Senior Mechanical Engineer ANALYST - Foothill Ranch, CA, USA

TAE Technologies

California, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Hardware
  • Post Date: 05/28/2021
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  • Company Address: 19631 Pauling, Foothill Ranch, CA, 92610, US

About TAE Technologies

TAE Technologies (formerly known as Tri Alpha Energy) is leveraging proprietary science and engineering to tackle the world's biggest challenges. Our core mission is to create a new source of clean energy – one that's powered by nature's own processes and produces no harmful byproducts. It's what we call Friendly Fusion. Our groundbreaking work has resulted in industry-wide advances in accelerator and plasma physics and acted as a catalyst for adjacent innovations in healthcare, transportation and power management. With 20 years of focused research, TAE Technologies is on a purposeful path to commercial fusion energy and pioneering sustainable solutions for a better tomorrow.

Job Description

TAE Technologies develops breakthrough solutions to the most complex problems of our time. Our core mission is to develop and distribute safe, cost-effective commercial fusion energy with the cleanest environmental profile. With close to 1,000 issued and pending patents and over $600 million USD in private capital, we are now on the cusp of delivering a transformational energy source capable of sustaining the planet for thousands of years. Our foundational technology has catalyzed a portfolio of spinoff opportunities in critical markets such as electric mobility, power management, life sciences and more. Multidisciplinary and mission-driven by nature, TAE Technologies is leveraging proprietary science and engineering to create a bright future for us all.

We currently have an opening at our Foothill Ranch, CA (Orange County) facility for a Senior Mechanical Engineer - Analyst. The Senior Mechanical Engineer - Analyst position is a cross competency position participating in a variety of disruptive projects currently being developed by TAE Technologies. Nuclear fusion, cancer curing particle accelerators, and innovative electrification of various vehicles are currently being developed. This position will coordinate and participate in the design and analysis based on substantial mechanical engineering knowledge and experience. General knowledge of material selection, structural integrity assessment, heat transfer, and basic electromagnetic theory are helpful to achieve the goals of the position. This is a full-time position with full benefits.

Working At TAE

We are a diverse group of 200 of the most brilliant physicists, engineers and other experts from 30 countries around the world - all committed to improving our world through clean technology. TAE values individual expertise within our culture of collaboration. We offer generous benefits, vacation, career development programs and intramural ping pong.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with Physics and Operations groups to clarify requirements
  • Complete scoping design and simple analysis of large experimental systems
  • Complete detailed analysis of design and present resulting design direction for large experimental systems
  • Provide technical design direction for engineers and analytical staff.
  • Capability of verifying computational analysis results through analytical methods such as hand calculations
  • Assisting the design team with material selection and engineering specifications
  • Write and/or review design criteria and analysis assessment reports

Required Skills

  • At least 8 years of relevant experience at the senior engineering level in large component and major installations design and analysis
  • Fundamental Knowledge of Structural and thermal analysis
  • Strong background in finite element analysis
  • Ability to perform design by analysis using relevant design codes, such as ASME Pressure Vessel Code
  • Able to work independently, as well as a member and coordinator of a team
  • Able to manage multiple priorities effectively and have proven decision-making skills
  • Capable of reading engineering drawings
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to participate in team meetings and give technical presentations to small groups is required


Software Knowledge and Skills

  • Extensive experience with ANSYS or comparable Engineering simulation packages
  • Basic CAD knowledge with tools such as SolidWorks or Catia is required
  • Familiarity with any tools such as Catia, Opera, and Matlab or Python are desired
  • Knowledge of common material in heavy equipment design
  • Basic familiarity with electromagnetism is desired
  • Familiarity with fusion or fission nuclear power is a plus
  • Experience in large research and development projects is beneficial



  • B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent

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