Senior Mechanical Engineer

Devens, MA
5 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.
As a Senior Mechanical Engineer for the SPARC Tokamak, you will guide the thermal, structural, and electromagnetic analysis, develop design notes, technical specifications, assembly procedures and documentation necessary to manufacture and install the SPARC components. In your role you will also support procurement in the preparation and execution of manufacturing contracts. 
This work is conducted within a multi-disciplinary team of physicists and engineers as part of collaborative sponsored research projects at the MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center and within CFS.

This team member will:

  • Design and document components of the SPARC tokamak
  • Interface with numerous complex stakeholders to deliver a product of sufficient performance, a good balance among conflicting requirements
  • Provide technical support to procurement in the manufacturing of the SPARC components
  • Develop assembly documentation for the SPARC components
  • Support the development of the tooling for assembly
  • Mentor engineers in areas of expertise

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

  • At least a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, physics, or another relevant field
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience 
  • Recent technical experience in one or more 3D CAD modeling programs.
  • Recent technical experience in one or more FE analysis packages. 
  • Demonstrated experience designing parts using a variety of manufacturing methods (machining, welding, forging, casting)
  • Demonstrated experience working with vendors in a technical capacity
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • An ability to clearly express and critique ideas
  • An emphasis on elegance and simplicity over complexity
  • The ability to thrive in fast-paced, dynamic environments
  • A drive toward commercially viable solutions
  • Values that align with our company’s values of integrity, execution, impact, and self-critique

Additional experience and/or qualifications:

  • Experience with ANSYS
  • Experience with NX
  • Hands-on experience developing hardware 
  • Ability to occasionally lift up to 50 lbs
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time
  • Willingness to occasionally travel or work required nights/weekends/on-call
  • #LI-Hybrid

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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