Instrumentation and Controls Installation and Commissioning Specialist

Number of employees

190

Devens, MA, United States

Posted on: 2023-09-18

Category: renewables

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Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Intermediate

Salary

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About the company:

Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS) has the fastest, lowest cost path to commercial fusion energy. 

CFS is collaborating with MIT to leverage decades of research combined with new groundbreaking high-temperature superconducting (HTS) magnet technology. HTS magnets will enable compact fusion power plants that can be constructed faster and at lower cost. 

The mission is to deploy fusion power plants to meet global decarbonization goals as fast as possible. 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. 

If you are interested in joining our team, check out cfs.energy/careers for more information.

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 SPARC Plant Instrumentation and Control (I&C) Team seek an experienced Instrumentation and Control Valve Installation and Commissioning Engineer to provide oversight and hands on work for the correct installation, calibration, commissioning testing, and troubleshooting of sensing and control equipment for a large variety of components from multiple different manufacturers. Ranges of process systems include cooling water, HVAC, cryogenic fluids, ultra high vacuum, various types of gases, and radiation monitoring. Equipment types range from standard process fluid measurements and controls (e.g. temperature, flow, level, air operated valves) to sensors that can measure cryogenic temperatures as low as 8 Kelvin, vacuums in the milli-Torr range, and with flows controlled by piezo control valves. Component interfaces include hardwired, Profibus (DP and PA), Profinet, Modbus, BacNET, and possibly others.

The ideal candidate for this role will have 15+ years of hands on experience with I&C systems for power generation facilities, oil and gas processing facilities, chemical processing facilities, and/or other large process plants. Broad experience with multiple types of I&C equipment is desired with experience designing I&C systems and/or managing installation and commissioning teams and/or training junior engineers a bonus. 

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.

This team member will:

  • Collaborate with the fluid system designers and the I&C designers to understand the various types of equipment and interface protocols in the designs
  • Utilize manufacturer literature and other resources to develop expertise in the installation and testing of the various types of equipment and interface protocols
  • Develop test procedures, processes, and a test results documentation and accounting system.
  • Perform troubleshooting on equipment and communication links when needed
  • Clearly communicate issues to the fluid system and/or I&C design engineers when discrepancies and/or unexpected results are discovered
  • Determine and procure the necessary test equipment and tools to support the work
  • Maintain calibration records for test equipment and arrange for calibration when necessary
  • Ensure safety is always the first priority in any testing activity.
  • Train junior I&C engineers and equipment operators in the I&C equipment commissioning and troubleshooting
  • Understand and support the installation and commissioning schedule
  • The ideal candidate will have most, if not all, of these requirements:

  • Experience in installing, commissioning, and troubleshooting instrumentation and control equipment in industries such as oil and gas, nuclear, and chemical
  • Experience using and analyzing the output of test equipment needed to support the described equipment calibrations and troubleshooting
  • Experience ensuring and maintaining calibration of test equipment
  • Experience with safety procedures and processes in a construction environment
  • The ability to physically transport test equipment to/from the construction site
  • Experience training junior I&C engineers and equipment operators in the I&C equipment installation, commissioning, and troubleshooting
  • Familiarity with the design and operation a large range of I&C equipment
  • Demonstrated ability to manage I&C component installation within a complex, multidisciplinary construction project.
  • Ability to interface with contractors, construction administrators, vendors and designers
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to conduct design reviews and organize/present material to both expert and non-technical audiences
  • Additional experience and/or qualifications:

  • Experience in installing, commissioning, and troubleshooting instrumentation and control equipment in systems such as cryogenics and ultra high vacuum
  • Professional engineer and/or industry specific qualifications
  • Experience with Siemens I/O modules and PLCs
  • Experience entering and retrieving information from AVEVA or Smart Plant Instrumentation
  • Perform activities such as stooping, climbing and standiing for extended periods of time
  • Willingness to occasionally travel or work required nights/weekends/on-call
  • Work in a facility that contains industrial hazards including heat, cold, noise, fumes, strong magnets, lead (Pb), high voltage, high current, pressure systems, and cryogenics
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