Designer/CAD Operator IV

Job Number: 16146

Payroll Category: Support Staff

Hours: Full Time

Date: June 18, 2018

The MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC) is an internationally recognized facility at the forefront of plasma physics and fusion energy research. It is located on the main MIT campus in Cambridge MA and comprises a team of almost 200 top-tier students, scientists, and engineers jointly pursuing fusion research at national laboratory-like scale. The PSFC recently announced a new, accelerated pathway to fusion energy that is based on the development and demonstration of the world’s highest performing superconducting fusion magnets and the design of the first net-energy fusion device: the SPARC tokamak. The PSFC is undertaking searches for exceptional individuals who want to work in the fast-paced, team-oriented environment of the SPARC project to achieve net fusion energy on an aggressive timescale to help combat global climate change. One Designer/CAD Operator IV position is open for immediate consideration on the SPARC project team. Learn more about SPARC.

The candidate’s primary responsibility will be to work closely with the rest of the SPARC research and engineering team to translate technical ideas into mechanical designs that can be efficiently fabricated and deployed. The candidate will be expected to have detailed knowledge of engineering principals and significant experience using modern commercial CAD and CAM software. Understanding how material properties and manufacturing processes must be factored into the design process in order to successfully and effectively produce real world products is required. Working collaboratively with PSFC engineers, machinists and external vendors as part of the design process is expected. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong track record of independence and self-driven execution to complete designs on schedule once the initial designs have been formulated.

Requirements: A technical school certificate or an associate's degree, and at least four years of related experience is expected. Detailed knowledge and experience of modern CAD and CAM software is required as well as the ability to rapidly learn new software tools. The successful candidate must display excellent communication skills, and the willingness to work collaboratively and fluidly in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment. The candidate should be well organized, detail oriented, and able to work on multiple tasks simultaneously with minimal supervision once a task has been defined.

Wage Rate (hourly): $22.92 - $36.68


Resumes should be submitted with a cover letter specifically addressing why the applicant feels qualified for this position. Resumes without an acceptable cover letter will not be considered. Please apply for this position on the Careers across MIT website.