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Director of Production (Manufacturing) Engineering



Los Angeles, CA, USA · Los Angeles, CA, USA · California, USA · United States
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

About 3DEO

3DEO, one of the world’s highest volume metal 3D printing companies, was founded on the vision to become the premier additive manufacturing (AM) service to successfully combine mass production metal 3D printing capabilities with multi-disciplinary design and product development expertise.

As innovators ourselves, 3DEO is one of the only AM service providers in the industry to offer true end-to-end services using our own proprietary technology. We hold more than 20 pending and awarded patents for our technology and automated platform, and have won awards for our material properties, capabilities and designs.

And while we pride ourselves on having reached such major milestones since our inception in 2016, our biggest differentiator is really our team.

The dedicated team at 3DEO lives and breathes the innovation process. We approach each unique project as a collaborative partnership, helping our customers launch quality products with a competitive edge. 3DEO is a trusted supplier to customers in the medical, industrial, consumer products, aerospace, and semiconductor industries. 3DEO is driven by our commitment to help engineers solve their toughest problems.

Come join this highly collaborative and skilled team at one of the most inventive 3D printing companies in the world, and help our partners make what hasn’t been made before!

The Position

Join us as our Director of Production Engineering, a role where you'll be at the heart of innovation in the exciting world of metal 3D printed product development. This role interacts directly with design engineering to bring metal 3D printed products and 3D printing-enabled assemblies to life.

In this pivotal position, you won't just lead a technical team, you'll be shaping the future of how we develop customer products. Your expertise will drive the evolution of our printing process, constantly evolving our internal metal 3D printing capabilities. This role offers the unique opportunity to leave a significant mark on the industry, leading a team of passionate professionals in breaking new ground and turning ambitious ideas into reality. Be part of a journey where your leadership will not only guide our customer product engineering endeavors but also redefine what's possible in additive manufacturing.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Strategic Leadership: Define and implement engineering strategies aligned with company objectives.
  • Project Management: Manage multiple customer development projects (3D printed parts and assemblies), ensuring they are delivered on time, within scope, to specifications and within budget.
  • Team Management: Lead, mentor, and grow a team of development engineers, sustaining engineers and project managers. This includes hiring, training, and performance management.
  • Innovation and Development: Actively participate in the development of new products and improvements to existing processes. This is a very hands-on role for the right person.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with other departments to align engineering projects with overall business goals, including developing processes around escalation paths as needed.
  • Budget Management: Prepare and oversee the department’s targets, plan, overall budget and project based budget.
  • Quality Assurance: Ensure all products meet the highest standards of quality and compliance.
  • Continuous Improvement: Play an integral part of the continuous improvement effort and ensure production readiness of all production part releases.

The Person

The ideal candidate has 7+ years of engineering leadership, preferably in the additive manufacturing sector. They have a proven track record of leading teams in building complex, multi faceted, highly technical products. They are detail-oriented, analytical, and passionate about finding innovative solutions.

In addition, the ideal candidate is achievement oriented and a team player. They have a collaborative and open-minded approach, with excellent communication skills. They are proactive and self-motivated, able to empower their reports to develop novel and innovative solutions; they are also willing to be hands-on when required.

  • 12+ years of experience within taking products from prototype to full scale
  • 7+ years of experience in a senior engineering leadership role, preferably in the metal additive manufacturing industry
  • Proven track record of managing complex engineering projects
  • Experience deploying technologies from concept to production
  • Experience of managing a team of at least 10 engineers
  • Passion for learning and for conquering challenging problems
  • Strong understanding of additive manufacturing processes and the additive manufacturing sector
  • Excellent managerial and supervisory skills
  • Ability to drive teams to develop reliable and repeatable hardware, software, and processes
  • Prior experience in software development is a plus
  • BS/MS in Engineering or a related field
  • Prior experience in a startup environment is a plus

What We Offer:

  • Innovation at the Forefront: Engage with cutting-edge technology in a field that's shaping the future.
  • Impactful Work: Contribute to projects that have a tangible impact on the industry and beyond.
  • Growth Opportunities: Continuous learning and development opportunities to advance your career in a fast-evolving industry.
  • Collaborative Culture: Be part of a dynamic team where innovation and creativity are valued.
  • Competitive Compensation: Attractive salary and benefits package.
  • State-of-the-Art Workspace: Work in an environment designed to foster creativity and collaboration.