Applications Engineer Technician

3D Systems

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Colorado Springs, CO

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

Who We Are 

More than 30 years ago, 3D Systems brought the innovation of 3D printing to the manufacturing industry. Today, as the leading additive manufacturing solutions partner, we bring innovation, performance, and reliability to every interaction - empowering our customers to create products and business models never before possible. 3D Systems’ solutions address a variety of advanced applications in healthcare and industrial markets such as medical and dental, aerospace & defense, automotive, and durable goods.


What We Are Looking For 

This position works with 3D Systems Titan lead applications engineer and other technicians as part of 3D printing Applications Development Lab. The position includes operating and maintaining Titan’s 3D printers, preparing files, materials and machines for printing, cleaning/post processing parts and material handling. As an applications technician, you will become an expert in polymer 3D printing on Titan’s machines and assist with 3D printing customers’ parts and testing new materials. This position is key to maintaining increased “up time” on Titan’s 3D printers and growing Titan’s 3D printing applications development department. 


What You Will Do 

  • Prepare 3D files (STL files) for printing by slicing files using Simplify3D slicing software 

  • Operate Titan’s Atlas 3D printers by preparing the machines for printing, starting prints, 

  • monitoring prints and removing parts once printing is finished 

  • Perform routine maintenance and repairs on Titan’s 3D printers 

  • Prepare plastic pellet and filament materials for printing, including proper drying procedures and loading into the printer 

  • Inventory management of materials and consumables for printing 

  • Post processing of 3D printed parts, including manual support removal, sanding and coating processes 

  • Perform Quality Control checks on 3D printed parts, including operating laser scanner 

  • Maintain thorough documentation of printing projects and processes 

  • Packaging and shipping parts to customers 

  • Keep Service Bureau shop area clean and organized 


What You Will Need 

Experience & Qualifications 

  • Some 3D Printing or similar machine operation (ie. CNC) experience preferred 

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required 

  • Experience in 3D modeling, or CAD, a plus but not required 

  • Experience with 3D printing slicing software Simplify3D or similar software a plus 

  • Must have strong troubleshooting skills and ability to identify and resolve technical issues 

  • Must have great communication skills 

  • Ability to maintain and create documentation, strong organizational skills 

  • Must have manual dexterity, ability to operate hand tools and power tools 

  • Valid US driver license 


Working conditions 

This is a full-time position requiring 40 hours per week Monday through Friday. Some over time, weekends and evening work may be required in special and rare circumstances. The work environment will be in a warehouse/shop environment and an office environment. This position may require traveling out of the state on rare occasions; travel may be on short notice and traveling on weekends may be required. This position may involve some customer interaction and requires speaking and acting in a professional manner with clients. 

Physical requirements 

This position requires lifting objects up to 75 pounds on a regular basis, standing and or sitting for extended periods of time. You may be required to work in confined spaces, from heights and in an environment with moderate to loud noise levels. This position will require use of Personal Protective Equipment, including wearing a respirator in some instances, gloves, eye protection, hard hats, etc.


Why 3D Systems? 

Make a meaningful difference 

Founded in 1986, we are the original pioneers of 3D printing. And today, we have a global team that is at the forefront of shaping the entire additive space that spans everything from aerospace to healthcare. What we’re doing in digital manufacturing is changing lives and transforming how the world makes things. It’s a big responsibility to have this type of impact. And it’s where we thrive. 

Be you, at your best 

We care about treating people right and we know that life is more than work. This is why we approach rewards and benefits at a personal level so that you have the resources you need to take care of yourself and be you, at your best. 

Below are a few of the rewards and benefits we offer:

  • Hourly Rate: $18 - $26 (salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the candidate, and alignment with market data).
  • In addition to a salary, this position is eligible for an annual bonus based upon company performance.
  • 3D Systems offers a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental and vision coverage, company-paid short-term and long-term disability insurance, and company-paid basic life insurance. Sick Leave, Flex (Vacation) Time, Parental Leave, and 8 holidays per year are also provided as paid time off. 3D Systems also provides a 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan option with a company match.