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Senior Mechanical Engineer - Vacuum Vessel

Devens, MA
about 1 month 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's mission is to deploy fusion power plants to meet the 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.
SPARC will be the first machine to operate equipped with high temperature superconducting magnets at an unprecedented high level of power.
SPARC vacuum vessel and internal components, critical to effective confinement of the fusion plasma, will be subject to extreme stresses from electromagnetic and thermal loads. The plasma-facing internal components are made out of highest temperature alloys to handle the extreme heat fluxes, while the vacuum vessel is made up of high-strength alloys to handle the large loads. The Senior Mechanical Engineer, Vacuum Vessel will be responsible for taking part in design, analysis and procurement of the components, including engineering supervision and integration into the SPARC at the time of assembly.
As the SPARC project progresses, they will also work closely with the ARC team to implement knowledge gained in design, fabrication, and installation of SPARC components.

This team member will:

  • Participate in the VV team design and development on PFC's and other internal components such as port plugs and integration of the diagnostics in the associated ports. 
  • Generate and evaluate conceptual designs using Multiphysics FEA tools
  • Learn best-practices from the SPARC Design Team, transferring tools, analysis techniques, and know-how to the ARC design
  • Collaborate closely with others on the Integrated Product Teams, making system-wide trade-offs to optimize the overall design

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

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field
  • At least 5+ years of industry experience
  • Thermomechanical design and analysis of large (multi-meter) alloy metal structures
  • CAD design, NX preferred
  • Mechanical finite element analysis (FEM), ANSYS preferred
  • Dynamic electromagnetic loading on structures
  • Combined thermal and dynamic loading analysis
  • Manufacturing/fabrication of large metal structures, preferred
  • 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
  • Ability to effectively communicate ideas and information necessary for content development and decision making, through all the available media
  • A drive toward commercially viable solutions within time and budget
  • Focus on the priorities and bias to action ; courageous in making calculated risks
  • Values that align with our company’s values of integrity, execution, impact, and self-critique

Additional experience and/or qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field
  • Greater than 5 years of industry experience
  • Knowledge of Vacuum technology and effect of electromagnetism on structures; and working with plasma is a definite plus
  • Ability to occasionally lift up to 50 lbs
  • Ability to perform activities such sitting, climbing, typing, and standing for extended periods of time
  • Willingness to occasionally travel
  • #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.

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

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