Maintenance Technician



Wilmington, MA, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2024

About LightForce

LightForce is a 3D printing technology company focused on the orthodontic space. Our digital platform empowers orthodontists with fully customized, 3D-printed tooth-moving tools. In 2019, we launched their first product - the world’s only, fully customized 3D printed bracket system and digital treatment software. We are proud to be one of the fastest growing companies in the industry. Learn more at


We are looking for a Maintenance Technician to join our Physical Manufacturing Team at LightForce Orthodontics. You will be part of a small team and find that your day-to-day tasks actively contribute to our company’s success. Our ideal teammate communicates effectively, is process and data-driven, works well under pressure, and is eager to learn. The Maintenance Technician shares responsibility for the organization’s success by providing top quality service consistent with LightForce’s mission, ensuring preventative and corrective maintenance is completed on production assets. You will become a subject matter expert on our production equipment, maintenance, allowing you to drive toward continuous uptime of the manufacturing process.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Execute preventative maintenance in accordance with equipment PM schedules.
  • Document maintenance activities in the electronic facility log.
  • Maintain tooling, equipment, and logs to assure production readiness.
  • Perform daily maintenance rounds, recording and correcting potential issues as they arise.
  • Drive improvements to quality, process, and productivity.
  • Ensure all processes comply with safety and quality standards.
  • Employ 5S and lean manufacturing techniques.
  • Ensure Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are updated as process improvements/changes are released to production.
  • Ensure that the best solutions (processes, machines, tools) are being employed within our production line.
  • Perform process workflow simulations, risk assessments, and process change validation documentation.
  • Continuously evaluate equipment and processes to ensure high efficiency and quality.
  • Ability to design and test jigs and other manufacturing aids to support productivity and performance metrics.
  • Support production team by troubleshooting issues.

Education and Experience

  • Associate or Bachelor's Degree in manufacturing or related field is preferred but not required. Equivalent professional experience will be considered.
  • Certificate of training in mechanical or electronics is preferred but not required.
  • Experience in a professional-level manufacturing environment is a plus.
  • Experience working in a startup environment is a plus.
  • Experience with additive manufacturing is a plus.

Required Qualifications

  • Basic computer knowledge, such as using Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite
  • Must demonstrate acute attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Critical understanding of the importance of documentation and data traceability
  • Familiarity and knowledge of executing Standard Operating Procedures in a manufacturing or assembly environment
  • Must be able to work well independently and with cross functional teams (production, engineering, and R&D)
  • Must have the ability to work safely and conscientiously in a manufacturing environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Self-motivated, data-driven, eager to learn, excellent organizational skills, comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
  • Analytical thinker with the ability to assess and navigate risks, perform failure and root cause analysis, and develop design of experiments.

Physical Demands

  • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds
  • Frequent standing, walking, bending, reaching, hand, and finger manipulation.
  • Occasional stooping and crouching.
  • Perform work activities with production chemicals, adhesives and epoxies, using required personal protective equipment

Work Environment

  • Office environment up to 100%
  • Work is generally performed in an open office, sedentary position
  • Limited temperature fluctuations, heated and air conditioned environment
  • Work is performed near moving mechanical parts and occasionally with sensitive chemicals
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud

Perks and Benefits

  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Generous premium coverage for medical, dental, and vision plans
  • Group plan voluntary life insurance
  • Fringe benefits
  • 401k retirement plan
  • Paid parental leave
  • Workplace perks such as food/coffee

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

LightForce Orthodontics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, Protected Veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.