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About Helion

We are a fusion power company based in Everett, WA, with the mission to build the world's first fusion power plant, enabling a future with unlimited clean electricity. Our vision is a world with clean, reliable, and affordable energy for everyone.

Since Helion's founding in 2013, we have raised over $600 million from investors such as Sam Altman, Mithril, and Capricorn Investment Group to propel us forward. Our last prototype, Trenta, completed 10,000 high-power pulses and reached plasma temperatures of 100 million degrees Celsius (9 keV).

Now we are working toward Polaris, which will be the first machine to demonstrate electricity from fusion, making this a great time to join Helion! Bring your skills, experiences, and determination to make a difference in the world. Together, we can make a future with unlimited clean electricity from fusion a reality.

What You Will Be Doing

The Receiving Inspector is responsible for ensuring the quality and conformity of incoming material and products. Their primary responsibility will be to inspect, evaluate, and document the conditions of items received by the organization. They will work closely with Receiving, Engineering, Sourcing, and Helion's network of suppliers to uphold high quality standards to ensure efficient operations and reliable fusion generators.

You Will

  • Perform detailed inspections on incoming materials, components, and finished goods to ensure they meet specified quality standards
  • Utilize various inspection tools and equipment, such as calipers, gauges, and measuring devices, to assess dimensions and visual attributes
  • Maintain accurate and detailed inspection records, documenting any deviations or discrepancies found during the inspection process
  • Generate and complete inspection reports, ensuring timely and proper documentation of inspection results
  • Collaborate with Engineering, Sourcing, and suppliers to address quality concerns and provide feedback on non-conforming items
  • Communicate with Receiving personnel to facilitate the prompt resolution of any quality-related issues
  • Help develop and improve inspection procedures to enhance overall quality standards
  • Identify quality-related problems, offering suggestions for improvement and prevention of recurring issues
  • Collaborate with teams to resolve quality issues in a timely manner
  • Stay informed about industry-leading practices and emerging trends in quality control

Required Skills

  • High school diploma or equivalent; additional technical or quality-related certifications are a plus
  • 5+ years' experience in quality or inspection roles
  • Ability to read and interpret technical drawings and specifications for mechanical and electromechanical parts
  • Proven experience in a quality control or inspection role, preferably in a manufacturing or production environment
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent analytical skills
  • Familiarity with quality standards, regulations, and inspection techniques
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams
  • Proficiency in using inspection tools and equipment
  • Knowledge of basic computer applications and data entry
  • Ability to lift and move objects up to 50 lbs
  • Comfortable standing for extended periods during inspections
  • Good eyesight and color vision for accurate assessment of product attributes

Per Washington Equal Pay and Opportunity Act the range for this position is $37/hr - $50/hr. This pay range may be inclusive of several career levels and will be narrowed based on several factors, including the candidate's experience and qualifications.


Benefits and Compensation

Our total compensation package includes generous equity and benefits, including but not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision plans for employees and their families
  • 31 Days of PTO (21 vacation days and 10 sick days)
  • 13 Paid holidays, plus company-wide winter break
  • Up to 5% employer 401(k) match
  • Short term disability, long term disability, and life insurance
  • Paid parental leave and support (up to 16 weeks)
  • Annual wellness stipend

NOTE: Underrepresented people are less likely to apply unless they meet 100% of the job's requirements. We believe in hiring people, not checklists, and encourage you to apply even if you do not check all of the boxes. If this job isn't the one, we have many other openings that may be a fit.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. If we reach out to you to begin an interview process, we will also ask if you require any reasonable accommodation at that time.