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Mechanical Engineer, Early Career

Join Helion Energy in Everett, WA as a Mechanical Engineer, Early Career, contributing to the world's first fusion power plant. Be part of a team driving clean, reliable, and affordable energy for all.

Helion Energy
Helion Energy
Everett, United States  UTC-08:00   On-site   Full Time   51-100   USD 90k–115k   29 days ago

About Helion Energy

Company Overview

Helion Energy, Inc.

Everett, Washington, USA

2013

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

Helion is hiring an early career Mechanical Engineer to oversee hardware designs for Helion's fusion generator prototypes. You will help solve versatile engineering problems that are important to deploying fusion energy to the world and be a culture-driver on a small but expanding team. You will report directly to our Senior Manager of Engineering at our Everett, WA office.

You Will

  • Own and understand subsystem designs such as electromagnetic, structural, fluid, thermal, and control systems, and improve their requirements
  • Learn from historical engineering approaches, design novel hardware, and test your solutions
  • Apply both engineering first-principles and method-based thinking to challenging problems
  • Use 3D CAD software (e.g., NX, Solidworks) to design fusion hardware
  • Perform analysis with tools like ANSYS and hold design reviews to gather feedback and iterate to a fully functioning system
  • Learn from experts to expand your engineering skillset and domain knowledge
  • Work hands-on alongside experienced technicians to improve your hardware designs
  • Fix hardware issues as they arise on integrated fusion generators

Required Skills

  • 1-2 years of collegiate internship or project team experience (e.g. SAE, Rocket Club) that includes working with versatile teams managing complex engineering projects and schedules
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering
  • Hands-on exposure to a variety of engineering disciplines (mechanical, electrical, fluids)
  • Experience with 3D CAD software (e.g. NX, Solidworks) and GD&T

The pay range for this position is $90k-115k. 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.

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About the role

Jun 25, 2024

Full Time

Company

Dec 10, 2024

On-site

USD 90k–115k

Helion Energy

Everett, United States

Entry Level

UTC-08:00

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