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Production Technician Supervisor

Commonwealth Fusion Systems

Commonwealth Fusion Systems

People & HR, Operations
Devens, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 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're looking for experienced and highly motivated Production Supervisors to join Commonwealth Fusion Systems. The Production Supervisor role will be responsible for leading our high performing team consisting of a multitude of different technician and welding skill sets. The ideal candidate will have proven leadership experience, exceptional people skills, and a passion for always improving. They’ll be working cross functionally with other internal members to develop and manage production team members.
We have opportunities for first, second and third shifts.

This team member will:

  • Hire & supervise a team of Production technicians and welders to build electromechanical parts and assemblies
  • Execute on production plans, priorities, and schedules provided by manufacturing management and planning
  • Organize daily task lists and workflow by assigning responsibilities to the proper people
  • Lead cross-functional daily stand-up meetings with a focus on quality, cost, and delivery. Write daily updates and quality reports
  • Establish safety plans and protocols (working closely with EHSS) and work area cleanliness standards and ensure they are met by all technicians
  • Run training programs for key team skill sets & processes
  • Manage and approve timecards and perform biannual reviews for all direct reports. Manage personnel issues in partnership with Human Resources
  • Perform R&D and prototype hardware builds with minimal documentation and oversight
  • Perform production hardware builds according to procedures, specifications, and test instructions
  • Troubleshoot and resolve manufacturing discrepancies with a focus on continuous improvement

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

  • High school diploma/equivalency certificate or higher
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a formal leadership role in a manufacturing setting
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience with a variety of technical skills such as, but not limited to, mechanical and electrical assembly, plumbing, vacuum systems, cryogenic systems, soldering, and wiring
  • Demonstrated ability in reading/understanding technical and electrical drawings, manuals, and reports. Experience navigating assemblies in 3D CAD software is a plus
  • Proficiency with MS Office products such as Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint, and Visio
  • Commitment to safety and quality with the ability to communicate this to your team
  • Strong level of accountability for yourself and your team
  • Ability to take directions from managers and work independently
  • Desire to work and contribute in a fast-paced, environment with daily changes
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) to your team, articulating in a leadership manner
  • 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

Additional experience and/or qualifications:

  • Experience with lean manufacturing, 5S, and Six Sigma principles
  • Experience with winding equipment of any type is a plus
  • Ability to occasionally lift up to 50 lbs
  • Perform activities such as stooping, typing, 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.