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Expert in Additive Manufacturing Process Engineering

WorkplaceNeuchâtel, Rue Jaquet-Droz 1, Switzerland

The “Additive Manufacturing & Component Reliability” sector of our “Micro & Nano Systems” division, based in Neuchâtel, Switzerland is looking for an

Expert in Additive Manufacturing Process Engineering


Your mission

Your mission will be to innovate and develop laser powder-bed fusion (LPBF) process for a fine detailed resolution of complex geometries systems for industrial applications.

Your responsibilities

  • Process innovation and development of end-to-end manufacturing process for complex parts involving high accuracy for additive manufacturing laser-based technique
  • Develop and improve LPBF process parameters targeting the highest accuracy, in particular for the AM of parts including complex geometries with additional functions
  • Work cooperatively and effectively with design engineers: participate to the design and anticipate manufacturing issues. Propose smart ideas for the implementation of parts on build plates to reach minimum defects. Prepare high quality build jobs
  • Develop and execute internal R&D topics that align with CSEM’s AM roadmap and advance the team’s technical capabilities
  • Expand and optimize post-process treatments and surface finishing
  • Understand business and technology needs and develop technology AM-based solutions for pursuit in new project opportunities
  • Write clear, and accurate technical proposals and reports that capture the project requirements and deliverables
  • Provide strategic input into the AM technical roadmap
  • Setup, operate, and perform daily maintenance on LPBF equipment and assure training of new team members


Your profile


  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering or Materials Science or equivalent
  • At least 5 years of post-PhD work experience with the powder-based additive manufacturing process development
  • Proven knowledge of working with different type of metal-based materials.
  • Strong experience with AM-related software (Magics, nTopology, etc.) and CAD software (Solidworks 2020 preferred) and familiar with programming languages such as Python and MATLAB
  • Ability to run Design of Experiment (DoE) on process parameter development
  • Hands-on experience on post treatment methods for 3D printed parts, such as heat treatment, HIP, surface finishing

Interpersonal skills

  • Self-management, organized and disciplined in control and quality issues
  • Out of the box thinking and innovative
  • Strong communication skills: ability to communicate with a diverse community of technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Open-minded attitude and well-developed team-spirit

We offer

CSEM’s mission and values

Our mission is the development and transfer of innovative technologies to Swiss industry and our strength is the excellence of our people who are passionate about technologies and innovation.

We are

  • A unique place between research and industry at the cutting edge of new technologies
  • An innovative, non-profit, and employee-driven company
  • A dynamic, multidisciplinary, and multicultural environment

WorkingCSEM means

  • being part of a passionate community
  • incredible flexibility, attractive working conditions and great opportunities of development
  • benefitting from a management style based on trust & feedback and that favours work-life balance

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity.

Contact and Address

We look forward to receiving your complete application file via our job page https://www.csem.ch/­page.aspx?pid=47528&jobid=124278

Preference will be given to professionals applying directly.


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