Mechanical Engineer - Injection Molding and Design for Manufacturing

Are you passionate about providing high-quality and innovative solutions, and do you want to help improve the life of patients?
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3Shape is constantly launching new groundbreaking optical 3D scanners and other medical devices and services to the dental industry. For our R&D team, we are therefore seeking an experienced engineer or scientist with deep knowledge and hands-on experience within design and manufacturing of plastics components as well as selection and processing of polymers. 

You will join a highly dedicated team of mechanical engineers that provides dentists and dental laboratories with state-of-the-art treatment solutions to the benefit of their patients. Using state of the art modeling and simulation tools you will apply your domain knowledge to provide optimal solutions to structural, material and manufacturing challenges. Using our prototyping facilities, a significant amount of your time will be spent to conceptualize and verify aspects of the design against user needs and other requirements. As our products are listed as medical devices, it leads to a natural focus on user requirements, safety, quality and efficacy of our systems.

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The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications: 

  • B.Sc. or higher university degree in Plastics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science or you are a skilled professional with strong experience within design and manufacturing of complex plastics components 
  • Min. 5 years of experience with technical product development and manufacturing of and tooling for plastics components, preferably from the medical device industry
  • Experience from multiple projects taking parts from initial concept and design through production.
  • Strong knowledge of polymer materials and their properties. 
  • Proficient in 3D CAD and preferably CAE. 
  • Working knowledge of QMS preferably also medical device regulatory requirements (e.g. 21 CFR 820, MDR, ISO13485) 
  • Exceptional communication and documentation skills. 
  • Spoken as well as written English at business level. 
  • Excellent at creating and maintaining cross-functional working relationships. 
  • Strong ability to maintain attention to detail and quality under tight deadlines.

Most importantly - you are passionate about providing high-quality and innovative solutions, and enthusiastic about the possibility of working together with skilled colleagues across the organization to influence the future of digital dentistry.

We offer you

  • An opportunity to become part of the success that 3Shape has created over the past 20 years.
  • The change to join an MedTech company with experienced and skilled colleagues with highly diverse backgrounds.
  • Challenges in a highly dynamic globally oriented business environment.

Working for 3Shape also means an attractive work location in downtown Copenhagen, fresh lunch cooked by our resident chefs in our new canteen, an international atmosphere, and competitive packages to keep you feeling valued. 

Learn more about 3Shape and our recruitment and onboarding process on our web page: and take a look at our Facebook-page "Lifeat3Shape” to find out why 3Shape is a great place to work. 

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If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, apply already today. We will review the applications continuously.  



We encourage all relevant applicants to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or any other status. All qualified applicants will be given equal opportunity and the selection is based on job-related factors.

About us

3Shape started with a simple idea - to make 3D scanning better. First, we applied it to the hearing industry, then we succeeded in dentistry. Now, twenty years later, 3Shape is 1,600+ employees globally. With the help of dental professionals and amazing colleagues we’re creating award-winning scanning and CAD/CAM solutions to change dentistry together! Together, we contribute to a better world. Experience the everyday #lifeat3Shape across the globe on Facebook.

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Life at 3Shape is great! We bring passion and talent to work every day to innovate for superior patient care. 3Shape is built on a culture of thinking differently and being innovative when solving challenges. We embrace new ways to exchange ideas with colleagues across departments and think and work in an agile way. Experience the everyday #lifeat3Shape across the globe on Facebook. 

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