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Quality Engineer



Quality Assurance
Fremont, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 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 Quality Engineer oversees qualification of newly built novel laser powder bed fusion metal 3D printers. The Quality Engineer will work both independently and on teams with other engineers under the supervision of engineering management to put together project plans. The job functions will cover overseeing and driving improving in quality in manufacturing, supply chain and field service.


  • Operate in the inspect, diagnose, and repair mindset.
  • Work closely with manufacturing, process, field service and quality teams to establish processes and procedures that will ensure consistently high quality.
  • Comprehend current production quality trends based on dashboards or from occurrences in the line.
  • Rapidly communicate emerging and trending quality issues.
  • Execute timely corrective action for quality mitigation and containment.
  • Collaborate with engineering teams to support investigation, containment, and execution for strategic quality issues.
  • Flexibility for dynamic changes in day-to-day work as it pertains to daily quality priorities.
  • Maintain quality performance metrics and drive issues to root cause solutions.
  • Audit manufacturing line against released manufacturing processes and procedures.
  • Assist in the identification and resolution of manufacturing quality issues, contain parts or products as needed, sort parts for quality requirements.
  • Monitor quality, determine the root cause of problems and implement corrective actions and countermeasures.
  • Participate in continuous improvement activities, with manufacturing and external suppliers.
  • Take part in an ongoing optimization of the products with respect to both cost and production technology.
  • Support FMEA activities to ensure design and manufacturing issues are identified and risks mitigated.
  • Analyze and disposition component and product defects as a member of the Material Review Board.
  • Analyze and interpret data independently.
  • Anticipate potential problems and take preventative action.
  • Help running non-conformance management (MRB) activities
  • Improve shipments and installation quality
  • Help running supplier continuous improvement plans


  • Required: Bachelor’s degree in engineering from an accredited university.
  • High commitment to contribute to a positive, high paced, and results oriented work environment
  • Strong desire to work for a dynamic company working on disruptive technologies and make it a success, high level of tolerance to ambiguity
  • Creativity in problem solving; ability to quantify problems and develop analytical solution development, proficient in data-driven decision making
  • Demonstrated ability to be disciplined in approach and thought process
  • Team-oriented and self-directed
  • Experience with CAD (e.g., SolidWorks) is a plus
  • High level of accountability
  • Experience within quality systems in a medium/high volume manufacturing environment.
  • Experience in QS-9000, ISO/TS 16949, APQP, PPAP, FMEA, DFMEA, PFMEA preferred.
  • Experience with extensive problem-solving and root cause analysis
  • Strong aptitude for electronic test and measurements systems.
  • Experience in reading and interpreting mechanical drawings and wiring diagrams.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment, ability to lift and sort parts of up to 30 pounds as needed.
  • Detail oriented with strong record-keeping and organizational skills.
  • Ability to use technological tools and business system applications to manage, synthesize, and interpret data.
  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing/Six Sigma practices, 5S, TPS, TQM, etc. highly desired.
  • GD&T Knowledge is helpful.
  • Work Environment:
    Work is performed in office and manufacturing ground floor. Work may be performed in emergency and stressful situations and may include handling of hazardous materials.
About the Company:
Velo, Velo3D, Sapphire and Intelligent Fusion are registered trademarks of Velo3D, Inc. Without Compromise, Flow, Flow Developer, and Assure are trademarks of Velo3D, Inc.
With the only SupportFree laser powder bed fusion capability, we enable on-demand manufacturing of production quality Titanium, Inconel, and Aluminum parts with an unprecedented degree of design freedom and quality control. The VELO3D award-winning solution includes an integrated offering of hardware and software: Sapphire® metal AM production printer, Flow™ print preparation software, Assure™ quality assurance and control system, and an integrated manufacturing process that runs throughout the printing operation.
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 $108,000 and $122,000. 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.