General Overview:

This position will be a key contributor to KAM’s Additive Manufacturing/Design Engineering team.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Collaborate with stakeholders to ensure consistency in approach and execution of performance improvements
  • Collaborate with other leaders to develop and align departmental objectives which drive results and enable KAM to achieve its objectives
  • Manage to ensure projects are completed on time
  • Monitor projects from initiation through completion to ensure the end result satisfies established goals  
  • Provide feedback to senior management and communicates project status and technical information
  • Inspire culture of empowerment and individual ownership of operational performance results while helping build and lead a culture of continuous improvement 
  • In partnership with Production Managers and Engineers, responsible for setting and achieving continuous improvement goals, including but not limited to: Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost 
  • Be an active contributor within a team of engineers who perform the design, development, and testing of all facets of the additive process.
  • Assess AM part candidates for material and equipment selection, manufacturability, design optimization, and how all those relate to a parts business case
  • Generate optimized designs and build files to produce high quality parts in minimum time with maximum consistency
  • Work with other engineers to help refine the design of existing parts and optimize new parts to leverage additive technology
  • Work with Materials Engineers to investigate properties, geometric accuracy, and surface finish to develop optimal print parameters, heat treatments, and design allowables for existing and new alloys
  • Assist in developing AM processes and technical specifications, metallurgical analysis, mechanical property testing, metrology and reverse engineering
  • Analyze and evaluate factory manufacturing processes, systems, equipment and materials in terms of their associated cost, time, ergonomic, quality and quantity factors
  • Assess part workflow throughout the manufacturing process to develop lean programs to support the manufacturing floor
  • Ability to handle multiple competing projects simultaneously
  • Ability to analyze complex problems, develop innovative solutions, and deal with ambiguity and frequent changes in priorities is required
  • Participate in continuous improvement projects and ISO 9001 type activities

Supplemental Job Functions: 

  • Perform other duties asked or assigned 
  • Some travel is required

Qualifications:

  • BS Degree in Mechanical, Aeronautical, Material Science or Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited university is required. 
  • 2.5+ years experience with additive machines (powder bed or binder jetting a plus), including parameter development and process control 
  • Experience with additive simulation software 
  • Experience with topology optimization software 
  • Experience with FEA analysis
  • 2+ years of experience in Siemens NX , or similar 3 D CAD software is required 
  • Hands-on experience with various additive and subtractive manufacturing and joining techniques for metals and polymers 
  • Experience with composites, high volume manufacturing processes, material science, and/or biomimicry desirable
  • Able to work well in an integrated collaborative team environment
  • “Leadership” DNA: Able to motivate and inspire the team to accomplish our goals
  • Demonstrated technical project management experience with proven results
  • Pragmatic and pro-active problem resolution skills required
  • Highly self-motivated and able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Superior organizational skills, analytical skills as well as time management and prioritization abilities
  • High standard of attention to detail required
  • High level of confidentiality required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to interact with different levels of management and teams
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Valid Driver’s License and able to pass full background check and drug testing

Physical Requirements: 

  • Visual acuity (corrected) to read directions and drawings and to inspect machined parts closely
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to operate machinery for precision work
  • Able to lift 35 lbs. independently
  • Stand, squat, kneel, or sit for extended periods of time
  • Job Type: Full-time