Outstanding Ventura CA 3D-Printing Opportunities

Nicholas Meyler nickm at wdsearch.com
Wed Apr 12 05:29:50 UTC 2017

New Exclusive Retained Searches from 
Wingate Dunross, Inc.

My new client in Ventura, CA has retained me on a set of exciting new searches in the field of 3D Printing, one of the hottest growth fields in the high-technology world.

Imagine a world where everybody can create.
Imagine the fastest and the most accurate 3D Printer.
Imagine a 3D Printer really easy-to-use.
A 3D Printer perfect for the industrial and professional users.
A 3D Printer driven by an Intelligent System, by a Cognitive System.
The Best Technology in The Best Design.
And now we need your help.

About My Client:
My Client is a 3D printing startup that integrates the latest exponential technologies in components, sensors, optical systems and chemistry to apply Moore’s Law to a new, proprietary 3D Printing technology. The result is a desktop, professional 3D Printer that takes 3D Printing from hours to minutes making it FASTER, with a LARGER build volume, at HIGHER resolutions and a LOWER cost. They're doing this with a user experience and a design oriented approach making their 3D technology elegant and compact.

Their 3D printer has been designed to offer the best and the smartest ultra-fast 3D Printing experience, from a clean cartridge system to a complete cognitive hardware and stand-alone technology that let users adopt this machine quickly in any kind of environment and for any type of usage.


Job Description:
The Software Engineer will be responsible for the design, development, implementation and maintenance of software for the 3D Printer.

Create technical specifications and develop software solutions based upon the specifications
Design, develop and implement software and associated features on the 3D Printer
Design and develop user interfaces and application frameworks that support communication with the 3D Printer Hardware and Firmware, 3D print file placement, file viewing, file editing and assigning process values
Collaborate and work closely with Systems, Mechanical, Electrical and Process Engineers to develop and implement the software features desired by those Engineers
Perform design and code reviews, unit-tests and system integrations
Develop software requirements and software project plan
Support QA testing of the developed software
Participate in software alpha and beta test programs
3 to 5 years of experience in the relevant Engineering discipline

BS or MS in Computer Science or Computer Engineering
Three years of experience developing commercial software applications
Proficient in C#, .NET and C++
Excellent Object Oriented Design skills
Good knowledge of Operating Systems
Excellent knowledge of Embedded Systems
Good understanding of Communication Protocols
Experience with Application frameworks and design patterns
Experience with GUI Development using frameworks
Proficiency using modern software development processes, including software configuration management tools and defect tracking tools
Excellent documentation skills, communication skills and collaboration skills


Job Description:
The Process Engineer will be responsible for the development and optimization of processes for the 3D Printer and its Print technology involving new equipment and new materials.

Develop, optimize and test processes for 3D Print technology involving associated hardware, software, materials and post-processing
Understand the complex system interactions between the software, hardware and materials as they relate to the print process
Heavily interact with Materials, Software, Mechanical, Electrical and Optical Engineers, while developing and optimizing processes with variable parameters using statistical methods
Heavily participate in printer integration activities involving various Engineering disciplines
Design test plans and execute testing of the 3D Printer’s hardware, software and materials
Evaluate printer performance and suggest areas for improvement
Assist various Engineers to scale up hardware and materials for manufactureability
Independently conduct hands-on experiments and develop thorough reports on the research
Participate in software, hardware and materials alpha and beta test programs
3 to 5 years of experience in the relevant Engineering discipline

BS or MS in Chemical, Materials, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
Strong analytical and problem solving skills to work on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of multiple variables simultaneously
Experience in selecting methods and techniques for defining problems and obtaining solutions
Ability to identify the various abstract and concrete variables that control the process and determine and optimize the effect of those variables on the print process
Ability to partner with various Engineering cross functions and identify and report relevant problems
Experience and deep knowledge about statistics and process control
Ability to analyze the collected data and present the analysis in a statistical format
Ability to write reports, process guides and manuals
Strong communication, interpersonal and collaborative skills


Job Description:
The Systems Engineer will be responsible for the system and subsystem (electrical and mechanical) architecture and design of their 3D Printer including conception, analysis, design, integration, optimization and testing of the System.

Responsible for analysis, design, building and integration of mechanical and electrical systems and subsystems for the 3D Printer
Collaborate directly with other Engineers to specify system requirements, implement designs and troubleshoot issues
Participate in design and development of motion control systems, motor drive electronics and micro-processor boards
Conduct design review with other Engineers and prepare system design documents
Conceptualize test plans for end-to-end validation strategy around all design changes that affect the printing process
Provide support for electrical and mechanical systems and subsystems from concept through production
Identify appropriate vendors and build initial relationships for procurement
3 to 5 years of experience in the relevant Engineering discipline

BS or MS in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering
Proven experience in system requirements specification and design document preparation.
Strong knowledge of Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering principles, processes and tools
Knowledge in electrical subsystem design
Strong understanding and knowledge of motion control systems and electric motors like Stepper and Servo motors
Experience developing motor drive electronics for different motor types
Circuit board design experience utilizing micro-processor based hardware – preferred but not required
Ability to develop low level firmware for processor based control boards
Project management capabilities - Ability to lead tasks, prioritizing actions, time management
Experience with CAD is required (preferably with SolidWorks)
Hands on attitude with the ability to operate standard soldering and electrical test equipment
Excellent documentation skills, communication skills and collaboration skills

        Another Client is looking for a

(4) Senior Polymer Scientist (Cleveland, OH)

My exciting new Client is searching for a dynamic individual with experience in organic and polymer synthesis, and polymer application development. This Senior Polymer Scientist will be part of an application development group of scientists and chemists. Responsibilities will include conducting laboratory synthesis and polymer characterization, interpreting and reporting results, maintaining instrumentation, documenting procedures, validating test methods, developing new applications, and advising others on test method capabilities. They may serve as the project and customer point person for internal and external collaborations.
Education/Experience Requirements:
Ph.D. or M.S. in Polymer Chemistry, Materials Science, or Chemistry
5+ years of experience in polymer application development for microelectronics or other high value markets (e.g., display technologies, silicon wafer/chip coatings, OLED, biomedical applications, etc.)
Track record of successfully driving research and development projects to commercial success
Strong understanding of structure-property relationships for improvement of mechanical properties
Knowledge of polymer synthesis techniques (e.g., ROMP, organometallic catalysis, vinyl addition and free radical polymerization, condensation polymerization, etc.)
Understanding of methods to prepare photo-definable materials (e.g., positive-tone, negative-tone)
Familiarity with formulation chemistry (e.g. adhesion promoters, antioxidants, etc.)
Proficient with cleanroom equipment (e.g., spin-coating, photo-exposure alignment tools, profilometry, laser microscope, reactive ion-etch, sputtering, electroplating, etc.)
Familiarity with statistical analysis and Design of Experiments
Understanding of methods to characterize chemicals and materials by Instron, DSC, DMA, TGA, DRM, GPC, HPLC and NMR
Proven publication track record
Proven capability of working with patent attorney in scoping out the invention and drafting new patent applications
Willingness to spend majority of time in laboratory
Strong knowledge of chemical properties, hazards and safe handling practices
Proficiency in Japanese would be advantageous
General Skills and Physical Requirements:
Proficiency in MS Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Good written and verbal communication skills
Good attention to detail and keen observation skills
Good interpersonal skills
Ability to maintain thorough, accurate records
Good mechanical aptitude
Ability to multi-task
Manual dexterity required to use syringes and to operate and maintain instruments
Able to stand for prolonged periods of time, for up to 2 consecutive hours
Company Profile:
This Client is a wholly-owned subsidiary of a large corporation which is a pioneer in plastics with over 6,000 employees and $2Bn in annual sales. They are involved in the development of a novel platform of polymers based on cyclic olefins that are polymerized using a proprietary class of organometallic catalysts. Application areas include the semiconductor, optoelectronic and electronic packaging markets. Ongoing development and commercial activities with multiple Fortune 500 companies in the micro-electronics and semi-conductor industries is the primary business focus.

A wide range of competitive benefits including:
Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance and disability plans available on the date of hire
Vacation and Holiday pay available on the date of hire
Competitive wages
401 (K) and Profit Sharing Plan
A great work environment

If you are interested in applying for one or more of these positions, please respond with a resume. Referrals and recommendations are also welcomed.

Best Regards,

Nicholas Meyler
President/GM, Technology
Wingate Dunross, Inc.
ph (818)597-3200 ext. 211
<nickm at wdsearch.com>


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