The Metal Additive Engineer role at Vermont Technical College will provide metal additive engineering-level services associated with industrial scale metal 3D printing. This experienced metal additive technology role will lead process definition, training, production, and operational safety for various metal additive technologies. The Vermont Manufacturing Collaborative (VT-MC) exists to provide advanced manufacturing outreach, education, training, and project support for manufacturers in Vermont, the region, and nationally. This team member will define and deliver metal additive capabilities for VT-MC.
KEY DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES
Metal Additive Technology Owner
- Oversee the safe operation, documentation, and operational training for various metal additive technologies including DMLS and binder jetting.
- Define and implement a full metal additive workflow including design considerations, heat treatment, and post-processing to deliver high-quality products.
- Maintain processing and testing equipment to assure safe and reliable operations.
- Define and control production processes, including additive parameters and other manufacturing processes needed to produce quality prototype hardware.
- Support operational and production cost estimation through model development.
- Investigate and implement up-and-coming design, simulation, production, and post processing technologies.
- Ensure a safe working environment for all.
Industry Project Management
- Assist in the assessment of industry projects for scope of work, work-flow planning, and cost estimation.
- Design and digitize industry products as needed through CAD, generative design, and/or 3D scanning.
- Perform build, assembly, and testing for VT-MC industry projects.
Leadership and Training
- Supervise student employees in both the VT-MC facility and field locations.
- Coordinate and/or conduct student training on equipment, processes, and safety procedures.
- Manage project work teams to complete projects on time and on budget.
- Attend vendor training sessions and on-the-job-related continuing education.
- Work to establish the VT-MC as a leader in customer service and product quality.
- Operate as a curious learner and self-starter. Work under minimal supervision.
- Perform other reasonably related duties as assigned.
Direction is received by the Executive Director of the Vermont Manufacturing Collaborative.
Supervision of up to ten student workers.
- Minimum two years of experience producing high-quality industry-level metal additive parts, preferably using direct metal laser sintering and binder jet technologies. Experience with the EOS M100/M290 and ExOne 25 Pro is highly desired.
- A strong demonstrated knowledge of engineering practices obtained through an applicable engineering degree and/or applicable work experience.
- A demonstrated working knowledge of the full metal additive workflow including design, heat treatment, and post-processing.
- Demonstrated experience in defining, writing, and teaching standard operating procedures.
- Experience formally sharing technical knowledge and training, preferably with students, is highly desired.
- Exhibit strong organizational, analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
- Proof of U.S. Citizenship required.
This role will manage and run equipment in the VT-MC Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMC), working with AMC staff, student employees, and industry. VT-MC is designed as a teaching and industry support center, so this employee may be required to make visits to manufacturing facilities throughout Vermont. These environments can potentially be noisy, dirty, hot or cold, and could require climbing or heavy lifting.
This general outline illustrates the type of work which characterizes the job classification. It is not an all-encompassing statement of the specific duties, responsibilities and qualifications of individual positions assigned to the classification.