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Mechanical Engineer - Manufacturing

Commonwealth Fusion Systems

Commonwealth Fusion Systems

Other Engineering
Somerville, MA, USA
Posted on Saturday, April 27, 2024
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.
We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Mechanical Engineer to join our manufacturing team. In this role, you will be responsible for providing technical expertise during the commissioning, implementation, and integration of manufacturing equipment. You will work closely with our production team to ensure that our manufacturing processes are optimized for efficiency, quality, and safety. Additionally, this position requires coverage or partial coverage for the second shift, as well as support for Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) and Site Acceptance Testing (SAT) of equipment.

This team member will:

  • Provide technical expertise during the commissioning, implementation, and integration of manufacturing equipment
  • Support Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) and Site Acceptance Testing (SAT) of equipment
  • Troubleshoot mechanical issues and provide solutions to ensure equipment operates efficiently
  • Collaborate with production and engineering teams to optimize manufacturing processes and improve equipment performance
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives for manufacturing equipment to increase efficiency, reduce downtime, and improve quality.
  • Conduct root cause analysis and implement corrective actions to resolve manufacturing issues
  • Ensure compliance with all safety requirements
  • Proficient with 3D CAD software
  • Create and maintain Process and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs)
  • Understand and apply Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) principles
  • Work with external vendors and suppliers to ensure the timely delivery of equipment and materials

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

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field
  • 4+ years of experience in mechanical engineering, with a focus on manufacturing equipment
  • 3+ years of manufacturing equipment design
  • Strong knowledge of mechanical systems, including hydraulics, pneumatics, and motion control
  • Experience 3D CAD packages and 2D drawings
  • Experience with Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) and Site Acceptance Testing (SAT) of equipment
  • Familiarity with Process and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs)
  • Understanding of GD&T and its application
  • Excellent problemsolving and analytical skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with crossfunctional teams
  • Experience with commissioning and startup of manufacturing equipment

Additional preferred experience and/or qualifications:

  • Strong knowledge of mechanical systems, including hydraulics, pneumatics, and motion control
  • Experience with production ramp-up and optimization of manufacturing processes
  • Experience with automated equipment and robotics
  • Ability to occasionally lift up to 50 lbs
  • Perform activities such as typing, standing, or sitting for extended periods of time
  • Dedication to safety to mitigate hazards that may include heat, cold, noise, fumes, strong magnets, lead, high voltage, and cryogenics
  • Willingness to travel or work required nights/weekends/on-call occasionally
  • #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.