Manufacturing Technician - Multiple Openings



Wilmington, MA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024

About LightForce

LightForce is a 3D printing technology company focused on the orthodontic space. Our digital platform empowers orthodontists with 3D-printed tooth-moving tools. In 2019, we launched our 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:


As a Manufacturing Technician at LightForce, you will be an active member of a fast-growing start-up at the forefront of digital manufacturing. You will be responsible for maintaining the daily manufacturing operations of our orthodontic appliance production line. You will work closely with hardware engineers, dental planners, and management to ensure that the right products get to the right people on time, all while meeting the highest quality standards. This position will report to the Manufacturing Project Manager.

The hours for this role are 3rd shift, 11 pm - 7:30 AM EST.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Set up, operate, and monitor manufacturing equipment performing tasks required to build the product and prepare it for shipment worldwide
  • Follow specifications, job orders, work instructions, and quality procedures to produce specific products in accordance with our quality system
  • Maintain product traceability throughout the manufacturing process
  • Become fully trained, and follow all safety procedures for the operation and use of equipment
  • Inspect product; set up and operate manufacturing equipment
  • Inspect incoming materials as per inspection procedures as needed
  • Inspect materials, products, and equipment to detect defects or malfunctions
  • Route product samples for quality control inspection according to procedure
  • Ensure that equipment operations conform to production or process standards
  • Support the training or cross-training of operators that are new to the work area
  • Contribute actively to safety and quality system improvement programs
  • Maintain a clean and organized work area, and assure proper disposal of waste materials
  • Comply with all Company policies including safety, operating procedures, quality, attendance, and proper on-the-job conduct

Education and Experience

  • Associate or Bachelor's Degree in manufacturing or related field is preferred but not required
  • Experience in professional-level manufacturing is a plus
  • Experience in 3D printing is a plus


  • 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 with executing Standard Operating Procedures in a manufacturing or assembly environment
  • Must be able to work well independently and in a team environment
  • Must have the ability to work safely and conscientiously in a manufacturing environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills as well as a passion for learning

Physical Demands

The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds
  • Ability to reach and manipulate controls on equipment
  • Perform work activities with production chemicals, adhesives and epoxies, using required personal protective equipment
  • Ability to view and reliably identify small (< 1 mm), low-contrast features on parts/components
  • Requires physical activity such as standing for long periods of time, walking, and working with hands


  • PTO/Paid Holidays
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision plans
  • 401k Retirement plan
  • Fringe benefits
  • Paid parental leave
  • Workplace perks such as food/coffee

We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive company and we are most interested in finding the BEST candidate for the job. We would strongly encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of the preferred qualifications described.

LightForce 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.