Senior Mechanical Engineer - FEED

Devens, MA
SPARC Team – Tokamak Systems /
Full-time /
As a Senior Mechanical Engineer for the SPARC superconducting magnets feeder team (FEED), you will own hardware from early concepts to SPARC delivery, performing thermal, structural, and electromagnetic analysis using hand calculations and finite element methods. You will develop design notes, technical specifications, assembly procedures and documentation necessary to manufacture and install the SPARC FEED hardware and supporting systems. In your role you will also support procurement in the preparation and execution of manufacturing contracts.

This team member will:

    • Produce new and iterate on existing design concepts using NX, using a deep understanding of physics and structural mechanics for both metallics and composites
    • Identify enabling technologies in the modeling and construction of high-temperature superconducting magnets
    • Perform thermal, fluid, structural, and electromagnetic analysis of SPARC magnets, including conductors, insulation, joints, supports, fluid manifolds, insulator breaks, and inform design decisions
    • Perform proof of principle and hand calculations as necessary to confirm the validity of the analysis
    • Work with experimental teams on instrumentation, measurement, and correlation of experiment to analysis
    • 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
    • Prepare reports and presentations as requested
    • Review other analysts work when requested

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

    • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, physics, or another relevant field
    • At least 5 years of engineering design and analysis experience
    • At least 3 years providing engineering support to production hardware in the form of resolving technical issues and executing design changes for manufacturing ramp up
    • Solid background in component design and performing FEA analyses
    • Demonstrated record of design of mechanical components beyond desktop scale. E.g. high power (MW+), high mass (ton+), high force (MN+)
    • Familiarity with all steps in the design process with an emphasis on creativity and simplicity
    • Be self-motivated and exhibit excellent problem-solving skills

Additional experience and/or qualifications:

    • Experience with NX, ANSYS, and COMSOL
    • Experience with vacuum, cryogenics, nuclear irradiation, superconductivity, electromagnetics
    • Hands on experience developing and executing testing to buy down technical risk in new hardware devleopment
    • Perform activities such as sitting for extended periods of time
    • Work in a facility that contains industrial hazards including heat, cold, noise, fumes, strong magnets, lead (Pb), high voltage, high current, pressure systems, and cryogenics
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