Mechanical Engineer

Massachusetts, United States
04 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
04 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Number: 16998
Functional Area: Research - Engineering
Department: Plasma Science and Fusion Center
School Area: VP Research
Employment Type: Full-Time
Employment Category: Exempt
Visa Sponsorship Available: No

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

MECHANICAL ENGINEER, Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC), to provide design, analysis, and manufacturing support for physics projects aimed at PSFC’s core mission of accelerating the development of fusion energy.  Will join a team of physicists, engineers and technicians whose projects include magnets, RF couplers, plasma facing structures, and optical systems.  Will take projects from the conceptual stage through to completion.  Responsibilities include delivering detailed analytical concepts and supporting these concepts with detailed modeling; participating in and leading design reviews; providing critical analysis and suggestions for overcoming design challenges; identifying process deficiencies and developing solutions to improve those deficiencies; and creating a work environment that is conducive to teamwork and strong professional development. The position offers an opportunity to present work results at technical conferences and publish them in peer reviewed journals. 

Job Requirements


A bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) in mechanical engineering, at least two years of relevant experience, and solid knowledge of CAD software and drafting procedures, and excellent prioritization and project development skills. Knowledge of multi-physics simulation software (COMSOL, ANSYS) and experience with additive manufacturing and joining dissimilar materials preferred. Job #16998

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.