Posted on 
Sep 16

R&D Composite Technician

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. To execute this plan, we are looking to add talented people to the team who are mission-driven and treat people well, improve our team by adding diverse perspectives and new ways of solving problems, have demonstrated exceptional results through a range of different pursuits, and have skill sets and experience that relate to this role.

The R&D Composite Technician is an exciting and evolving role with a responsibility for assisting R&D staff with all aspects of composite product development, commercialization, and on-going manufacturing support, including prototype production, process monitoring, troubleshooting, and any related activities. The technician will ensure functional operation and preventative maintenance of equipment as well as continuous improvement. Responsibilities include close cooperation with Operations, Maintenance, Quality and other departments to ensure goals and objectives are met. This role will lead the way to making Earth sustainable for the future to come.

This team member will:
- Build new composite products and prototypes with quality and precision
- Employ appropriate layup techniques and monitor cure cycles
- Utilize layup tools for sample preparation, fabrication, bagging, cure and de-bagging
- Ensure all assemblies are free of contamination and nonconformance issues
- Verify quality in accordance with controlled procedures and check for compliance using hand held precision measuring equipment such as calipers, height gages, scales, pressure gages, etc.
- Conduct process monitoring activities, equipment capability & production troubleshooting, identifying, communicating and implementing viable solutions
- Sets-up, operate, troubleshoot, and maintain R&D equipment
- Assist the R&D staff with testing, as well as provide critical feedback for specification development, establishment of manufacturing processes, material selection, and to improve the procedure for fabricating composite structures
- Maintains accurate and detailed records of all projects and assignments while suggesting continuous improvements
- Provide technical assistance to internal customers (QA, QC, Engineering, Management)
- Maintains a safe work environment and operates in a safe manner
- Perform other related job duties related to the job, as assigned by management

The ideal candidate will have most, if not all, of these requirements:
- High school diploma/equivalency certificate or higher
- Minimum of 3 years’ experience with composite hand layups (wet layups and prepreg) and cure cycles
- Minimum of 3 years’ experience or equivalent in a variety of technical support skills such as but not limited to - preparation of molds, composite slitting, follow layup plans with various ply orientations, vacuum bagging processes, debagging, maintaining clean and orderly work conditions with limited exposure to contamination, and following engineering drawings

Additional experience and/or qualifications:
- Working with cryogenic chemicals such as LN2 and Helium
- Metal-composite bonding and adhesive applications
- Hand tools and basic power tools
- Electrical schematic and wiring
- Forklift experience
- Crane or lifting experience
- Epoxy potting or injection molding experience
- High Temperature Superconducting material processing
- Strong written and oral communications skills & techniques, with high level of attention to detail
- Effective root cause analysis and problem solving skills
- Self-motivated and driven who is able to work in a fast-paced environment
- Effective planning & organizing skills; ability to handle multiple task/duties
- Proficient PC skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
- Ability to work independently and in a team environment
- Ability to maintain a positive, professional, cooperative demeanor, conduct, and working relationship with peers, management, employees, and other individuals that interact with this position
- Ability to comply, interpret and support, procedures, work rules, and protocols
- Ability to adapt effectively to workplace changes and new job duties/responsibilities
- Ability to represent the Company in a positive and professional manner at all times
- Commitment to safety and quality
- 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 hazards that may include heat, cold, noise, fumes, strong magnets, high voltage, and cryogenics
- Willingness to travel or work required nights/weekends/on-call occasionally

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.

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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. To execute this plan, we are looking to add talented people to the team who are mission-driven and treat people well, improve our team by adding diverse perspectives and new ways of solving problems, have demonstrated exceptional results through a range of different pursuits, and have skill sets and experience that relate to this role.

The R&D Composite Technician is an exciting and evolving role with a responsibility for assisting R&D staff with all aspects of composite product development, commercialization, and on-going manufacturing support, including prototype production, process monitoring, troubleshooting, and any related activities. The technician will ensure functional operation and preventative maintenance of equipment as well as continuous improvement. Responsibilities include close cooperation with Operations, Maintenance, Quality and other departments to ensure goals and objectives are met. This role will lead the way to making Earth sustainable for the future to come.

This team member will:
- Build new composite products and prototypes with quality and precision
- Employ appropriate layup techniques and monitor cure cycles
- Utilize layup tools for sample preparation, fabrication, bagging, cure and de-bagging
- Ensure all assemblies are free of contamination and nonconformance issues
- Verify quality in accordance with controlled procedures and check for compliance using hand held precision measuring equipment such as calipers, height gages, scales, pressure gages, etc.
- Conduct process monitoring activities, equipment capability & production troubleshooting, identifying, communicating and implementing viable solutions
- Sets-up, operate, troubleshoot, and maintain R&D equipment
- Assist the R&D staff with testing, as well as provide critical feedback for specification development, establishment of manufacturing processes, material selection, and to improve the procedure for fabricating composite structures
- Maintains accurate and detailed records of all projects and assignments while suggesting continuous improvements
- Provide technical assistance to internal customers (QA, QC, Engineering, Management)
- Maintains a safe work environment and operates in a safe manner
- Perform other related job duties related to the job, as assigned by management

The ideal candidate will have most, if not all, of these requirements:
- High school diploma/equivalency certificate or higher
- Minimum of 3 years’ experience with composite hand layups (wet layups and prepreg) and cure cycles
- Minimum of 3 years’ experience or equivalent in a variety of technical support skills such as but not limited to - preparation of molds, composite slitting, follow layup plans with various ply orientations, vacuum bagging processes, debagging, maintaining clean and orderly work conditions with limited exposure to contamination, and following engineering drawings

Additional experience and/or qualifications:
- Working with cryogenic chemicals such as LN2 and Helium
- Metal-composite bonding and adhesive applications
- Hand tools and basic power tools
- Electrical schematic and wiring
- Forklift experience
- Crane or lifting experience
- Epoxy potting or injection molding experience
- High Temperature Superconducting material processing
- Strong written and oral communications skills & techniques, with high level of attention to detail
- Effective root cause analysis and problem solving skills
- Self-motivated and driven who is able to work in a fast-paced environment
- Effective planning & organizing skills; ability to handle multiple task/duties
- Proficient PC skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
- Ability to work independently and in a team environment
- Ability to maintain a positive, professional, cooperative demeanor, conduct, and working relationship with peers, management, employees, and other individuals that interact with this position
- Ability to comply, interpret and support, procedures, work rules, and protocols
- Ability to adapt effectively to workplace changes and new job duties/responsibilities
- Ability to represent the Company in a positive and professional manner at all times
- Commitment to safety and quality
- 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 hazards that may include heat, cold, noise, fumes, strong magnets, high voltage, and cryogenics
- Willingness to travel or work required nights/weekends/on-call occasionally

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.

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