Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Lab Technician

    • KBR
  • Webster, TX
  • Posted 51 days ago | Updated 3 hours ago

Overview

On Site
Full Time

Skills

3D printing
3D modeling
Attention to detail
Training and development
3D computer graphics
Quality control
Design engineering
Problem solving
Effective communication
Manufacturing
Science
Operations
Collaboration
Printing
Printers
Calibration
Specification
Management
Inventory
Training
SolidWorks
AutoCAD
Design
FDM
SLA
Assembly
PDM
Aerospace
Military
Sustainability
Law

Job Details

Title:

Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Lab Technician

KBR is seeking a 3-D PRINTING LAB TECHNICIAN to support our SPACE SUIT for KBR's Science and Space division.

The TECHNICIAN will work on a collaborative team supporting our 3D printing operations, collaborating with our production and engineering teams, and ensuring the efficient functioning of our 3D printing lab. The ideal candidate will possess a strong understanding of 3D printing technologies, proficiency in CAD software, and a keen eye for detail.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collaborate closely with designers and engineers to understand project requirements and objectives.
  • Utilize CAD software to create and modify 3D models, ensuring accuracy and feasibility for printing.
  • Operate and maintain 3D printers, including setup, calibration, and troubleshooting.
  • Conduct quality control checks on printed objects to verify adherence to specifications and standards.
  • Manage inventory of 3D printing materials and supplies, ensuring adequate stock levels.
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization within the 3D printing lab, including equipment upkeep and workspace tidiness.
  • Stay informed about advancements in 3D printing technologies and techniques, and propose innovative solutions to improve processes.
  • Provide training and guidance to team members on 3D printing best practices and safety protocols.
  • Troubleshoot technical issues with 3D printers, such as software errors, filament jams, and print failures.


REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Candidates must meet the requirements listed below to be considered for this position; please note required items on your resume.

  • This position requires U.S. Citizenship due to the sensitivity of customer related information.
  • Education: Must have a bachelor's degree in the field of DESIGN, ENGINEERING or a related field.
  • Years of Experience: Must have 2 years of recent and related work experience.
  • In lieu of degree: Candidates with 5 years of relevant work experience will be considered.
  • Proven experience working with 3D printing technologies and CAD software.
  • Strong proficiency in CAD software (e.g., SolidWorks, AutoCAD) for 3D modeling and design.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate and maintain various types of 3D printers (e.g., FDM, SLA, SLS).
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Effective communication and collaboration abilities, with a track record of working in multidisciplinary teams.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and manage time effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Commitment to safety protocols and guidelines for working in a laboratory setting.


PREFERRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Familiarity with post-processing techniques for 3D printed objects (e.g., sanding, painting, assembly) is a plus.
  • Experience using PDM is preferred.
  • Aerospace experience preferred.


KBR BENEFITS

KBR offers a wide range of benefits for their employees; we offer medical, prescription, dental, vision, AD&D, disability benefits, retirement 401k, travel benefits, PTO, holidays, flexible work schedules, parental leave, military leave, education assistance, and the list goes on and on! We also support career advancement through professional training and development.

INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY AT KBR

At KBR, we are passionate about our people, sustainability, and our Zero Harm culture.

These inform all that we do and are at the heart of our commitment to and ongoing journey toward being a more inclusive and diverse company. That commitment is central to our team of teams philosophy and fosters an environment of real collaboration across cultures and locations. Our individual differences and perspectives bring enhanced value to our teams and help us develop solutions for the most challenging problems. We understand that by embracing those differences and working together, we are more innovative, more resilient, and safer.

KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.