Senior Mechanical Engineer - TF

Devens, MA
SPARC Team – Tokamak Systems /
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 Mechanical Engineer for the SPARC Toroidal Field (TF) Coil System, you will play a key role in achieving the delivery of all coil components by keeping the production, assembly, and installation moving along when first encounters happen, by promptly reacting to field discoveries and addressing changes these might drive. You will also develop design and analysis notes, technical specifications, and assembly procedures. 

This team member will:

    • Promptly react to emerging challenges during manufacturing, assembly, installation, and commissioning
    • Perform structural and thermal calculations, ranging in complexity from first principle hand calculations to FEA
    • Drive continuous improvement activities with external suppliers and the internal manufacturing and quality teams
    • Drive and document change from initiation to impact analysis to implementation
    • Rapidly design, test, and qualify prototypes
    • Support and develop documentation for procurement, assembly and tooling, and commissioning
    • Prepare reports and presentations as requested
    • Identify enabling technologies in the modeling and construction of high-temperature superconducting magnets
    • Be self-motivated and exhibit excellent problem-solving skills
    • Strive for simplicity over complexity

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 five years of experience working in a cutting-edge technology field at the R&D stage
    • Experience with CAD software (NX preferred) and analysis software (ANSYS Workbench preferred)
    • Experience handling non-conformances during manufacturing and assembly of complex assemblies;
    • Experience taking a product from cradle to grave

Additional experience and/or qualifications:

    • 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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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.