• Location
    • Eindhoven
  • Date Posted
  • 31 Mar 2021
  • Function
  • Manufacturing
  • Sector
  • Retail

Shapeways makes world-class 3D printing more accessible to everyone through automation, innovation and digitization. Our 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 solutions have empowered more than one million customers worldwide to produce more than 20 million parts using 10 different technologies and 90 different materials and finishes delivered to 160 countries.

Headquartered in New York City, Shapeways has ISO 9001-compliant manufacturing facilities in Long Island City, N.Y., and Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

As a 3D Printing Engineer, you will be part of the operational team in which you will become intimately familiar with the entire 3D Printing manufacturing process in which a virtual part gets created into its final physical product. As part of this team, you will execute the end-to-end manufacturing process where you will have a strong focus to maintain, service and operate our most crucial equipment, the printers. You will be a critical part of our Total Productive Maintenance program and activities include but are not limited to, repairs, (preventative) maintenance, operation, documentation & training, liaising with OEM and managing spare parts. Basically, you will own, drive and improve the printers’ OEE driving operational excellence and customer value. Moreover, across the entire manufacturing process, you will be challenged to relentlessly improve the processes and eliminate waste to improve customer value.

In short, together with your team, you will work in a fast and ever-changing environment making sure that every customer order is printed in time to perfection and provide critical feedback to improve product quality and production efficiency.


  • Perform machine tasks related to daily production, including cleaning high tech machinery, homogenizing powder for print runs
  • Service and troubleshoot the machines, set and execute periodic maintenance
  • Own machine uptime, with the goal to reduce equipment failure, identify root causes, create and implement preventative maintenance best practices and improvements to equipment
  • Identify, analyze, scope and implement improvement projects
  • Create and maintain documentation to enable effective knowledge transfer throughout the company.
  • Maintain and optimize spare part stock
  • Quality control execution and improvement (dimensional accuracy, strength testing)
  • Support building, training and coordinating the team to take full ownership of the uptime and quality of the machines
  • Establish and maintain relationships with the printer OEMs & Service Technicians
  • Together with the team own and execute timely production and shipping of customer models
  • You will be reporting to the Team Lead


  • Vocational education or a Bachelor in an applicable field (e.g. engineering, mechatronics)
  • 2+ years of work experience in a relevant industry/role
  • Understands KPI-driven performance and how to prioritize based on the demands of on-time delivery
  • Hands-on experience in technical support, troubleshooting and maintaining equipment, like CNCs, Laser Cutters but preferably 3D printers
  • Feel comfortable taking ownership of timely execution of own and team’s daily objectives
  • Are a constructive team player with good social & communication skills
  • Are a hands-on problem solver and have an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Have an appetite to learn, teach and develop in the manufacturing space
  • Love to drive change and continuous improvement by taking initiative and helping others
  • Keep overview easily and work meticulous and organized
  • Able to work a day during the weekend
  • Experience with SLS machines and specifically EOS printers is a plus


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.