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Thea Energy

Thea Energy

Kearny, NJ, USA
Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2024
About Thea Energy:
Thea Energy is leveraging recent breakthroughs in stellarator physics and engineering to create a faster and simpler approach to commercializing fusion energy. The company is reinventing the stellarator using computer-controlled arrays of planar coils thereby replacing the intricate, complex modular magnets required in all other stellarator architectures. Thea Energy is on a mission to create a limitless source of zero emission energy for a sustainable future.
Position Overview:
Thea Energy is seeking experienced technicians to join its rapidly growing team. The Magnet Technician roles will support the manufacture and assembly of high temperature superconducting (“HTS”) magnets, subcomponents, and associated equipment. The Magnet Technician will be a hands-on role, responsible for the fabrication, assembly, and integration of magnet components, electromechanical equipment, and cryogenic or high-pressure assemblies, and will operate a host of process and test equipment. As part of a rapidly growing team, you’ll be part of the organizational build-up of a leading fusion energy company. These roles may occasionally require a high degree of autonomy and must be able to move quickly. The Thea Energy team is comprised of self-motivated, creative, and fun individuals with an excitement for solving complex problems.

Key Responsibility Areas:

  • Fabrication and assembly of magnets, supporting hardware, and manufacturing equipment
  • Operation of 3-axis CNC equipment or similar, and manual machining equipment
  • Assembly, modification, operation, and maintenance of commercial and custom equipment, including winding machines, ovens, assembly fixtures, and cryogenic test equipment
  • Electromechanical, electronic, and cable assembly
  • Part processing, including cleaning and surface preparation
  • Tool and workspace organization and maintenance
  • Track and report results and progress against program goals and milestones
  • Communicate and collaborate with internal stakeholders

Required Experience & Skillsets:

  • Experience machining, fabricating, and/or assembling complex hardware
  • Experience operating manufacturing or test equipment
  • Basic dimensional and visual inspection skills
  • Experience setting up, operating, and troubleshooting electromechanical and electronic systems
  • Experience assembling, troubleshooting, and repairing power and control cable assemblies
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite tools or similar software
  • Ability to execute and flourish in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment
  • Comfortable working to aggressive deadlines and exceptional work ethic
  • Clear technical communication and collaboration skills
  • Innate desire to learn, innovate, and critique ideas including one’s own
  • High-school diploma or equivalent

Ideal Experience

  • Experience assembling and testing high-pressure or vacuum systems
  • Experience assembling cryogenic systems
  • Experience operating or programming automation equipment, e.g. PLC, HMI, or process controllers
  • Experience with reflow solder processes, including PCBA manufacturing
  • 5 years experience with magnetic confinement fusion, aerospace, medical devices, or other highly technical industries is ideal

Company Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive health benefits (e.g. medical/dental/vision)
  • Employee equity stock options
  • Open vacation policies
  • Work-life balance
It’s not necessary to meet all of the skillsets outlined above. Please feel free to send us a note and tell us why you would still be a great fit for this role or Thea Energy.
Diversity and Inclusion:
Thea Energy is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a company of diverse backgrounds. By creating a diverse environment, we will bring new ideas and approaches to solving some of the world’s hardest (and most important) problems. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, family or marital status, age, disability, veteran’s status, or other characteristic protected by applicable laws and regulations.