Careers

 
SuperPower is proud of its world-class workforce and regularly seeks highly skilled experts in the field to assist in the ongoing efforts relating to 2G HTS wire development and production.  We would welcome your expression of interest in joining the SuperPower team. 
For more information, please contact Employment at employment@superpower-inc.com.
 
SuperPower Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. 
 
Current openings:  
 
    • SuperPower, Inc. in Schenectady, NY, seeks an Application Engineer to engage in research and development activities on ongoing thin film deposition processes as well as process improvements by providing materials science support/data analysis. Develop, implement and execute actions/projects related to the development, validation and support of High Temperature Superconducting (“HTS”) wire projects. Work on thinner substrate development activities for HTS including the design and execution of experiments, measurements, data analysis and communication of results; deposition of Cu-Ni on HTS tape using planar sputter deposition system; including design of experiments, film characterization and data analysis to develop deposition conditions for minimal or no Ic degradation. Perform compositional analysis on HTS tapes using ICP-OES and correlate data with IcBT performance.  Provide special studies/reports on component, device, procedural or equipment improvements and new product designs/proposals; technical input and data analysis for design, selection, and procurement of mechanical and cryogenic components, equipment, tooling, and fixtures for use in superconducting coils and other related applications; and technical inputs for POR's/CER's on components, devices, equipment, tooling and fixtures used in HTS application development. Assist in analyzing performance/improvement after installation of components and devices.  Propose cost improvement changes on drawings, procedures, components, devices and equipment. Prepare operational instructions for components, devices and equipment with respect to mechanical and thermal limits; job safety analysis for components, devices and equipment; and marketing quote analysis and preparation, based on customer’s application requirements. Provide concise reports and communicate progress on on-going projects to upper management. 
       
      The position requires a Master’s degree in Engineering, Physical Sciences or related field with coursework in or demonstrated understanding of superconductor materials and/or device fabrication. To apply, send resume to employment@superpower-inc.com.
 
SuperPower Inc. is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer
 
SuperPower has been and will continue to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, where employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, disability, religious belief, national origin, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, age and gender or any other protected category.  To ensure that employment decisions are consistent with equal employment opportunities, SuperPower imposes only job-related requirements for these opportunities.
 
If you require special assistance or an accommodation to apply for a posted position, please contact our Human Resources department at 518-346-1414.

Local Workforce Development Opportunities
SuperPower has formed a partnership with Union College and Schenectady County Community College to train workers for the technical positions required in the development and manufacture of its 2G HTS wire and associated products.

For additional information about these programs, please contact:

Prof. Ronald B. Bucinell, Ph.D., P.E.
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
Union College
E-mail: bucinelr@union.edu

Brian E. Hagenbuch
 
 
 
Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
SuperPower Inc. is subsidiary
of Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
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