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Shapeways Production Technician in Long Island City, New York

Shapeways has set out to redefine product creation. It is a platform that enables the full creator experience through design, making, and selling--born out of its consumer 3D printing service, the largest in the world. Shapeways has over 1 million creators and has printed over 10 million products. The company supports creators with design tools and services, access to advanced production technology starting with 3D printing, and services to build a business. Printing in over 60 different materials and finishes, Shapeways has factories and offices in New York, the Netherlands, and partners around the globe. It is a spin-out of the lifestyle incubator of Royal Philips Electronics, and investors include Union Square Ventures, Lux Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, INKEF Capital, Index Ventures, Hewlett Packard Ventures, and Presidio Ventures.

Why is the Production Technician important to us? Without our Production Technicians, our creators would not see their ideas come to life! Our Production Technicians are hands-on; operating production machinery, have an acute sense of spatial awareness, and whose attention to detail is without a doubt, their most significant trait. This group helps to ensure our manufacturing facility is running smoothly and on time so that we can continue to impress our creators. If this sounds like an exciting challenge, keep reading!

The Ideal candidate will have an open availability; our manufacturing facility runs seven days a week.

As a Production Technician you will:

  • Perform finishing processes (polishing, dyeing, air sand blasting etc.)

  • Clean and sort 3D printed parts

  • Operate media blasting equipment

  • Help with factory upkeep and cleaning to ensure products are created in a safe and efficient environment

  • Ensure understanding of all safety, quality and operational procedures, in order to utilize tools, equipment, electronic/computer systems in 3D printing post production

  • Ensure proper PPE ( Personal Protective Equipment) is used as directed by signage

  • Ensure understanding of Quality Control requirements for color, part strength, etc.

  • Utilize a computer to monitor, update and investigate process steps via ERP ( Enterprise Resource Planning) systems


You might be a good fit if you (have/are):

  • Have a High School diploma or equivalent experience in a production or manufacturing environment

  • Have Minimum 1-3 years of packing manufacturing experience

  • Have equipment operator experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Are able to work independently

  • Are be able to read and execute work instructions as required

  • Are able to lift 40 lbs


Do you want to be part of a culture that is inclusive, inspiring, and allows you the autonomy to be creative in your work? If so, we invite you to join us on our adventure!

Benefits and perks include:

  • Comprehensive Health Package - We offer great medical, dental, and vision plan options that provide coverage to the employee. We pay 100% of your medical coverage for the Core Medical Plan. We also have competitive pricing plans for dental and vision!

  • 401(k) with Safe Harbor Employer Contribution - Join the team and we will invest in your future.

  • Parental Leave - Robust paid time off for new parents; both primary and secondary leave.

  • Generous Paid Time Off - 20 PTO days plus 5 sick days. Whether it’s traveling the world, taking a mental health day, or going to the dentist... because Life. Also, this year we piloted Summer Friday’s!

  • Health & Wellness - We care about your wellbeing. From Commuter Benefits to FSA’s to to standing desks to a pilot program with One Medical...we’ve got you covered!

  • Great Snacks and Free Lunch - Fully stocked fridge, and fancy coffee. Also, daily catered lunch at our Long Island City and weekly catered lunch in our Manhattan office.

  • Credit towards 3D Printing - Every employee receives $100 of Shapeways credit each quarter to make or buy.

The New York State Department of Labor is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.