Scientific Glassblower

Number of employees

100

Everett, WA, United States

Posted on: 2024-01-16

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 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:

The Quartz Glassblower will collaborate with others and work solo to provide flameworking support for our Quartz team. You will support quartz fabrications that will be used directly and indirectly on our fusion machine. You will report to the Quartz Glass Materials Specialist located at our Everett WA location.

You will:

  • Work with quartz welding plate assemblies and cutting/grinding operations

  • Analyze and interpret blueprints and work orders for multiple operations

  • Assess and compile a materials list to complete work orders and assigned tasks

  • Handle hand and lathe glassblowing operations

  • Fabricate with small quartz assemblies (<3mm)

  • Assist with large-scale glassblowing operations (>300mm)

  • Clean quartz glass tubing and plate

  • Help resolve technical problems

  • Read work orders, follow production drawings, and receive verbal and written instructions to perform job-specific tasks

  • Position and align parts in relation to each other within a fixture, lathe, or manually (using tweezers, vacuum chuck, or hand instruments)

  • Load and unload annealing ovens and check parts for stress or vacuum leaks

  • Maintain a safe, organized, and clean work area

Required Skills:

  • 10 + years of glassblowing experience

  • Experience working with tight tolerance, high-value components

  • Experience working on multiple projects in parallel with daily tasks

  • Experience with vacuum-facing quartz assemblies

  • Team collaboration skills coupled with solo project management

 

The pay range for this position is $85k to $120k. 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.

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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.

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