Manufacturing Engineer - NPI

Devens, MA
Corporate Operations – Operations - Manufacturing /
Full-time /
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 Manufacturing Engineer at CFS, you will play a crucial role in transitioning new products from development to full-scale production. You will work closely with cross-functional teams, including product design, quality assurance, supply chain, and production, to ensure the introduction of new products to manufacturing. The ideal candidate has a strong engineering background, excellent problem-solving skills, and experience with moving products from R&D into manufacturing.

This team member will:

    • Collaborate with product design and development teams to develop and understand product specifications, requirements, and manufacturing challenges
    • Develop, implement, and qualify manufacturing processes for new products, ensuring they meet quality, cost, and production rate targets
    • Design and optimize production layouts, tooling, and fixtures to support efficient manufacturing
    • Conduct Design for Manufacturing (DFM) and Design for Assembly (DFA) analysis to improve product design
    • Create and maintain process documentation, including work instructions, process flow diagrams, pFMEA’s, and standard operating procedures (SOPs)
    • Coordinate with the supply chain and planning teams to source components and materials, ensuring timely delivery and compliance with quality standards
    • Develop, monitor and analyze manufacturing performance metrics to identify and implement continuous improvement opportunities
    • Provide hands-on training and support to production personnel on work instructions, processes, equipment, and best practices
    • Troubleshoot and resolve production and quality issues, collaborating with relevant teams to ensure timely resolution
    • Ensure compliance with safety regulations and quality standards

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

    • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or a related field
    • 5+ years of experience in manufacturing engineering, with experience transitioning products from R&D to manufacturing
    • Experience with Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, or other process improvement methodologies
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a detail-oriented approach
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and manage multiple priorities

Additional experience and/or qualifications:

    • Experience with magnets, thermo-mechanical assemblies, machining, welding, and/or vacuum systems
    • Experience with the application of Lean and/or Six Sigma methodologies
    • Experience writing and developing equipment specifications and maintenance plan
    • Experience with CAD software
    • Proficiency in work instruction writing, material planning, process mapping, and capacity modeling
    • Ability to read and understand technical drawings, incl. GD&T and tolerance stack-ups
    • High self-motivation and drive to execute quickly with excellent troubleshooting/ problem-solving skills 
    • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs occasionally
    • Perform activities such as typing, standing, stooping, and sitting, for extended periods of time
    • Dedication to safety to mitigate hazards that may include heat, cold, noise, fumes, strong magnets, lead, high voltage, and cryogenics
    • Willingness to occasionally travel or work required nights/weekends/on-call
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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.