Shapeways Operations Intern

Eindhoven, NL

Position Summary

Love all things 3D Printing? Have some fresh ideas? Want to join a successful team? Shapeways Operations Eindhoven might have the internship for you!

We're seeking someone to join the 3D Printing Engineering, Post-production, Distribution, or Industrial Engineering team. Your mission? To help bring 3D Printing out of the prototyping era and into the future. Transforming our current operation to a full-scale, lean manufacturing operation. It's an incredible opportunity in an industry whose rules have yet to be fully defined.

We're especially interested if you're:

  • At your best in an international, fast-growing start-up – or similarly demanding environment.
  • A self-starter. We have the coolest international team of 3D Printing pioneers – but not enough of them to continuously hold you by the hand.
  • Someone who quickly grasps complex problems, and are persistent enough to quickly turn these into real-world solutions.
  • Studying for a relevant (e.g., technical) bachelor's or master's degree, bringing new skills to our team.
  • Hands-on: not afraid to jump in and clean models or maintain machines – or do whatever is needed to keep our customers happy!
  • ..and available for at least 3 months, but preferably 6.

For example, your responsibilities may include...

  • Applying your theoretical Lean Manufacturing or Six Sigma knowledge at a real factory.
  • Squeezing more throughput out of our industrial 3D Printers.
  • Optimizing our material usage or maintenance plans.

Past interns have changed the raw material handling process, performing lean process analyses and flow improvements, optimizing our production planning algorithms, etc. Basically, it all depends on how your skill set can best be utilized.

Ready to take up the challenge? Show us what you've got! Just send us your resume, and briefly but clearly explain what kind of challenges get you excited.

We can only accept interns in Shapeways Europe as part of an approved BSc or MSc programme and unfortunately can't sponsor visa, travel or housing expenses.

How to apply


We are looking forward to your application!


Please send your resume and motivation letter to: jobs+nl@shapeways.com


Be sure to include the job title in the email subject field. We are only accepting applications in English.

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