Eddy Current Test Engineer Level III

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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.

The Eddy Current Level 3 Engineer at Commonwealth Fusion Systems will play a crucial role in developing novel eddy current inspection methods for MIG and/or TIG welds and overseeing its implementation to the production floor, at external vendor sites, as well as during the construction of the SPARC project.

This position requires a strong understanding of both the physics and practical application of Eddy Current Testing. A firm understanding and previous use of industry codes, specifications, best industry practices, and ability to review and implement industry research will be necessary in order to succeed in this position.

This position will ensure that CFS operates at the highest standards of safety, compliance, and quality in allEddy Current related activities by applying their technical expertise, leadership skills, and commitment to quality to positively impact our CFS mission.

This team member will:

  • Under the guidance of the CFS Sr. NDT Engineer, develop and implement an eddy current inspection solution for the detection of weld defects during in-process welding
  • Develop and implement inspection processes and procedures for surface eddy current inspections
  • Oversee all technical aspects and performance of ET inspections on the production floor, ensuring safety and compliance with industry standards
  • Lead the development of automated image processing tools to evaluate eddy current images for compliance with CFS quality requirements
  • Train technicians to conduct examinations and interpret data for compliance
  • Develop, review, and maintain ET procedures and adapt them to meet the specific needs of the SPARC project
  • Work with the mechanical engineering team to develop tools to implement the Eddy Current process and design custom in-house system solutions
  • Work with the Engineering teams to review and recommend inspection requirements
  • Report on inspection results, trends, and process improvements
  • Oversee ET needs at vendor locations, ensuring consistency and quality of external inspections
  • Collaborate with the Senior NDT Level 3 Engineer to optimize inspection strategies and ensure alignment with project goals
  • Participate in Root Cause Analysis and support the development of Corrective Actions for non-conformances
  • Ensure proper maintenance and calibration of ET equipment

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

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, or other related technical field
  • ASNT, NAS410, or ISO 9712 Level III Certification in ET
  • Additional NDT certifications in RT, UT, and/or PT are preferred
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in NDT, with a focus on Eddy Current testing
  • Experience in sub-surface and/or multi-layer ET examinations
  • Proficient in using and learning digital ET image evaluation software
  • Extensive knowledge of NDE methods, with a heavy concentration in ET
  • Analyze 2D image data and report quantitative results
  • Familiarity with industry standards
  • Procedure development and training
  • Excellent communication and organization skills

Additional experience and/or qualifications:

  • Extensive experience in developing eddy current solutions and procedures for new inspection needs
  • 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
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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.