3D Printer Technician (Portland, OR)

| Portland, OR
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General Summary
The 3D Printer Technician is responsible for overseeing the set-up, maintenance, calibration, operation, and repair of the 3D Printing Rapid Prototype equipment. This position is also responsible for running and servicing the printers, as well as diagnosing issues before they become production-disrupting problems.

Job Functions

  • Oversee daily printing operations and regular scheduled maintenance on all 3D printers.
  • Perform advanced testing, calibration, and servicing on 3D Printing equipment.
  • Work closely with 3D printing companies to troubleshoot problems, expedite repairs, coordinate part replacements, and facilitate hardware and software upgrades.
  • Run R&D and beta tests on new hardware and software advancements, and provide feedback in order to keep LAIKA’s 3D printers up to date with the latest advances in 3D printing technology.
  • Design, create, and maintain custom software tools to automate tasks, improve data tracking, and enhance communications between the 3D printing team and other RP team members.
  • Consult with and provide feedback to RP CG Modelers, RP Fabricators, and Digi Fab Artists on how to optimize files for successful printing.
  • Work with the RP Processing team to optimize the organization and delivery pipeline for printed parts.
  • Train and provide guidance on printer maintenance and operations to 3D Printing Coordinators, 3D Printer Operators, and new 3D Printer Technicians.
  • Responsible for recordkeeping, ordering parts, consumables and tracking parts printed.
  • Provide cost reporting and estimations when appropriate.


  • 3+ years of related experience in 3D printing.
  • Advanced knowledge and skills developed through hands-on experience and/or specialized training from 3D printing hardware/software providers.
  • Polyjet technology a plus – specifically the Stratasys J750, and Connex3.
  • Detail oriented and organized.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and solve problems.
  • Ability to quickly learn custom software programs.
  • Experience with Excel and Microsoft Word required to track inventory and process.
  • Knowledge of both Linux and Mac operating systems.
  • Maya 3D Modeling, computer programming and 3D scanning experience, a plus.

Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to walk; stand; sit; use hands to operate standard office equipment; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk or hear both in person and by telephone. The employee must lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee works under typical office conditions and is exposed to variable indoor temperatures. The noise level is usually quiet or moderate. In certain assignments, an employee may occasionally work near moving equipment and be exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals, airborne fumes and loud, prolonged noise (hearing protection required when using power tools).

Hillsboro, OR

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
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More Information on LAIKA, LLC
LAIKA, LLC operates in the Digital Media industry. The company is located in Hillsboro, OR. LAIKA, LLC was founded in 2005. It has 553 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Health Insurance Benefits, 401(K), Stocked Kitchen. To see all 21 open jobs at LAIKA, LLC, click here.
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