New 3D printing jobs at Eaton Aerospace and Y-12, appointments at UpNano, MxD, Carbon, Velo3D and more

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Read on for the latest job opportunities and career moves from Eaton Aerospace, Y-12 National Security Complex, UpNano, MxD, Carbon, Velo3D, and more.

A selection of planes powered by the Eaton Corporation's technologies.
Eaten Aerospace is searching for a Lead Additive Manufacturing Engineer. Image via the Eaton Corporation.

Lead Additive Manufacturing Engineer at Eaton Aerospace

The aerospace division of multinational power management firm Eaton Corporation is seeking a Lead Additive Manufacturing Engineer to join its team at its Charleston facility in South Carolina. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading the qualification of metal 3D printing applications across the aerospace division, and will also identify additional opportunities, establish program milestones, and manage customer engagement.

Applicants require a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, in addition to at least three years of project engineering experience and a year’s experience within metal additive manufacturing. More than three years’ experience with CAD and a DFSS Greenbelt certification is also desired. 

Further information on the role of Lead Additive Manufacturing Engineer at Eaton Aerospace can be found here.

Materials Engineer – AM Researcher at Y-12 National Security Complex

The Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, is hiring a Materials Engineer – Additive Manufacturing Researcher with experience in process development for metal additive manufacturing technologies. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting leading-edge research and development activities with a specific application to manufacturing production or quality operations within national security. As a project lead, the chosen applicant will coordinate and prepare technical aspects of engineering projects from inception to completion, as well as developing, researching, and designing proposed improvements in the production and formulation of programs and mandatory requirements at the center. 

Applicants should hold a Bachelor’s degree in engineering or physical science alongside four years of relevant experience, or a Master’s degree with two years’ experience, or a PhD. Preferably, applicants will demonstrate a technical knowledge of engineering systems related to material, design, analysis, testing, qualification, and engineering application of computers, as well as experience with various joining techniques such as GTAW, GMAW, laser welding, friction stir welding, and electron beam welding. 

Those interested in applying for the role of Materials Engineer – AM Researcher at Y-12 National Security Complex can do so here. 

Incoming Vice President of US Operations, Erika Bechtold. Photo via UpNano.
Incoming Vice President of US Operations, Erika Bechtold. Photo via UpNano.

UpNano hires Erika Bechtold as VP of US Operations

After tripling its sales over the past year, high-precision 3D printer manufacturer UpNano is extending its operations to the US with the appointment of Erika Bechtold to the role of Vice President of US Operations. 

In addition to leading UpNano’s US operations, Bechtold will also support ImageBiopsy Lab, a company in the same investment group at UpNano which develops and deploys medical-AI software for musculoskeletal imaging intelligence. Having amassed a over a decade of business development and commercial strategy experience, she is currently the director of Technology Commercialization at Harvard’s Office for Technology Development.

“Erika’s business experience and her scientific background are invaluable assets not only for UpNano, but for any technology-driven company that has to meet increasing US interest,” said Bernhard Küenburg, UpNano CEO. “Therefore, I am also happy that Erika accepted to split her time at UpNano and ImageBiopsy Lab.”

Chandra Brown, MxD CEO. Image via MxD.
Chandra Brown, MxD CEO. Image via MxD.

MxD CEO announces June retirement

The US Department of Defense (DoD) affiliated MxD has announced it CEO Chandra Brown is retiring from the institute, effective from 30th June, 2022. During her tenure, MxD has grown from 35 to 54 employees and won more than $56 million from the DoD to fund digital manufacturing, supply chain, cybersecurity, and workforce development projects. 

Brown will serve as a part-time advisor to the organization until the end of the year, with MxD now conducting a national search for a new CEO to lead the institute.

“MxD is looking for another inspiring leader, one who has the right combination of technology, manufacturing, and public sector experience,” said Billy Bardin, Global Digitization Director at Dow and MxD Board Vice Chairman. “MxD is experiencing tremendous growth and we anticipate its new leader will catalyze future growth by being an industry-wide provocateur and by laying new groundwork for US manufacturing as we emerge from the pandemic and redefine our supply chains.”

Intel Exec joins Carbon Board of Directors

DLS 3D printing technology developer Carbon has announced Intel Executive Vice President Michelle Johnston Holthaus has joined its Board of Directors.

Holthaus has been with Intel since 1996 and held a variety of roles, most recently Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer where she led Intel’s global sales, marketing, and communications functions. 

“As Carbon matures as a company, we strive to build an independent, diverse Board of directors to advise across our entire business,” said Ellen Kullman, President and CEO of Carbon. “Michelle brings an in-depth understanding of the customer perspective.

“Her expertise in revenue generation will be an asset to Carbon as we increase our investment in innovation and expand our footprint in various industries.”

Ellen Pawlikowski is a retired four-star general of the U.S. Air Force, and has now joined Velo3D's Board of Directors. Photo via Business Wire.
Ellen Pawlikowski is a retired four-star general of the U.S. Air Force, and has now joined Velo3D’s Board of Directors. Photo via Business Wire.

Velo3D appoints Ellen Pawlikowski to Board of Directors

Metal 3D printer manufacturer Velo3D has added experienced commander and board member General Ellen Pawlikowski to its Board of Directors, effective from 15th March, 2022. With strong roots in the aviation, space, and defense sectors, Pawlikowski will aid the company’s growth within these industries.

Additionally, the Velo3D Board will decrease from 12 members to nine due to the planned resignations of early company investors Ricardo Angel, Jory Bell, David Cowan, and Sven Strohband following the company’s successful public listing on the NYSE. 

“The Velo3D team is focused on delivering real-world results and meeting the promises we’ve made to our customers, investors, partners, and employees, and Ellen’s track record shows she can help us meet our challenging goals to land and expand within critical industries and broaden the adoption of our additive manufacturing technology,” said Benny Buller, Velo3D CEO and Founder. “We’re honored to have Ellen join the board, and her extensive experience working with innovators and leading organizations will help us capitalize on the blue-ocean opportunity ahead of us.

“I am also immensely grateful for the contributions of Ricardo, Jory, David, and Sven to the board over the course of their service and for believing in the vision of Velo3D.”

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