Engineer II, Advanced Additive Manufacturing

The Roux Institute at Northeastern University | Portland, ME, United States

Posted Date 8/22/2023

About the Opportunity

KRI at Northeastern University, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Northeastern University (NU), is seeking a highly motivated advanced additive manufacturing (AAM) engineer for the position of Engineer, with level to be determined based on qualifications. The position will be based at the KRI Advanced Manufacturing Center in Brunswick, ME.

KRI conducts cutting-edge applied R&D. The institute was founded with a focus on homeland security. Today, KRI strives to advance resilience in the face of 21st-century risks across a wide range of technologies, emphasizing a collaborative approach that leverages our R1 university intellectual capital and technologies to develop application-specific solutions to customer needs. KRI focuses on satisfying customer-driven needs by co-locating a diverse, highly skilled R&D team that can address all aspects of a particular problem across the full range of technology-readiness levels. KRI headquarters, located at the NU Innovation Campus in Burlington, MA (ICBM), is home to one-of-a-kind research and test facilities for conducting activities related to cognitive and distributed RF signal processing and machine learning, unmanned and autonomous system technologies, advanced manufacturing, as well as quantum materials and sensing. KRI has and is expanding presence in other locations throughout the global NU network.

Through NU, KRI offers an impressive benefits package, including multiple retirement plan options with extremely generous matching, as well as tuition waiver for classes and advanced degree programs. A full description of available benefits can be found on the NU website.


(1) The development of differentiated capabilities in additive and advanced manufacturing that generate structures and materials with unique or superior performance,

(2) the evaluation and characterization of these structures, materials, and practices including the assessment of means to protect these methods from adversarial observation/interference,

(3) the development of best practices and materials for the deployment of these methods, as well as the effective training of users,

(4) providing subject matter expertise for and contributions to proposals, reports, publications, presentations and other knowledge products, and

(5) help with the oversight of technical operations at the KRI Advanced Manufacturing Center in Brunswick, ME. This position requires a close working relationship with and support of senior KRI engineers and scientists exhibiting qualities expected from a responsible team player, who demonstrates initiative and motivation to contribute to project, team, and organizational objectives for successful outcomes in government and industry contracts.


Education and Experience

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Materials Science or Engineering, or closely related area required, MS preferred.
  • Expertise in advanced manufacturing processes and methods with a focus on additive and subtractive methods is required; 2 years or more relevant work experience is required.

Required Skills/Qualities

  • Demonstrated understanding of digital design methods for manufacturing, experience in Industry 4.0 practices, knowledge of quality methods and procedures are required.
  • Experience in the development, testing, scale-up, and deployment of methods such as 3D printing methodologies, microfabrication, cold spray, Ceramic or novel composite development, dielectric processing, engineered coatings are required.
  • Commitment to Environmental Health and Safety Best Practices is required.
  • Logical and structured approach to decision making, ability to work in a matrixed, collaborative environment, are required.
  • Ability to obtain DoD security clearance required; ability to obtain Special Access clearance preferred.
  • Experience with publication of work, technical reporting, strong writing, and presentation skills required.

Desired Skills/Qualities

  • Experience in part qualification to industry standards, understanding of cyber-security issues in advanced manufacturing production techniques and processes are preferred.
  • Experience in the development of best-practices, standard operating procedures, or training materials is preferred.
  • Experience writing proposals for funded research projects preferred.
  • Ability and desire to lead projects from concept to creation preferred.

Position Type


Additional Information

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit for more information.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

Job Type
Education | Engineering | Manufacturing

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