Test Engineer (Mechanical)

  • Full Time

6K Inc., a pre-IPO, high-tech start-up based in North Andover, MA focused on the production of materials for applications involving additive manufacturing, lithium ion batteries, LED lighting and displays, and semiconductor polishing.

6K’s UniMelt™ plasma technology enables customers to tailor ceramic, metal or composite materials to their specifications, in order to meet the requirements of advanced end-products; We also address vital needs in two distinct markets – Additive Manufacturing and Battery Materials.

We are searching for a Test Engineer with a good mechanical aptitude and sound grasp of mechanical engineering first principles.

In this exciting role you will have the opportunity to work on the company’s next-generation microwave plasma torch. This technology is at the heart of the system and your contributions will have a direct impact on company success.

The role is highly collaborative and will involve communication with a talented, multi-disciplinary team.

This is an important support role within the 6K, Inc. – Torch team and represents an excellent opportunity to get in on the ground floor and grow with an exciting, dynamic, pre-IPO start up poised for success.


  • Independently run plasma reactor and supporting equipment (powder feeders, sensors, cameras etc.)
  • Assemble, install, and modify test equipment and prototypes from engineering drawings.
  • Interpret test data, communication results, and detailed reporting– offering meaningful input.
  • Work with chemistry lab to analyze test results.
  • Develop and execute test plans.
  • Design prototypes and test equipment
  • Source materials, parts, and services through vendors both in and out of our existing network.
  • Provide complimentary and enabling contributions.


  • Bachelor’s Degree with 1+ years of experience (preferred).
  • Demonstrated hands-on experience working with tools and mechanical systems.
  • Experience in systematic troubleshooting and resolving technical related i
  • CAD experience required, SolidWorks (preferred).
  • Strong experience with MS Excel (spreadsheets) and PowerPoint (presentations) preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication as well as detailed recordkeeping.
  • Problem solver and hands- on disposition is required.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision is required.

6K located North of Boston and an entrepreneurial environment, competitive base pay, a bonus structure and the opportunity for employees to grow from within.

6K is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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