Mechanical Engineer

Number of employees

100

Everett, WA, United States

Posted on: 2023-01-27

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 building the ultimate solution to one of the world's most pressing challenges - climate change. Our goals are courageous – we plan to demonstrate electricity from fusion in 2024. We move fast, prioritize what matters, and iterate quickly so we can accelerate everything we do.

At Helion, we grow and learn together while working with never-before-seen technology. A career here means you will interact with the world's leading scientists, engineers, and builders. Be part of our team – bring your skills, experiences, and determination to make a difference. Together we'll make a future with unlimited clean energy a reality.

Helion is hiring an early career Mechanical Engineer to own hardware designs for Helion’s fusion generator prototypes. This position provides a unique opportunity to solve multidisciplinary engineering problems that are critical to deploying fusion energy to the world. It also provides the unique opportunity to be a culture driver on a small, rapidly growing, and fast-moving team.  

   

What you’ll be doing –  

In this position, you will own the design and building of hardware that will deliver clean, low-cost, and reliable electricity to the world. You will take ownership of subsystem designs, understand/improve their requirements, learn from historical approaches, design novel hardware, and test your solutions.   

  • Be responsible for subsystem designs including: electromagnets, structural, fluid, thermal & control systems 
  • Designing fusion hardware within CAD Software (NX, Solidworks, etc) 
  • Performing analysis with tools like ANSYS and holding design reviews to gather feedback and iterate to a fully functioning system 
  • Learning from experts to expand your engineering skillset and domain knowledge  
  • Working hands-on alongside skilled technicians to build and improve your hardware designs  
  • Troubleshooting and fixing hardware issues as they arise on integrated fusion generators  

  

About you –  

  • You have a bachelor’s degree in engineering, with 1-2 years of collegiate internship or Project Team Experience (e.g. SAE, Rocket Club, etc) 
  • Experience working with multidisciplinary teams  
  • Experience managing complex engineering projects (including schedule ownership)  
  • Ability to apply both engineering first-principles and methodical thinking to challenging problems  
  • Experience with CAD software (NX, Solidworks, etc.), and FEA software (ANSYS Maxwell, FEMAP, etc.)  
  • Hands-on exposure to a variety of engineering disciplines (mechanical, electrical, fluids)  
  • Desired-Not-Required – Experience in the engineering of plasma or high-voltage systems  

Per Washington Equal Pay and Opportunity Act the range for this position is $95 - 144k. Actual salary is based on education, experience, and other qualifying skill sets. 

 

Who We Are
 
We are engineers, scientists, and business leaders, not researchers or academics, working to provide the world with a new source of clean, reliable, and affordable energy, running off little more than seawater and producing minimal waste. Working at Helion Energy is a once-in-a-career chance to innovate for a better future. We believe there is no success without teamwork because working together is the only way to accomplish important things.
 
About Us: 
 
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, join our team.  
 
 
 
Benefits:
Very competitive salary
21 days of Paid Time Off (PTO) for all employees
13 Holidays
10 days of Sick Time
3% employer 401K contribution matching
Generous share options scheme
Parental Leave
Free snacks and soft drinks
Monthly sponsored lunches with the organization
Monthly sponsored events with team
Medical, Dental, Vision
Short/Long Term Disability
 
Helion is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disability/Veterans Employer:
 
NOTE: Women and minorities are less likely to apply to jobs unless they fit the description in totality. We believe in hiring individuals. If you do not check all of the boxes, we still encourage you to apply. If this job isn't a fit, we have many other openings that may be one. 
 
We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. This position is subject to a background check related to its duties and responsibilities.
 
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, perform essential job functions, and receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodations or request more information: [email protected].
 
**Please note that we require all visitors to be up to date on their COVID vaccination or wear a mask for the duration of their stay.**

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