Additive Manufacturing Application Engineer (all genders)

  • Annual salary: 100,000 - 140,000 USD
  • Published: 2024-05-17
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  • Comprehensive health coverage including medical, dental, and vision
  • 401(k) plan and 4% match
  • Holiday Pay and Paid Time Off
  • Paid parental leave (maternity and paternity)
  • Gym reimbursement
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Company-paid disability coverage
  • Company-paid life insurance
Nikon SLM Solutions NA is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the
basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age,
veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship or Green Card is


The Additive Manufacturing Applications Engineer (Aerospace) is a key technical role for Nikon SLM Solutions, who guides customers on their additive manufacturing adoption journey from pre-to-post machine sale. Working with both new to AM and seasoned AM technology adopters, the aerospace applications engineer will evaluate and consult on customer parts, develop business case analyses, consult on design for additive manufacturing, setup files and documentation for print jobs, print parts, and report results to the customer. Providing post-sales support of customers as they implement SLM Solutions Products is also a key function of the role:
  • Provide technical guidance across the additive manufacturing value chain to support the sale of SLM Solutions products.
  • Discuss the operation of SLM Solutions products with customers.
  • Provide specialized consultation to customers in the use of SLM Solutions technology for aerospace and space applications.
  • Develop strong relationships with customer contacts to enable effective engagement and execution.
  • Execute projects for customers from project scoping, proposal, printing, post processing, testing, and reporting.
  • Conduct advanced training programs at customer sites and at the demonstration center.
  • Operate SLM equipment including file preparation, machine setup, powder handling and part unloading.


  • Bachelors or master’s degree in an engineering discipline.
  • Five years post-bachelors experience in engineering role.
  • Three years post-bachelors experience in laser powder bed fusion metal additive manufacturing of aerospace/space components.
  • Knowledge of qualification processes necessary to implement aerospace/spaceflight components.
  • Working knowledge of metal alloys commonly applied in the aerospace/space industry.
  • Desire to train others in the use of additive manufacturing and demonstrate a passion for how additive manufacturing is successfully implemented.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage several ongoing processes and projects.
  • Proven experience with part and data preparation software, such as Materialise Magics, Autodesk Netfabb, or equivalent software.
  • Exposure to root cause analysis and other problem-solving techniques.
  • Demonstrated experience in training others in the use of complex industrial products.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; experience presenting to customers.
  • Ability to follow written instructions and maintain written and electronic records.
  • Experience implementing conventionally manufactured metal components in an aerospace/space setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and execute test plans to evaluate material performance. • Strong experience leading or managing projects of various size, duration, and scope
  • Experience with SLM Solutions’ metal printers preferred.
  • Domestic and international travel up to 25%.


We offer you a versatile and responsible scope of duties in a global business. You can expect colleagues on an equal footing, flat hierarchies, a strong team spirit and a "can do" working atmosphere.
We like to describe ourselves as a company with a start-up atmosphere, because with us you get the best of both worlds: a dynamic, future-oriented work environment with the advantages of a corporation.

We are a company of diversity, tolerance and openness. That is why we want people of all ages and disabilities, religions, sexual orientations and identities, ethnic origins, nationalities and genders to find their employer in us.

Do you want to change the future of additive manufacturing and become part of our success story?


Nikon SLM Solutions is one of the world's leading companies in additive manufacturing. Our Selective Laser Melting machines enable the fast, reliable and cost-effective production of high-quality metal components. With our more than 600 employees from over 25 nations, we are revolutionizing additive manufacturing and are a partner at eye level for our renowned customers, e.g. from the aerospace industry, the energy sector, healthcare or the automotive sector.

Nikon SLM Solutions is headquartered in Lübeck, Germany, with offices in China, France, India, Italy, Singapore and the United States.


Apply directly via our online application tool. Unfortunately, we cannot consider applications by e-mail. 
We look forward to your application.

You have any further questions? Please feel free to contact us.

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Nikon SLM Solutions AG