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R&D Environmental Health & Safety Engineer

Devens, MA
2 months ago
Full time role

Company

Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS)

Cambridge, MA, USA

The world needs a fundamentally new source of clean energy to meet our growing energy demands and combat climate change. ...

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Job Description

Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS) has the fastest, lowest cost path to commercial fusion energy.
CFS is collaborating with MIT to leverage decades of research combined with new groundbreaking high-temperature superconducting (HTS) magnet technology. HTS magnets will enable compact fusion power plants that can be constructed faster and at lower cost. The mission is to deploy fusion power plants to meet global decarbonization goals as fast as possible. 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 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 and new ways of solving problems, have demonstrated exceptional results through a range of different pursuits, and have skill sets and experience that relate to this role.
The Research & Development Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer will support the Research & Development team for EHS hazards and mitigations for their project portfolio. They will lead and further develop key safety programs as required by the R&D team’s needs for both SPARC and ARC focus.  This scope of work will include building out facilities, equipment selection, and creating administrative controls for each R&D project.  The individual will author and administer training, ensure compliance with regulations at all levels, conduct safety investigations, and work with our team to develop safety protocols and plans. 

This team member will:

  • Perform safety design reviews on test experiment equipment, processes, and procedures to identify potential hazards using tools such as HAZOP, FMEA, and Job Hazard Analysis
  • Develop risk mitigation plans through safety hierarchy of controls with R&D Engineers
  • Author and administer safety trainings 
  • Work with R&D personnel to develop safety protocols and standard operating procedures
  • Support safety efforts across scope of work as necessary

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

  • Bachelor's degree in an environmental, health, safety discipline or mechanical engineering, chemical engineering 
  • 5+ years’ experience in Health and Safety roles
  • Experience with electrical, mechanical, assemblies
  • Safety Design Review experience such as HAZOP, FMEA, Job Hazard Analysis
  • High self-motivation and drive to execute quickly with excellent troubleshooting/ problem-solving skills
  • Ability to prioritize and manage concurrent projects simultaneously
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Additional experience and/or qualifications:

  • Specific Experience with cryogenics, hazardous chemicals, magnets
  • Development of Chemical Exposure Control Plans
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs infrequently
  • Perform activities such as stooping, climbing, typing, standing, sitting for extended periods of time
  • Dedication to safety to mitigate hazards that may include heat, cold, fumes, noise, strong magnets, and potential for exposure based on evaluating or mitigating hazards
  • May include periodic travel to Milpitas, CA facility
  • Potential for calls during off-shifts in case of adverse events

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.

Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS)

Cambridge, MA, USA

The world needs a fundamentally new source of clean energy to meet our growing energy demands and combat climate change. ...

View Company Profile