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3D Print Technician

Hardware Engineering

Newark, CA      Full-Time

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Lucid Motors is seeking a 3D Print Lab Technician to operate and maintain 3D printing equipment and help develop our internal prototyping capabilities. This role will involve handling requests from engineers to fabricate parts while providing DFAM feedback and guidance for material and process selection. Both one-off parts and small-volume production are common, primarily in nylon-based materials using either FFF or SLS processes. The 3D Print Lab Technician is also expected to maintain relationships with 3D printing service bureaus to advise engineers when outsourcing printed parts.

Knowledge of process suitability and material performance is essential, and a strong understanding of DFAM is required to provide both feedback and guidance to our engineering team. Additionally, knowledge of designing mating features and maintaining clearances based on process tolerance is advantageous. Parts will often vary significantly and will unlikely be well suited for 3D printing, so experience with challenging setups and print time optimization is helpful. Lucid Motors is a fast-paced environment, so the ideal candidate will be able to set expectations with engineers, deliver parts within the expected timeframe, and follow-up on part performance.

Responsibilities

  • Proficiently set up, operate, and maintain FFF and SLS 3D printing equipment
  • Stock appropriate materials and maintenance parts
  • Inspect print request files (STLs) for printability and geometric errors
  • Coordinate scheduling of print requests to ensure timely delivery of parts
  • Provide DFAM feedback and material/process guidance to engineers prior to printing components
  • Collect part performance feedback after printing components
  • Maintain relationships with external printing services and understand their general prototyping capabilities

Qualifications

  • Familiarity with STL inspection and repair software (ex. Netfabb)
  • Strong DFAM competency
  • Good understanding of material selection, differences, and performance tradeoffs
  • Hands-on experience with operating FFF and SLS equipment
  • Knowledge of different post-processing and finishing processes
  • Able to work relatively independently while collaborating effectively with designers and engineers
  • Excellent planning and organization skills to handle large request volume effectively
  • Bonus Abilities:
  • Prior operation of MarkForged FFF/CFF and 3D Systems SLS equipment
  • Basic understanding of anisotropic material considerations, including continuous fiber reinforcement orientation
  • Knowledge of automotive environmental considerations
  • Qualifications:
  • 3+ years operating 3D printing equipment in a professional capacity
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