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AM Process Development Engineer

Divergent 3D

Divergent 3D

torrance, ca, usa
Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2024
Divergent is on a mission to democratize the design and manufacture of vehicles. We want to enable a future where small entrepreneurial teams across the globe will bring increasingly material and energy efficient transportation solutions to market with a fraction of the capital and time.
Divergent has invented a complete manufacturing solution to address system level challenges. The Divergent Adaptive Production System (DAPS) is a complete software hardware solution designed to replace traditional vehicle manufacturing. To make the complex simple, it is a complete modular digital factory for complex structures. Given a set of digital requirements as input, the machine automatically computationally engineers, additively manufactures, and assembles any complex structure. The system is able to move seamlessly between manufacturing different vehicle models.
Purpose of Job:
Design, develop, and deploy laser powder bed fusion (L-PBF) process parameter and AM process solutions for the company. Define and deliver robust production process parameters for materials including nickel alloys, aluminum alloys, and steels.
Essential Job Functions and Performance Standards:
1)Have demonstrated experience in metallurgy, welding engineering, and/or additive materials processing, along with the ability to teach and set standard practices within the domain.
2)Define process windows of L-PBF materials using design of experiments. Track robustness of identified process windows using maturity assessment metrics like the Material/ Manufacturing Readiness Level. Drive continuous improvement opportunities and maintains yield metrics.
3)Lead AM parameter development and optimization strategies. Individual will have domain expertise in and hands-on experience in build file preparation, parameter/material failure investigation, and parameter optimization.
4)Work with production leaders to deploy the defined process parameters of L-PBF materials.
5)Help to build, mentor, and professionally develop a world-class AM process development team.
6)Possess the ability to define scope, manage resources, measure progress, and effectively communicate status of materials and process development projects.
7)Assure proper formulation and design of experiments and thorough documentation of technical data generated for the assigned projects and / or tasks consistent with engineering policies and procedures. Follow defined procedures and processes and help to create them where needed.
Work Environment:
•Standard office environment
•Metallurgical laboratory environment
•Temperature and humidity-controlled print room environment
•ISO 9001/AS9100 manufacturing environments
•Moving mechanical parts, risk of electrical shock, and risk of harmful chemicals
B.S. and/or M.S./Ph.D. in Material Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Process Engineering, or Data Science with 2-3 years of industrial experience in manufacturing
•8+ years of experience with build preparation software such as Magics
•8+ years of experience with process parameter development via statistical analysis and DOE
•Hand-on experience with L-PBF systems
•Knowledge in additive manufacturing of metallic materials preferred
•Materialise Magics training preferred
Divergent is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Our positions adhere to all statutory and regulatory requirements. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
No agencies, no solicitations, and no calls please. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.