Electrical Engineer - Manufacturing

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 electrical engineer to build a new manufacturing line for state-of-the-art high-field superconducting magnets. The electrical 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


  • 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

Email:  jnolan@mdparkin.com