Design and Development Engineer at Fast Radius

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We're looking for an experienced engineer to work on various new product design and development engineering programs, ensuring projects are completed on time and meet our customers expectations. These projects involve product design, mechanical design, and manufacturing engineering skill sets. The design and development engineer leads the customer through the new product development (NPD) phase gate process ensuring the product meets all requirements, and a successful production launch.

Additionally, this role works closely with our other technical teams to build new digital design, analysis, and manufacturing capabilities to help grow our business.

About the Role:

  • Lead engineering work on new product design and development projects through the NPD process in partnership with strategic customers
  • Work with digital tools (CAD, FEA, CFD, etc) to develop, mature, and analyze designs to ensure all product requirements are met 
  • Provide design engineering support and project management structure to customer projects
  • Collaborate with application engineering, program management, and customer success teams to ensure customers are provided with best-in-class support
  • Communicate effectively with functional leaders in manufacturing, program management, and sales
  • Work collaboratively to come up with creative and outside-the-box solutions to complex problems facing the team and organization

About You:

  • Enjoys working with customers to help them design and manufacture new products into the marketplace while meeting product requirements
  • Experience working in a structured engineering development process with customers (stage-gate process)
  • Experience designing and developing components and assemblies from concept to production in the consumer goods or automotive industries
  • Strong familiarity and proficiency with CAD modeling software including surface modeling for components and assembly design (Solidworks is a plus but not required)
  • Experience in creating and releasing 3D parts and engineering drawings (Experience with automotive PPAP process is a plus)
  • Experience developing components using both additive (DLS, MJF, FDM, SLA) and traditional manufacturing (IM, CNC, sheet metal) processes
  • Experience analyzing dimensional data and providing insights into design and/or process optimization
  • Experience with Finite Element Analysis for structural or heat transfer applications.
  • Experience writing automation scripts or workflows in Python, C++, Matlab, or similar (A plus but not required)
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Detail-oriented and interested in learning more about new engineering tools and manufacturing technologies
  • Thrives in a fast pace and dynamic environment
  • Bachelors, Masters, or Doctorate in mechanical engineering, civil engineering, materials science and engineering, or related field (Masters or Doctorate are a plus)

Who we are:  We believe manufacturing is important not only for what it makes but for what it makes possible for the world. Our first-of-its-kind Cloud Manufacturing Platform™ represents a new, more sustainable infrastructure to design, make, and move physical goods in the digital age. Working with companies across a variety of industries – from growing startups to Fortune 500 companies – Fast Radius helps customers with all stages of the manufacturing process from new product development to ongoing part production. We have recently announced our intent to become a publicly listed company as the next step in scaling our vision for the future of design, manufacturing, and logistics. Every day you can expect to work in an inclusive environment that makes excellence possible, where great work and ideas matter more than seniority. We believe in experimenting fearlessly and learning from our failures—quickly. Our leaders have grown successful companies before, and they understand that businesses thrive when capable people have the freedom to solve problems without constraints.

What we offer: We want you to come to work happy, healthy, and balanced so you can expect excellent benefits: 
- Competitive compensation and bonus structure
- Comprehensive health care including dental and vision
- Generous vacation policy as well as a 401K plan

Fast Radius is proud to be an equal opportunity employer because diverse perspectives make for better products, better processes, and a better company. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, Veteran status, or other protected status.

Fast Radius currently is unable to sponsor or transfer visas.

We are currently able to hire residents in the following states: AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, MA, MD, MI, MN, NH, NJ, NY, NC, OH, OR, TN, TX, WA, WV, WI

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ElixirLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • PhoenixFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • SalesforceCRM
    • OutreachLead Gen
    • Zoom InfoLead Gen

Location

We're in the West Loop, home to restaurant row and a bustling tech community!

An Insider's view of Fast Radius

What are some social events your company does?

I believe it’s important to build a strong community at our fast-growing company. There always seems to be something fun going on. Whether it's company-sponsored events like our holiday parties & potlucks or more casual get-togethers after work such as happy hours & sports leagues. These events have helped me get to know people in all divisions.

Kyle Tabatt

Senior Account Executive

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

Fast Radius has a strong culture of collaboration. Even the physical layout of the office supports that. The design engineers are next to the manufacturing engineers and the factory so it is easy for us to get feedback and brainstorm in real-time as parts are getting produced.

Izzy de la Guardia

Application Engineer

What does career growth look like on your team?

Growth be can twofold: Growth on a functional level - finding new ways to improve customers' experience with Fast Radius. On an individual level, growth is the expansion of an individual's depth and breadth of skills and experience. As we continue to innovate as a function, new opportunities continue for team members to learn, contribute, and lead.

Jesse Sherwood

Director, Customer Success

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

I empower my team to be more creative & forward-thinking by ensuring they have the space to do strategic thinking and actually implement it. We use an OKR system to set high level objectives backed by concrete key results at a company level, and our teams are responsible for designing their individual OKRs to support company OKRs.

John Nanry

Co-founder & Chief Fulfillment Officer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

As a marketer, I feel lucky to have so many experts at Fast Radius who are willing and excited to share their knowledge. We're able to brainstorm content with SMEs and tap into their ideas and experiences in order to help build content that resonates with our audience. This kind of collaborative spirit is rare, and I'm thankful to work with people

Celestine Grev

Content Marketing Manager

What are Fast Radius Perks + Benefits

Fast Radius Benefits Overview

Competitive compensation and bonus structure
Comprehensive health care including dental and vision
Generous vacation policy
401K
WFH Flexibility

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
We offer flexible work schedules.
Remote Work Program
We offer flexible work from home opportunities.
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications

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