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Materials Additive Manufacturing Applications Engineer

Company: SLM Solutions
Location: Long Beach
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Join the Applications Engineering Team at the SLM Solutions Americas. We are seeking a candidate who is passionate about metal additive manufacturing and helping a diverse range of customers on their additive manufacturing adoption journey. The position is based out of our Center of Excellence in Long Beach, California to support customers across North and South America.


SLM Solutions is a leading provider of metal based additive manufacturing technology, commonly referred to as 3D printers, utilizing selective laser melting powder bed fusion technology. Our 3D printers are designed to produce parts directly from a variety of metal powders. The customers for our metal based additive manufacturing systems come from various industries such as aerospace, energy, healthcare, and automotive. Headquartered in L--beck Germany, SLM Solutions has approximately 550 employees worldwide.


The materials applications engineer is a key technical role for SLM Solutions, who guides customers on their additive manufacturing adoption journey from pre-to-post machine sale. Working with both new to AM and seasoned AM technology adopters, the materials applications engineer will evaluate and consult on customer applications, focusing on materials engineering related topics associated with the manufacturing of parts printed with SLM technology. In addition, the position would also provide support in the area of business case analyses, consult on design for additive manufacturing, setup files and documentation for print jobs, print parts, and report results to the customer. Providing post-sales support of customers as they implement SLM Solutions products is also a key function of the role.

Provide consultation on materials engineering related topics such as powder, material performance, metallurgy, and heat treatment associated with the manufacture of components using SLM Solutions technology.
Discuss the operation of SLM Solutions products with customers.
Develop strong relationships with customer contacts to enable effective engagement and execution.
Execute projects for customers from project scoping, proposals, printing, post processing, testing, and reporting.
Conduct advanced training programs at customer sites and at the demonstration center.
Operate SLM Solutions equipment including file preparation, machine setup, powder handling and part unloading.
Work closely with materials product managers and engineering teams across the company to ensure materials printed by SLM Solutions technology meet customer requirements.


Required Education and Experience :

Bachelors or Master's Degree in Materials Engineering from an ABET accredited university.
Three years post-bachelors experience in laser powder bed fusion metal additive manufacturing in roles that are materials and process focused and customer facing.
Knowledge of qualification processes necessary to implement additive manufacturing in space or aerospace industries.
Expertise and ability to describe the metallurgical evolution of aerospace alloys (nickel, aluminum, titanium) produced by laser powder bed fusion.
Desire to train others in the use of additive manufacturing and demonstrate a passion for how additive manufacturing is successfully implemented from a materials perspective.
Demonstrated ability to manage several ongoing processes and projects.
Experience with materials testing and characterization techniques of additively manufactured metals.
Exposure to root cause analysis and other problem-solving techniques.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills; experience presenting to customers.
Ability to follow written instructions and maintain written and electronic records.
Domestic and international travel up to 25%.
Valid driver's license and good driving record.
Hiring process includes background and reference checks which must have satisfactory results.
Must be authorized to work in the United States. The company will not sponsor applicants for work visas.

Other Desired Qualifications :

Experience with SLM Solutions metal additive manufacturing machines.
Demonstrated ability to create and execute test plans to evaluate material performance.
Strong experience leading or managing projects of various size, duration, and scope
Strong analytical skills.

Keywords: SLM Solutions, Long Beach , Materials Additive Manufacturing Applications Engineer, Engineering , Long Beach, California

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