Foundation Alloy

Advanced Manufacturing Engineering

  • Full-time
  • Cambridge, MA

2022-05-24 16:59:05 UTC

About the company

Foundation Alloy is building the most advanced metal parts supplier in the world. Our mission is to enable innovation in the physical world, and unlock safer, greener and more exciting generations of products across critical industries like space, aerospace, automotive, energy and defense. Leveraging materials technology from MIT and UC Irvine, alongside advanced manufacturing and automation, we can make parts that blow through the performance plateaus of legacy materials and processes while reducing lead times by 90%, energy usage by 50%, and costs.


We don’t look for profiles that “fit” with our culture. We look for people that add to who we are - people with the initiative, positive approach to problem solving, and passion for something (anything!) that will make them both high impact and exciting to work alongside from day one. We know that these people come from all walks of life, with all backgrounds and levels of experience. If you’re excited about the work we can do together, please reach out. We enthusiastically welcome team members of all races, colors, religions, ages, sexes, sexual orientations, gender identities, national origins, different abilities, genetics, veteran statuses, and former incarceration statuses.

Compensation and Benefits

The success of this company will be grounded in the long-term productivity of our team. To provide everyone with the physical, mental and financial safety to operate at their long-term best, we provide the following:

  • Meaningful, challenging, impactful work, and opportunities to grow within the company at all levels

  • Competitive salary, guaranteed to rise with inflation at a minimum each year

  • Equity - People at every level will have an impact, and should benefit from their work

  • Unlimited paid vacation, with a very strong expectation that employees take a minimum of 15 days off per year, and a full week off at least once per year

  • Flexible working style. Many jobs will require people to be present in person or in office most of the time, but in general we care about what’s getting done, not when or where you’re doing it

  • Top tier health and dental insurance with limited employee contributions

  • A voice in future benefits. This is the beginning, and we will work together to keep adding new, better ways to provide for everyone in the company

What you’ll be working on

  • Process development, team formation and execution of our metal component manufacturing as it grows to the industrial-scale

  • Operate and maintain additive manufacturing equipment, design and execute work streams and build competency and capacity

  • Identify and address problems relating to all aspects of the manufacturing process and part quality, including final part density, specification tolerances, minimum feature size, surface roughness, etc

  • Design experiments and iterate on a wide range of process variables to drive the state of the art on part cost and quality, including identifying opportunities for automation

  • Promote a culture of safety, continuous improvement, respect, positivity and intellectual rigor


  • Experience in any or all aspects of metal component manufacturing and production. Degrees in mechanical engineering and/or materials engineering is a bonus

  • Experience with additive manufacturing processes, particularly binder jetting. Experience with other forms of powder metallurgy production a bonus

  • Experience in design for additive manufacturing, bonus for binder jetting

  • Nice to have: Experience leading development and execution of manufacturing processes and procedures, with a flawless safety record

  • Demonstrated history of taking initiative and ownership to drive value, “embracing the red” and approaching problems with a positive attitude, and ability to communicate clearly and respectfully with all coworkers.