Full time: 14:00 – 22:30 hours

Closing Date: 24 September 2021

Job description

DLS Operator (3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing)

Reporting to: Additive Manufacturing Manager

Position Description:

The DLS Operator will monitor and manage DLS 3D prints during their shift. The 3D prints will be scheduled by a DLS Technician. The DLS operator will follow this schedule when changing the 3D prints and perform the post processing tasks required after a print has completed.

Machine operation involves weighing out the correct amount of resin into a DLS build cassette, loading it into the printer and starting the print. Once a print has finished the build platform should be removed and post-processing procedures followed to a specific cleaning protocol dependent upon the type of resin used. At the end of the shift all components should be placed into an oven for heat-treatment to a resin specific protocol.

The DLS operator will also be responsible for the fettling and finishing of components ready for dispatch to a customer. This involves removing the components from the oven at the end of the heat treatment protocol and cleaning them with warm water if necessary. The components will then need to be fettled, trimmed and finished according to the job specific route sheet. Finished components should be quality inspected visually and dimensionally. The correct quantity of components as stated in the route sheet should be bagged up and made available for dispatch to the customer.

Major Areas of Responsibilities:

  • Support the DLS Project Manager, the AM manager, and the DLS AM Technicians in the efficient running of the department to ensure daily production requirements are achieved
  • Operate the DLS printers by following a set schedule for 3D Prints
  • Fettling and finishing of 3D printed models
  • Cleaning and preparing components from builds following post-processing protocols
  • Operating the oven curing protocols, het-treatment and cleaning procedures.
  • Precisely following work instructions and SOPs
  • Inspecting components and completing quality control documentation
  • Recording of KPI specific information
  • Ensuring good standards of health and safety and housekeeping are maintained in the work areas.
  • Housekeeping within the department

Required knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Ability to follow work instructions and SOPs
  • Communication skills
  • Eye for detail
  • Hand skills

Additional job specific training will be available

Physical demands

There are no significant physical demands related to this role however an eye for detail, hand skills, and good communication skills is required. A significant part of the job role will involve standing working on your feet.

Physical aspects of the job role will include cleaning builds, fettling models, and packaging for dispatch.

Work environment

The DLS operator is AM department based.

Working hours

The DLS operator will be required to work set shift pattern 2pm-10.30pm.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £8.91 per hour