Manufacturing Specialist

Number of employees

190

Somerville, MA, USA

Posted on: 2024-07-09

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.

The Manufacturing Specialist is responsible for supporting implementation of production process improvements and manufacturing efficiency improvements. This role works collaboratively with the manufacturing and equipment engineering teams to identify, implement, and track the performance of equipment and process improvement activities to reduce equipment downtime and improve quality rates. The Manufacturing Specialist will also be the first tier of engineering support for production. The purpose of this role is to help the production team shorten the timeline to SPARC.


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:

  • Brainstorm, trial, and implement continuous improvement projects to reduce build hours & defects
  • Work within a multi-disciplinary team of manufacturing engineers, equipment engineers, and technicians to develop and qualify new manufacturing techniques and processes 
  • Document manufacturing systems downtime for frequency and duration. Troubleshoot and resolve downtime with a focus on continuous improvement
  • Design, build, and commission electromechanical equipment and tooling for process and/or efficiency improvements
  • Write and update process work instructions
  • Troubleshoot and resolve nonconformances and production blockers
  • Perform R&D and prototype hardware builds with minimal documentation and oversight. Use various mechanical and precision calibrated tools such as torque wrenches, micrometers, calipers, and hand tools
  • The ideal candidate will have most, if not all, of these requirements:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience with a variety of technical skills such as mechanical and electrical assembly
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Efficient use of hand tools
  • Electro-mechanical system troubleshooting
  • Proficiency with MS Office products such as Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint, and Visio
  • Commitment to safety and quality
  • Ability to identify business/process improvement opportunities and communicate them to team and management
  • Can create and monitor team performance metrics
  • Desire to work and contribute in a fast-paced, startup environment with daily changes
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and teamwork skills
  • Additional experience and/or qualifications:

  • Associate degree in Engineering related field or higher
  • Experience with lean manufacturing, 5S, and Six Sigma principles
  • Experience with manufacturing equipment development
  • Electro-mechanical system design
  • Electro-mechanical system maintenance
  • Ability to represent the Company in a positive and professional manner at all times
  • Ability to occasionally lift up to 50 lbs
  • Perform activities such as stooping, typing, standing, or 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 or work required nights/weekends/on-call occasionally
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