As Manufacturing Assembler (3D Printing Engineer I) you will report to the Production Team Lead and you will be responsible for the virtual aspect of order fulfillment. You will be tasked with daily manual checks of our customer’s 3D renderings to determine printability across various production technologies. At the same time, you will become intimately familiar with the entire manufacturing process, in order to make sound judgments and provide critical feedback on whether models can be made given varied material parameters. Lastly, you will be required to perform basic machine tasks related to daily production, including cleaning high tech machinery, homogenizing powder for print runs and basic factory upkeep.



(Manufacturing Assemblers (3D Printing Engineer I) will be trained on industry-specific 3D printing technologies and software)

  • Daily manual checks of customer’s 3D renderings to determine printability across various production technologies and materials parameters
  • Focus on uptime, with a goal to reduce equipment failure, identify root causes, create preventative maintenance best practices and improvements to equipment
  • Clean and operate state of the art 3D printers
  • Homogenizing powder for print runs
  • Provide input for automation to enable scaling of the service
  • Provide feedback to our product team on material properties and design rules
  • Helping with factory upkeep and cleaning to ensure products are created in a safe and efficient environment



  • MUST HAVE (NO EXCEPTIONS) 1-3 years of work experience in a world class manufacturing environment
  • Understands KPI-driven performance and how to prioritize based on the demands of on-time delivery
  • Huge appetite to learn and develop in the manufacturing space
  • Good spatial awareness, meticulous and organized
  • Love to drive change and continuous improvement by taking initiative and helping others (Lean Six Sigma experience a plus)
  • Are a constructive team player with good social & communication skills, also in situations where electronic communication is the only available medium
  • Able to lift 50kgs
  • Able to work weekends (potentially full time)
  • Able to work outside “typical” (9:00am-6:00pm) work hours (potentially full time)

About Shapeways

Shapeways is the source for limitless personalized production. With a growing online community and marketplace, we’re a start-up that harnesses 3D printing to help you make, buy and sell anything you want.Our marketplace of over 10,000 shops enables community members to share their designs with the world. We’ve built tools to help people without 3D design experience customize, and even create, the stuff in their lives. By providing a platform for our community members to share ideas and gain access to cutting edge 3D printing technology and materials, we’re bringing personalized production to everyone.We print everything on-demand, which means that every order is customized and personalized. It also means we try to minimize waste, and that shop owners don’t have to worry about inventory management. We’re working to democratize creation by making production more accessible, personal, and inspiring.Headquartered in New York with offices in Eindhoven, Shapeways is a spin-out of the lifestyle incubator of Royal Philips Electronics. Investors include Union Square Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, Lux Capital, and Index Ventures.

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