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Electrical Engineer

Tri Alpha Energy, Inc.

Foothill Ranch, California 92610
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Tri Alpha Energy’s purpose is to deliver world-changing clean fusion energy technology as fast as possible. Starting with the end in mind – a fusion solution that delivers practical science, engineering integration and competitive economics – TAE developed a unique combination of advanced particle accelerator and plasma physics. The resulting technology is compact, aneutronic, carbon-free and sustainable with a safe environmental profile.


Backed by private capital, TAE is well along in validating both the science and engineering integration of this technology. While important work remains, Tri Alpha Energy believes it understands the path forward to the first fusion-based commercial power plant.  More information is available at


We have an opening at our Foothill Ranch, CA (Orange County) facility for an Electrical Engineer who is responsible for the design, specification, engineering, implementation, testing and commissioning of custom electrical, electro-mechanical and electronic systems, encompassing high voltage or high current techniques, power electronics, control and data acquisition subsystems. The Electrical Engineer liaison with engineers and scientists at different levels deploying new electrical/electronic systems. The Electrical Engineer will also manage technical documentation on the projects according to ISO 9001 quality management system requirements.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Provide technical input, produce and examine drawings, written specifications and wiring diagrams at all stages in the project from the concept through to full manufacturing, installation, commissioning and support.

Demonstrate good knowledge of power electronic components and circuits including AC/DC and DC/DC converters, filters, voltage and current transducers, high and low power electrical components, transformers, magnets and power semiconductors.

Support the projects with confident knowledge of electrical hardware designed for EMC, temperature, safety and reliability of continuous operation. Understand high voltage concepts including electric stresses, insulation and breakdowns, earth ground referenced and other potential referenced systems.

Basic integration of electrical systems and measurements with control and data acquisition subsystems (based on LabVIEW and Allen-Bradley PLCs).

Keep the project documentation up-to-date in line with ISO 9001 quality management system for the specifications and designs.

Interface with electrical, mechanical engineers and physicists developing experimental and custom systems.


Required:  B.S. Electrical Engineering


Experience working with high voltage or high current electrical systems in industrial or laboratory environment.

CAD proficiency required: AutoCAD Electrical (preferred), schematic capture and PCB layout.

Practical awareness of NFPA 70, good understanding of recommended electrical practices.

Ability to understand engineering drawings, circuit diagrams and specification sheets.

Strong electrical/electronic and electro-mechanical laboratory and trouble shooting skills.

Experience working with IEEE and IEC electrical engineering standards and ISO 9001 quality management system.


Technical Experience (Equpment, tools, etc.)

Sound knowledge of electrical/electronic components and common laboratory instrumentation.

Electrical hardware design, installation and commissioning experience.


Software Knowledge and Skills:

Practical literacy in MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.

Working knowledge of AutoCAD Electrical, CAD systems for capturing schematics and PCB layout, and any industrial electrical system simulation software.


Other Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Demonstrated ability to manage project documentation, keep revision control and follow the quality management system requirements.

Available to work flexible and extended hours if needed.


Required Experience

Minimum five years of proven relevant experience in Electrical and/or Electronic engineering, design and development.


Other Preferred Experience

Particle accelerator technology: particle sources, beam transportation and acceleration, steering/focusing/bending magnets, beam instrumentation and diagnostics, vacuum, water cooling and safety systems.

Low pressure plasma systems and arc discharge, high power electronics, high-voltage systems and electrical safety.

CAD modeling and drafting (AutoDesk, SolidWorks and similar).

Engineering background in medical industry (beam therapy, radiation treatment) is preferred.


Please submit resume and cover letter online in the Careers section of our website at

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