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Sr. Engineering Technician


Eden Prairie, MN, US

Job ID:  40701
Category:  Product & Engineering

There’s a reason Stratasys is a world leader.


LOCATION: Eden Prairie, MN


The Engineering Technician will create production quality parts for the Mechanical Engineering department during the various project phases.  Direct responsibilities include machining and fabricating parts to include but are not limited to: components for new product development, assembly, test fixtures and design verification test parts for refining our products. This position also works closely with the engineering team(s) on the development of new parts and processes. 



  • Supports R&D engineering environment with various production quality level machined and sheet metal parts through prototype stages and through design verification testing of projects.
  • Capable in designing and fabricating advanced fixtures requested by the engineering and test departments.
  • Proficient in SolidWorks to be able to create fixtures, manipulate models, develop drawings, and convey design considerations to designers and engineers.
  • Expert ability to program, set up, and run; CNC machinery including 3 & 5 axis vertical mills, 2 axis lathes, conversational knee mills
  • Fabrication of work holdings such as soft jaws to maximizes machine usage, increased throughput, and accuracy.
  • Performs accurate manual mill, lathe, and surface grinding work when required.
  • Supports manufacturing operations with disposition rework, jig and fixture creation, and manufacturing line support.
  • Knowledge and interpretation of geometric tolerance standard ANSI 14.5-1994.
  • Understanding of common inspection tools and machines and being able to assist and perform part measurements.
  • Skilled in MIG and TIG welding of carbon steel, stainless steel, and aluminum.
  • Well versed in sheet metal fabrication working with press brake, shear, PEMSERTER, waterjet, plasma cutter, etc.
  • Knowledgeable in metallurgy and understanding of heat-treating.
  • Use of FDM 3D printer to create tooling, work holdings, jigs and fixtures.
  • Procures, maintains, and organizes shop supplies and raw stock inventory from sheet metal to bar stock.
  • Tracks and performs scheduled maintenance and repairs on shops equipment.
  • Attend design reviews and provide manufacturability input to the engineering teams.
  • Assist buyers and operations with documentation feedback to purchase parts with external vendors.



  • High School diploma or GED
  • 5+ years of experience in the machining trades.
  • 1+ years of experience in CNC programming of 3 and 5 axis vertical mills (HAAS preferred).
  • 1+ years of experience machining experience on lathes, mills, grinders, and sheet metal equipment (including complex assembly and fabrication).
  • 1+ years of experience CNC waterjet programming and set-up knowledge.
  • Experienced in SolidWorks.
  • Experienced in CAM (HSM Works or Fusion 360 preferred).
  • Welding experience with MIG and TIG on aluminum, steel and stainless.



  • 2-year Technical Degree
  • Continuous desire to learn the many features of the machinery and software packages associated with it.
  • Keeps a clean and organized work environment. 
  • Team player with a positive attitude.


TRAVEL REQUIRED: Rare to travel in this role


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 nearly 3,000 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.

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