Machine Operator I


Valencia, CA, US

Job ID:  38164
Category:  Manufacturing & Operations

LOCATION: Valencia, CA


Looking to be part of a team that works with amazing technology?  We have a position for you!


Stratasys Direct Manufacturing is looking for a Machine Operator for our Valencia, CA facility.  As an additive manufacturing Operator, you will be responsible for setting up additive manufacturing specialized 3D printers for FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) and ensuring high quality parts are being produced. Throughout process you will be asked to collaborate with our additive manufacturing technicians and Maintenance team to support any process variation or manufacturing challenges that may arise.   Additional responsibilities may include but are not limited to; updating workflow system statuses, process improvement initiatives, or inventory improvement process. Things that you will be responsible for:

  • Remove finished builds from machines
  • Prep machines for new builds
  • Staging and storage of materials
  • Monitor machines during build process
  • Document and scan paperwork
  • Perform preliminary part inspection
  • Clean up of Auxiliary Equipment
  • Cleaning and prepping of machines for next build


As a part of Stratasys Direct Manufacturing, 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. 



  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • 1-2 years of related experience (manufacturing or production environment)
  • Intermediate reading and writing skills
  • Intermediate computer skills (Microsoft Office and email)
  • Intermediate Math skills
  • Excellent mechanical aptiude skills and manual dexterity fro operating machinery
  • Problem solving skils offering ideas for possible solutions
  • Critical thinking skills



  • Experience in CAD programs
  • Some knowledge of properties of plastics
  • Applies acquired job skills and comany policies and procedures to complete assigned tasks.
  • Willing to work on assignments that are semi-routine in nature but can recognize the need for occasional deviation from accepted practice.
  • Comfortable asking for instructions on new assignments
  • Abillity to work overtime and weekends 




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.


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 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.