Lead Quality Control Technician

Number of employees

190

Devens, MA, United States

Posted on: 2024-03-18

Category: renewables

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Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Intermediate

Salary

Salary not provided

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.

CFS is seeking a highly motivated lead quality control technician to provide direct supervision for ~6 highly motivated quality technicians supporting multiple shifts and sites, responsible for ensuring the quality of critical components and materials for use in the SPARC project. The lead QC technician is also responsible for acting in an individual contributor capacity, performing critical mechanical inspections as required. 

The successful candidate will be an excellent cross-functional communicator, who is operationally minded in their approach. The candidate shall have a technical background in mechanical inspection, and experience leading technicians in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.
 

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:

  • Direct supervision responsibility for QC technicians supporting multiple sites and shifts
  • The responsibilities of the team include receipt inspection, calibration, in-process inspection, metrology services, and management of non-conforming material movements
  • Represent the QC team at daily operations tier meetings
  • Manage the daily priorities of the QC technician team
  • Maintain a skills matrix for QC technicians
  • Conduct dimensional inspections of high precision components during receiving, in-process and pre-assembly stages as required
  • Prepare and document detailed inspection reports and nonconformances as needed
  • Reviews blueprints and documentation to ensure appropriate materials are used and specifications are followed
  • Interface with extended staff on issues related to quality and help them in understanding and interpreting quality specifications and technical drawings
  • Serve as an SME in advanced dimensional inspection techniques
  • Hold regular 1 on 1’s with direct reports and key stakeholders
  • The ideal candidate will have most, if not all, of these requirements:

  • High school diploma
  • GD&T Training
  • Training in advanced metrology techniques
  • 5+ years of experience in advanced mechanical inspections
  • Experience leading manufacturing teams
  • Knowledge of CMM and portable metrology equipment (laser scanner, arm, etc.)
  • Experience managing daily priorities for a team
  • Experience serving as a technical mentor
  • Understanding of standard machining processes
  • Experience communicating to internal and external stakeholders
  • Proficient in interpretation and usage of ASME Y14.5 (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance)
  • Be able to set up, maintain, and use varieties of inspection hand tools (caliper, micrometer, bore gages, rings & plug gages, profilometer, coating thickness gage, comparator, sine bar, etc.)
  • CMM, Romer Arm, etc
  • Additional preferred experience and/or qualifications:

  • Machining, molding, casting, or other similar fabrication experience
  • CAD modeling and drafting experience
  • Basic data analysis and statistics knowledge (gage R&R, SPC, DOE, etc.)
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Perform activities such as stooping, climbing, typing, standing, and sitting for extended periods of time
  • Dedication to safety to mitigate industrial hazards that may include heat, cold, noise, fumes, strong magnets, lead (Pb), high voltage, and cryogenics
  • Willingness to travel occasionally or do required nights/weekends/on-call
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