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Fuelling our cutting edge technology and energetic work environment is the fact that everyone at General Fusion wants to make a difference to the world. We’re focused on creating a practical approach to fusion power, and our workplace reflects that.

The pace is fast, teams are small and agile, and the work is stimulating. Though we’ve grown to become a cutting edge research facility, pragmatism is still at the core of what we do. Physicists, engineers, machinists and computer scientists work side by side to iterate designs, creatively overcome problems, and rapidly develop our technology.

What it’s Like to Work at General Fusion


If you can find a space in our bike room, you’ll discover an active and outgoing team of some of the brightest minds around. Morning coffee rides are as much part of the culture as the lunchtime conversations that inevitably require a whiteboard. We don’t have a foosball table, but strike a balance of lifestyle and benefits that make this a great place to work.

Current Job Postings

We are now accepting applications for the following positions:

PLASMA PHYSICIST

Opportunity

General Fusion is seeking experienced plasma physicists to contribute to the development of our magnetized target fusion (MTF) power plant. We are looking for individuals to aid in the analysis of our experimental campaigns, who can then use that information to develop models that compare experimental results with simulation and help inform the direction of future development.

General Fusion seeks individuals who are self-motivated, have good communication skills and can stay focused on goals while operating in a fast paced development environment. We welcome individuals who possess the drive required to work on difficult problems, are excited by alternative and innovative solutions and are comfortable with working both independently and within a group.

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will work under the Director of Plasma Development and, with the rest of the engineering and physics staff, to further the development of plasma targets for General Fusion’s power plant design.

The work involved in this project combines a wide range of skill sets, and each team member will need to become familiar with the full scope of the plasma development and understand how their work relates to that of the whole.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Analysis of data produced by experimental campaigns and reporting of results.
  • Relating the analysis to known plasma physics theory and simulation.
  • Using experimental results to inform further plasma technology development.
  • Diagnostic development

Qualifications

Qualified candidates possess a balance of strong plasma theory background and practical experimentation skills. Candidates for this position must have:

  • A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in plasma physics or a closely related field.
  • Strong background in research related to magnetic confinement of plasmas.
  • Strong grasp of plasma theory and ability to apply relevant theory to develop models ofthe experimental system as well as to contribute to technological innovations.
  • Practical experimentation skills.
  • Experience doing quantitative analysis in Igor, Matlab or similar programming environment.
  • Proven ability to work well within a team setting.

Additional consideration will be given to candidates who have experience in:

  • Magnetized Target Fusion.
  • Use of visible, VUV, or soft X-ray spectroscopy to analyze high temperature plasmas.

What We Offer:

  • Flexible hours
  • Four weeks’ vacation
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • RRSP Contribution
  • Support for professional development
  • Great company culture – social events, food trucks, bike rides, Sun Run, etc.

Applications

Please send your resume to opportunities@generalfusion.com. We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

General Fusion is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.

Process Systems Engineer

Opportunity

General Fusion is hiring a Process Systems Engineer who will be responsible for leading the design, development and specification of the liquid lithium systems used across General Fusion’s development program. This includes developing and specifying materials requirements for interaction with liquid lithium, the development of liquid lithium handling systems including pumping, storage and safety systems, integrating these systems with existing and new laboratory test beds, and designing the liquid lithium systems for General Fusion’s Fusion Demonstration Plant.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop system requirements for liquid lithium systems for prototyping and testing, and for the Fusion Demonstration Plant – including purity, handling and materials requirements.
  • Evaluate, specify and lead the design of the systems required for handling liquid lithium in both a laboratory and commercial environment.
  • Evaluate and recommend liquid lithium compatible materials in a commercial environment
  • Develop and maintain relationships with external partners for systems design, commercial deployment and materials development.

Relevant Skills and Experience:

Required:

  • 10+ years’ experience in process, chemical or materials engineering
  • Experience in chemical process design
  • Experience with corrosion testing and analysis
  • Experience in the safe handling of hazardous materials
  • Experience in lab operation

 

Preferred:

  • Experience with reactive liquid metal handling
  • Experience with liquid lithium
  • Experience with liquid metal corrosion
  • Experience with liquid metal processing
  • Experience in design of experiments
  • Experience collaborating with university and industrial labs

The work involved in this project combines a wide range of skill sets, and each team member will need to become familiar with the full scope of the plasma development and understand how their work relates to the whole. General Fusion seeks individuals who are self-motivated, have good communication skills and are comfortable with creative problem solving independently and within a group.

Education:

  • PhD degree in Materials Engineering or Chemical Engineering is preferred. Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree in Materials Engineering or Chemical Engineering accepted with relevant industrial experience.

What We Offer:

  • Flexible hours
  • Four weeks’ vacation
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • RRSP Contribution
  • Support for professional development
  • Great company culture – social events, food trucks, bike rides, Sun Run, etc

Applications

Please send your resume to opportunities@generalfusion.com noting “Job Ref# RR-2020-10” in the email subject line. We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

General Fusion is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.

Senior Plasma Physicist

Opportunity

General Fusion is hiring a Senior Plasma Physicist who will contribute to the development of our magnetized target fusion (MTF) power plant. The Senior Plasma Physicist will aid in the analysis of our experimental campaigns, and then use that information to develop models that reconcile experimental results with simulation and help inform the direction of future development.

General Fusion seeks individuals who are self-motivated, have good communication skills and can stay focused on goals while operating in a fast paced development environment. We welcome individuals who possess the drive required to work on difficult problems, are excited by alternative and innovative solutions and are comfortable with working both independently and within a group.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Analyzing and integrating diagnostic data from General Fusion plasma experiments to develop comprehensive hypotheses for evolution of plasma characteristics, and reconcile them with simulation results and reconstructions
  • Proposing new experimental campaigns and corresponding simulations to answer key questions regarding plasma parameter evolution, and optimization of MTF targets
  • Working with the simulation, reconstruction, and diagnostic teams in the development of dynamic models of compact toroid (CT) plasmas under compression.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Strong background in research in fusion science and magnetized plasma
  • Strong grasp of plasma theory and be able to apply relevant theory to develop models of the experimental system as well as to contribute to technological innovations
  • Proven ability to work well within a team setting

Preferred:

  • Experience in Magnetized Target Fusion

Education:

  • Ph. D. or equivalent degree in plasma physics, fusion science or closely related field.

What We Offer:

  • Flexible hours
  • Four weeks’ vacation
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • RRSP Contribution
  • Support for professional development
  • Great company culture – social events, food trucks, bike rides, Sun Run, etc.

Applications

Please send your resume to opportunities@generalfusion.com noting “Job Ref# RR-2020-11” in the email subject line. We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

General Fusion is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.

 

Data Scientist

Opportunity

We are looking for a Data Scientist who will support the analysis of large, irregular data sets generated from General Fusion’s plasma injector and compression experiments. The ideal candidate will have the ability to use a wide variety of data mining/data analysis methods to build and implement models, algorithms, and data visualizations. They should also have a working knowledge of DAQ hardware and digital signal processing techniques to improve quality of input digital data.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Working with General Fusion physicists and engineers, develop the algorithms and code used to analyze data and interpret results from fusion experiments.
  • Implement and apply Digital Signal Processing tools to improve the quality of digital data from Data Acquisition hardware.
  • Manage data storage and processing pipelines.

Relevant Skills and Experience:

Required:

  • Minimum 5 years of programming experience using standard programming languages (Python preferred, C, C++, Fortran also considered).
  • Experience using statistical computer languages (R, Python, etc.) and databases to manipulate data and draw insights from large data sets.
  • Knowledge of advanced statistical techniques (regression, properties of distributions, statistical testing, Bayesian analysis methods, etc.) and experience with applications.
  • Experience with good software development practices: testing, issue tracking, version control, peer reviews.
  • Proven experience in analyzing time data from physical systems.
  • Able to work collaboratively with diverse teams.

Preferred:

  • Experience using MATLAB and Igor Pro for data analysis.
  • Background in physics, with an emphasis on plasma physics.
  • Background in electrical engineering or engineering physics.
  • Experience working with DAQ hardware.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field.

What We Offer:

  • Flexible hours
  • Four weeks’ vacation
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • RRSP Contribution
  • Support for professional development
  • Great company culture – social events, food trucks, bike rides, Sun Run, etc.

Applications

Please send your resume to opportunities@generalfusion.com noting “Job Ref# RR-2020-13” in the email subject line. We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

General Fusion is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.

Diagnostics and Control Systems Technician

Opportunity

We are looking for a Diagnostics and Controls Systems Technician who will provide hands-on support of diagnostic and control systems equipment currently in use or under development on General Fusion’s plasma injector experiments. The work involved in this project combines a wide range of skill sets, this role also requires individuals who are self-motivated, have good communication skills, and are comfortable with creative problem solving independently and within a group.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and construct mechanical jigs, fixtures, stands, brackets and holders using varied materials including: lumber, steel, plastic, aluminum, and extrusions.
  • Install, maintain, and troubleshoot electrical and optical equipment used for plasma diagnostics, data acquisition, and control systems.
  • Specify and order parts and materials for projects.
  • Manage inventory and storage of common lab parts and shop tools.
  • Recordkeeping – keep track of machine settings, fiber & cable routing, and equipment inventory.
  • Collect data, apply critical observation skills to results, take active role in interpreting results, and provide feedback for improvement of lab equipment.
  • Work independently, while taking the initiative to gather information from engineering staff.
  • Proactively contribute to a great work environment while championing safe work practices.

Relevant Skills and Experience:

Required:

  • Basic machine shop skills.
  • Hands-on experience with installing and troubleshooting of electrical systems.
  • Good organization skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong multi-disciplinary technical skills – with demonstrated experience in diagnosing, repairing and solving system/equipment challenges.
  • Experience with basic computer programs (excel, etc).

Preferred:

  • Hands on experience working with a wide variety of mechanical and electrical equipment in a research or product development lab environment.
  • Familiarity with 3D cad design software (SolidWorks).
  • Familiarity with DAQ & control systems equipment.
  • Basic computer programming and scientific data analysis skills.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field.

What We Offer:

  • Flexible hours
  • Four weeks’ vacation
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • RRSP Contribution
  • Support for professional development
  • Great company culture – social events, food trucks, bike rides, Sun Run, etc.

Applications

Please send your resume to opportunities@generalfusion.com noting “Job Ref# RR-2020-14” in the email subject line. We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

General Fusion is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.

Electromechanical Engineer

Opportunity

As a member of the Plasma Injector Systems team, the Electromechanical Engineer will work on the development and design of large power supply systems for General Fusion’s Fusion Demonstration Plant. The work will focus on the electrical design of a large DC power supply including the power components, switching and buswork.

The successful candidate has experience in a structured engineering environment, and has demonstrated experience in prototyping, testing and implementing their designs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Developing the design concept for a large (1000’s of volts, 1000’s of amps) pulsed DC power supply from requirements, and extending those concepts into detailed designs.
  • Developing test plans and carrying out the testing for verification and validation of their designs.
  • Producing the required design documentation throughout the design process.
  • Working closely with the rest of the design team to integrate their design with other systems.

Relevant Skills and Experience:

Required:

  • 5+ years’ experience in the design of power systems for large industrial or scientific equipment
  • Demonstrated experience in the implementation and commissioning of large power systems
  • Experience with the design and implementation of fault protection and safety interlock systems to ensure safe system operation and maintenance
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, and an ability to work both independently and collaboratively.

Preferred:

  • Experience in the development and deployment of novel, first of a kind engineering projects.
  • Pulsed power design experience
  • Magnetic material modelling and transformer design

Education:

  • B.Sc. in Electromechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics or closely related field.

What We Offer:

  • Flexible hours
  • Four weeks’ vacation
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • RRSP Contribution
  • Support for professional development
  • Great company culture – social events, food trucks, bike rides, Sun Run, etc.

Applications

Please send your resume to opportunities@generalfusion.com noting “Job Ref# RR-2020-15” in the email subject line. We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

General Fusion is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.

Opto-Mechanical Engineer

Opportunity

As a member of the Diagnostics and Controls team, the Opto-Mechanical Engineer will work on the development of plasma injector and compression system equipment. The work will focus on the mechanical design of diagnostic systems.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Precision mechanical design
  • Designing optical systems
  • Specifying and procuring optical components
  • Designing mounts, enclosures, and test jigs for diagnostic and plasma injector equipment

Relevant Skills and Experience:

Required:

  • 5+ years’ experience in mechanical design
  • Good knowledge of SolidWorks
  • Experience designing small, precision parts
  • Understanding tolerancing of precision parts, and the impact on part cost and delivery time
  • Mechanical aptitude and a willingness to work hands-on to build, prototype, and test designs
  • Flexibility to adapt to a rapidly changing work environment

Preferred:

  • Good understanding of manufacturing processes
  • Experience designing, specifying and procuring optical components
  • Mounting and aligning of optics
  • Design for Manufacturing
  • Experience with Exact Constraint and Kinematic Design
  • Experience with GD&T
  • Background working in or closely with a machine shop
  • Experience in designing prototypes in a research and development setting

Education:

  • B.Sc. in Engineering in a relevant discipline.

What We Offer:

  • Flexible hours
  • Four weeks’ vacation
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • RRSP Contribution
  • Support for professional development
  • Great company culture – social events, food trucks, bike rides, Sun Run, etc.

Applications

Please send your resume to opportunities@generalfusion.com noting “Job Ref# RR-2020-16” in the email subject line. We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

General Fusion is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.