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Precision Assembly Specialist – Job Ref 62

First Light Fusion is researching inertial confinement fusion for energy generation. This involves the use of millimetre sized, disposable targets that are designed, manufactured, metrologised and assembled with micron accuracy.

You will take over the role of assembly and metrology of these targets. You will also be responsible for continuously improving the methods used to deliver these high precision targets. Currently this work is carried out by the experimental team in a target fabrication room with a growing range of microscopes and assembly equipment.

The day to day work will involve receiving target parts from the workshop and metrologising them – giving feedback to the workshop and project leader. These parts then need to be precisely assembled ready for the experiment. All stages need to be recorded and documented.

On a higher level the ideal candidate would participate in their own research with the aim of improving the target fabrication, assembly and metrology capabilities and techniques used at First Light Fusion. Initially this would be through the purchase of new equipment, but eventually would include the hiring of new team members as the company grows at the next funding round.

We believe this is an exciting and varied role as you will be the first member of a new team that is vital to our experiments. The ideal candidate, while being a specialist, will also interact with other teams frequently and manage their own area.

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How to Apply

Please upload a covering letter / supporting statement and CV using the online application form on this page. The post will remain open until filled. Two referees should be available on request. Informal enquiries may also be addressed to:


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