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Senior Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Manager



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Somerville, MA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

To reinvent an industry, you have to build the best team. Join Formlabs if you want to bring groundbreaking professional 3D printers to the desktop of every designer, engineer, researcher, and artist in the world.

Our passion is designing and building powerful 3D printing tools. Our manufacturing team is responsible for research and development of the manufacturing processes for all of Formlabs products. They work cross functionally with mechanical design, electrical, and materials teams.

If you’re excited to help us shape ways of working, solve production line challenges, scale manufacturing capacity, and transition new hardware products into steady-state production, we want you as an Senior Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Manager for our global headquarters team in Boston. It’s worth noting that this is not like the typical shop floor manufacturing engineering management role at a manufacturing plant.

The Job:

  • Lead the activities of a team of manufacturing engineering professionals responsible for supporting an extended team of global manufacturing, supply chain, quality professionals.
  • Ongoing sustainment of manufacturing lines at our contract manufacturers + transition into production and support.
  • Characterize process & product failures on our manufacturing line, root cause investigations, corrective actions, and mistake-proofing at suppliers and contract manufacturers for component/module/product new builds and refurbishments.
  • Own manufacturing process (e.g. assembly, printer calibration, verification testing, etc.) control and issue prevention; implementing tools, equipment and process methods to ensure industry-leading reliability, quality, and yield.
  • Drive team collaboration and support across projects/programs as a player coach on complex engineering and operational challenges.
  • Own manufacturing technical readiness as a critical member of our cross-functional NPI teams, with specific emphasis on manufacturing return of experience, producibility, cost effectiveness, industrialization; negotiate conflicting requirements, identify lessons-learned and DFM/DFA/DFSS opportunities and share/escalate to upstream design engineers and downstream sustaining engineers.
  • Manage the details of transition into manufacturing or industrialization, including resolution of first article inspections (FAI) and product/fixture assembly issues; drive maturity of manufacturing readiness; secure mass production capacity, throughput, yield, and process capability.


  • B.S. degree in engineering; mechanical, manufacturing engineering, aerospace, industrial, or related/equivalent field.
  • 3+ years experience in an engineering management or engineering team leadership role.
  • 5+ years of technical skills, preferably experience in manufacturing engineering roles for complex electro-mechanical product industrialization at scale, including machined, sheet metal, injection molded, PCBA, linear motors, LCD, cables, and plastic components.
  • Experience with remotely managed NPI and contract manufacturers, including transitioning high accuracy products from prototype to mass production.
  • Expertise in production quality metrics, GD&T, and process/equipment qualification procedures.
  • Proficient in methods for statistical analysis (e.g. DOE, comparison testing, Gage R&R), structured problem solving (e.g. A3, 8D, DMAIC), fault-tree), and process control (e.g. statistical process control, process capability Cp/Cpk).
  • Willing to work onsite, in a fast paced environment, and occasionally coordinate with colleagues in different time zones during late evening local hours.
  • Travel to vendors, suppliers, and production facilities (mostly in China) from time to time (~10-20%)


  • Experience with Proto, EVT, DVT, PVT, and MP product development process & life cycle
  • A Six Sigma Black Green/Black Belt certified professional who can still apply and teach the problem solving and statistical body of knowledge.
  • Have experience with data analysis tools (JMP, Minitab) and data visualization tool (Tableau, Power Bi, SQL, etc.)
  • On Shape of Solidworks CAD modeling skills

Our Perks & Benefits:

  • Robust equity program to build future wealth through RSUs
  • Comprehensive healthcare coverage (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • Low cost fund options in our 401K and access to advisors
  • Generous paid Parental Leave (up to 16 weeks)
  • Tenure-based paid Sabbatical Leave (up to 6 weeks)
  • Flexible Out of Office Plan – Take time when you need it
  • Ample on-site parking & pre-tax commuter benefits
  • Healthy on-site lunches, snacks, beverages, & treats
  • Regular sponsored professional development opportunities
  • Many opt-in culture events across our diverse community
  • And of course… unlimited 3D prints

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Even if you don't check every box, but see yourself contributing, please apply. Help us build an inclusive community that will change the face of 3D printing.