Materials Additive Manufacturing Applications Engineer
Company: SLM Solutions
Location: Long Beach
Posted on: May 14, 2022
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
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
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
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
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
Experience with materials testing and characterization techniques
of additively manufactured metals.
Exposure to root cause analysis and other problem-solving
Strong interpersonal and communication skills; experience
presenting to customers.
Ability to follow written instructions and maintain written and
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
Demonstrated ability to create and execute test plans to evaluate
Strong experience leading or managing projects of various size,
duration, and scope
Strong analytical skills.
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