• Location
    • Eindhoven
  • Date Posted
  • Jan. 10, 2022
  • Function
  • Engineering QA
  • Sector
  • Retail

Shapeways’ digital manufacturing platform offers customers access to high quality manufacturing from start to finish through automation, innovation, and digitization. The company’s purpose-built software, wide selection of materials and technologies, and global supply chain lower manufacturing barriers and speed delivery of quality products. Shapeways’ digital manufacturing services have empowered more than one million customers worldwide to produce more than 21 million parts using 11 different technologies and 90 different materials and finishes.

Headquartered in New York City, Shapeways has ISO 9001-compliant manufacturing facilities in Long Island City, NY, and the Netherlands and a network of verified partners around the globe. In April 2021, Shapeways and Galileo Acquisition Corp, a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition company, announced they entered into a definitive merger agreement for a merger transaction. Upon closing of the merger, the combined company is expected to be listed on the NYSE under the new ticker symbol, SHPW.

Why is a Quality Engineer Important to us?

Reporting to the Plant Manager, the Quality Engineer is responsible for maintaining and expanding the QMS. In this role, you will drive quality in our operations and support the teams in defining, measuring, and improving their quality. Using BI, Statistics, and Lean Six Sigma tools, you will provide critical input and visibility on cross-functional project teams to improve processes and outcomes. Specifically, you will provide insight on how to positively impact production cost, cycle time, quality output, work in progress, OEE, and throughput times in an on-demand, quick turnaround environment driving customer value. Lastly, you will take principal ownership of Health & Safety and Environment to facilitate a safe and reliable workplace.

In short, together with the operation teams, you will work in a fast and ever-changing environment making sure that every customer order is printed on time and to perfection by owning quality planning, assurance, and improvement.

As a Quality Engineer you will:

  • Help expand and maintain the QMS including the quality manual and the establishing of auditing systems.
  • Perform internal audits and define corrective actions
  • Establish quality procedures, standards, and specifications for our manufacturing and production operations based on our quality certifications
  • Build and own the local Quality plan including attaining new certifications and other relevant Quality initiatives
  • Build, own and improve the quality structure, reporting, and dashboards (incl visual management)
  • Facilitate quality based data analysis and RCA across departments and at management request
  • Drive quality continuous improvement based on analytics and business insights
  • Identify best practices and align between factories globally
  • Facilitate training on Lean, QRM, and Quality principles across the organization
  • Accountable for ISO standards/certifications, product validation, authorization, and release


  • Bachelor’s degree in an applicable field (e.g. technical or operations)
  • LSS Greenbelt or Blackbelt
  • 2+ years work experience in a manufacturing environment as a Quality Engineer or related role
  • Self-managed and pro-active, able to plan, execute and deliver on priorities
  • Are a constructive team player with good social & communication skills able to drive the importance of Quality across the organization
  • Love to drive and manage change and continuous improvement by taking initiative and helping others cross-functionally
  • Experience in data analysis, applying root cause analysis, corrective and preventive action, problem-solving, and quality control methods and tools (e.g. 6-sigma, LEAN, 8-D, FMEA, 5WHY, SPC, Control Plans)
  • Prior experience with ISO 9000, FDA, or other regulated industry


Why join our team?

Shapeways is breaking new ground in the field of 3D printing. With our website and marketplace for designers, our goal is to give everyone access to the revolution of additive manufacturing. This isn’t your typical web business – we have a physical product at the back end. If you’d like to work in a dynamic, collaborative, respectful environment where colleagues share ideas and encourage each other to think creatively, Shapeways is just what you’re looking for.

  • Working with some of the most talented, passionate, creative innovators in Eindhoven. Best culture out there!
  • Great Snacks and Free Lunch- Fully stocked fridge, fancy coffee, free lunch and snacks.