial
- Proven Team player who takes ownership
- Professional and structured
- ‘Fun to work with’