Diagnostic Mechanical Engineer

Devens, MA /
SPARC Team – Tokamak Systems /
/ Hybrid
Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS) has the fastest, lowest cost path to commercial fusion energy.

CFS collaborates with MIT to leverage decades of research combined with groundbreaking new high-temperature superconducting (HTS) magnet technology. HTS magnets will enable compact fusion power plants that can be constructed faster and at lower cost. Our mission is to deploy these power plants to meet global decarbonization goals as fast as possible. To that end, CFS has assembled a team of leaders in tough tech, fusion science, and manufacturing with a track record of rapid execution. Supported by the world’s leading investors, CFS is uniquely positioned to deliver limitless, clean, fusion power to combat climate change. To implement this plan, we are looking to add dedicated people to the team who treat people well, improve our work by adding multifaceted perspectives and new ways of solving problems, have achieved outstanding results through a range of pursuits, and have skills and experience related to this role.

As a Mechanical Engineer for the SPARC Diagnostic systems, you will be in perform thermal, structural, and electromagnetic analysis using hand calculations and finite element method. You will develop design notes, technical specifications, assembly procedures and documentation necessary to manufacture, install and commission the SPARC Diagnostics. In your role you will also support procurement in the preparation and execution of manufacturing contracts. This work is conducted within a multi-disciplinary team of physicists and engineers as part of collaborative sponsored research projects at the MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center and within CFS.

This team member will:

    • Perform thermal, structural, and electromagnetic analysis of SPARC diagnostics systems using ANSYS.
    • Produce design concepts using NX.
    • Provide technical support to procurement during manufacturing.
    • Develop assembly and commissioning documentation.
    • Support the development of the tooling for assembly.
    • Support the resolution of technical issues that arise during the manufacturing, assembly and commissioning.
    • Perform proof of principle and hand calculations as necessary to confirm the validity of the analysis
    • Prepare reports and presentations as requested

The ideal candidate will have most, if not all, of these requirements:

    • At least a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, physics, or another relevant field
    • Experience with ANSYS
    • Experience with NX
    • Hands-on experience developing hardware 
    • Experience with design of optical systems
    • Exceptional attention to detail
    • An ability to clearly express and critique ideas
    • An emphasis on elegance and simplicity over complexity
    • The ability to thrive in fast-paced, dynamic environments
    • A drive toward commercially viable solutions
    • Values that align with our company’s values of integrity, execution, impact, and self-critique

Additional experience and/or qualifications:

    • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
    • Perform activities such as sitting for extended periods of time
    • Willing to travel occasionally or work required nights/weekends/on-call
CFS team members thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and have demonstrated exceptional results through a range of different pursuits. We all tightly align with our company values of integrity, execution, impact and self-critique. As we grow, we are looking to add talented people who are mission driven and bring diverse perspectives and new ways of solving problems.

At CFS, we deeply value diversity and are an equal opportunity employer by choice. We consider all qualified applicants equally for employment. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, protected veteran status, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.