Experiment and Test Engineer
Radcon
Updated on 3/28/2024
Helion Energy

51-200 employees

Fusion power company
Company Overview
Helion's mission is to build the clean energy future. They aim to building the world’s first fusion generators. They want to solve one of the world’s most pressing challenges to enable a future with unlimited clean energy.
Energy
B2B

Company Stage

Series E

Total Funding

$2.3B

Founded

2013

Headquarters

Everett, Washington

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

18%

1 year growth

57%

2 year growth

276%
Locations
Everett, WA, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
CategoriesNew
QA & Testing
Manual Testing
Performance Testing
Requirements
  • B.S. or higher in aerospace or mechanical engineering, physics, or related field of study and 4+ years of relevant experience
  • Demonstrated ability and desire to rapidly learn new systems
  • Track record of safely operating a highly complex machine in a high consequence operational environment
  • Experience planning and conducting maintenance in a radiation environment
  • Experience with radiological controls including stay time, work controls, and exposure planning
  • Previous occupational exposure to ionizing radiation
  • Knowledge of types and effects of ionizing radiation, and ability to quickly estimate dose
  • Experience working on high power plasma devices or high voltage capacitor and power supplies
Responsibilities
  • Complete a training program and qualify as an operator of Helion's Polaris prototype fusion machine
  • Safely operate and control pulsed power, high-energy mega joule capacitor systems
  • Author and develop fusion prototype operating procedures and create experimental test plans
  • Support Polaris tests including test set up, checkouts, and commissioning of Polaris subsystems
  • Plan test team post testing re-entry procedures and set stay time limits to accomplish machine inspection and maintenance in concert with exposure limits and ALARA
  • Work with large-scale vacuum systems, including vacuum cycling quartz vacuum chambers that are 1+ meters in diameter
  • Work with neutron and gamma radiation monitoring equipment
  • Learn and understand plasma physics, including how to create FRC's
  • Support development of LabView-based and PXIe-NI chassis-based control systems including GUI modifications for improved operator situational awareness and human error prevention
  • Collaborate with the Radiation Safety and Nuclear Science department to implement radiation worker standards and training
  • Participate in test data reviews
  • Work collaboratively and communicate effectively as a member of a team