Materials Engineer

Location: 

Aylesbury, GB

Job ID:  42501
Category:  Product & Engineering

Stratasys is a world leader in the Additive Manufacturing industry.  We are passionate believers in the value and power of 3D printing, and in the change it can bring to design, innovation and manufacturing.

In the UK, we design and manufacture large format stereolithography 3D printers. Our focus is to develop, manufacture, and service exceptional printers to meet the upcoming Additive Manufacturing industry requirements of the future.

This is an excellent opportunity to join an ambitious global 3D Printing business with strong growth plans.

 

About the role

We are seeking a Materials Engineer to join the Stereolithography R&D team based in Aylesbury, UK. This exciting role offers scope to become a specialist in stereolithography materials and process optimisation. This is a hands-on role for a motivated individual who genuinely thrives in a dynamic and forward-thinking environment. It will provide a stimulating and unique opportunity for the right candidate.

 

Key Responsibilities & Tasks

This role will further the understanding and validation of materials suitable for use in the Neo product line. The role will also be involved in a variety of R&D projects and in time be the ‘go to’ expert for material related matters. This role will work independently and where required, as part of a larger team.

  • Validation of third-party materials for commercial use within Neo printers.
    • Identifying material characteristics and behaviour.
    • Verify mechanical properties.
    • Development of parameter sets.
    • Responsible for creation of user documentation.
    • Build technical relationship with material vendors.
  • Provide timely, reliable support to our Product Support team.
  • Assist, support, and play an active role in various R&D projects.
  • Develop, document, and implement improved material validation practices.
  • Support the team as required with the daily management of activities.

 

Education & Qualifications

  • Degree level in relevant subject; chemical engineering, chemistry, materials science, etc, or relevant work experience.
  • This role would be suitable for a graduate, and candidates with experience.
  • 2+ years' experience within Engineering

 

Skills & Competencies:

  • High attention to detail
  • Task ownership
  • Problem assessment and problem solving
  • Flexible and adaptable approach
  • Considered and organised approach to tasks, methodical and diligent
  • Capability to quickly grasp new concepts and technologies
  • Exceptional team player with strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to handle several ongoing projects, and prioritise and organise own workload
  • Capability to work autonomously and make considered decisions
  • Hands-on capabilities

 

Communication:

  • Ability to communicate at all levels with both internal and external contacts
  • Ability to present information clearly and appropriately for the audience

 

Experience of the following would be an advantage but not essential:

  • Active interest in 3D materials
  • Experience in photopolymers
  • Experience in Stereolithography, DLP, or other photopolymer 3D Printing technologies