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Manufacturing Engineer, Additive Manufacturing

Company: Orchid Orthopedics
Location: East Lansing
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

The Senior Engineer, Manufacturing, is responsible for supporting the investigation, development, and execution of additive manufacturing processes. Working alongside principal additive engineer, program management, manufacturing, and quality engineering, he/she will serve as a key technical resource for 3D printing and post-processing.

The Senior Engineer, Manufacturing, evaluates complex engineering tasks by investigating and advising on all technical aspects of projects and processes. He/she will be expected to provide technical guidance to less experienced professionals or technicians assigned to work on a common project. In addition, he/she will be a key stakeholder in the planning, investigation, and execution of strategic business cases as it relates to additive manufacturing.

The Senior Manufacturing Engineer, Additive Manufacturing, reports to the Engineering Manager and works alongside Engineering Technicians, Machine Operators, and other Engineers in both Quality and Manufacturing Engineering.

No Shift ($0) (United States of America)


  • Serve has key technical resource for additive manufacturing projects (translate customer designs to additive process, print, post-processing)
  • Designs and manages Bills of Materials and process routings in support of manufacturing operations and quotations.
  • Assists in time and cost estimates.
  • Develop manufacturing best practices for company by using knowledge of GD&T and use of precision measuring instruments.
  • Participates in Design for Manufacturing (DFM) reviews with internal teams. Reviews drawings, 3D models, and specifications to facilitate manufacturability.
  • Assists with process validations to support implementation of new manufacturing processes.
  • Creates, requests, and updates various documentation including inspection forms, attribute charts, customer-specific requirements, forecasting, quality agreements, non-disclosure agreements, routings, and Bill of Materials.
  • Designs and manages fabrication or acquisition of fixtures used in various processes. Ensures the successful implementation of fixtures on the production floor.
  • Participates in and occasionally leads problem solving teams utilizing lean manufacturing methods.
  • Assists in creating programs (such as Laser Marking programs, CNC programs), 3D models, associated fixtures, drawings, templates, overlays, etc.
  • Maintains a safe and healthy work environment by following company standards and procedures.
  • Trains shop employees on improvements to manufacturing methods, products and new production equipment.
  • Support quality and compliance by adhering to all procedures, work instructions, and forms per the Quality Management Systems (QMS).


    5+ Years of engineering experience (Required), 7+ Years of Engineering Experience, Experience Operating CNC Equipment/Machining

    Bachelor of Science (B.S) - Engineering Required, , , Master - Engineering

    None - ---

    Accuracy and Attention to Detail (Extensive Experience), Customer Communication (Working Experience), Data Analysis Tools (Working Experience), Design Manipulation (Working Experience), Information Capture (Extensive Experience), Information Processing (Extensive Experience), Interpersonal Communication (Working Experience), Lean Manufacturing (Working Experience), Manufacturing Industry (Extensive Experience), Manufacturing Process (Extensive Experience), Manufacturing Regulatory Environment (Working Experience), Manufacturing Safety (Working Experience), Quality Management (Working Experience), Robotics/Computer Controlled Machinery (Working Experience)

    • Opportunity to work in a growing company
    • Ability to help people live a longer, more active life
    • Comprehensive benefit package
    • Ability to work in an organization that values:
      • Integrity First: We do the right thing
      • Teamwork: We are one Orchid
      • Results: Our results matter


        • Occasionally moves heavy equipment, boxes, and other materials and tools.
        • Constantly operates a computer
        • Frequently inspects and places parts

          • Candidates offered employment may be required to submit to a pre-employment background check and pre-employment drug-screening based on position requirements
          • Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States through eVerify

            EOE, including disability/vets

Keywords: Orchid Orthopedics, East Lansing , Manufacturing Engineer, Additive Manufacturing, Engineering , East Lansing, Michigan

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