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R&D Production Test Operator Lead

Commonwealth Fusion Systems

Commonwealth Fusion Systems

Devens, MA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, February 6, 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.
The test operator lead position is a key position of the CFS team responsible for the managing a team of operators in the testing our superconducting magnets and maintaining the test stand in which they are tested. In this role, you will have the opportunity to work within a fast-paced, exciting atmosphere to help the team meet the global necessity for clean energy. You will drive a team in performing hands-on work to ensure the production tests stands remain operational by performing preventative maintenance, by building new test stand hardware and by seeking out opportunity to continuously improve the efficiency of their operation. Responsibilities include coordination of building, servicing, repair and documentation of cryogenic, electrical, high-vacuum and/or chilled water systems as well as on-console operation of the test stands in support of magnet performance verification. This role will lead the way to making Earth sustainable for the future to come.

This team member will:

  • Coordinate test operator schedules in support of critical path activities
  • Train operators on build and maintenance process and procedures
  • Build, operate and maintain high-powered, cryogenic, high-vacuum, magnet test equipment
  • Track changes to the configuration of the test stand by documenting the work completed
  • Perform test operations according to procedures, specifications, and test instructions
  • Troubleshoot and resolve test stand issues - focusing on continuous improvement
  • Work within a multi-disciplinary team to develop and qualify new operating techniques and processes
  • Use various mechanical and precision calibrated tools such as torque wrenches, wrenches, allen keys micrometers, and calipers
  • Read and interpret assembly drawings, wiring diagrams and detailed work instructions
  • Communicate challenges and ideas effectively to peers and leadership
  • Perform other related job duties related to the job, as assigned by management
  • Identify problems in a product and make clear recommendations to better the process
  • Display great attention to detail and a sound understanding of what makes a good product

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

  • High school diploma/equivalency certificate or higher
  • Minimum of 8+ years experience with various hand tools
  • Mechanical, High-Vacuum, Cryogenic, Electrical systems maintenance and/or assembly

Additional preferred experience and/or qualifications:

  • Acceptance testing
  • Data processing
  • MA Crane/Rigging license
  • PLC Experience
  • Basic power tools
  • Electrical schematic and wiring
  • Harness builds / Wiring
  • Soldering
  • Commitment to safety and quality
  • Ability to take directions from leadership and work independently
  • Desire to work and contribute in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and teamwork skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail and cleanliness with hands-on work
  • Ability and patience to work through projects from start to finish, including assembly and testing
  • Ability to represent the Company in a positive and professional manner at all times
  • Ability to occasionally lift up to 50 lbs
  • Perform activities such as typing, stooping, standing, or sitting for extended periods of time
  • Dedication to safety to mitigate industrial hazards that may include heat, cold, noise, fumes, strong magnets, lead (Pb), high voltage, and cryogenics
  • Willingness to travel or work required nights/weekends/on-call occasionally
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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.