Senior Mechanical Designer

Join Helion Energy in Everett, WA as a CAD Designer to contribute to the world's first fusion power plant. Design 3D models, collaborate with engineers, and work towards unlimited clean electricity.

Helion Energy
Helion Energy
Everett, United States  UTC-08:00   On-site   Full Time   51-100   USD 140k–190k   2 months ago

About Helion Energy

Company Overview

Helion Energy, Inc.

Everett, Washington, USA


Business Model

Fusion Energy

Development and demonstration of fusion energy technology

Capital raised through funding rounds, potential future electricity production. Helion Energy recently announced that Microsoft will become their first customer.

Locations & Geography

Headquartered in the United States 🇺🇸 with focus on expanding the adoption of fusion energy globally

Company Culture

Committed to providing a clean, scalable, and cost-effective energy solution through fusion technology

Innovative, team-oriented, and driven by critical engineering challenges

Emphasis on collaboration and empowerment in solving global energy challenges

Activities & Projects

Development of the Polaris prototype, aimed to be the first to demonstrate net electricity from fusion

Advancements in pulsed non-ignition fusion technology and high-temperature plasma generation

Focused on achieving zero-carbon electricity production to support global decarbonization

Contact Information

LinkedIn, Instagram

Careers at Helion Energy

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

As a CAD Designer, you will work directly with our Engineering Team to develop and create 3D models and technical drawings for our products. You will influence designs and guide the team to standardized approaches in modeling, drafting, and assembling structures. You will report onsite directly to the Mechanical Engineering Manager at our Everett, WA office.

You Will:

  • Design high-quality 3D models using CAD software, such as NX or SolidWorks
  • Create detailed technical drawings and specifications for production
  • Collaborate with engineers to ensure design and production feasibility
  • Manage upper-level assemblies for our next-generation fusion machine, Polaris
  • Conduct design reviews and provide feedback to improve design and production

Required Skills

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field, or 5+ years of industry experience in CAD software and assembly management
  • Expert proficiency in CAD software, such as NX, SolidWorks, or AutoCAD, with an ability to create complex models and drawings
  • Advanced experience with PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) software systems, and experience managing high-level bills of material through multiple phases of the development cycle
  • Advanced familiarity with GD&T (geometric dimensioning and tolerancing) standards, with an ability to apply these standards to complex designs
  • Experience with product design in the energy, aerospace, or manufacturing industries
  • Understanding of Mechanical and Structural fundamentals, with an ability to use hand-calculations and tolerance stack-ups to validate designs
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes and materials, with a focus on optimizing for efficiency and cost-effectiveness

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.

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About the role

May 13, 2024

Full Time


Oct 18, 2024


USD 140k–190k

Helion Energy

Everett, United States

5+ years


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