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Health Physicist

Commonwealth Fusion Systems

Commonwealth Fusion Systems

Devens, MA, USA
Posted on Saturday, October 7, 2023
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 CFS Radiation Protection Team is responsible for the radiological safety of employees, the public, the environment, and property. We are looking for a Health Physicist with knowledge and experience with x-ray safety, non-ionizing radiation safety, and operational health physics under a radioactive materials license.
The Health Physicist is responsible for providing general health physics support to all areas and locations where radiation is used at Commonwealth Fusion Systems. This role focuses on x-ray and non-ionizing radiation (RF, Lasers, and EMF) in use in Manufacturing, R&D, and Tokamak Operational Environments.

This team member will:

  • Manage X-Ray, RF Safety programs and support the Laser and EMF Safety Programs
  • Acquire a comprehensive understanding of RF and EMF safety through provided training
  • Conduct regular inspections and audits of equipment and practices to ensure adherence to safety guidelines, industry standards, and regulatory compliance
  • Develop and implement safety protocols as necessary
  • Collaborate with the EHS team on the safe use of lasers in both manufacturing and R&D settings
  • Develop and deliver comprehensive ionizing and non-ionizing radiation safety training
  • Develop supplemental material in support of training, including written training materials, manuals, guidance documents, instruction sets, forms, and postings
  • Collaborate with department heads and peers to incorporate safety considerations into the design and operation of new equipment or procedures
  • Maintain comprehensive records of inspections, audits, and training
  • Report on safety metrics, incidents, and improvements regularly to management
  • Ensure compliance with CFS, local, state, and federal laws, policies, and regulations
  • Support broader CFS Radiation Protection team as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

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

  • Bachelor's or Graduate Degree in Health Physics, Physical Science, Engineering, or Biological Science
  • Experience with Manufacturing / Industrial X-Ray, RF, EMF, and/or Laser Safety
  • Experience working under a broad scope license
  • Experience with radiation facility lifecycle - design, licensing, operation, and decommissioning.
  • NRRPT (National Registry of Radiation Protection Technologists) or CHP (Certified Health Physicist) desired but not required.
  • Knowledge of radiation control, radiological health, environmental laws and regulations, and radiation safety practices and techniques.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community as well as foster a cooperative work environment

Additional preferred experience and/or qualifications:

  • 2+ years of professional experience in health physics including at least 1 years in applied health physics
  • Experience working under and applying radiation regulations, specifically 105 CMR 120/10 CFR 30 (or equivalent)
  • Experience applying a variety of radiation monitoring techniques to different situations
  • Experience writing procedures, work plans, or technical documents
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs occasionally
  • Ability to perform activities such as stooping, climbing, typing, standing, and 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, cryogenics, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation
  • 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.