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Manufacturing Operations Specialist

Foundation Alloy

Foundation Alloy

Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Manufacturing Operations Specialist

Boston, MA United States

Manufacturing Operations Specialist

About the company

Foundation Alloy is building the world's most advanced metal parts supplier. Our mission is to enable innovation in the physical world and unlock safer, greener, and more exciting generations of products across critical industries such as space, aerospace, automotive, energy, and defense. Leveraging materials technology from MIT and UC Irvine, combined with advanced manufacturing and automation, we create more sustainable parts that surpass the performance limits of legacy materials and processes.

What you'll be working on

Foundation Alloy is seeking a powder production technician to join our manufacturing team. You will be working closely with a talented and collaborative group of engineers and materials scientists to operate and support our proprietary powder metal manufacturing processes and systems. Your tasks will include:

  • Being the subject matter expert for operating and maintaining our production equipment
  • Charging, operating, and discharging the multiple units according to the production schedule
  • Conducting baseline powder testing such as apparent and tap density, PSD, flowability tests, and LECO
  • Perform preventative and corrective maintenance on all powder production and ancillary equipment like vacuum pumps and gas delivery and monitoring systems
  • Helping define standard work for machine operations, lean manufacturing processes for powder production, and mechanical requirements for our factory floor
  • Supporting the development of powder handling methods and developing schedules for powder production based on customer orders


  • Bachelor's degree in a technical field or a minimum 2 years experience in a mechanic or maintenance role, as a machine operator, or in a similar role.
  • Mechanical and manufacturing mindset; You enjoy understanding how things work, fixing things, and improving on processes
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail with a desire to work in a task oriented environment
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment with engineers and PhDs
  • Ability to handle and lift 50 lbs.


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
  • Top tier health, dental and vision 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


This is an in-person position located in Cambridge, MA.

Citizenship Requirement

Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the US.