Automation Equipment Engineer

June 04, 2019


Location: Cambridge, MA

Salary:  Open

Job Description:

Our client is an MIT spinout pursuing the fastest, surest way to clean limitless fusion energy.  The company is seeking an automation equipment engineer to build a new manufacturing line for state-of-the-art high-field superconducting magnets. The automation equipment engineer will have full ownership over the development, procurement, and installation of automated equipment for this production line.

The company's mission is to enable world-wide clean energy for everyone, creating a sustainable environment for current and future generations. It has created a credible path to an operating fusion power plant in 15 years. To that end, the team is now looking to add talented people who:

  • are mission-driven and treat people well
  • improve the team by adding diverse perspectives and new ways of solving problems
  • have demonstrated exceptional results through a range of different pursuits
  • have skillsets and experience that relate to the role of automation equipment engineer

The Automation Equipment Engineer will:

  • Own creation of the automated production line for HTS magnets from initial conceptual development to fabrication/procurement of equipment to commissioning the line for production
  • Research, develop specifications, and procure custom automation equipment
  • Work with vendors to design/modify custom equipment, install on the manufacturing line, and commission for production within specified timelines and budgets
  • Program and troubleshoot automated equipment, including PLC (programmable logic controller) and HMI (human machine interaction) programming
  • Set up processes and systems to ensure equipment reliability, including setting up preventative maintenance plans and performing root cause analysis

 The ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering field is required
  • 3+ years' experience as an equipment, automation controls, and/or manufacturing engineer
  • Project management experience working with external vendors on equipment procurement and installation
  • Automation and controls experience, including PLC (programmable logic controller) and HMI (human machine interaction) programming. Python experience is a plus
  • High self-motivation and drive to execute quickly with excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Experience with rotating machinery, cable winding, and/or pipe bending preferred
  • Proficiency in CAD for tooling design is preferred (SolidEdge & Teamcenter is a plus)

Contact Information:

Associate:  Jean M. Nolan

Phone:  508-647-0434