Senior Furnace Engineer

at Desktop Metal

Main Office - Burlington

Desktop Metal is revolutionizing all aspects of metal 3D printing. We are presently seeking a talented and self-motivated Sr. Furnace Engineer to join our Studio System Engineering team. The Studio System consists of three different hardware units, Printer, Debinder, and Sintering Furnace.   Together these three units utilize a robust build process that can create complex metal parts, at a price attainable by any design and manufacturing team. The ideal candidate will have experience designing and operating sintering furnaces.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with program management and regulatory teams to create the next generation of office friendly sintering furnaces
  • Create product requirements and qualify designs against specifications
  • Lead research and development of sub-systems and develop design criteria for product design
  • Work with an interdisciplinary team to perform detailed design and analysis
  • Apply a strong analytical approach to the research and design process, including mechanics, fluids and thermals
  • Lead FMEA and design reviews
  • Maintain a high level of communications with cross-functional teams and partners
  • Work closely with facilities team to design and maintain furnace rooms including but not limited to hydrogen furnace research

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Thorough knowledge of partial pressure vacuum furnaces and the associated technologies
  • Understand and use technical principles, theories, and concepts in mechanical and systems engineering
  • Working knowledge of furnace insulation and heating element technology
  • Ability to identify, design and validate cost saving opportunities against original design intent
  • Experience designing and operating high vacuum systems
  • Understanding of fluid systems and able to analyze and design process cooling systems
  • Experience working with various high temperature insulation technologies
  • Ability to resolve complex issues in creative, efficient, and effective ways
  • Ability to apply customer and company-wide perspective to detailed technical decisions
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • 10+ years in an engineering design role
  • BS/MS in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or equivalent

Preferred Experiences:

  • Solidworks
  • Working with or preferably designing hydrogen furnaces
  • Designing for high temperature technologies and applications
  • Designing for medium to high vacuum applications
  • Knowledge of gas conversion and management systems
  • Basic electrical design and diagnostics

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