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Production Coordinator

3D Systems

This is a Contract position in Sugar Land, TX posted April 27, 2022.

Position Overview The best Production Coordinators are multi-functional as they facilitate hundreds of builds a week through the manufacturing process.

They have the ability to work with all functions including engineering, manufacturing, accounting, and sales in coordinating all aspects of the product throughout the completion of a PO.

This includes managing workflow of all process steps and communicating with the proper channels to keep each PO line item on track for delivery.

Their greatest skill is having the ability to communicate effectively and efficiently with all departments.

Time management, attention to detail, the ability to multi-task, and urgency are a critical for success in this position.

Accountability is important due to the level of documentation and matching that occurs at all steps of the process.

Organization As part of the Healthcare unit of 3D Systems, the Littleton facility acts as a service bureau to enable customers without the expertise, capital, or desire to additively manufacture their products.

We are experts in digital workflows, patient-specific devices, and five different kinds of 3D printing.

The Manufacturing department serves both the Virtual Surgical Planning as well as the Contract Manufacturing product lines with plastic and metal additive manufacturing.

Performance Objectives 1.

Execute Contract Review: Receive POs from the Planning team and review each line item for pricing, quantity requirements, revision, and check with our online documentation management system for the release of all related documentation for the part number ordered.

Send PO after accepted to Customer Service team for entry into ERP.

Create sales order in EPMS for DHR creation and build tracking for each PO.


Documentation Management: Before shipment to all outside vendors, review all DHRs for completion.

If not fully complete, take DHR to appropriate management for sign off.

Before shipment, match pull sheets with product ready for shipment and communicate with Planning on any changes.

Create and pair a packing list with each shipment.

File all DHRs after shipment is complete and DHR has all appropriate sign offs into filing system.

Adhere to ISO 13485 and the 3DS Quality Management system in creating the DHR as required.


Communication: Facilitate vendor shipments to HIP, Wire, and surface finishing vendors by communicating via phone and email.

Complete routers and notify suppliers via emails of parts coming to their facility.

At times, communicate with external customers in a professional manner.

Communicate with internal QC and QA about items scheduled for shipment in the coming days to ensure products stay on track for delivery as scheduled with the customer.


Inventory Management: Manage customer product inventory on a monthly basis by verifying physical inventory to what is electronically documented and a blind count at the end of each quarter.

Manage shipping material inventory, placing orders with Supply Chain when needed.


Part Packaging: Heat seal parts individually.

Count parts after packaging.

Bulk package parts and place in appropriate boxes for shipment to the customer when scheduled.


Coordinate Test Samples: Coordinate test samples with testing facility and Planning for priorities.

Create packing list and labels for shipment to facility and easy sample identification.

Verify that all dates and build IDs match traveler, packing list, and labels.

Neatly maintain organization of all samples as shipments are large.

Maintain sample log as samples go out and test results come in.

All test results received will have a physical copy paired with each build.


Labeling: Identify all parts with labels for identification through the manufacturing process.

Create all labels for parts before build is complete and pair with traveler at the machine.

At the time of shipment, create final labels for each build.

Verify count of parts before printing labels for shipment.


Build Review: Review all builds prepared by the Build Prep Technician.

Verify items placed on build match calendar appointment as well as build file used.

Verify DHR is error free and includes all documentation needed for the entire manufacturing process.

Coordinate with build prep on any schedule changes to adjust priorities, on a minute-by-minute or hour-by-hour basis as necessary.

Experience A Production Coordinator for a contract manufacturing company needs to have at least 1 year of work experience.

This could include a background in any administrative positions for any type of business.

Understanding of the manufacturing process and practices is a plus.

Previous customer service experience is helpful.

Compensation and Benefits Salary Range: $48,400
– 67,700 (Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the candidate, and alignment with market data) In addition to a salary, this position is eligible for an annual bonus based upon company performance.

3D Systems offers a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental and vision coverage, company-paid short-term and long-term disability insurance, and company-paid basic life insurance.

Sick Leave, Flex (Vacation) Time, Parental Leave, and 8 holidays per year are also provided as paid time off.

3D Systems also provides a 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan option with a company match.