Structures Manufacturing Engineer

Cambridge, MA /
Manufacturing Team /
Full-time
Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS) is the surest path to limitless, clean fusion energy. Our mission is to enable world-wide clean energy for everyone, creating a sustainable environment for current and future generations. We have 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 and 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.

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 partner with design engineers on upcoming hardware development and to build a new manufacturing line for large tokamak assemblies. 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:

At CFS, we are designing and building cutting-edge hardware that will revolutionize safe, clean energy production for the world. To do this, we’re developing new designs and manufacturing techniques and building out work spaces for both R&D and production. The CFS Structures Manufacturing Engineer will:

    • Collaborate with design engineers and analysts on early-stage hardware development with a focus on manufacturability, scalability, and cost 
    • Work with design engineers, procurement specialists, and external vendors to develop manufacturing processes, including machining and inspection of large metallic structures and tooling 
    • Own process development of the manufacturing line for tokamak structural assemblies from initial low-volume R&D to full-scale production
    • Develop and qualify manufacturing techniques, processes, flow maps, and work instructions for structural components and assemblies
    • 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 
    • Influence make vs. buy decisions and work with external vendors to augment internal capabilities 

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

    • 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 low-volume manual to high-volume 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 (NX & Teamcenter is a plus)
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.