Additive Manufacturing Engineer

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Posted on 12/4/2017

Job Overview

Johns Hopkins Hospital

Job Description

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national leader in scientific research and development, is actively seeking an Additive Manufacturing Engineer. JHU APL is located midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC.

Job Summary:

To serve as an engineering resource for conducting additive manufacturing production and development activities, researching and implementing advanced/disruptive additive manufacturing materials, technologies, and applications, for advanced additive manufacturing-related projects in support of JHU APL Programs.

Duties (Listed in order of importance with the estimated amount of time spent at each task):

* Execute metal additive manufacturing production and research tasking under the guidance of project and task leads. Conduct materials, process, and application development activities related to additive manufacturing. (60%)

* Perform hands-on R&D and evaluation of advanced materials, methods, and technologies related to additive manufacturing systems. Identify novel and innovative applications for additive manufacturing materials and technologies to generate new business opportunities. Develop "best practices" for additive manufacturing systems. (30%)

* Assist with new additive manufacturing investment activities, including assessing and recommending AM systems, championing procurements, preparing facilities, and performing machine installations and related commissioning activities. (5%)

* Develop or assist in creating proposals, internal research and development (IRAD) submissions and project estimates as required to secure new work. (5%)

Note: This job summary and listing of duties is for the purpose of describing the position and its essential functions at time of hire and may change over time.

Required Qualifications:

* B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science or equivalent.

* Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills.

* A strong desire to learn and execute AM-related work.

* Ability to work independently or with others, exercising good technical judgment and interpersonal skills to work as a member of a diverse team.

* Ability to manage multiple simultaneous challenging technical tasks.

Desired Qualifications:

* M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, or equivalent, with more than five (5) years of experience related to fabrication of advanced materials and structures using additive manufacturing, especially laser-based metal powder bed fusion additive manufacturing technologies.

* Hands-on experience calibrating, running, and maintaining such systems.

* Top Secret or TS/SCI clearance.

Special Working Conditions:

* Some travel up to 20% may be required.

* Some work will require the use of Personal Protective Equipment, including for example respirators and safety shoes.

* Some work may require the lifting of heavy objects < 50 lbs.


Applicant selected will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.


APL offers a comprehensive benefits package including a liberal vacation plan, a matching retirement program, significant educational assistance, a scholarship tuition program for staff with dependents, and competitive salaries commensurate with skills and experience. For more information about our organization, please visit our web site at

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments Acts of 1972, as well as other applicable laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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