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Commonwealth Fusion Systems

Commonwealth Fusion Systems

Quality Assurance
Devens, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2024
Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS) has the fastest, lowest cost path to commercial fusion energy.
CFS collaborates with MIT to leverage decades of research combined with groundbreaking new high-temperature superconducting (HTS) magnet technology. HTS magnets will enable compact fusion power plants that can be constructed faster and at lower cost. Our mission is to deploy these power plants to meet global decarbonization goals as fast as possible. To that end, 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 implement this plan, we are looking to add dedicated people to the team who treat people well, improve our work by adding multifaceted perspectives and new ways of solving problems, have achieved outstanding results through a range of pursuits, and have skills and experience related to this role.
Commonwealth Fusion Systems is looking for a dedicated Quality Engineer to play a pivotal role in maintaining and enhancing the quality standards for our SPARC project. This position involves a hands-on approach to the manufacturing process, non-conformance management, quality control inspections, and involvement in the assembly and construction verification stages, ensuring the highest quality outcomes.

This team member will:

  • Lead and manage Root Cause Corrective Actions (RCCAs) to prevent new non-conformances.
  • Maintain and update Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (PFMEA) and Control Plans.
  • Ensure timely execution of Quality Control (QC) inspections and conduct final quality reviews of manufactured components.
  • Review inspection data trends to identify quality issues and areas for improvement.
  • Proactively follow up on Non-Conformance Reports (NCRs) for timely resolution.
  • Manage the Material Review Board (MRB) area, overseeing the disposition of non-conforming materials.
  • Support the assembly and construction phases by verifying and validating processes and components.
  • Work closely with different teams to ensure consistent quality standards throughout all project phases.
  • Develop and implement quality inspection methods and measurement systems.
  • Analyze manufacturing data and conduct statistical analyses to identify and implement quality improvements.

The ideal candidate will have most, if not all, of these requirements:

  • BS in Mechanical, Industrial, Material Science or Manufacturing Engineering
  • Minimum 5 years of Quality Engineering experience in manufacturing environment
  • ISO 9001-2015, Six Sigma, Statistical Process Control (SPC), Process Capability Analysis, PFMEA, Measurement System Analysis (MSA), APQP
  • GD&T and Metrology
  • Knowledge of NDE (non-destructive evaluation) methods including dye penetrant, ultrasonic, computerized tomography, and x-ray
  • Minitab or JMP, MS Excel (including VBA), MS Visio
  • Excellent communication and organization skills

Additional experience and/or qualifications:

  • Experience with Welding Process and Nondestructive Testing
  • Experience with assembly of large metallic components
  • Experience with CMM or Romer Arm
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs occasionally
  • Perform activities such as typing, standing, and sitting, 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 occasionally travel or work required nights/weekends/on-call or long hours
  • #LI-Onsite
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.