Powder Metallurgist



Devens, MA, USA
Posted on Monday, May 29, 2023

About us

VulcanForms builds and operates advanced digital infrastructure enabling the world's critical industries to innovate, grow, and deliver sustainable impact. Founded in 2015, VulcanForms invented and commercialized the world's first industrially scalable laser metal additive manufacturing (AM) solution and pioneered integrated digital production systems. We are a team of leading technology and operational experts with decades of experience in advanced manufacturing, materials, automation, and robotics. We continuously seek contributors who demonstrate outstanding integrity, intelligence, accountability, and a passion for learning. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

VulcanForms Inc. seeks a Powder Metallurgist for our Devens, MA, location.

Job Purpose

The Materials Engineering group at VulcanForms is growing and looking for a Powder Metallurgist to support part production in our Devens, MA, facility. Working with Materials Scientists, Product Engineers, and Operations personnel, you will be responsible for developing metal powder analysis, reuse, and qualification strategies for the metal powders used in our laser powder-bed fusion machines Metal powders include Nickel, Titanium, Iron, and Cobalt based alloys.

In addition, the successful candidate will source and approve powder lots for production part campaigns, author powder acceptance criteria and powder specifications, and define safe powder handling, sieving, and storage methods. Experience in metal powder manufacturing, atomization methods, and compositional and particle size analysis is expected.

Candidates with experience in additive manufacturing are encouraged to apply.


  • Experience with metal powder atomization methods such as gas, plasma, and water.
  • Experience with optical, scanning electron microscopy, and metallographic sample prep.
  • Team player with excellent communication skills.
  • Knowledge of metal powder measurement methods for composition, moisture, particle size distributions, flow, and density.
  • Able to specify, source, and assist in installing large metal powder handling, mixing, and sieving machines.


  • 5+ years of experience working in either the metal powder industry or part suppliers that use metal powders.
  • Strong background in L-PBF powder metallurgy.
  • Experience in metal powder reuse strategies
  • Hands-on shop floor experience working on qualification and delivering metal powders to large industrial processing systems
  • Excited about taking on new challenges in metal additive manufacturing and working in a fast-paced startup environment.


  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance are available to you starting on your first day of employment
  • Generous time off package, including vacation PTO, sick PTO, and 11 company-paid federal holidays
  • 401(k) with company match and stock options