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Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Position Title:  Senior Manufacturing Engineer, Additive Manufacturing

Location: Huntersville, NC

Oerlikon AM is the newest business unit in Oerlikon’s Surface Solutions segment. Oerlikon AM is an end to end Additive Manufacturing solutions provider, with powder production, design and applications engineering, printing solutions, and post processing solutions including heat treatment and coatings.   Oerlikon Additive Manufacturing has R&D Centers and Production Facilities in the US and EU.


The Senior Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for the execution of multiple projects to deliver metal parts through the Additive Manufacturing value chain. The position enables New Product Introduction (NPI) from new customer, integrates into the production system and drives execution through to First Article.

This role will design and implement Continuous Improvement Plans, and concession management systems and take responsibility for ensuring building a robust manufacturing system.

The position will require the generation of shop floor work instructions (travelers, routing) for operations through the factory (printing, heat treatment, support and powder removal, finishing, cleaning, and inspection). When applicable the Senior manufacturing engineer will coordinate these operations with external suppliers. The candidate should understand conventional manufacturing workflows, Lean principles, compliance with quality systems, and root cause analysis. They work closely with Additive Manufacturing application engineers, Heat Treatment and post processing manufacturing engineers, production technicians and operators.

We expect

  • Bachelor’s level Engineering degree is required.
  • Understands conventional manufacturing workflows.
  • Experience in high mix / low volume aerospace manufacturing (AS9100) environment is required.  
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment, capable of delivering multiple projects at one time, and ability to work across multi-functional teams.
  • Strong problem solver; understanding of root cause analysis tools, and a mindset for continuous improvement.  
  • Experience with metal additive manufacturing is
  • Strive for continuous improvement, innovation and creativity.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, detail oriented
  • Self-driven, open and positive mind set.
  • Experience in international and cross-cultural business environment.
  • English (business fluent) – other languages beneficial.
  • Must be authorized to work in US without requiring any sponsorship.

About us

Oerlikon is a leading global technology Group, with a clear strategy of becoming a global powerhouse in Surface Solutions, advanced materials and materials processing. The Group is committed to investing in value-bringing technologies that provide customers with lighter, more durable materials that are able to increase performance, improve efficiency and reduce the use of scarce resources. A Swiss company with over 100 years of tradition, Oerlikon has a global footprint of over 15 000 employees at 186 locations in 37 countries and sales of CHF 2.85 billion. Sustaining growth and improving profitability in 2018: order intake to increase up to CHF 3.4 billion, sales to around CHF 3.2 billion, and the EBITDA margin to improve to around 15 % (after investments).

Oerlikon AM is spearheading the revolution that is Additive Manufacturing. We have gathered together a dynamic team with deep industrial knowledge, backed with state of the art facilities worldwide, built specifically for AM. We can provide AM solutions in metal alloys, ceramics and plastic materials. We can support our own AM printing capability with our own metal powder production, research and development, component design, application engineering and finishing. We are pioneering AM for all scales of manufacture from 1 part to series production runs lasting decades, and across all industries.. Join us and become a part of our future oriented, international team!

We have a great benefits package including medical insurance, dental and vision, tuition reimbursement, health and wellness benefits, retirement security contribution and 401(K). If you want to operate in a business environment that gives you the freedom to imagine what is possible - please send us your application!

Statement of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action: Oerlikon AM is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. It is the policy of Oerlikon AM to provide for and promote equal employment opportunity in employment compensation and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination based on age, race, creed, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, Vietnam Era Veteran status, genetic predisposition, or carrier status. Oerlikon AM is committed to assuring equal employment opportunity and equal access to services, programs and activities for individuals with disabilities. It is the policy of our company to provide reasonable accommodation to a qualified individual with a disability to enable such individual to perform the essential functions of the position for which he/she is applying or in which he/she is employed. Further, it is our policy to provide reasonable accommodation for religious observers.

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