Job Location
Burlington, MA, USA
Process Engineer – Process Modeling

About us
Born out of MIT, VulcanForms is commercializing the first fully scalable industrial metal additive manufacturing (AM) solution. Building the world's most powerful and advanced metal AM system is the first step towards our vision of lights-out, highest quality metal AM mass production. We are a team of leading technology and operational experts with decades of experience in advanced manufacturing, materials, automation, and robotics. We continuously seek contributors who demonstrate outstanding integrity, intelligence, accountability, and a passion for learning. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Job Purpose
As a Process Engineer – Process Modeling at VulcanForms, Burlington, MA, you will be working at the cutting edge of the additive manufacturing field. You will model and simulate VulcanForms' high-speed laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) process and develop process control architecture. Your models and insight into the LPBF process will guide VulcanForms' process control strategies to produce industrial parts using the world's most productive and advanced metal Additive Manufacturing system.

You will collaborate with our software, controls, and materials experts to continuously improve and optimize the processes. Your work's primary result is to provide our customers with the highest quality parts, meeting or exceeding the strictest application requirements.

Working with project leaders and managers, you will be responsible for executing project deliverables and goals in collaboration with other engineering teams, documenting and reporting project progress and results, and communicating milestones and deliverables with leadership and stakeholders.

You will also work with a cross-disciplinary internal team to further improve our Additive Manufacturing system design and performance. You will participate in and provide first-hand feedback on machine design and integration and software and control development and implementation.

Key Accountabilities
  • Develop process modeling and simulation tools for VulcanForms' high-speed laser powder-bed fusion process.
  • Collaborate with peers to integrate your modeling and simulation tools with the broader VulcanForms software stack.
  • Assess candidate third-party process modeling and simulation tools for integration into the VulcanForms software stack.
  • Communicate decisions, results, and challenges with colleagues of varying technical backgrounds.
  • Stay up to date with cutting-edge process modeling and simulation techniques.
  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 2 years of industrial or national-lab experience in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Materials Science, or equivalent fields
  • Solid mathematical background with an understanding of multi-dimensional calculus, optimization, numerical linear algebra, and algorithm development
  • Deep understanding and expertise in materials process modeling and simulation focusing on the thermal history and or microstructure evaluations
  • Authorized to work within the U.S. without restrictions or sponsorship now or in the future (U.S. Citizen or lawful Permanent Resident of the U.S. (U.S. green card holder))
  • Master or Ph.D. degree
  • Understanding and expertise in powder-bed fusion (PBF) or directed energy deposition (DED)
  • Familiarity with Design of Experiments (DOE)
  • Programming ability in C++ and Python
  • Excited about new challenges in metal additive manufacturing and working in a fast-paced startup environment
  • Ability to work in a situation requiring attention to detail, coupled with a high level of multitasking and prioritization needed to meet aggressive deadlines
  • Self-motivated, capable of setting and reaching ambitious goals
  • Team player with excellent communication skills
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance available to you starting on your first day of employment
  • Generous time off package including vacation PTO, sick PTO, and 11 company-paid federal holidays.
  • 401(k) with company match and stock options.
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Position: Process Engineer – Process Modeling

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