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Production Technician Supervisor - First Shift

Somerville, MA
29 days ago
Full time role

Company

Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS)

Cambridge, MA, USA

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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.
We're looking for an experienced and highly motivated Production Supervisor to join Commonwealth Fusion Systems. The Production Supervisor role will be responsible for leading our high performing team consisting of a multitude of different skill sets. The ideal candidate will have proven leadership experience and exceptional people skills. They’ll be working cross functionally with other internal members to develop and manage production team members and have a passion for always improving.

This team member will:

  • Supervise a team of Production technicians to build electromechanical parts and assemblies for HTS magnets
  • Execute on production plans, priorities, and schedules provided by the Production planner, manufacturing management and organize workflow by assigning responsibilities to the proper people 
  • Organize daily task lists and write daily updates and quality reports 
  • Establish safety plans working closely with EHS and work area cleanliness standards and ensure they are met by all technicians  
  • Develop and run training programs for key technician skill sets 
  • Perform reviews for all direct reports
  • Guide in production hardware builds according to procedures, specifications, and test instructions
  • Troubleshoot and resolve manufacturing discrepancies with a focus on continuous improvement and Lean/5S
  • Set daily/weekly/monthly objectives and communicating them to employees
  • Perform other related job duties related to the job, as assigned by management

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

  • High school diploma/equivalency certificate or higher
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in a leadership role in a manufacturing setting 
  • Minimum of 6 years’ experience with a variety of technical skills such as but not limited to mechanical and electrical assembly, plumbing, vacuum systems, cryogenic systems, soldering, and wiring

Additional experience and/or qualifications:

  • Experience with lean manufacturing, 5S, and Six Sigma principles
  • Experience with winding equipment of any type is a plus
  • Demonstrated ability in reading/understanding technical and electrical drawings, manuals, and reports. Experience navigating assemblies in 3D CAD software is a plus
  • Proficiency with MS Office products such as Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint, and Visio
  • Commitment to safety and quality with the ability to communicate this to your team
  • Ability to take directions from Managers and work independently
  • Desire to work and contribute in a fast-paced, environment with daily changes
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) to your team articulating in a leadership manner
  • Meticulous attention to detail and cleanliness with hands-on work 
  • Ability and patience to work through projects from start to finish while leading a well versed team
  • Strong ability to guide employees through technical trainings
  • Ability to occasionally lift up to 50 lbs
  • Perform activities such as stooping, typing, standing, or sitting for extended periods of time
  • Dedication to safety to mitigate hazards that may include heat, cold, noise, fumes, strong magnets, high voltage, and cryogenics
  • Willingness to travel or work required nights/weekends/on-call occasionally

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