Brief: Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS), an MIT spinout pursuing the fastest, surest way to clean, limitless fusion energy, is looking for a technician with experience working on all aspects of superconducting magnet systems.
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:
Superconducting Magnet Technician
CFS is ramping up its internal superconducting magnet production capabilities. The Superconducting Magnet Technician 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;
build up and kit out the workshop;
work with engineers to set up and maintain superconducting magnet subsystems (cryogenics, power supplies, and control systems);
contribute to the production and quality control of magnets; and
produce world-class superconducting magnet systems.
The ideal candidate will have:
worked on all aspects of superconducting magnets, including cryogenics, power supplies, and control systems;
at least basic experience in a variety of technical support skills, including machining, welding, plumbing, electronics, and electrical;
at least an associate’s degree in a relevant engineering field, preferably a bachelor’s;
a commitment to safety and quality;
the ability to take directions from supervisors and work independently;
the skill to clearly express and critique ideas;
a value for elegance and simplicity over complexity;
a drive towards commercially-viable solutions; and
he 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.