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Manufacturing Engineer I

OPT Industries

OPT Industries

Other Engineering
Medford, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

Role Overview

OPT Industries (http://optindustries.com) is a rapidly growing, venture-backed MIT spinout company that focuses on building the next generation of additive manufacturing technology. Working at the intersection of automation engineering, computational design and polymer science, we design and commercially manufacture highly customizable materials and products- everything from medical devices to luxury fashion. Our mission is to transform products by taking an integrated approach from design to manufacturing.

The Manufacturing Engineer I will be responsible for assembling manufacturing equipment, leading and executing preventative maintenance efforts, troubleshooting equipment failures, and developing and implementing technical equipment and process improvements as part of our sustaining engineering team.

Working Shift

  • Flex Weekend: 4 x 10 hour shifts

Principal Responsibilities

  • Assemble proprietary additive manufacturing equipment from start to finish, following drawings and internally developed installation documentation.

  • Develop and draft documentation to support future assembly as needed.

  • Execute installation qualification (IQ) procedures as required.

  • Install, maintain, and replace automation systems at key points in the production process

  • Troubleshoot non-functioning components including mechanical components, servos, sensors, and control components.

  • Log equipment usage, parts replacement, and scheduled maintenance to ensure maximum functionality.

  • Address and escalate equipment failures in a timely and accurate manner.

  • Proactively apply 5S principles by maintaining a clean and safe work environment, take necessary action to eliminate safety hazards, and communicate to others any observed unsafe behaviors.

  • Support the production team as needed.

  • Lead Operational and Process Qualification efforts as requested.

  • Identify opportunities to reduce manufacturing variability and support continuous improvement efforts.

Requirements (one or a combination of any of the following):

  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, robotics, or a closely related technical field. With demonstrated experience assembling and maintaining complex equipment.

  • 7-10 years experience working in a manufacturing technician or technician role where troubleshooting and equipment installation were primary responsibilities.

  • Preference for work with automated equipment, web line experience, vision systems, and servo’s

  • Associates degree in technical field with 5-7 years experience working in a manufacturing technician or technician role where troubleshooting and equipment installation were primary responsibilities.


OPT Industries provides the following benefits to all full-time employees: Medical, Dental, STD, LTD, Life and AD&D Insurance, Tax Free Commuter Benefits, 401k, and more.

OPT Industries is an equal opportunity employer and strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination based upon an individual's race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, mental/physical disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.