CAD Technician (3D)


Burlington, MA

About LightForce

LightForce Orthodontics is a digital platform providing orthodontists with fully customized, 3D printed tooth-moving tools.

Founded in 2015 by Dr. Alfred Griffin, DMD, PhD, MMSc along with Dr. Lou Shuman, DMD, LightForce is revolutionizing the specialty through advanced manufacturing and technology. After four years of extensive research and development, LightForce launched their first product to the Orthodontic market- the world’s first, and only, fully customized 3D printed bracket system and digital treatment software. Learn more at www.lightforceortho.com.

know what you’re thinking. Perhaps the Orthodontics industry isn’t what you were looking for. If I am being honest, that’s what I initially thought. But the more I learned, the more I started to see the exciting and massive opportunity. Imagine an industry that hasn’t changed in 50 years. This space is old, slow, and ripe for a team of creative and passionate people to do something BIG. We have a very real and rare opportunity to truly build a company from the ground up and disrupt a $2B industry. There aren’t many startups in Boston that can honestly say that.

As a CAD Technician at LightForce Orthodontics, you will be an active member of a fast-growing start-up at the forefront of digital manufacturing. You will follow clearly written work instructions to prepare 3D mesh files for import into our planning software and create indirect bonding trays for our brackets using off-the-shelf CAD software packages. On-the-job training will be provided. Good spatial awareness and a willingness to learn new tools and skills will be beneficial. Previous orthodontics experience is not required. This position will report to the Operations Manager.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Follow specifications, job orders, work instructions, and quality procedures to ensure that program outputs meet our quality requirements
  • Manipulate 3D files using off-the-shelf CAD software
  • Communicate with treatment planning and manufacturing groups
  • Actively participate in the development and improvement of our processes
  • Comply with all Company policies including safety, operating procedures, quality, attendance, and proper on-the-job conduct

Education and Experience

  • 0-2 years professional experience in 3D design, computer-aided design (CAD), or similar


  • Demonstrated design creativity
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills as well as a passion for learning
  • Familiarity with executing Standard Operating Procedures in a manufacturing or assembling environment
  • Basic computer knowledge, such as using Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite
  • Must demonstrate acute attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Must be able to work well independently and in a team environment


  • Flexible vacation
  • Generous premium coverage for medical, dental, and vision plans
  • Retirement benefits or accounts
  • Paid parental leave
  • Workplace perks such as food/coffee and flexible work schedules

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

LightForce Orthodontics 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.