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Additive Design Engineer - Co-op, Fall 24 (July-December)

Alloy Enterprises

Alloy Enterprises

Burlington, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2024

About us

Alloy Enterprises is transforming how aluminum parts are made. Aluminum will be part of the electrification journey of everything that moves, and flexible, on-demand, and cost-competitive fabrication will be essential to this transition. Automotive, aerospace, and industrial equipment need to be lighter, and fabrication methods need to keep pace with the speed of innovative new designs. Our novel, scalable, full-stack additive manufacturing process disrupts the multi-year lead time, process limitations, and high up-front cost of aluminum casting.

“Alloy Enterprises is fundamentally transforming aluminum manufacturing for transportation, much like Carnegie Steel did for the railroad 100 years ago. Now is the time for us to bring scalable additive aluminum manufacturing to mass production and accelerate our society’s ability to electrify everything that moves.” - Alison Forsyth, CEO

Founded in early 2020, the company has raised $38M and is generating revenue with our pilot manufacturing facility. For the first time, on-demand fabrication meets the cost and scale of casting in an exploding $102B market – largely driven by electrification. We are now building out our team and production fab facilities to meet customer demand. If you are a sleeve-rolling builder who sets their bar high and enjoys thinking out loud in a collaborative and inclusive working environment, we’d love to hear from you.

We are looking for a Mechanical/Industrial Engineering or Architecture Co-op with a strong interest in additive design and manufacturing. Strong communication, flexibility, and the desire to “wear many hats” will all be essential skills for any successful applicant. This role is an opportunity to see all facets of Alloy’s novel manufacturing process as part of our applications engineering team.

What you will do:

  • Design CAD models for novel part applications that highlight Alloy’s capabilities
  • Run proprietary software programs to evaluate and qualify parts
  • Use Alloy’s hardware to produce test parts and samples
  • Analyze data to effectively communicate the unique values inherent in Alloy’s manufacturing process
  • Collaborate with Engineering to test new geometries and process improvements
  • Perform testing on final parts and support the refinement of the test method
  • Generate content for customer-facing application notes such as renderings or data summarization

Preferred skills:

  • Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal
  • You take ownership of your projects - complete tasks efficiently and effectively
  • Past industry co-ops or internships strongly desired
  • Pursuing a degree in Mechanical, Industrial, or Manufacturing Engineering
  • Experience with SolidWorks modeling, surfaces, and drawings
  • Completed relevant coursework or has experience writing in python


  • Flexible paid time off and nine company holidays
  • Medical, dental, and vision, including dependency coverage
  • 401k with 3% employer contribution, options for pre or post-tax
  • Stock options
  • All employees are eligible for paid parental leave regardless of gender identity or expression
  • Career advancement opportunities in a high-growth environment
  • Good coffee, regular happy hours, and weekly team lunches

Additional requirements

This position will require access to information subject to control under U.S. export control laws and regulations, including the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”) and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”). Please note that any offer for employment will be conditioned on authorization to receive controlled items without sponsorship for an export license.

Regarding Sponsorship

Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa, including H-1B, H-1C, H-2A, H-2B, H-3, F-1 or OPT at this time.

Equal employment opportunity

We are committed to creating an equitable and inclusive environment for all our employees and seek to build a team that reflects the diversity of the people we hope to serve with our products. We are proud to be an equal-opportunity employer.