Integration & Test Engineer

Cambridge, MA /
Manufacturing Team /
Full-time
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 this role.

High-temperature superconductors (HTS) have reached commercial maturity and 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.  CFS is scaling up its internal production and test processes and is hiring an Integration & Test Engineer to develop and operate our in-house testing capabilities for these superconducting magnets.

This team member will:

    • Own process development and operation for the integration & testing of HTS magnets from initial low-volume R&D to full-scale production
    • Write, execute, and troubleshoot electrical test plans and procedures for HTS magnets
    • Develop and implement the infrastructure, schematics, tooling, test equipment, and data acquisition systems necessary to test HTS magnets at the required production rate
    • Review and analyze test data, lead anomaly investigation and resolution, and present results to a team of physicists and engineers
    • Troubleshoot and resolve integration & test discrepancies with a focus on continuous improvement
    • Establish and execute plans for future factory expansion, including capital equipment and floor layouts

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

    • Bachelor's degree in engineering field is required; electrical engineering, computer science, or applied physics degree preferred
    • 3+ years' experience as a test engineer on complex electro-mechanical systems. Experience with magnets, cryogenics, and thermo-mechanical assemblies is preferred
    • 3+ years’ experience with instrumentation and control components such as thermocouples, voltage taps, strain gauges, heaters, flow meters, and solenoid valves
    • 3+ years’ experience testing, troubleshooting, and debugging electronics hardware and test software
    • Strong proficiency in programming languages (Python, C/C++) and other software such as LabVIEW and EAGLE
    • Experience with documentation and configuration management
    • Experience taking products from R&D into production, including developing testing techniques to transition from manual to automated processes
    • Excellent troubleshooting/problem-solving skills with great attention to detail
    • High self-motivation and drive to execute quickly
    • A can-do attitude and an eagerness to learn
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.