Additive Manufacturing Technician

Youngstown, Ohio
The journey to space starts with the engines. 

Ursa Major was founded to bring a new model to space access: one in which every link in an enormous value chain isn’t limited by those around it. We design rocket engines and propulsion solutions.  

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

As the Additive Manufacturing Technician, you will be responsible for operation of laser powder bed fusion machines and related equipment. You will establish and maintain standard operating procedures, uphold a high standard of continuous improvement, and be the hands-on expert for additive manufacturing at Ursa Major. This role demands a hands-on self-starter who can lead from the front lines.


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.


As a U.S. government contractor, Ursa Major is subject to President Biden’s September 9, 2021 Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors requiring federal contractors to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19. As such, Ursa Major requires employees to either show proof of vaccination or demonstrate an exemption for medical or religious reasons by December 8, 2021. Per the executive order, “fully vaccinated” means two weeks after a final dose of a one- or two-dose COVID-19 vaccine approved for regular or emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or World Health Organization.
Primary Responsibilities
  • Responsible for the operation of laser powder bed fusion machines
  • Ensures machine changeovers are completed with high quality and according to standard procedure
  • Operate metal powder recycling equipment (conveyers, sieves) and maintain powder quality throughout lifecycle
  • Develop standard operating procedures alongside the Application Engineer and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Complete preventative maintenance activities and work with OEMs to schedule necessary service
  • Maintain machine maintenance spares, metal powder inventory, and all related consumables
  • Develop and conduct post-processing activities such as powder removal, support removal, and part finishing including hands on metal deburring
  • Develop powder removal fixtures and processes to aid in complete removal of powder from builds
  • Complete post build inspections and document build results and quality reports 
Minimum Qualifications
  • 2+ years experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Strong hands-on experience with advanced manufacturing equipment
  • Working knowledge of laser powder bed fusion processes
Desired Qualifications
  • 2+ years operating laser powder bed fusion machines
  • Experience with metal powder handling
  • Experience with hands on part finishing (deburring, grit blasting, polishing)
  • Experience preparing manufacturing reports

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