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Electromechanical Engineer

Brief: Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS), an MIT spinout pursuing the fastest, surest way to clean, limitless fusion energy, is looking for an electromechanical engineer to participate in the design and implementation of a manufacturing line for state-of-the-art high-field superconducting magnets. The electromechanical engineer will be responsible for the electromechanical systems and automated equipment that support magnet manufacturing.  

CFS’ mission is to enable world-wide clean energy for everyone, creating a sustainable environment for current and future generations. We’ve created a credible path to an operating fusion power plant in 15 years which leverages our novel collaboration with MIT and funding from strategic and financial investors who share our vision. This begins by developing a new class of high-field superconducting magnets that will enable the SPARC tokamak to demonstrate net energy from fusion for the first time. To execute this plan, we are now looking to add talented people to the team who:

  • are mission-driven and treat people well;
  • improve our team by adding diverse perspectives & new ways of solving problems;
  • have demonstrated exceptional results through a range of different pursuits; and
  • have skillsets and experience that relate to the following role:

Electromechanical Engineer

High-temperature superconductors (HTS) present an opportunity to change the way superconducting magnets are built and used. These magnets are the key technology for building a fusion power plant that will revolutionize clean energy production for the world. The CFS Electromechanical Engineer will:

  • Own creation of electromechanical systems for HTS magnet manufacturing from initial conceptual development to fabrication/procurement of equipment to commissioning the line for production
  • Research, develop specifications, and produce/procure custom automation equipment
  • Work with vendors to design/modify custom equipment, install on the manufacturing line, and commission for production within specified timelines and budgets
  • Program and troubleshoot electrical systems and automated equipment, including PLC (programmable logic controller) and HMI (human machine interaction) programming
  • Set up processes and systems to ensure equipment reliability, including setting up preventative maintenance plans and performing root cause analysis

 The ideal candidate will have:

  • A bachelor’s degree or higher in a related engineering field
  • 5+ years' experience as an electromechanical, automation controls, and/or electrical engineer
  • Project management experience working with external vendors on equipment procurement/installation
  • Automation and controls experience, including PLC (programmable logic controller) and HMI (human machine interaction) programming. Python experience is a plus
  • Hands-on process development experience with sensors, motor control, vision systems, etc.
  • High self-motivation and drive to execute quickly with excellent troubleshooting & problem-solving skills
  • Experience with electrical cabinets, rotating machinery, and/or reel-to-reel transfer machines preferred
  • Proficiency in CAD software for electrical equipment, diagrams, and schematics is preferred

If you share our mission and believe you are a good fit for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to