Experiment and Test Engineer

Number of employees

100

Everett, WA, United States

Posted on: 2024-03-22

Category: renewables

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Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Intermediate

Salary

Salary not provided

About the company:

Helion is a fusion power company based in Everett, WA, with the mission to enable a future with unlimited clean energy. Our vision is a world with clean, reliable, and affordable electricity for everyone. Currently, we are scaling up our latest plasma accelerator prototype to make our vision a reality.

We’re hiring brilliant scientists, engineers, and builders passionate about developing world-changing technologies. If that sounds like you, check out our open positions. 

We are building something never done before.

Helion is a fusion power company based in Everett, WA, with the mission to build the world’s first fusion power plant, enabling a future with unlimited clean electricity.

We are a team of engineers, scientists, and makers that believe fusion energy can solve climate change on a global scale and ensure energy independence while making electricity more affordable than ever before.

Now is a great time to join Helion! Bring your skills, experiences, and determination to make a difference in the world. Together, we can make a future with unlimited clean electricity from fusion a reality!

What You Will Be Doing:

We are looking for a Experiment and Test Engineer to help bring the most powerful, controlled pulsed-fusion device ever constructed online with the goal of generating electrical power. We know this hasn't been done before, so we are looking for individuals who have translatable experience that can help us accomplish our goals. As an engineer on the Test Ops team, you will report to our Fusion Test Lead at our Everett, WA office.

You Will:

  • Contribute to the development of technology and knowledge of how to optimally design, build, and measure FRC fusion devices
  • Control pulsed power, high-energy systems, including mega-joule capacitor systems
  • Design and build or support design and build of plasma and high-energy experiments and tests
  • Work with large scale vacuum systems, including vacuum cycling quartz vacuum chambers that are 1+ meters in diameter, and handle modifications
  • Understand plasma physics, including how to create FRC's and how to design, build, and interpret magnetic, fusion product, and plasma diagnostics
  • Control Fusion generators using LabView-based control systems and PXIe-NI chassis-based systems, and solve data collection problems in a fast-pulse EMI environment
  • Use critical reasoning to identify strengths and weaknesses of different technical solutions
  • Work collaboratively with members of other teams to develop technical solutions

Key Qualifications and Skills:

  • B.S. or M.S in aerospace or mechanical engineering, physics, or related field of study and 3+ years of relevant experience
  • Experience building, fixing, and modifying high vacuum chamber systems or high-voltage capacitor/power supply experience
  • Experience designing, building, and operating complex experiments
  • Experience working with and around plasmas (includes high temperature plasmas or electric propulsion) desired but not required
  • Large-scale experiment or testing experience on pinch devices, accelerators, stellarators, tokomaks, power plant operations, or rocket launches
  • Demonstrated ability and desire to rapidly learn new systems
  • Demonstrated track record of tackling complex problems, defining and accomplishing challenging objectives with minimal guidance
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively as a member of a team

The pay range for this position is $115k-175k. This pay range may be inclusive of several career levels and will be narrowed based on several factors, including the candidate's experience and qualifications.

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Benefits:

  • 13 company-wide holidays

  • 31 days of PTO (10 sick and 21 vacation days)

  • Up to 5% employer 401K contribution matching

  • Equity plan offered to all employees

  • Parental Leave

  • Medical, Dental, Vision

  • Short- and long-term Disability

  • Monthly sponsored events and subsidized snack program

NOTE: Underrepresented people are less likely to apply unless they meet 100% of the job's requirements. We believe in hiring people, not checklists, and encourage you to apply even if you do not check all of the boxes. If this job isn't the one, we have many other openings that may be a fit.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. If we reach out to you to begin an interview process, we will also ask if you require any reasonable accommodation at that time.

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