LightForce Ortho


Manufacturing Technician II


Onsite in Burlington, MA

About LightForce

LightForce is a 3D printing technology company focused on the orthodontic space. Our digital platform empowers orthodontists with 3D-printed tooth-moving tools. In 2019, we launched our first product - the world’s only, fully customized 3D printed bracket system and digital treatment software. We are proud to be one of the fastest growing companies in the industry. Learn more at:


As a Manufacturing Technician II at LightForce, you will be an active member of a fast-growing start-up at the forefront of additive manufacturing. You will be responsible for maintaining the daily manufacturing operations of our orthodontic appliance production line. You will work closely with hardware engineers, orthodontic planners, and management to ensure that the right products get to the right people on time, all while meeting the highest quality standards. This position reports to the Manufacturing Product Manager.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Set up, operate, and monitor manufacturing equipment performing tasks required to build the product and prepare it for shipment worldwide
  • Follow specifications, job orders, work instructions, and quality procedures to produce specific products in accordance with our quality system
  • Actively contributor for improving quality standards and operational protocols and documents
  • Ability to develop jigs, tools mock-ups, and propose process changes that will allow better productivity and efficiency on the Manufacturing floor
  • Maintain product traceability throughout the manufacturing process
  • Follow all safety procedures for the operation and use of equipment
  • Able to work on ad-hoc projects with others (Engineers, Technicians, and Suppliers directly)
  • Inspect product; set up and operate manufacturing equipment:
  • Inspect incoming materials as per inspection procedures as needed
  • Inspect materials, products, and equipment to detect defects or malfunctions
  • Route product samples for quality control inspection according to procedure
  • Ensure that equipment operations conform to production or process standards
  • Capable of leading the training of a station and/or production line to new technicians
  • Contribute actively to safety and quality system improvement programs
  • Maintain a clean and organized work area, and assure proper disposal of waste materials
  • Comply with all Company policies including safety, operating procedures, quality, attendance, and proper on-the-job conduct

Education and Experience

  • At minimum, an Associate Degree in manufacturing or related field is required
  • 1+ years of professional-level career experience in manufacturing
  • Experience using JIRA
  • Experience in 3D printing a plus

Other Qualifications

  • Excellent hands-on technical skills, ability to apply advanced troubleshooting skills on the Manufacturing floor
  • Advanced computer knowledge, such as using Google Suite
  • Must demonstrate acute attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Critical understanding of the importance of documentation and data traceability
  • Familiarity with executing Standard Operating Procedures in a manufacturing or assembly environment
  • Must be able to work well independently and in a team environment
  • Must have the ability to work safely and conscientiously in a manufacturing environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills as well as a passion for learning

Physical Demands

The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds
  • Ability to reach and manipulate controls on equipment
  • Perform work activities with production chemicals, adhesives and epoxies, using required personal protective equipment
  • Ability to view and reliably identify small (< 1 mm), low-contrast features on parts/components
  • Requires physical activity such as standing for long periods of time, walking, and working with hands

Perks (US specific)

    • Unlimited PTO
    • Generous premium coverage for medical, dental, and vision plans
    • Fitness and wellness reimbursement program
    • Retirement account
    • Pre-tax commuter benefits program
    • Paid parental leave
    • Workplace perks such as food/coffee and flexible work schedules

    We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive company and we are most interested in finding the BEST candidate for the job. We would strongly encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of the preferred qualifications described.

    LightForce has a Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, which requires team members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be approved for a medical or religious exemption with accommodations in order to partake in certain activities in the United States.

    LightForce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, Protected Veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.