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Senior Application Development Engineer

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For our customer 3D Systems Leuven, Bakker & Partners is looking for a Sr. Application Development Engineer.

3D Systems Leuven is a dynamic and leading enterprise, specialized in 3D Printing of metal components. 3D Systems Leuven is on the one hand a technology developer, developing innovative industrial 3D metal printers. In addition they use this technology being a contract manufacturer of components and products for health care, aerospace and other high tech industries.

3D Systems Leuven is part of 3D Systems Corporation, a world leader in 3D printing.

Your Job:

As Senior Application Development Engineer you will develop new applications for additive metal printing, for customers in the Aerospace industry.

You handle multiple projects at the same time, for which you act both as a project lead and an expert. You lead your assigned projects throughout the entire application development cycle. You are the first point of contact of the customer on the one hand and the internal departments (production, quality, supply chain) and external suppliers on the other hand.

Your main tasks and responsibilities:

  • You inquire customer needs and assess the requests in terms of technical and financial feasibility.
  • You define the manufacturing flows and processes, together with the manufacturing engineers and make an accurate cost calculation.
  • You lead the technical discussions with the subcontractors for post processing techniques.
  • Design for manufacturing: You will work together with the customer to optimize the design for additive manufacturing. This is a process of co-engineering where you have the expertise on the production technology and the customer on the product and its functionalities.
  • Work preparation: You write detailed work instructions and use the CAM software 3D Expert to prepare the design for being printed and post-processed.
  • You will follow up the project throughout production. You coordinate regularly with production department and external suppliers on the progress and keep the customer informed on this.
  • You ensure that the project is realized within the foreseen timing and budget.
  • You play a key role in maintaining the good relationship with the customer and in further expanding the collaboration. You stay abreast of new opportunities and signal risks to the relevant departments.

Your Profile

  • You obtained a Master or Bachelor degree in engineering or science.
  • You have at least 4-6 years of relevant experience as a project manager or related role in the field of product and/or process development.
  • You preferably have a background in aerospace. Alternatively, you have experience with the design and/or manufacturing of high quality and high precision mechanical/metal components.
  • You have built up a general knowledge of production processes. Experience with additive manufacturing is a plus. You are willing to build up a thorough knowledge of direct metal printing processes.
  • You have experience in project management.
  • Knowledge of CAD/CAM software is a plus.
  • You are analytical, think along with the customer and define the right solutions.
  • You are customer- and service-oriented. You are driven to help your customers and build up long-term relationships.
  • You are communicative and able to work together with various stakeholders and steer them towards the right actions and results.
  • You have strong organizational skills and you can manage and prioritize different projects simultaneously.
  • You fluently speak and write English; knowledge of French and Dutch is a plus.
  • You are willing to travel occasionally to customers, suppliers or fairs (around 5%).

The offer

  • 3D Systems is a highly innovative company whose activities are defining the future of manufacturing.
  • Direct Metal Printing technology is changing the way products are made and with it the entire manufacturing industry.
  • You will join a warm and passionate team and have a varied role in which you get exposure to different departments, applications and customers.
  • As an Application Development Engineer, you work on new innovative applications for renown aerospace companies. You will have the chance to explore new opportunities with existing and new customers.
  • 3D Systems is a dynamic and growing organization, which offers several opportunities for growth.
  • 3D Systems offers an attractive salary package consisting of a competitive gross monthly salary complemented by various fringe benefits (luncheon vouchers, group- and hospitalization insurance, home working allowance, smart phone and subscription, bonus, transportation allowance, bike allowance, possibility for bike lease).

Meer info?
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Katrien Hadermann



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