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Manufacturing Engineer II


Valencia, CA, US

Job ID:  44881
Category:  Manufacturing & Operations

LOCATION: Valencia, CA 


Do you enjoy working with new technology?  Are you excited by manufacturing and getting to bring solutions to a manufacturing floor?  Stratasys Direct Manufacturing (SDM) provides customers with manufacturing solutions that meet their technical and schedule requirements in Additive Manufacturing.  


Stratasys Direct Manufacturing is currently seeking a Manufacturing Engineer for our Valencia, CA facility.  In this role you will provide technical expertise in manufacturing processes, advanced materials and applications experience specifically in the FDM and PolyJet technologies.  You will get to consult with the project engineering team, sales and customers regarding our manufacturing capabilities and gap analyses.  This role would have you assessing risk and providing solutions on technical challenges from our customers.  You would develop, evaluate and improve the manufacturing method and work flow.  This would allow you to interface with multiple departments across the organization and provide data driven analysis on challenging manufacturing issues.


Examples of the tasks you would work on include:

  • Consult with project engineering, sales and customers regarding manufacturing capabilities
  • Assess risk and provide solutions to technical challenges from customers
    • Perform blueprint/drawing/contract review to allow proper planning and inspection
    • Identify third party solutions, where necessary, to meet customer requirements
  • Develop, evaluate and improve manufacturing methods and workflow
    • Create and maintain work instructions, process specification and control docs
    • Design tooling and fixtures and provide written instructions and training on their use
    • Resolve production bottlenecks
  • Support other departments regarding production schedules and other considerations to facilitate production processes
    • Provide technical review for QC, non-conformances and CAPAs
  • Provide engineering support/improvements through data driven analysis
    • Implement data collection & reporting tools and/or techniques
    • Define process baselines, process variations and control limits
    • Provide technical review for QC, non-conformances and CAPA’s
  • Drive local facility operations initiatives such as
    • Continual process improvement; LEAN objectives
    • Efficiency metrics derived from analyzing process variables
    • Other tasks as required by the Manager of Process/Manufacturing Engineering
  • Foster strong collaboration between all departments within Operations

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. 



  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • 5+ years combined experience in engineering and/or manufacturing operations with a knowledge of polymer materials and design for manufacturing in additive and conventional manufacturing industries
  • 3+ years experience designing complex 3D parts/mechanical systems in CAD
  • Structured problem-solving skills including demonstrated use of DMAIC, Root Cause analysis, SPC, FMEA, Fish-Bone diagrams, 5 Whys, etc…
  • Computer proficiency with MS Office and Solidworks; pivot tables and extensive formula use in Excel required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Strong relational skills both inter-personal and organizational.  Experience with cross cultural communication/collaboration
  • In depth knowledge of Rapid Prototyping/Additive Mfg industry and technologies (polymer specific)
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing Lean Manufacturing principles



  • Experience with PPAP packages, control plans and design of experiments
  • Experience with Aerospace and Medical Device specs and regulations
  • Proficient with Python programming language
  • Good understanding of Polymer Science




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.