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Structures Manufacturing Engineer

Brief: Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS), an MIT spinout pursuing the fastest, surest way to clean, limitless fusion energy, is looking for a structures manufacturing engineer to build a new manufacturing line for state-of-the-art high-field superconducting magnets. The structures manufacturing engineer will lead in-house manufacturing process development to grow the production line from development to full-scale production.

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 1st time. To execute this plan, we are 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:

Structures Manufacturing 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 Structures Manufacturing Engineer will:

  • Own process development of the manufacturing line for HTS magnet structures from initial low-volume R&D to full-scale production
  • Develop and qualify manufacturing techniques, processes, flow maps, and work instructions for superconducting magnet structural components and assemblies
  • Work with external machine shops and vendors to machine and inspect large metallic structures and tooling within specified timelines and budgets
  • Develop welding and non-destructive test processes and certification plans
  • Implement DFM (design for manufacturability) and PFMEA (process failure mode and effects analysis) methodology and statistical process controls to set up a reliable, low defect manufacturing line
  • Troubleshoot and resolve manufacturing discrepancies with a focus on continuous improvement
  • Influence make vs. buy decisions and work with external vendors to augment internal capabilities

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering field is required
  • 5+ years' experience as a manufacturing engineer on large structural systems and tooling
  • Experience with large metallic structures and manufacturing processes related to machining, welding, drilling, and non-destructive test methods
  • Experience taking products from R&D into production, including developing manufacturing techniques to transition from manual to automated processes
  • Project management experience working with internal customers and external vendors to deliver manufactured hardware within specified timelines and budgets
  • Experience with the application of Lean and/or Six Sigma methodologies
  • High self-motivation and drive to execute quickly with excellent troubleshooting/problem-solving skills
  • Proficiency in CAD for tooling design is preferred (SolidEdge & Teamcenter is a plus)

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