3D printing Jobs update: Kodama Technologies, Additive Industries, BigRep, the Ivaldi Group, ARMOR

If you’re searching for a new opportunity, or looking for someone to fill a vacancy, now is a good time to check out our 3D Printing Jobs site. In this update we have new job opportunities from Kodama Technologies, as well as the latest hires and office openings from Additive Industries, BigRep, the Ivaldi Group and ARMOR.  

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Vacancy: Project Manager at Kodama Technologies

Kodama Technologies, an FFF 3D printer provider, require a project manager experienced in operations and passionate about creating innovative products to join its team in Berlin, Germany.

As Kodama’s Project Manager, you will manage multiple projects, including leading its staff and operations, setting data-based budgets and deadlines, and guiding the company to ensure they’re met on time. You will work independently as the CEO’s right hand to manage human and financial resources, put processes in place, and make sure the company is managed and run smoothly.

In order to apply successfully, the company asks the applicant to have at least the five following attributes:

– Fluency in English (mandatory) German a plus and Mandarin extra bonus points
– Previous work experience in a similar managerial role
– Ability to manage and empower a team of engineers and a multicultural team
– Teamwork, organisational, and problem-solving skills
– Project Management experience, certified PMP, Prince2 preferable
– A degree in an Engineering field or Business/Project Management
– Experience working with manufacturers in China

Check out the full advertisement for project manager at Kodama Technologies here.

Kodama’s Trinus desktop FFF 3D printer. Photo via Kodama Technologies.

Vacancy: Operations Manager / Chief operating officer (COO) at Kodama Technologies

Kodama is also advertising for a Operations Manager / Chief operating officer (COO). As part of the role you will be supervising its development team in Berlin, making sure  the company’s operations run smoothly. In essence, you’ll have to implement systems that allow the different players of Kodama’s supply chain to work together. You will be required to work independently, supervising and leading the production planning, manufacturing, and assembly phases. Documentation skills and attention to detail are critical. Travel will also be part of the role.

The company stress that, depending on your skillet and experience, this role can range from operation manager to an executive COO type role.

Once again Kodama requires the five following skills:

– Fluency in English (mandatory), German and Mandarin skills a plus
– A Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering field or Business Administration/Project Management
– Experience applying LEAN and/or SixSigma
– Ability to manage and empower a team of engineers and a multicultural team
– Teamwork, organisational, and problem-solving skills
– Experience working with manufacturers in China

Apply to be Operations Manager at Kodama here.

Vacancy: Mechanical Engineer Intern at Kodama Technologies

A more junior position is also being advertised by Kodama, which is seeking a mechanical engineering Intern to join its Berlin team.

The position will involve revising the designs of components and systems, creating design concepts documents in Fusion 360 and conducting hands-on testing with 3D printers. You will also get the chance to practice your knowledge of materials used in the industry, learn more about additive manufacturing and produce engineering drawings.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills both verbal and written English (German preferred), good fundamentals in documenting, presenting, technical drawing, and Fusion360 and the ability to solve various design problems independently with minimum guidance. Interns will also need to have flexibility to work long hours and/or weekends from time to time based on operational needs, and the ability to organize and control vast amounts of data and paperwork.

Learn more and apply now for Kodama’s Internship.

Latest 3D printing industry hires from Additive Industries, BigRep, Ivaldi Group and Designit

Netherlands-based 3D printing company Additive Industries has appointed Stéphane Escalier as its Business Development Director for France. The company announced that he will assist with the expansion of its direct sales in France and grow its additive manufacturing presence in the global aerospace market.

With over 18 years of experience in various roles in the aerospace supply chain, Stéphane has most recently been responsible for Triumph Group’s business in France with companies like Airbus and Safran.

“It is a real pleasure and an honour to join such an innovative and smart company, I am sure that Additive Industries will be one of the Top 3 in the coming years, with the help of its innovative metal 3D printer MetalFAB1,” said Stéphane Escalier.

Stéphane Escalier. Photo via Additive Industries.

BigRep CEO, Stephan Beyer has left his role to take up a new consulting position as the German company adjusts its management structure.

Beyer has been at BigRep for four years, helping the company to build up a workforce of 90 employees, expanding into Boston and Singapore, and partnering with the likes of Bosch Rexroth, Etihad Airways and Ford. In that time, the company’s hardware portfolio has also increased fourfold with the introduction of the Pro, Edge, and Studio G2.

He will now step back from his position as CEO and maintain his influence in an advisory role. The switch up marks the end of one phase of the company’s business development, which has culminated in a series of hardware launches in the last six months, and the start of the next.

“I’m proud that we have advanced digital production, based on our reliable technology, to the benefit of our customers, while also establishing BigRep as a visionary thought-leader in additive manufacturing,” said Beyer.

In other hiring news, on demand advanced manufacturer Ivaldi Group has appointed Henrik O. Madsen to its advisory board. Using his extensive experience in the maritime industry as well as with classification society DNV GL, Henrik will provide Ivaldi guidance with creating safe and sustainable spare parts for heavy industries. As an advisor for Ivaldi Group, Dr. Madsen will share his expertise in business strategy, certification, maritime, offshore, and other heavy industries.

“I am very happy to join Ivaldi. It brings together exciting technologies in an innovative manner and with an innovative business model for deployment. The benefits for the maritime industry are really promising,” said Dr. Madsen.

Henrik O. Madsen (left). Photo via Ivaldi Group.

After two years of designing, building and leading Danish AM Hub, which focuses on 3D printing and emerging technologies for sustainable production, Mads Kjøller Damkjær is to become the new Managing of the international design company Designit. He will lead the company’s two offices in Aarhus and Copenhagen.

44-year-old Damkjær is originally an industrial designer from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and subsequently studied the MBA as well as taken several management courses, including organizational psychology at Stanford University.

“We have achieved a great deal on our first two years in Danish AM Hub. In addition to having established a competent team, the ecosystem within 3D printing has been brought together and strengthened significantly, as has international focus on Denmark in the area.” said the chairman of the Danish AM Hub, Tue Mantoni. “We wish Mads good luck with the new position and we welcome the fact that we continue our cooperation in the board.”

Expansions and office openings:ARMOR

ARMOR, a French manufacturer, has opened its new production site for additive manufacturing in the Loire-Atlantique region of France.  

Covering over 1,200m2 the site incorporates multiple zones each dedicated to a different production mode. This includes the characterisation laboratory dedicated to R&D into new materials, the production workshop, which incorporates two extrusion lines and one double-screw line, the print lab, where personnel can produce pre-series and prototypes on more than 20 printers and a product showroom.

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