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Powder Technician

Date: Jan 16, 2022

Location: Allentown, PA, US

Company: Evonik Industries AG

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Powder Technician


Location: United States : Allentown, PA

Function: Innovation Management (R&D)

Career Level: Experienced professionals (2-5 years)

Legal Entity: Evonik Corporation

Business Line: High Performance Polymers


What we offer

You will work on exciting and challenging topics together with a team in an ultra-modern, innovative and creative environment. Intensive on-the-job training with expert colleagues guarantees you will quickly become familiar with your duties and perform them independently. Performance related pay and the opportunity for personal and professional development are of course part of the package. Since 2009 Evonik Industries AG has been certified as a family-friendly company by the German Hertie Foundation.


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Provide technical assistance for new application development, new product development and technical support in terms of 3d printing and industrial powder activities.
The position is responsible for 3d printing operations, powder processing and handling, machine maintenance, and lab safety. Work close with 3d printing engineers to provide printing jobs, including printing preparation, parts inspection, and post processing. Work close with polymer processing engineers to process and handle polymer powder related activities.



  • Operation of 3d printing machines. Focus on HP MJF and SLA. Occasionally operation of SLS and/or FDM printer is possible
  • Assist the 3d printing team with various tasks in the printing workflow including setting up builds, post-processing parts, and maintaining the printers between builds 
  • Post-processing for 3d printed parts, such as sand blasting and media tumbling 
  • Operation of polymer processing machine to produce powders, e.g. grinding, fiber chopping, for various applications 
  • Powder handling which includes drying, sieving, dyeing, blending, etc. 
  • Conduct the industrial powder coating experiment, evaluation, and testing 
  • Assist with all machine preventive maintenance activities, and basic troubleshooting 
  • Assure all printer cabinets and powder processing labs are kept clean and functional, maintain general cleanliness of overall equipment and surrounding area 
  • Document and report issues accurately 
  • Assist with logistics, packaging and shipping of raw material and/or finished products 
  • Regular use of SolidWorks and Magics software systems 
  • Communicate effectively with production team on needs and opportunities 
  • Ability to multi-task and handle multiple jobs throughout the day


  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or Material Science preferred, OR >3 years of experience in a lab technician role 
  • Understanding of fundamental polymer concepts preferred 
  • Experience on polymer powder operation required 
  • Experience on polymer spinning and fiber processing, e.g. chopping, preferred 
  • Hands-on experience working in a lab environment 
  • Self-motivated with extreme attention to detail, creativity and sharp problem-solving skills 
  • Basic understanding of drawings and 3D CAD preferred 
  • Must be able to lift 10kg with reasonable accommodation 
  • Other: Safety, Loss Prevention, Environmental Protection, Industrial Hygiene and Facility Functionality in assigned areas.  

Your Application

To ensure the fastest process of your application and to protect the environment, please apply online via our careers portal at https://careers.evonik.com.


Evonik Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Please note that Evonik will not accept any unsolicited application documents sent by staffing firms. Evonik works in conjunction with preferred service providers and will not pay any fee to staffing firms in the absence of an appropriate framework agreement. Should Evonik receive a candidate profile from a staffing firm with which it has no framework agreement, and should this candidate subsequently be considered in the recruitment process or offered employment, no claims from the staffing firm will be entertained in this regard.

Nearest Major Market: Allentown