R&D Engineer, Additive Manufacturing – Evonik

Full Time 15 days ago


Evonik is one of the world’s leading specialty chemicals companies. While they don’t produce electric cars, aircraft, medications or 3D printers, Evonik is part and parcel of these and many other end products. That’s because they contribute the small things that make a big difference. They make electric car batteries perform better, aircraft greener, medications more effective and 3D printers more efficient. In short: They think beyond the bounds of chemistry to make the world a better place. Today and tomorrow. Evonik are an international group with a workforce of over 32,000 people spread across more than one hundred locations. Their daily work is shaped by global concerns, such as sustainability, diversity and digitalization. In all their business decisions, they take the present and future generations into consideration. After all, being ready for tomorrow is their business.


In this position, the R&D engineer will be part of the Additive Manufacturing Photopolymer team and will be required to assist managers/scientists to work along with R&D chemists and R&D technicians in new product development and new product innovation as part of their day-to-day tasks and activities in the R&D laboratory. The R&D engineer is required to push forward their design and engineering skills to drive product development with the use of additive manufacturing technologies. This position will enable the candidate to have valuable working experience in exciting growth project of Additive Manufacturing.

You will work on exciting and challenging topics together with a team in an ultra-modern, innovative and creative environment. Intensive on-the-job training with expert colleagues guarantees you will quickly become familiar with your duties and perform them independently. Performance related pay and the opportunity for personal and professional development are of course part of the package. Since 2009 Evonik Industries AG has been certified as a family-friendly company by the German Hertie Foundation.

  • Manage day-to-day operations of selected 3D printers for new product development which include materials’ printability testing, process optimization, customer engagement, etc.
  • Develop and optimize printing post-processing workflow, support structures for VAT photopolymer additive manufacturing.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot 3D printers and related supporting equipment to ensure reliability, safe and quality prints.
  • Co-develop and co-manage company’s CAD file database to support printing and processing function. Development of new CAD files to support new product development and product launches through design for additive manufacturing.
  • Carry out a range of product development and engineering activities to support business.
  • Perform analysis and troubleshooting on 3D printers, process, printed parts quality and communicate results and findings to R&D scientists/project manager on a regular basis. Identify potential areas for product and process improvements.
  • Provide training, both internally or externally on the safe use of 3D printers, materials handling and other related equipment.
  • Design own monthly schedule and, if necessary, assign work to others in order to speed up office workflow and ensure high-priority tasks get done.
  • Create, develop, and update documents (e.g., standard/safe operating procedures, risk assessments, work instructions and laboratory records) in alignment with site EHSQ protocols.


  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Polymer Science/Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent.
  • 1 to 5 years of relevant work experience in the Additive Manufacturing field is required.
  • Proficiency with 3D CAD/CAM software to design, edit, repair and prepare 3D models (e.g. .STL files) to support printing function (required).
  • Knowledge and experience with various 3D printers and Additive Manufacturing technology (e.g. SLA, DLP, CLIP, etc) and related post-processing equipment and process workflow (required).
  • Basic knowledge of Chemistry and Polymer Science.
  • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills, able to work cross-functionally with other functions, strong analytical skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and able to work in highly visible, dynamic and fast paced environment are required to be able to effectively manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously.
  • Experience in working in a chemical laboratory/wet chemistry laboratory without supervision and with good understanding of safety aspect is required. Basic knowledge/understanding of EHSQ with respect to laboratory work is a must.
  • Works without supervision and provides technical guidance when required on planning, organizing, prioritizing and overseeing activities to efficiently meet business objectives.
  • Works without supervision and provides technical guidance when required on analyzing data trends for use in reports to help guide decision making.
  • Self-driven, motivated and taking initiates are the key traits to be a suitable candidate.
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