Test 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: www.lf.co


As a Test Technician at LightForce, you will be an active member of a fast-growing start-up at the forefront of additive manufacturing. You will be responsible for conducting hands on testing to validate quality and improve our orthodontic appliance production line. You will work closely with hardware engineers, process engineers, manufacturing team members, quality assurance, and management to continuously improve the LightForce production line. You will have the opportunity to directly impact all phases of product and process development for a new manufacturing method and product. This is an excellent position for a STEM student seeking hands on experience alongside schooling or individuals with QA, testing, and/or lab testing looking to grow alongside a new manufacturing process. This position reports to the Process Engineering Manager.

We have openings for both part-time and full-time hours.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Set up, operate, and monitor manufacturing equipment for test sample production
  • Follow and contribute to specifications, job orders, work instructions, and quality procedures
  • Actively contribute to quality standards and testing protocols or documents
  • Follow and contribute to safety procedures for the operation and use of equipment
  • Able to work on ad-hoc projects with others (Engineers & Technicians)
  • 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
  • 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

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Actively pursuing an associate or bachelor’s degree in manufacturing, engineering or related field or 2+ years of professional-level career experience in manufacturing QA, lab testing, and/or test equipment operation

Required Qualifications

You need these qualifications to be successful starting in this position.

  • Excellent hands-on technical skills, ability to apply advanced troubleshooting skills
  • Advanced computer knowledge, such as using Google Workplace
  • 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
  • Ability to work well with a diverse group of cross functional teams (production, hardware, and software teams)

Preferred Qualifications

We’d like to see these, but don’t let them persuade you to not apply.

  • Experience with 3d printing, mechanical testing, and/or microscopy are a plus
  • Experience with additive manufacturing is a plus
  • Experience with QuickSight, Jira, and/or GitHub is a plus

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

Work Environment

  • Office environment up to 100%
  • Work is generally performed in an open office
  • 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.