OPT Industries (http://optindustries.com) is a rapidly growing, venture-backed MIT spinoff company that focuses on building the next generation of additive manufacturing technology. Working at the intersection of automation engineering, computational design and polymer science, we design and commercially manufacture highly customizable materials and products- everything from medical devices to luxury fashion.

Join our dynamic Platform Engineering Team and play a key role in advancing the automation and stability of our additive manufacturing process. As a Senior Engineer, you will focus on measurement, instrumentation, sensors, and controls with a systems design thinking and engineering approach. The primary goal is to ensure a stable and reliable manufacturing process, contributing to the overall success of our in-house developed manufacturing platform.


The location for this position is Medford, MA, USA.


  • Design, implement, and optimize control systems for our additive manufacturing machinery.

  • Develop and integrate measurement and instrumentation systems for accurate process monitoring.

  • Utilize sensors and feedback mechanisms to advance control and automation strategies.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define and implement process improvement initiatives.

  • Take ownership of module test benches for process monitoring and development.

  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues related to control systems, instrumentation, and automation.

  • Collaborate with and contribute to firmware, electrical and mechanical engineering design development efforts to enhance overall system functionality.

Skills Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, preferably in Controls, Automation, Robotics or a related field.

  • 5 years of hands-on experience in controls, automation, or process engineering.

  • Proficiency in automation programming (e.g. Microcontrollers, PLCs, C++, Ladder Logic, Python, MATLAB).

  • Strong understanding of measurement systems, instrumentation, sensors, and control strategies.

  • Experience with process test benches for monitoring and development.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills and systems engineering thinking.

  • Effective collaboration in a sprint-based, fast-paced and agile team environment.

Optional Skills:

  • Master's or Ph.D. in Controls, Automation, Robotics or a related field.

  • Experience with additive manufacturing or 3D printing technologies.

  • Knowledge of Industry 4.0 principles and smart manufacturing.

  • Experience with ROS, Linux, Docker, GraphQL, AWS, React, Notion

  • Familiarity with machine learning applications in process optimization.

  • Project management skills for overseeing process development initiatives.

Join us at OPT Industries and be a driving force in the evolution of additive manufacturing. If you are a seasoned engineer passionate about controls, automation, and process engineering, and you thrive in a collaborative and innovative environment, we look forward to receiving your application!


OPT Industries provides the following benefits to all full-time employees: Medical, Dental, STD, LTD, Life and AD&D Insurance, Tax Free Commuter Benefits, 401k, and more.

OPT Industries is an equal opportunity employer and strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination based  upon an individual's race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, mental/physical disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or any  other characteristic protected by law.

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