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Process Engineer

Company: Alloy Enterprises Inc
Location: Somerville
Posted on: June 12, 2022

Job Description:


Process Engineer
Alloy Enterprises is developing a new way to manufacture complex aluminum parts on-demand at the unit cost of casting. The 16-person team is creating novel materials, hardware, and software to commercialize their manufacturing process. The Founders have a combined 10 startups between them and bring along hard lessons learned. Alloy values honesty and transparency, and we make sure to take care of our people. - Founded in early 2020 in a Somerville carriage house, the company is venture-backed and has contracts with the National Science Foundation, the United States Air Force, and commercial customers.
We are looking for a hard-working and versatile candidate to accelerate the success of Alloy's novel machines and processes. This is an opportunity to interface with all members of the team to deliver quality parts to customers. Strong communication, flexibility, and the desire to "wear many hats" will all be essential skills for any successful applicant.
What you will do:

  • Lead and execute quality control and process improvement efforts
  • Improve laser cutting processes with an understanding of product development goals
  • Contribute to the team's understanding of bonding mechanisms
  • Interface between the process development - and production operations teams
  • Tune process parameters to improve performance
  • Outline process specifications and coordinate in a cross-functional manner
  • Develop data collection methods, perform statistical analysis, and report on metricsAbout you:
    • Take ownership of your projects
    • Are adaptable and excel when working in a fast-paced environment
    • Enjoy doing hands-on work in the lab
    • Proud to put your name on the things that you make
    • Familiar with statistical analysis methods
    • 4+ years of experience
    • Bachelor's degree with a graduate degree preferred in a relevant field
      Preferred skills:
      • Familiarity with writing scripts to process, visualize, and analyze data
      • Experience with laser processing techniques; such as cutting, machining, and welding
      • Experience establishing and running DOEs, process capability, continuous improvement, statistical process control, and FMEAs
      • Firm understanding of key metal material properties and testing methods
      • Capable of making simple repairs to mechanical systems
      • Strong foundation in quality, metrology, mechanical testing, surface characterization
      • Experience developing and optimizing manufacturing processes
      • Experience with six sigma techniquesBenefits:
        • Unlimited PTO, 9 company holidays, and a shutdown around the holidays
        • Medical, dental, and vision including dependency coverage
        • Optional Health Savings Account
        • Non-matching 401k, options for pre or post tax
        • Stock options
        • Parental leave
        • Career advancement opportunities in a high growth environment
        • Fully on-site team
        • Good coffee and regular happy hours
        • All-hands on deck efforts and celebrations

Keywords: Alloy Enterprises Inc, Somerville , Process Engineer, Engineering , Somerville, Massachusetts

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