• Location
    • Eindhoven
  • Date Posted
  • 19 May 2020
  • Function
  • Manufacturing
  • Sector
  • Retail


As a 3D Printing Engineer together with your team you will be tasked with executing the complete 3D printing manufacturing process from start to end, seeing a virtual model getting created into its final physical product. In executing and operating all the processes and equipment you will become intimately familiar with the entire manufacturing process, enabling you to 1) make sound judgments and provide critical feedback on whether models can be made given varied material parameters; 2) relentlessly improve the manufacturing processes and eliminate waste to improve customer value. As a true team player, you will not only be expected to run your part of production but also help your team with operations, process and product improvements. 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.


  • Liaise with Supply Chain for optimal volume allocation guarding customer lead-times and costs
  • Assess the feasibility of printing customer models given varied material parameters
  • Plan 3D printers for maximum utilization and efficiency
  • Manage, stock and prepare the 3D print material
  • Together with the team own and ensure timely post-production and shipping of customer models
  • Conduct quality control processes on product and equipment
  • Provide input and drive improvements and automation to enable scaling of the service
  • Operate and maintain our 3D printers with a focus on printer uptime, with a goal to reduce equipment failure, identify root causes, create preventative maintenance best practices and improvements to equipment


  • Vocational education or a Bachelor in an applicable field (e.g. technical or operations)
  • 1-3 years work experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Understands KPI-driven performance and how to prioritize based on the demands of on-time delivery
  • Feel comfortable taking ownership of timely execution of own and team’s daily objectives
  • Are a constructive team player with good social & communication skills
  • Mechanical-minded and able to understand the mechanics of an industrial 3D printer
  • Spots and feels comfortable to work on cross-functional issues and opportunities that impact the entire supply and production chain
  • Are a hands-on problem solver and have an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Able to work at least one day during the weekend


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.