Additive Manufacturing Engineer

Youngstown, OH
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Ursa Major was founded to address a critical shortfall in the U.S. industrial base and bring a new model to aerospace and defense systems: we design and manufacture the world’s leading propulsion systems for space, hypersonic applications, and missile systems. 

Our products and technologies require an extraordinary team – a team that will mold tomorrow’s technologies while deploying today’s best. We are an intrinsically motivated team that has a passion for solving problems and empowering each other every day to develop our skills, knowing that there is always room for growth.

This role will have a have a high level of responsibility in shaping the application and use of Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF) additive technology for advanced propulsion applications. As part of the small, high-performing team the Additive Manufacturing Engineer will support additive design as well any task necessary to keep machines running and parts moving. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic and ready to tackle challenges head on. Direct experience with LPBF or another additive process is preferred but not required. More important is the desire for continuous technical learning and excitement about propulsion design and manufacturing. Additive Manufacturing is critical to Ursa Major's products and this role will be critical in supporting rapid product development and scaling.


  • Responsible for LPBF component manufacturing at Ursa Major
  • LPBF build file setup and programming
  • Support structure design and optimization
  • Responsible for clean sheet parameter development for high-quality and economical components
  • Troubleshoot build failures and iterate with designers to improve part manufacturability and consistency
  • Collaborate with design and manufacturing teams to enable advanced designs for liquid and solid propulsion engines
  • Provide DFAM support to designers
  • Work alongside the additive technicians to develop, author, and maintain standard operating procedures for machine operation and related processes
  • Desire to work flexible hours as needed to support high machine utilization

Desired Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Materials, Mechanical, or Aerospace Engineering
  • Proficiency in any CAD software
  • 2+ years’ experience in LPBF production and/or development environment
  • LPBF parameter development
  • Additive manufacturing in the aerospace and/or defense industry
  • Preparing build files and operating LPBF machines
  • Knowledge on additive materials testing and qualification
  • Writing procedures and specifications
  • Familiarity with Aerospace industry specifications

Classification: Full-time Exempt

Benefits Include:

  • Unlimited PTO - Vacation, Sick, Personal, and Bereavement
  • Paid parental and Adoptive Leave
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Tax Advantage Accounts (HSA/FSA)
  • Employer Paid Short and Long Term Disability, Basic Life, AD&D
  • Additional Benefit Options Including Voluntary Life, Emergency Medical Transport and Pet Insurance
  • EAP Program 
  • Retirement Savings Plan - Traditional 401(k) and a Roth 401(k)
  • Company stock options 

NOTE: Research suggests that women and BIPOC individuals may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage anyone who believes they have the skills and the drive necessary to succeed here to apply for this role.
We’re an equal-opportunity employer. You will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.
No outside recruiters, please.