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Pulsed Power Engineering Technician

General Fusion

General Fusion

Richmond, BC, Canada
Posted on Friday, July 5, 2024

Position: Pulsed Power Engineering Technician

Location: Richmond, BC, Canada

General Fusion is transforming how the world is energized by developing the first commercially-viable fusion power plant. Fusion will deliver clean, safe, and on-demand power at industrial scale, providing a powerful complement to renewables and a pathway to a zero-emissions grid.

Combining new technologies, proven industrial processes, and advances in fundamental fusion science, General Fusion aims to be the first in the world to develop commercial fusion power.

Position Overview:

The Pulsed Power Engineering Technician will provide hands-on support of mechanical and electrical equipment related to General Fusion’s pulsed power equipment. Our fusion concept requires the ability to deliver high energy ( MJ) short ( ms) and high voltage ( kV) pulses of electrical energy into plasma generators and magnets. This requires unique arrangements of batteries, power supplies capacitors , inductors and switch gear. The technician will be part of a team that builds and maintains an assortment of complex and unique equipment, machinery, and testing apparatuses.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assemble and maintain pulsed power specific equipment such as buss work, relays, high voltage switches, coaxial cabling, and pneumatic systems
  • Maintain shop, shop tools, and materials
  • Design and construct static mechanical jigs, fixtures, stands, brackets and holders using varied materials including: steel, plastic, aluminum stock and extrusions
  • Specify and order parts and materials for these projects
  • Work while keeping personal and co-worker safety as the top priority

Relevant Skills and Experience:

Required:

  • Experience working in a shop or lab environment and / or working hands-on with electrical and mechanical equipment
  • Hands-on electrical experience including wiring, soldering, and basic troubleshooting
  • Mechanical skills including mechanical assembly, and basic shop tools (drill press, bandsaw, belt sander)
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to lift up to 20 kg
  • Basic computer literacy (Excel, Outlook)

Preferred:

  • 2-4 years relevant experience which may include:
  • Experience with high-voltage or high-energy electrical systems
  • Experience with electrical troubleshooting equipment, including multimeters, oscilloscopes, and other lab equipment
  • Demonstrated workshop skills including:
    • Steel fabrication
    • MIG/TIG welding
    • Lathe and mill operation
  • Familiarity with 3D CAD design software (SolidWorks)
  • Familiarity with 3D printing (SLA or FDM)
  • PLC programming or related control system experience
  • Experience working with, and safely moving large equipment. Forklift experience an asset
  • Hobby project experience with any combination of the above skills

This role requires self-directed work that is often driven by employee initiative. The successful candidate will have the expertise to focus their attention on tasks that add value to the project at hand. If you feel you may check some but not all boxes, we’d still encourage you to apply! This is a dynamic role in a dynamic environment, perfect for the driven individual wishing to make a difference.

What We Offer:

  • Flexible hours
  • Four weeks’ vacation
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • RRSP contribution
  • Support for professional development
  • Great company culture – social events, food trucks, bike rides, Sun Run, etc.

Salary = $65,000 - $75,000 CAD annually plus benefits and incentives

Applications:

We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

General Fusion is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.