Senior Quality Engineer

Devens, MA
8 months ago
Full time role


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Job Description

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.
CFS is seeking a highly motivated Senior Quality Engineer to develop required process controls and quality plans for HTS magnet production and SPARC assemblies. You will collaborate with a highly talented cross functional team of manufacturing, design, and operations engineers to set-up a high-quality manufacturing line.
The successful candidate will be a proficient user of Six Sigma methodologies to reduce manufacturing variability and statistical analysis methods for process control, as well as a leader of initiatives that proactively reduce Quality risk in manufacturing.

This team member will:

  • Facilitate the creation and successful execution of PFMEAs (process failure mode and effects analysis), Control Plans, and Quality Plans for manufacturing of several sub-systems that integrate into the SPARC device  
  • Conduct layered process audits and evaluate & modify control plans as necessary
  • Support ISO 9001:2015 implementation in manufacturing through training and audits
  • Collect manufacturing data and conduct statistical analysis using control charts, process capability studies, and Measurement System Analysis. Quickly escalate important insights to the team
  • Support creation of detailed manufacturing instructions to document quality critical characteristics
  • Promptly escalate manufacturing nonconformances and conduct 8D Root Cause Analysis and implement Corrective Actions
  • Publish Daily, Weekly and Monthly Quality KPI (key performance indicators) Board
  • Control quarantined product in MRB (material review board) and ensure dispositions are carried out as planned
  • Develop in-process inspection and test procedures as required
  • Provide oversight on high priority Quality Inspections 

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

  • BS in engineering or material science
  • Minimum 5 years of Quality Engineering experience in manufacturing environment
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in high-precision machining of metals
  • ASQ Certified Quality Engineer (preferred)
  • Experience with Welding Procedure Qualifications and Weld Inspections (preferred)
  • Experience with assembly of large metallic components (preferred)
  • Experience with CMM or Romer Arm (preferred)

Additional experience and/or qualifications:

  • ISO 9001-2015
  • Six Sigma, Statistical Process Control (SPC), Process Capability Analysis, PFMEA, Measurement System Analysis (MSA)
  • Knowledge of NDE (non-destructive evaluation) methods including dye penetrant, ultrasonic, computerized tomography, and x-ray
  • Minitab or JMP, MS Excel (including VBA), MS Visio
  • Excellent communication and organization skills
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs occasionally
  • Perform activities such as typing, standing, and sitting, for extended periods of time
  • Dedication to safety to mitigate hazards that may include cold, noise, strong magnets, high voltage, and cryogenics
  • Willingness to occasionally travel or work required nights/weekends/on-call or long hours
  • #LI-Onsite

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.

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