Materials Engineer


Eden Prairie, MN, US

Job ID:  50105
Category:  Product & Engineering

Stratasys is a world leader in 3D printing!


Location: Eden Prairie


This role will perform technical activities leading to new or improved products or processes that have significant impact on the company. This role is responsible for development and analysis of thermoplastic polymer feedstock materials for Stratasys additive manufacturing systems. The Materials Engineer uses knowledge of polymer structure-process-property relationships and advanced analytical tools to design, optimize, and troubleshoot material formulations. This role works cross-functionally to translate product requirements and technology goals into real, printed parts.




Create and/or Analyze Prototype Materials Formulations

  • Utilize wide range of analytical techniques to evaluate polymer thermal, mechanical, and chemical properties
  • Work with manufacturing engineers, test technicians, and manufacturing equipment operators to prepare and submit work instructions and test requests
  • Demonstrate ability to work in a cross-functional team environment and clearly communicate technical status of assigned projects


Integrate and Evaluate Materials Performance in Additive Manufacturing Systems

  • Operate additive manufacturing equipment to produce test parts for evaluation of new materials process parameters, or manufacturing techniques.
  • Manipulate and optimize software and hardware parameters of the printers to tailor process conditions to material thermophysical characteristics
  • Submit suites of test parts to a battery of quantitative and qualitative testing



Work Cross Functionally to Execute Project Goals

  • Work with suppliers and sourcing team to bring new materials and additives in-house while following all purchasing and regulatory procedures
  • Plan and execute processing or printing experiments using DOE tools to gather materials and part-level performance data
  • Synthesize and present data to make recommendations on suppliers, formulations, and processing techniques to the broader engineering team




  • Bachelors in Materials Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or related discipline with a minimum 2+ or related experience; or an advance degree without experience or equivalent work experience
  • 2+ years engineering or materials experience
  • 1+ years use and applications of polymer and composite thermal and mechanical analysis
  • 1+ years of working with polymer structure, process, and property relationships
  • Able to use Design of Experiments (DOE) tools to evaluate material composition and process parameters



  • Knowledge of polymer structure, process, and property relationships
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with excellent problem solving and time-management skills
  • Willing to learn and collaborate and bes self-motivated and highly organized
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Previous experience using 3D printers
  • Previous experience in chemical or material formulation




Stratasys (Nasdaq: SSYS), headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Rehovot, Israel, has been a leader in the 3D printing industry for over thirty years. The company’s patented FDM® and PolyJet™ 3D printing technologies have a diverse range of applications, including rapid prototyping, production parts, tooling, and concept design. Stratasys offers additive manufacturing solutions in 13 countries, for industries including aerospace, automotive, healthcare, consumer goods, and education. The company operates Stratasys Direct, a digital parts manufacturing service, and Stratasys subsidiaries include MakerBot and GrabCAD. With over 2,000 employees, over 1,200 patents globally, and more than 30 awards for technology and leadership, Stratasys is changing millions of lives with the power of innovation.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Stratasys will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. All offers of employment with Stratasys, Inc are contingent upon the successful passing of a background check.


Stratasys is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected Veteran or disabled status and will not be discriminated against for their race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, military status, or national origin or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or applicable local law.   Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.

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