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Process Technician



Fremont, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024
Velo3D is a technology company that provides the industry’s most advanced fully integrated metal 3D printing solution for mission-critical parts.
Some of the most pioneering companies, including SpaceX, Honeywell, and Lam Research, use the Velo3D solution to drive defense innovation, improve aerospace applications, enhance transportation efficiency, and produce critical oil & gas applications.
While conventional 3D printing and traditional manufacturing methods impose strict design and performance limitations, Velo3D supports true design freedom and allows engineers to build the complex parts they need without compromising performance or quality for manufacturability. In our quest to support tomorrow’s innovations, we enable parts to be printed to exact standards of consistency, quality, and repeatability.
Velo3D has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2023. For more information, please visit, or follow the company on LinkedIn or Twitter.
Position Overview
The Process/Lab Technician’s role is to assist Process Engineers in the execution and analysis of 3D Printed builds and perform maintenance in support of tool operation within the overall scope of the process engineering function at the company. In this role, you will learn all about the operation and maintenance of 3D printers. The primary function of this position is to operate 3D printers and supporting tools following detailed procedures and safety guidelines.

Essential Job Functions

  • Follow procedures to operate 3D Printers in our lab with attention to detail
  • Monitor additive material levels and replace materials when needed
  • Remove completed metal parts from machine after 3D printing completed
  • Preventive maintenance of supportive tools
  • Perform basic part finishing with grinding and band saw equipment
  • Follow procedures to perform basic metrology on the parts after printing
  • Initiate and participate in process improvement activities as approved and directed by supervisor
  • Participate in team and other assigned meetings
  • Other duties as needed or required


  • 2 years of directly applicable experience operating machines in a lab or manufacturing environment
  • Professional working experience in a laboratory, manufacturing, or research and development environment.
  • Experience as a machinist is desired
  • Good mechanical aptitude (basic machine operations, monitoring, debugging)
  • Good computer skills to enter data and record information
  • Demonstrated experience following established safety rules and regulations
  • Committed to quality, safety and communication
  • Understanding of production procedures
  • Aptitude to follow process instructions
  • Willing to perform repetitive tasks for extended periods
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to maintain a safe and clean work space
  • Team-oriented and self-directed
  • Work Schedule: 3:30pm-12am Monday through Friday

Physical Demands & Work Environment: Work is performed primarily in a manufacturing laboratory during swing shift

  • Work Shift: Monday through Friday, 4 pm to 12 am (swing shift).
  • Able to lift a maximum of 60 pounds and stand for extended periods
  • Must wear steel-toed boots
  • Must wear protective eye-wear
  • May require hearing protection
  • High frequency of computer keyboarding
  • High frequency of viewing a computer monitor
  • Other personal protective equipment as applicable
About the Company:
Velo, Velo3D, Sapphire and Intelligent Fusion are registered trademarks of Velo3D, Inc. Without Compromise, Flow and Assure are trademarks of Velo3D, Inc.
Our team enjoys excellent benefits including healthcare coverage and 401(K) employer contributions. We believe in transparency and recognizing exceptional efforts through our monthly all-hands meetings and team member appreciation awards.
Our job titles may span more than one career level. The starting base salary for this full-time position is between $61,000 and $68,400. This salary range reflects the minimum and maximum target for this position in the U.S. The actual base pay is dependent upon many factors, such as work experience, job-related skills, related education, work location, and market demands. The base pay range is subject to change and may be modified in the future. In addition to a competitive base salary and a comprehensive benefits package, this position may be eligible for other forms of compensation such as participation in a bonus and equity program, as applicable.
Velo3D provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to, and prohibits discrimination and harassment based on, race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.