Job Overview

Metal Application Engineer

Job Title: Metal Application Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Northamptonshire
Salary: £45,000
Reference: #20225
Contact Name: Henry Hodson
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 14, 2022 14:32

Job Description

Metal Application Engineer

Location: Northamptonshire

Salary: £45k per annum

Reports to: Operations Manager

An advanced manufacturing company that is supplying high-end quality metal and polymer additive manufacturing production parts, is hiring a Metal Applications Engineer.


  • Preparation of customer data for printing. This may include minor/major fixing and post-processing considerations.
  • Setting up of builds to a strict schedule using relevant 3D printing software, ensuring lead times are competitive and vigorously met.
  • Support the sales team with technical inquiries. (When required)
  • Production and management of company standard metal materials for use in AM machines
  • Quality check of metal materials to company standards
  • Order processing of powder and associated materials.
  • Creating process Local Work Instructions and providing training to staff as necessary.
  • Help with troubleshooting in event of equipment breakdown.
  • Complete maintenance tasks as outlined in the schedule with due care and attention.
  • Liaise with operations manager to schedule AM machine maintenance tasks.
  • Make recommendations for improvements on equipment and processes.
  • Own implementation of processes in line with company AS9100 requirements
  • Experience with FMEA, 8D, PPAP, APQP, AS9100

Experience & Qualifications:

Currently working towards or have already achieved a 2:1 within one of the following subjects.

  • Product design
  • Industrial design
  • HNC in Engineering or above
  • Obtained 1-2 years’ experience within a fast-paced manufacturing environment.


  • A strong passion for additive manufacturing & new technologies is desired, demonstrable by either personal projects or prior work experience.
  • Have a good understanding of materials and manufacturing processes.
  • You will be technically minded with a keen eye for detail
  • Competent within MS Office
  • Impeccable time management and highly organised
  • Understand the importance of KPI-driven performances
  • Able to adhere to routine procedures and can take full responsibility for your own actions
  • Are an ambitious individual, able to think outside the box and provide process improvement input
  • A team player with great social and communication skills

About you:

  • A positive approach with a can-do attitude
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Team player with great social and communication skills
  • Able to adhere to routing procedures and can take full responsibility for your own actions
  • Impeccable time management and highly organised

Competencies & Experience:

  • 3 years experience in a fast-paced production environment
  • Experience in Additive Manufacturing is required
  • Experience in engineering materials and processes is desirable
  • Experience with CAD software

What’s in it for you?

  • Profit scheme bonus
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Friday drinks
  • Team Building Activities

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