Full-Time

Lead Engineer

Remote Handling

Posted on 4/19/2024

Kairos Power

Kairos Power

201-500 employees

Develops fluoride salt-cooled high temperature reactors

Hardware
Energy

Senior

Alameda, CA, USA

Required Skills
CAD
Communications
SolidWorks
Requirements
  • B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering, or equivalent
  • Expertise in robotics and machine design, preferred in safety-significant systems
  • 10+ years of experience developing and delivering hardware for uniquely demanding applications
  • Proficiency in computer methods for data acquisition, control, and analysis
  • Proven team player with excellent verbal, written communication/presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Experience with precision weldments
  • Experience with power generation systems
  • Strong background in low voltage electrical systems, optical systems, and computer control of machines
  • Expertise with material selection and compatibility, preferred knowledge of radiation effects on materials
  • Familiarity with design and operation of pressure systems and fluid conveyance systems
  • Broad experience with power electronics such as servos, motors, electromagnets
  • Familiarity with non-destructive inspection and analysis techniques
  • Experience as a technical mentor
  • Ability to work with highly collaborative team
  • Ability to solve problems quickly and efficiently
  • Prioritizes and ensures safety of oneself and others
  • Ability to proactively collect, manage and transfer knowledge
  • Ability to seek different and novel ways to create efficiencies when working on problems, challenges, and issues
Responsibilities
  • Develop innovative mechanical handling solutions for the full range of activities inside reactor system shielding cells
  • Collaborate with Engineering Teams to organize inputs to shape online and offline reactor system maintenance
  • Build coarse schedules tracking testing demonstration opportunities for communication across related teams and leadership
  • Propose turn-key integrated solutions backed by an execution plan for rapid demonstration
  • Actively participate with Civil Structures Teams, Component Engineers, Reliability Engineers, Fabrication Teams, and Laboratory Staff to align and accelerate test hardware development
  • Lead collaborative conceptual reviews and physical Remote Handling demonstrations through design, build, test iterations of scaled system prototypes
  • Publish engineering reports documenting design details and test results
  • Integrate design for cost and design for manufacturing efforts broadly across systems
  • Deliver test-proven hardware to large-scale molten salt engineering test and reactor systems through SolidWorks CAD design, drawing review and release, and working with internal fabrication teams to realize product
  • Participate in and conduct inspections, quality checks, pre-commissioning checks and testing, installation, shakedown, tuning, hot commissioning, and other steps to verify performance
  • Keep pace with maturing reactor system design evolutions with aim to continuously improve
  • Other duties as assigned

Kairos Power is focused on developing the KP-FHR, a fluoride salt-cooled high temperature reactor, as a cost-competitive, sustainable energy solution aimed at improving grid resiliency and security. The technology is designed to provide clean, affordable, and safe energy with low maintenance and lifecycle costs, offering a near zero carbon footprint and low potential water consumption.

Company Stage

Grant

Total Funding

$10.1M

Headquarters

Alameda, California

Founded

2016

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

8%

1 year growth

18%

2 year growth

55%
INACTIVE