Materials Scale-Up Intern

| Watertown
Team & Position Overview
At Markforged, we develop the highest quality materials to support printing stronger, more functional parts. As part of the Materials Team, you will help develop, improve and manufacture high quality engineering grade materials for the Markforged team.
As a Materials Scale-Up Intern you will be active in running production grade equipment including mixers, extruders, and filament winding systems. You will work on ways to optimize the process, and be involved with dialing down parameters for new materials and systems. As part of your work, you will be expected to build and utilize tools to qualify and quantify changes to the system and final products. This position teams up with members of the Materials, R&D, and Operations groups.
Previous Materials Team Interns have designed and produced testing devices, built production and development process equipment, and assisted in troubleshooting in both a research and production environment.

In this role you will:

  • The Materials Scale Up Intern will be responsible for assisting in development of extrusion processes and supporting equipment
  • Observing and running developmental extrusion line experiments
  • Reporting extrusion parameters and outputs
  • Defining areas of improvement and executing process and mechanical improvements under supervision of engineers
  • Maintaining high level of oral and written communication with Materials team
  • Developing SOPs and training operators
  • Troubleshooting mechanical disruptions

What we look for:

  • Currently pursuing a degree in Plastics, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or related at an accredited educational institution
  • Mechanical aptitude (machine shop skills, 3D printing experience)
  • SolidWorks (or related) experience
  • Experience working with polymers (Extrusion, Injection Molding, Casting)
  • Strong sense of initiative and desire to understand and solve problems
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Markforged values the differences among our employees and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. These differences include but are not limited to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, results of genetic testing, or service in the military. This goal emphasizes the development of inclusive work environments that capitalize on each employee’s skills, experience, and unique perspectives as we strive to achieve an unparalleled standard of excellence. To all recruitment agencies: Markforged does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias or Markforged employees. Markforged is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages

Location

85 School Street, Watertown, MA 02472

An Insider's view of Markforged

What are some social events your company does?

Our office has periodic happy hours and company offsite parties, as well as a weekly all-hands meeting where different teams present and lunch is served.

Daniel

Content Engineer

What does your typical day look like?

A typical day at Markforged is exciting. I work with different teams across the organization on a wide array of projects. Each new day brings a unique set of challenges, and we pride ourselves in repeatedly coming up with effective solutions to the challenges that arise.

Ibraheem

Project Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I started at Markforged on the Solutions team. After taking the initiative to learn, attend trade shows, and help with training sessions, the growth of the applications team allowed me to graduate to the role of an Application Engineer. Markforged has continuously allowed me to use my increasing expertise and skill set to grow my career.

Michelle

Application Engineer

What are Markforged Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Markforged provides up to 12 weeks of parental leave to eligible employees.
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Markforged has a take what you need vacation policy.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
We have a conference room named "Smash" with plenty of controllers - and ping pong tables in both offices.
Stocked Kitchen
Snacks, hot and cold coffee, gourmet tea selection, soda, Soylent, Chobani yogurt, string cheese, fruit and veggies!
Some Meals Provided
Markforged provides free catered lunch every Monday.
Happy Hours
Monthly New Hire happy hours and weekly Friday happy hours.
Parking
Free, dedicated employee parking lots.
Fitness Subsidies
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