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Why Evolve?

Evolve Additive Solutions is leading the way in the smart manufacturing revolution with a mission to produce innovative manufacturing solutions that enable our customers to manufacture in revolutionary new ways.

Our commitment to innovation is what drives our employees to reach new heights in their careers. Your work matters here. That is why we are looking for the best new talent in our industry.

Interesting in joining our team? Apply now!

 

Imaging Technology Manager
Location: Rochester, NY

Imaging Technology Manager

Evolve Additive Solutions is creating the future of plastics manufacturing with Selective Thermoplastic Electrophotographic Process (STEP) technology — the first Additive Manufacturing technology to rival traditional processes like injection molding in quality and cost, while bringing to industrial scale the advantages of Additive.  We are building a team to commercialize our STEP technology, backed by industry stalwarts including LEGO Brand Group and Stanley Black & Decker.

We are looking for the future leaders of our company – brilliant, passionate, multifunctional overachievers excited to get their hands dirty – who will come together as a team and establish Evolve as an industrial production OEM. This means not only embodying STEP technology in a family of rock-solid production systems but also building the business processes and culture to succeed. This is the moment, as we transform ourselves from an R&D team to an equipment manufacturer, to get on board and shape the future of manufacturing.

The Imaging Technology Manager will be accountable for perfecting the electrophotographic process to deliver micronized engineering plastics to the bonding process.  They will lead the activity of turning the EP imaging and electrostatic transfer process technology into a robust commercial design, create a technology development roadmap and build the team to accomplish it.  This includes:

  • Manage and lead a team to adapt 2D EP systems for use in a 3D printing system
  • Identify critical-to function parameters including target values and ranges
  • Specification for the imaging module hardware and controls design
  • Understand technical risks and develop/execute mitigation plans
  • Recruit and supervise a team of engineers, scientists, and technicians
  • Lead, manage and facilitate communication and interaction among all team members

Necessary Skills

  • Master’s degree in a physical science or in a field of engineering; PhD preferred
  • Prior experience with complex production class electrophotographic systems
  • Experience collaborating with materials developers/chemists to optimize materials for EP systems
  • Exposure to robust design and Six-sigma training with experience developing a complex, cross-functional product
  • Expertise in DOE design and analysis
  • Creative problem solving
  • 5 – 10 years industry experience
  • Skills of simplification / effective communication / team player
  • Flexibility / adaptability to the organization’s needs

This job is based at the Evolve Materials Development Center in Rochester, NY.

Interested candidates should send their resume along with a cover letter  to kathleen.dammann@evolveadditive.com.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Thanks for your interest in applying to Evolve. Email careers@evolveadditive.com if you would like to learn more about our opportunities, or simply fill out the online form below and attach your resume. The hiring manager will get back to you either by e-mail or phone.

Additive Manufacturing R&D Test Engineer, Location: Rochester, NY Materials Development Center

Evolve Additive Solutions is creating the future of plastics manufacturing with Selective Thermoplastic Electrophotographic Process (STEP) technology — the first Additive Manufacturing technology to rival traditional processes like injection molding in quality and cost, while bringing the advantages of Additive to industrial scale. We are building a team to commercialize our STEP technology, backed by industry stalwarts including LEGO Brand Group and Stanley Black & Decker.

We are looking for the future leaders of our company – brilliant, passionate, multifunctional overachievers excited to get their hands dirty – who will come together as a team and establish Evolve as an industrial production OEM. This means not only embodying STEP technology in a family of rock-solid production systems but also building the business processes and a culture to succeed. This is the moment, as we transform ourselves from an R&D team to an equipment and materials manufacturer, to get on board and shape the future of manufacturing.

The STEP Additive Manufacturing R&D Test Engineer will be accountable for optimizing build process for use within the Selective Thermoplastic Electrophotographic Process (STEP) system.  There are many facets of this assignment including:

  • Operation and maintenance of complex additive printing equipment and execution of tests and experiments on this equipment
  • Characterization of the electrophotographic performance of STEP materials
  • Characterization and analysis of the thermal and pressure bonding process in the STEP system
  • Analysis of the mechanical properties of test parts generated by the STEP process
  • Design and execution of testing procedures to investigate and develop the imaging process necessary to meet the objectives for build accuracy and build rate
  • Determine the interplay between material parameters and the build process that are critical for accurate, strong, and attractive parts
  • Use analytical and statistical tools to identify of critical-to quality parameters including target values and ranges
  • Specify thermal process hardware, metrology, and controls design
  • Understand technical risks and develop/execute mitigation plans

Lead, manage and facilitate communication and interaction with senior management, middle managers, and the development team

Necessary Skills

  • BS degree in physical sciences or engineering or equivalent experience in these fields
  • Mechanical or thermal process development experience preferred
  • Additive manufacturing experience preferred
  • Experienced in DOE, statistical design and analysis, and Six-sigma processes
  • Experience working on complex projects with multidisciplinary colleagues preferred
  • Creative problem solving skills and a love of hands-on work
  • 5 – 10 years industry experience is a bonus
  • Skills of simplification / effective communication / team player
  • Flexibility / adaptability to the organization’s needs

Interested candidates should send their resume along with a cover letter to kathleen.dammann@evolveadditive.com.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Thanks for your interest in applying to Evolve. Email careers@evolveadditive.com if you would like to learn more about our opportunities, or simply fill out the online form below and attach your resume. The hiring manager will get back to you either by e-mail or phone.

Manufacturing Operations & Service Technician, Evolve Operations (Manufacturing and Service), Location: Minneapolis, MN

Evolve Additive Solutions is creating the future of plastics manufacturing with Selective Thermoplastic Electrophotographic Process (STEP) technology — the first Additive Manufacturing technology to rival traditional processes like injection molding in quality and cost, while bringing to industrial scale the advantages of Additive design, mass customization and production. We are building our Manufacturing and Service Operations teams to integrate our STEP technology into Industry 4.0 smart factories, meeting our customer and industry demands for year-over-year scaled manufacturing, installation and support of highly reliable performance industrial SVP (Scaled Volume Production) equipment and consumables.

We are hiring Electrophotographic (EP) and Electromechanical build and test technicians who are interested in utilizing their technical aptitude in an exciting position that expands their career. We are searching for technicians who are enthusiastic about producing innovative 3D printing products while working with an inspiring manufacturing and service team. At Evolve, you’ll contribute to transforming the global manufacturing industry, in our Advanced Manufacturing Center and on the front lines servicing customers who are the leading and most advanced manufacturers in the world.

We offer a comprehensive benefit package including health, dental, STD, LTD, vision, Life,401k, PTO, paid holidays and more. This job reports to the Director of Operations, and has potential to develop into leadership responsibilities as our team “Evolves.”

Essential Functions:

  • Operate, maintain, diagnose, and optimize our STEP “Alpha” and SVP systems, interacting directly with our modified high performance 2D Digital Presses and our proprietary 3D Electrophotographic Process equipment.
  • Run tests and Additive Manufacturing 3D builds on STEP systems, working with Engineers, Build Process, and Applications experts to evaluate, develop, and improve the additive printing process and thus Evolve’s equipment capabilities and performance.
  • Conduct vital signs measurements of materials in the printer as well as in lab fixtures, and their correlation to final part production quality, while operating STEP systems to produce 3D builds/parts.
  • Keep a STEP system operating smoothly, feeding raw materials and conducting operator and service-technician level maintenance to maintain and improve equipment uptimes and predictability.
  • Train technicians / operators / customers in best manufacturing, maintenance and service practices, both at Evolve manufacturing and Customer installation sites
  • Observe tests and builds in process to detect unusual behavior, isolating variables and demonstrating excellent troubleshooting and problem solving skills and disciplines.
  • Accurately record results in appropriate data bases, test logs, and process control algorithms, interacting with Microsoft applications as well as custom equipment software.
  • Build, Test and Operate complex Additive Manufacturing equipment for high-reliability performance within Evolve’s Advanced Manufacturing Center and at Customer Installation Sites.
  • Document procedures for operation/maintenance and installation/start-up of equipment, and review and edit existing documentation for improvements; incorporate safe and established practices.

Requirements:

  • Working knowledge of complex printing presses: digital lithographic, electrophotographic, inkjet or similarly complex, high-tech electromechanical and automated equipment. Direct or indirect experience, or at least a demonstrated desire to research and understand these technologies.
  • Trouble-shooting aptitude, including maintenance and/or repair of electrophotographic high-speed printing devices and automated motion control systems with thermal monitoring, vision sensors and controls. Includes troubleshooting methods for automation, pneumatic, air and water heating / cooling devices.
  • Solid mechanical and basic electrical skills, including electromechanical assembly, sensor and process control feedback loops and wiring, motors, and demonstrable experience of equipment building/assembly with superior workmanship of mechanical assembly, connectors, wiring and cabling (strain relief and routing harnesses).
  • Ability to read and interpret electrical schematics, digital CAD drawings with geometric tolerancing and references, as well as edit and develop manufacturing and service procedures & work instructions, including their training and knowledge-transfer to others.
  • Ability to operate data acquisition test equipment and evaluate data to interpret performance within process controls (Design of Experiments experience or knowledge of principles desired).
  • Motivation to progress pre-existing understandings of automated equipment and additive printing technologies, and inherent 3D build capabilities, to the next level.
  • Proficient in computer skills to enter data and record information and generate meaningful graphs and presentations of results.
  • Excellent communication skills, professionalism and team aptitudes, while working independently or in a collaborative environment and taking responsibility and accountability for your work.
  • Ability to work onsite at customer locations, or in customer’s presence at Evolve, and represent Evolve in a professional and respectful manner.
  • Technical AAS or BA or BS degree, with directly applicable experience and responsibilities.

This job is based in Minneapolis, MN. Some infrequent travel to our Rochester, NY Site and/or to customer or partner sites may be required.

Interested candidates should send their resume along with a cover letter  to kathleen.dammann@evolveadditive.com.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Thanks for your interest in applying to Evolve. Email careers@evolveadditive.com if you would like to learn more about our opportunities, or simply fill out the online form below and attach your resume. The hiring manager will get back to you either by e-mail or phone.

Sr. Electrical Engineer – Controls and Automation, Location: Minnetonka, MN

Join our innovative team at Evolve Additive Solutions and you’ll be working on the world’s most advanced additive manufacturing 3D printer technology and bringing additive 3D polymer printing to mainstream production manufacturing. At Evolve, you’ll contribute to transforming the global manufacturing industry!  We offer a comprehensive benefit package including health, dental, STD, LTD, vision, Life, PTO, paid holidays, 401K and more!

About Evolve Additive Solutions

Evolve Additive Solutions is creating the future of plastics manufacturing with Selective Thermoplastic Electrophotographic Process (STEP) technology — the first Additive Manufacturing technology to rival traditional processes like injection molding in quality and cost, while bringing to industrial scale the advantages of Additive.

Responsibilities

  • Design sensing, control, power distribution and communication solutions
  • Define requirements and specifications for controls and electrical functions and ensure they meet business goals and comply with applicable regulations
  • Design interconnection of components and assemblies
  • Create and maintain engineering documentation
  • Specify, select and source components
  • Perform assembly and testing
  • Help establish Electrical Engineering standards and practices
  • Help select, implement, and support Electrical Engineering tools and infrastructure
  • Select, contract, and manage engineering services providers and other technical suppliers

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS in Electrical Engineering or equivalent academic grounding
  • Authorized to work in the United States and without travel restrictions.
  • Five years’ experience developing products incorporating precision motion and process control, with substantial innovation accomplishments.
  • Advanced skills in hardware selection and development for motion and process control, HMI, and device communication. Experience with PLC, drives, motors, sensors, amplifiers and controllers.
  • Experience designing for machine safety and electrical safety.
  • Experience with CAD tools, documentation creation, and documentation control.
  • Some experience in an Electrical Engineering role in an ISO-certified manufacturing organization, with exposure to business process improvement
  • Familiarity with UL, CSA, CE, NEC and NFPA requirements
  • Broad familiarity with sensor technologies, and some participation in research and selection or development of specialized sensor technology
  • Familiarity with typical electrical test and data acquisition equipment and software
  • Some participation in application of statistical methods and tools for manufacturing or testing
  • Some participation in application of structured problem-solving frameworks such as Six Sigma or 8D

Differentiating Characteristics

  • MS or higher education
  • Professional certifications
  • Additional experience and skills, especially:
    • Web handling
    • Polymer processing
    • Mechatronics
    • Environment control
    • Machine vision
    • Software
    • Embedded systems
    • PCB design
    • FPGA design

For immediate consideration, please submit your resume along with a cover letter  to kathleen.dammann@evolveadditive.com.

Advanced Application Engineer, Location: Minneapolis, MN

Join our innovative team at Evolve Additive Solutions and you’ll be working on the world’s most advanced additive manufacturing 3D printer technology and bringing additive 3D polymer printing to mainstream production manufacturing.

At Evolve, you’ll contribute to transforming the global manufacturing industry! Evolve Additive Solutions is creating the future of plastics manufacturing with Selective Thermoplastic Electrophotographic Process (STEP) technology — the first Additive Manufacturing technology to rival traditional processes like injection molding in quality and cost, while bringing to industrial scale the advantages of Additive design, mass customization and production. We are building our Applications team to respond to our growing customer demand for our technology. This position is on our critical path to accelerate product sales by innovating and partnering with our customers on their application needs.

We are hiring an Advanced Application Engineer who is interested in utilizing their technical aptitude in an exciting position that expands their career. We are searching for an Engineer who is enthusiastic about producing innovative 3D printed products and applications while working with an inspiring Application and Sales team. At Evolve, you’ll contribute directly to transforming the global manufacturing industry, in our Advanced Manufacturing Center and at our customers sites, by building and testing new 3D printed products and applications for customers who rely on Evolve’s speed, product quality, scale, material flexibility, and cost.

We offer a comprehensive benefit package including health, dental, STD, LTD, vision, Life, 401k, PTO, paid holidays and more. This job reports to the Process and Application Engineering Manager and has potential to develop into leadership responsibilities as our team “Evolves.”

Position Summary: As the team technical liaison, collaborate with sales and marketing to land customers through an honest assessment of the match of Evolve Additive Solutions’ capabilities with customer application needs. Advanced knowledge of the primary consumer goods market segment plus secondary automotive, electronics and medical segments will result in increased sales.

About Evolve Additive Solutions

Evolve Additive Solutions is creating the future of plastics manufacturing with Selective Thermoplastic Electrophotographic Process (STEP) technology — the first Additive Manufacturing technology to rival traditional processes like injection molding in quality and cost, while bringing to industrial scale the advantages of Additive.

Essential Functions:

The primary responsibilities [tasks] for this position include:

  • Provide hands-on and technical leadership to both remote and on-site for pre-sales application development and active commercial application programs.
  • Together with sales evaluate new prospective customer application potential and fit.
  • Recommend product enhancements which would improve application reach.
  • Collaborate with R&D and Marketing through the product roadmap development process.
  • Promote Evolve and STEP Technology through participation in trade organizations, symposia, conferences and shows.
  • Gather market intelligence on competitive technologies, market trends, customer needs
  • Present assessments and project updates to team peers and company management.
  • Write technical scientifically based promotional materials.
  • Interface with R&D and outside agencies to optimize product testing to achieve industry certifications and demonstrate product differentiation.
  • Create and deliver customer training programs.
  • Investigate customer feedback and issue timely information to internal colleagues for evaluation of corrective action.

Additional responsibilities:

  • BS in Engineering (mechanical, chemical, materials or related fields) and 3 – 5 years application development experience.
  • Advanced CAD and CAM skills
  • Established working relationships with technical and non-technical customers to support sales and commercial development of new and existing applications
  • Strong organizational skills with a proven ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously
  • Ability to operate in a cross-functional team environment with strong customer focus
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite: Excel, PowerPoint, Word
  • Proficiency in web-based and mobile applications
  • Self-motivated individual with a high level of creativity and technical interest
  • Ability to work independently and in a matrix team environment
  • Ability to travel (including overnight travel) 25% of the time
  • Additive manufacturing experience
  • Familiarity with common equipment in the thermoplastic processing and additive manufacturing industry (including post-processing)
  • Familiarity in the consumer goods, medical, automotive, and electronics industry

This job is based in Minnetonka, MN.

For immediate consideration, please submit your resume along with a cover letter to kathleen.dammann@evolveadditive.com.

Applications and Quality Technician, Location: Minneapolis, MN

Join our innovative team at Evolve Additive Solutions and you’ll be working on the world’s most advanced additive manufacturing 3D printer technology and bringing additive 3D polymer printing to mainstream production manufacturing.

Evolve Additive Solutions is creating the future of plastics manufacturing with Selective Thermoplastic Electrophotographic Process (STEP) technology — the first Additive Manufacturing technology to rival traditional processes like injection molding in quality and cost, while bringing to industrial scale the advantages of Additive design, mass customization and production. We are building our Applications team to respond to our growing customer demand for our technology. This position is on our critical path to accelerating product sales by fulfilling customers’ product and application requests using our innovative STEP technology.

We are hiring an applications and quality test technician who is interested in utilizing their technical aptitude in an exciting position that expands their career. We are searching for technicians who are enthusiastic about producing innovative 3D printing products while working with an inspiring Application and Sales team. At Evolve, you’ll contribute directly to transforming the global manufacturing industry, in our Advanced Manufacturing Center by building and testing new 3D printed products and applications for customers who rely on Evolve’s speed, product quality, scale, material flexibility, and cost.

We offer a comprehensive benefit package including health, dental, STD, LTD, vision, Life,401k, PTO, paid holidays and more. This job reports to the Process and Application Engineering Manager and has potential to develop into leadership responsibilities as our team “Evolves.”

Essential Functions:

The primary tasks for this position include:

  • Pre-print preparation of customer files
  • Perform maintenance tasks on the printer
  • Set up the printer and monitoring it while printing
  • Post-process parts using manual, semi-automated and automated methods
  • Inspect parts using hand-held tools and scanning systems
  • Write inspection reports.
  • Communicate results and observations to Applications team
  • Package and ship parts to customers

Additional responsibilities:

  • Maintain, calibrate and trouble-shoot printers and other production/quality equipment
  • Work with engineers and other members of the team to validate, experiment and optimize
  • Continuous improvement programs
  • 5S in Quality Lab
  • Write new procedures and improve existing procedures.
  • (Others as needed and as assigned)

The ideal candidates will have:

  • 2+ years operating 3D printers
  • 2+ years work experience
  • Good computer skills, including working with CAD and CAM programs
  • Comfort working with small, delicate parts
  • Extreme attention to detail and patience
  • A safety mindset
  • Curiosity to communicate observations and suggest improvements

Other requirements:

  • Must be able to work 2nd shift primarily.
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 40 lbs and be capable of utilizing dollies and pallet jacks
  • Technical school certification or undergraduate degree is not required, but is considered a plus
  • Ability to read and execute work instructions in English
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and communicate well with the applications and sales team

This job is based in Minnetonka, MN.

For immediate consideration, please submit your resume along with a cover letter  to kathleen.dammann@evolveadditive.com.

 

Manufacturing Operations & Service Technician

Evolve Additive Solutions is creating the future of plastics manufacturing with Selective Thermoplastic Electrophotographic Process (STEP) technology — the first Additive Manufacturing technology to rival traditional processes like injection molding in quality and cost, while bringing to industrial scale the advantages of Additive design, mass customization and production. We are building our Manufacturing and Service Operations teams to integrate our STEP technology into Industry 4.0 smart factories, meeting our customer and industry demands for year-over-year scaled manufacturing, installation and support of highly reliable performance industrial SVP (Scaled Volume Production) equipment and consumables.

We are hiring Electrophotographic (EP) and Electromechanical build and test technicians who are interested in utilizing their technical aptitude in an exciting position that expands their career. We are searching for technicians who are enthusiastic about producing innovative 3D printing products while working with an inspiring manufacturing and service team.   At Evolve, you’ll contribute to transforming the global manufacturing industry, in our Advanced Manufacturing Center and on the front lines servicing customers who are the leading and most advanced manufacturers in the world.

We offer a comprehensive benefit package including health, dental, STD, LTD, vision, Life,401k, PTO, paid holidays and more.  This job reports to the Director of Operations, and has potential to develop into leadership responsibilities as our team “Evolves.”

Essential Functions:

  • Operate, maintain, diagnose, and optimize our STEP “Alpha” and SVP systems, interacting directly with our modified high performance 2D Digital Presses and our proprietary 3D Electrophotographic Process equipment.
  • Run tests and Additive Manufacturing 3D builds on STEP systems, working with Engineers, Build Process, and Applications experts to evaluate, develop, and improve the additive printing process and thus Evolve’s equipment capabilities and performance.
  • Conduct vital signs measurements of materials in the printer as well as in lab fixtures, and their correlation to final part production quality, while operating STEP systems to produce 3D builds/parts.
  • Keep a STEP system operating smoothly, feeding raw materials and conducting operator and service-technician level maintenance to maintain and improve equipment uptimes and predictability.
  • Train technicians / operators / customers in best manufacturing, maintenance and service practices, both at Evolve manufacturing and Customer installation sites.
  • Observe tests and builds in process to detect unusual behavior, isolating variables and demonstrating excellent troubleshooting and problem solving skills and disciplines.
  • Accurately record results in appropriate data bases, test logs, and process control algorithms, interacting with Microsoft applications as well as custom equipment software.
  • Build, Test and Operate complex Additive Manufacturing equipment for high-reliability performance within Evolve’s Advanced Manufacturing Center and at Customer Installation Sites.
  • Document procedures for operation/maintenance and installation/start-up of equipment, and review and edit existing documentation for improvements; incorporate safe and established practices.

Requirements:

  • Working knowledge of complex printing presses: digital lithographic, electrophotographic, inkjet or similarly complex, high-tech electromechanical and automated equipment. Direct or indirect experience, or at least a demonstrated desire to research and understand these technologies.
  • Trouble-shooting aptitude, including maintenance and/or repair of electrophotographic high-speed printing devices and automated motion control systems with thermal monitoring, vision sensors and controls.  Includes troubleshooting methods for automation, pneumatic, air and water heating / cooling devices.
  • Solid mechanical and basic electrical skills, including electromechanical assembly, sensor and process control feedback loops and wiring, motors, and demonstrable experience of equipment building/assembly with superior workmanship of mechanical assembly, connectors, wiring and cabling (strain relief and routing harnesses).
  • Ability to read and interpret electrical schematics, digital CAD drawings with geometric tolerancing and references, as well as edit and develop manufacturing and service procedures & work instructions, including their training and knowledge-transfer to others.
  • Ability to operate data acquisition test equipment and evaluate data to interpret performance within process controls (Design of Experiments experience or knowledge of principles desired).
  • Motivation to progress pre-existing understandings of automated equipment and additive printing technologies, and inherent 3D build capabilities, to the next level.
  • Proficient in computer skills to enter data and record information and generate meaningful graphs and presentations of results.
  • Excellent communication skills, professionalism and team aptitudes, while working independently or in a collaborative environment and taking responsibility and accountability for your work.
  • Ability to work onsite at customer locations, or in customer’s presence at Evolve, and represent Evolve in a professional and respectful manner.
  • Technical AAS or BA or BS degree, with directly applicable experience and responsibilities.

This job is based in Minneapolis, MN.  Some infrequent travel to our Rochester, NY Site and/or to customer or partner sites may be required.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

For immediate consideration, please submit your resume along with a cover letter  to kathleen.dammann@evolveadditive.com.

Our culture is the foundation on which we base our success:

  • Integrity: Honest – Reliable – Transparent
  • Relentless: Commitment – Engaged – Inspired
  • Pioneering: Disruptive – Innovative – Courageous

We offer a variety of benefits to contribute to your personal and professional success

Health Benefits 
Medical
7 different medical plans with different deductibles
Dental
Vision
STD & LTD
Life insurance
Pre-Tax benefits: HSA – FSA
EAP (Employee Assistance Plan)
Other Benefits
10 Paid holidays
PTO
Bereavement pay
401K
Education assistance
Training & development- Insperity has thousands of training opportunities online
 Career opportunities within the organization
Employee discount program through Insperity

 

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