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AM Quality Engineer

Divergent 3D

Divergent 3D

Quality Assurance
torrance, ca, usa
Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2024
Divergent is a technology company that has architected, invented, built, and commercialized an end-to-end factory system called the Divergent Adaptive Production System (DAPS™) that comprehensively uses machine learning to optimally engineer, additively manufacture, and flexibly assemble complex integrated vehicle structures and subsystems. Products created using DAPS are superior in performance, lower in cost, rapidly customizable to meet mission and customer-specific requirements, faster to market, and scalable on demand to high volume production. Divergent is a qualified Tier 1 supplier to global automotive OEMs, and Divergent is now expanding to support mission critical needs in the Aerospace and Defense sector.
Purpose of Job:
Divergent Technologies, Inc is currently seeking a highly skilled, experienced Quality Engineer to join our growing organization. In this position, you will be responsible for extensive operational quality-related functions focused on all stages of additive manufacturing (AM) processes. This position requires a problem solver with extensive knowledge in root cause analysis, adept at identifying and addressing issues to prevent recurrence and ensure product integrity. The engineer must adapt quickly to the fast-paced evolution of additive manufacturing, engaging in continuous learning to stay at the forefront of technological advancements.
The Additive Manufacturing Quality Engineer will act as the command center for all data and trends related to 3D printing development and production performance. With a sharp focus on process improvement & compliance, this role is designed for an individual who excels in data analysis, systematic trend evaluation, and driving operational excellence. Your expertise will not only involve real-time process monitoring but also leading complex root cause analysis, setting up proactive systems to avert issues, and ensuring seamless delta qualifications amidst changes in material, processes, machines, or environmental conditions in the AM realm.
We are seeking a proactive, adaptable engineer who is eager to take on this challenge in a rapidly evolving industry and play a pivotal role in shaping the future of manufacturing. Join us in setting new standards of quality and efficiency, contributing to groundbreaking advancements that will redefine possibilities through additive manufacturing.
Essential Job Functions and Performance Standards:
1)Serve as the central hub for performance data and trends, leveraging advanced data analysis techniques to monitor, predict, and enhance 3D printing production efficiency.
2)Lead comprehensive root cause analysis on complex issues, employing a methodical approach to identify underlying factors and implement long-term sustainable solutions.
3)Develop and maintain systems designed to provide proactive triggers and alerts, minimizing downtime and preventing production issues before they occur.
4)Take charge of delta qualifications triggered by new material development, new processes, machine upgrades, or environmental adjustments, ensuring a smooth transition and maintaining product quality standards.
5)Collaborate closely with the operations and AM technology teams, ensuring a cohesive strategy that aligns with production goals and company-wide objectives.
6)Implement and oversee continuous improvement projects, utilizing your deep understanding of additive manufacturing processes to drive innovation and efficiency.
7)Stay updated on the latest industry trends and technological developments, applying this knowledge to enhance production capabilities and maintain a competitive edge.
8)Champion the dissemination of knowledge and best practices within the organization, promoting a culture of excellence and continuous learning.
•Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Industrial Engineering, or closely related fields.
•Minimum 3 years of direct experience in quality engineering within the additive manufacturing or 3D printing sector.
•Exceptional skills in data analysis and the ability to synthesize complex data into actionable insights.
•Demonstrated expertise in conducting detailed root cause analysis and developing effective preventative strategies.
•Proven track record in managing delta qualifications and ensuring product quality amidst changes.
•Strong communication skills, adept at collaborating with cross-functional teams and leading through influence.
•Strategic thinker with a hands-on approach to problem-solving and process improvement.
•Commitment to staying at the cutting edge of additive manufacturing technologies and practices.
Work Environment:
Work occurs in both an office setting and throughout the manufacturing environment including but not limited to print rooms, . As such, it potentially includes hot and/or humid conditions while wearing required PPE.
Physical Demands:
•Ability to lift 40 lbs. and exert force to move equipment around the facility
•Work in potentially humid/hot conditions
•Ability to wear all required PPE for assigned tasks/training
Other Requirements:
Adhere to all Statutory and Regulatory Requirements
What You’ll Get :
Holistic Compensation Package: Enjoy a world-class compensation package that includes a competitive salary, equity plan, and discretionary results-based incentive bonus opportunities, ensuring you're truly valued for your contributions.
Wellness and Time Off: Embrace a healthy lifestyle with paid vacation, sick time, and company holidays, including a year-end shutdown to recharge. We support growing families with paid parental leave, recognizing the importance of bonding time.
Comprehensive Health and Wellness: Prioritize your well-being with our comprehensive health and wellness benefits, offering both HMO and Premium PPO options. Additionally, benefit from company-sponsored life insurance and short and long-term disability coverage for peace of mind.
Investment in Growth: We're committed to your professional development. Take advantage of reimbursement opportunities for learning and development initiatives, empowering you to continuously expand your skill set and reach peak performance.
Inclusive and Collaborative Environment: Join our inclusive, collaborative, and dynamic work environment within a fast-paced, mission-driven company. Together, we're disrupting the traditional manufacturing industry, embracing diversity, and fostering innovation to reduce our footprint by integrating people and technology.
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.
In order to adjust to changes in our business, it may become necessary to add, remove or modify certain duties and responsibilities, or to reassign you to another job position. From time to time you may be asked to work on special projects or to assist with other work. Your cooperation and assistance in performing such additional work is expected. Divergent Technologies, Inc , Inc 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.
E-Verify: Right to Work
Our company participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is a program that electronically confirms a candidate’s eligibility to work in the United States after completing the Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9). The information provided on the Form I-9 is compared to the records contained in the Social Security Administration and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) databases. This helps employers verify the identity and employment eligibility of newly hired employees.
Pursuant to the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance (FCIHO), we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
No agencies, no solicitations, and no calls please. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.