Senior Welding Engineer
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Commonwealth Fusion Systems

501-1,000 employees

Nuclear Energy Company
Company Overview
Commonwealth's mission is to deploy fusion power plants to meet global decarbonization goals as fast as possible. The company is collaborating with MIT to leverage decades of research combined with new groundbreaking high-temperature superconducting (HTS) magnet technology.
Hardware
Energy
B2B

Company Stage

Series B

Total Funding

$3.8B

Founded

2018

Headquarters

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

15%

1 year growth

40%

2 year growth

193%
Locations
Devens, MA, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
CAD
Agile
CategoriesNew
Mechanical Engineering
Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering field
  • 8 years experience in welding engineering (preferred) metallurgy or related field or equivalent years of welding experience
  • Experience with large metallic structures and manufacturing processes related to machining, welding, drilling, and non-destructive test methods
  • High self-motivation and drive to execute quickly with excellent troubleshooting/problem-solving skills
  • Proficiency in CAD for tooling design is preferred (NX & Teamcenter is a plus)
  • Safety practices as they pertain to welding, cutting, and joining processes
  • Agile project management and task execution
  • Strong problem solving skills, ability to approach new problems with creativity
  • Ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team of engineers, scientists, technical staff, and others
Responsibilities
  • Develop welding and non-destructive test processes and certification plans in compliance with appropriate standards and codes
  • Translating component/system performance requirements and failure modes into joining process requirements and defining appropriate test methods to measure/validate those processes
  • Collaborating with design and manufacturing engineers to approve or select materials and processing methods
  • Develop and qualify Welding Procedure Specifications (WPS) and Procedure Qualification Records (PQR)
  • Evaluate and create weld processes for both manual and automated welding
  • Provide manufacturability feedback to design engineers for weld geometries and material selection
  • Select and commission welding equipment needed to support production and create maintenance plans
  • Work with in-house welders and external vendors to weld and inspect large metallic structures and tooling within specified timelines and budgets
  • Troubleshoot and resolve manufacturing discrepancies with a focus on continuous improvement
  • Designing experiments to quickly learn critical performance metrics in manufacturing relevant conditions
  • Provide on-demand subject matter expertise for production root cause analyses and corrective action plans related to as-fabricated assemblies
  • Influence make vs. buy decisions and work with external vendors to augment internal capabilities
  • Collect, organize, and present process/quality data to a broad team
Desired Qualifications
  • Project management experience working with internal customers and external vendors to deliver manufactured hardware within specified timelines and budgets
  • Communicating with technical teams at vendors and suppliers
  • Taking under-defined problems and driving them to a state of completion
  • Operating in a flexible, service-oriented engineering domain team
  • Experience in communicating joining process and development methods and metrics to technical and executive leadership
  • Ability to regularly lift up to 50 lbs
  • Perform activities such as stooping, typing, standing, sitting, and welding 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