Tokamak Pre-Assembly Coordinator

Devens, MA
23 days 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.
The mission of the SPARC tokamak is to confine the plasma using magnetic fields. The plasma needs an ultra-high vacuum environment, surrounded by components able to take extreme heat and magnetic force loads. The tokamak components are being manufactured and will have to be prepared for installation in SPARC. As the SPARC Tokamak Pre-Assembly Coordinator you will be responsible for organizing the successful pre-assembly of the tokamak components ahead of their inclusion into SPARC. You will work with the system owners collecting their requirements and transforming them in an actionable plan, infrastructure, and processes. These will be used to deliver economy of scale where common needs exist among systems (e.g. cleaning and storing components ready for an ultra-high vacuum environment). You will be a key player in the creation of SPARC! 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:

  • Collect detailed system pre-assembly requirements (number of types of sub-assemblies, number of each type, assembly sequence, relevant non-standard tooling, cleaning specifications, dimensional inspections, and other verifications)
  • Develop scalable pre-assembly plans (including workforce and space sizing) with the ability to accommodate early/late receipt of components
  • Define areas for the execution of various pre-assembly activities optimizing connectivity between different systems (e.g., proximity of sensor pre-assembly to that of the components hosting the sensors) and minimizing special equipment cost and complexity
  • Identify tooling and services to support pre-assembly, and how this will be implemented
  • Coordinate the development and delivery of pre-assembly work instructions for systems
  • Develop non-system-specific safety protocol in the pre-assembly areas
  • Coordinate pre-assemblies including more than one system, for example sensors and shielding on plasma facing components
  • Coordinate day-to-day pre-assembly activities with workforce provider(s) and system owners
  • Be responsible for the material movement within the pre-assembly areas and for the movement of components to SPARC in coordination with the SPARC Assembly Lead.
  • Assist in the selection of the pre-assembly workforce
  • Oversight of an outsourced pre-assembly workforce.

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

  • At least a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, or another relevant field
  • At least 2 years technical leadership in the integration of complex mechanical structures (e.g. aerospace, automotive… )
  • Alignment and tolerancing
  • Scheduling tools
  • Working within a quality program

Additional experience and/or qualifications:

  • Metrology
  • High vacuum processes
  • Leak checking methodology
  • Working in the NX design tool
  • Ability to occasionally lift up to 50 lbs
  • Ability to perform activities such as typing, standing, and sitting for extended periods of time
  • Willingness to adhere to safety protocols for hazards such as cold
  • Willing to occasionally travel or work required nights/weekends/on-call
  • #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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