Experiment & Test Engineer Lead

Number of employees

100

Everett, WA, United States

Posted on: 2024-02-28

Category: renewables

Apply now

Please let Helion know you found this job on Work in Green. This will help us grow!

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 an engineer and manager with experience leading teams and working with experimental plasma and pulsed power systems. As a part-time manager and part-time engineer you will lead a small group and directly contribute to the design, test and operation of experimental FRC plasma and high-power, high voltage pulsed DC systems. These experiments and systems will enable us to bring the most powerful, controlled pulsed-fusion device ever constructed online with the goal of generating electrical power. You will report to our Director of Test Operations at our Everett, WA office.

You Will:

  • Guide the efforts of a small team designing, building, testing and commissioning high voltage plasma systems
  • Install and operate high density plasma devices 
  • Design or supervise the design, install, and operation of experiment diagnostics to characterize plasma parameters and system performance
  • Develop system architectures taking into consideration how the components and systems work together to achieve improved performance of our fusion machines
  • Create project roadmaps and work with the engineering, research and Advanced Concepts teams to define experiment and test objectives 
  • Drive schedule ownership and optimization by team members to accelerate milestones
  • Work with control systems, including LabView-based control systems and PXIe-NI chassis-based systems, and solve data collection problems in a fast-pulse EMI environment
  • Take ownership of team responsibilities, drive accountability with the team and ensure deadlines and company priorities are achieved
  • Create a high-quality work environment and support team members to help them grow, set goals, and accomplish

Required Skills:

  • B.S. or M.S in aerospace or mechanical engineering, physics, or related field of study, and 6+ experience of relevant experience
  • Experience managing small teams of engineers, scientists, technicians or students
  • Demonstrated ability and desire to rapidly learn new systems
  • Experience in design, fabrication, installation, and test of high voltage electronics
  • Test or experiment experience with pinch devices, electric propulsion, accelerators, stellarators, tokomaks, power plant operations, or rocket launches
  • Project Schedule management
  • Hands-on hardware experience with vacuum systems, high pressure gas flow systems, plasma diagnostics, and data acquisition systems
  • Demonstrated experience leading a project from initial definition of objectives through develop and test
  • Demonstrated experience taking on complex problems, defining and accomplishing challenging objectives with minimum guidance

The pay range for this position is $135k-180k. 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.

#LI-Onsite

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.

Similar climate jobs

These are some of our top picks for great climate jobs on Work in Green.

View all jobs
Aurora logo
Germany
Number of employees

580

Full time
Renewables
Aurora logo
Germany
Omnidian logo
United States
Aurora logo
United States
Number of employees

580

Dollar sign

$110,500.00 - $179,400.00

Full time
Renewables

38 Renewables jobs at Helion

Helion is hiring Computational Scientist,Executive Assistant to the CEO,Special Projects Coordinator, and more.

View all jobs at Helion
Helion logo
United States
Number of employees

100

Full time
Renewables
Helion logo
United States
Helion logo
United States
Helion logo
United States
Number of employees

100

Full time
Renewables
Helion logo
United States
Number of employees

100

Full time
Renewables
Helion logo
United States
Number of employees

100

Full time
Renewables