Materials Process Engineer


Eden Prairie, MN, US

Job ID:  52081
Category:  Manufacturing & Operations

LOCATION: Eden Prairie, MN

Make the most of our world. 

Our business is truly global and our culture is eclectic and inclusive. Worldwide we employ a remarkably diverse group of very talented people. People drawn to work with us by a shared curiosity, a desire to think differently. We value people who bring with them unique cultural and professional experiences. Our business thrives on their distinctive perspectives and fresh ideas. And in every location, we challenge our employees to learn, develop and grow with us. We believe in the potential of people. 

In the position of Materials Process Engineer you will responsible for engineering activities for the development of polymer materials and their related processes and forms for Stratasys to ensure that business objectives are met.   Responsibilities span the range from identification of application, and materials requirements to production release of new materials and processes for Stratasys equipment and applications.   


Primary responsibilities you will have:

•    Involved in the creation, development, design, and improvement of products, equipment, standards, and procedures in materials to ensure performance of materials
•    Providing broad-based expertise on material and process capabilities and limitations. Provide innovative solutions to material development and processes
•    Developing robust processes for new material products and work with Materials Manufacturing to transfer processes and meet yield, cost, through-put, performance, and efficiency targets

•    Participating in setting the short and long term vision for Materials Development research by understanding the product roadmap requirements, determining what technology will be needed and developing capabilities that deliver the technology
•    Researching and analyzing candidate materials and their respective processing requirements and formulate approaches to meeting application requirements


As a part of Stratasys, this position requires access to information and/or technology controlled under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).  The successful candidate must be a U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S. (or, green card holder), protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.  

•   Four year degree in Engineering with an emphasis on Chemicals, Materials or Plastics 

•    8+ years of related experience in materials and/or process engineering in a production environment
Proficient experience in the following: compounding, extrusion, co-extrusion , profile extrusion,  pelletizing, amorphous solids handling, compaction, agglomeration,  reaction compounding, drying, plastics, polymers, monomers, fillers, additives, process control
•    Proficient in polymer analysis methods and instruments such as rheology, FT-IR, DSC, TGA, MFI, DMA, GC-MS, etc.
•    Proficient in plastics properties testing methods and instruments such as impact, tensile, flexural, flame, etc
•    4+ years a lead capacity conducting and analyzing process trials which deliver quality products
•    4+ years’ experience in a scale-up of processes from lab to plant


•    Proven track record in the application and use of LEAN/Six Sigma tools
•    Experience with DoEs (Design of experiments) and Minitab/or equivalent
•    MS Projects and BI tools (e.g. PowerBI, Tableau, etc.)
•    Individual should be a self-starter with the ability to work in a fast change, high paced manufacturing environment
•    Ability to use Solidworks and/or CAD software for fixture design and to develop new floor layouts a plus
•    Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt
•    Knowledge of extrusion process or plastics processing a plus


There’s a reason Stratasys is a world leader.

For over 30 years we’ve been pioneering 3D Printing technology, solving problems, questioning, inventing and reinventing. Continually asking, “How can we help our customers turn a great idea into a great success?”.

It’s what drives us. Because we want our customers to succeed.

We provide the best products, services and support great thinking deserves. 

Giving your ideas the best possible chance of making it. Make it better. Make it with Stratasys.

Stratasys (Nasdaq: SSYS), headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Rehovot, Israel, is a leading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions. The company's patented FDM® and PolyJet™ 3D Printing technologies produce prototypes and manufactured goods directly from CAD data for the aerospace, automotive, healthcare, consumer goods and education industries. Stratasys subsidiaries include MakerBot and GrabCAD, and the company operates the digital parts manufacturing service, Stratasys Direct. Stratasys has over 2,000 employees, holds over 1,200 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents globally, and has received more than 30 awards for its technology and leadership.

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. 


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.

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis