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Manufacturing Engineer- Process Engineering

Commonwealth Fusion Systems

Commonwealth Fusion Systems

Devens, MA, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 1, 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 Manufacturing Engineer with a focus on process development and improvement to join our team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for analyzing, designing, developing, and implementing manufacturing processes to improve production efficiency, product quality, and cost-effectiveness. This role requires strong problem-solving skills, technical expertise, and the ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams.

This team member will:

  • Collaborate with product design and development teams to develop and understand product specifications, requirements, and manufacturing challenges
  • Develop, implement, and qualify manufacturing processes for new products, ensuring they meet quality, cost, and production rate targets
  • Design and optimize production layouts, tooling, and fixtures to support efficient manufacturing
  • Conduct Design for Manufacturing (DFM) and Design for Assembly (DFA) analysis to improve product design
  • Create and maintain process documentation, including work instructions, process flow diagrams, pFMEA’s, and standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Coordinate with the supply chain and planning teams to source components and materials, ensuring timely delivery and compliance with quality standards
  • Develop, monitor and analyze manufacturing performance metrics to identify and implement continuous improvement opportunities
  • Provide hands-on training and support to production personnel on work instructions, processes, equipment, and best practices
  • Troubleshoot and resolve production and quality issues, collaborating with relevant teams to ensure timely resolution.
  • Ensure compliance with safety regulations and quality standards

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

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or a related field
  • Proven experience in manufacturing engineering, with a focus on process development and process improvement
  • Strong knowledge of manufacturing process improvement techniques, including Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, or similar methodologies
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment

Additional experience and/or qualifications:

  • Experience with magnets, thermo-mechanical assemblies, machining, welding, and/or vacuum systems
  • Experience with the application of Lean and/or Six Sigma methodologies
  • Experience writing and developing equipment specifications and maintenance plan
  • Experience with CAD software
  • Proficiency in work instruction writing, material planning, process mapping, and capacity modeling
  • Ability to read and understand technical drawings, incl. GD&T and tolerance stack-ups
  • High self-motivation and drive to execute quickly with excellent troubleshooting/ problem-solving skills
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs occasionally
  • Perform activities such as typing, standing, stooping, and 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 occasionally travel or work required nights/weekends/on-call
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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.