Brief: Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS), an MIT spinout pursuing the fastest, surest way to clean, limitless fusion energy, is looking for an engineer to be responsible for the characterization and quality control/quality assurance of superconducting tape.
CFS’ mission is to enable world-wide clean energy for everyone, creating a sustainable environment for current and future generations. We’ve created a credible path to an operating fusion power plant in 15 years which leverages our novel collaboration with MIT and funding from strategic and financial investors who share our vision. This begins by developing a new class of high-field superconducting magnets that will enable the SPARC tokamak to demonstrate net energy from fusion for the first time. To execute this plan, we are now looking to add talented people to the team who:
are mission-driven and treat people well;
improve our team by adding diverse perspectives & new ways of solving problems;
have demonstrated exceptional results through a range of different pursuits; and
have skillsets and experience that relate to the following role:
Superconductor Test Engineer High-temperature superconductors (HTS) are on the edge of reaching commercial maturity and present an opportunity to change the way superconducting magnets are built and used. CFS and MIT are collaborating to develop the next generation of superconducting magnets, which will involve the procurement of large volumes of HTS tape to wind the magnets. In order to ensure the successful construction and operation of the superconducting magnets, it is critical to characterize the HTS tape used in the magnets. The Superconductor Test Engineer will:
work within a multi-disciplinary team of physicists and engineers as part of collaborative sponsored research projects at the MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC);
be part of a group within CFS developing the capabilities to produce superconducting magnets;
develop and use test equipment to characterize HTS critical current at high fields and low temperatures;
design and implement HTS inventory tracking systems;
travel to international test facilities and learn best practices;
contribute to the quality control of magnets wound with HTS tape; and
produce world-class superconducting magnet systems.
The ideal candidate will have:
at least a bachelor’s degree in a relevant science/engineering field (e.g., mechanical, electrical, etc.);
demonstrated exceptional organizational and data management skills;
operated high-power industrial test equipment unsupervised;
experience handling and testing REBCO HTS coated conductors is desired by not necessary;
knowledge of industrial quality control processes;
the skill to clearly express and critique ideas;
a value for elegance and simplicity over complexity;
a drive towards commercially-viable solutions; and
the desire to work in a fast-paced, startup R&D environment.
If you share our mission and believe you are a good fit for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
AT COMMONWEALTH FUSION SYSTEMS, WE VALUE DIVERSITY AND ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER BY CHOICE.
About Commonwealth Fusion Systems
Commonwealth Fusion Systems was founded in 2017, combining the lean, fast mentality of a startup, with the deep talent pool of academia and the world’s leading investors in science and energy, to develop the fastest path to commercial fusion energy. CFS is collaborating with researchers at the MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center to design and build a new class of superconducting magnets that will drastically reduce the size and cost of fusion power plants. We bring together decades of cutting-edge fusion science with a recently developed materials science breakthrough in superconductors.