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Quality and Reliability Tech

Date: Sep 10, 2019

Do you want to change the world? We do, too.
The energy market is roughly $4 trillion globally, and solar penetration is less than 1%.  But just one hour of sunlight, if harnessed, could power the entire world for a year. We have the opportunity to completely change the way energy is produced, distributed and consumed on a global scale, and we’re looking for talented, committed people to help us drive our growth and achieve our goals.
SunPower is a global solar energy solutions company with a rich heritage of pioneering the best energy technologies in the world. Our solutions are unrivaled in terms of long-term reliability, efficiency and guaranteed performance, and our company is unmatched in terms of global reach and scale. Through design, manufacturing, installation and ongoing maintenance and monitoring, SunPower provides its proprietary, world-record efficient solar technology to residential, commercial and utility customers worldwide.
SunPower is changing the way our world is powered every day with a brilliant, passionate and driven team of more than 7,000 in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. In an industry that is reshaping the world’s energy future, there’s no better place to be than SunPower.
We believe that our employees create our brand – with each project, each communication, each task completed and each interaction. Experience is critical to SunPower in regards to not only our customers but also our employees and dealer partners. As such, we strive to hire candidates that are service focused. The experience we would expect the ideal person to deliver is:

Family Description:


This position reports to the Quality Engineering Manager. The successful candidate will assist the Reliability Engineer in conducting reliability related tests including loading, operating reliability equipment and evaluating test results for all quality and reliability test plans.  This position will serve as a backup resource to operate and manage the reliability tools in the absence of the Reliability Engineer and to analyze and report test results required to characterize product quality and reliability. The candidate will employ and deploy quality and analysis tools to achieve world class operational performance.  The scope of the work encompasses both technical and operational elements.  

This position is a M-F Days position and will work with process engineers, equipment engineers and the manufacturing team to set up sustainable line systems and participate in cross-functional task forces to improve overall quality. 


Essential Functions:

  • Ability to load and operate all reliability test equipment and processes to support product characterization.
  • Support the scheduling and collection of test samples required for product monitoring and product qualifications.
  • Assist Reliability Engineer in timely characterization of product quality with a disciplined, structured problem solving approach, aligning to business priorities.
  • Utilize necessary metrology and inspection processes to ensure product quality expectations are met.
  • Support product qualifications and BOM improvements with compliance to UL and other regulatory standards.
  • Monitor product reliability data for trends, variation, and improvement opportunities.
  • Contribute to 8D structured problem solving approaches supporting risk management decisions and corrective and preventive actions.
  • Coach and mentor production staff, aligning with quality and reliability goals.
  • Champion quality metrics across the business processes.
  • Facilitate current quality and reliability systems using appropriate monitors that drive and document product reliability.
  • Identify areas for continuous improvement for product quality


Position Requirements

This position is ideal for an experienced process engineer or process oriented quality engineer with experience as a tool owner or project manager with High Volume Manufacturing experience.  Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business, Education or related field, or combination of education and work experience.

  • An Associate Degree in a related technical discipline is required.  Consideration will be given to candidates without a degree who can demonstrate equivalent knowledge gained from additional technical/quality experience.
  • Experienced in managing projects and process improvements with the ability to drive multiple and sometimes competing priorities.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills. Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Experience in working directly with equipment and material suppliers.
  • Strong math skills for analyzing data and reporting.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Must be able to work in an office environment as well as a manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) is required.
  • Knowledge of statistical concepts including: DOE, FMEA, Lean Methods and 6-Sigma desired

Equal Employment Opportunity
The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer and makes employment decisions, including but not limited to, hiring, firing, promotion, demotion, training, and/or compensation, on the basis of merit. Employment decisions are based on an individual’s qualifications as they relate to the job under consideration. The Company’s policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions, the actual sex of the individual, or the gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, including religious dress practices and religious grooming practices, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, familial status, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected veteran or military status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws, ordinances, or regulations. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company, including supervisors and co-workers.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

SunPower Supports EEO

Accommodation for Applicants to SunPower Corporation
SunPower Corporation is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures. If you have any difficulty using our online system and you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, you may use the following alternative email address to contact us about your interest in employment at SunPower Corporation: Please indicate in the subject that line of your email that you are requesting accommodation. Only candidates being considered for a position who require an accommodation will receive a follow-up response.



Availability of Affirmative Action Plan for Review


SunPower is a federal government contractor. As a part of the Company’s obligations under law, it

must develop a written Affirmative Action Program (AAP) for the Disabled, Recently Separated

Veterans, Armed Forces Service Medal Veterans, Disabled Veterans and Active Duty Wartime

Or Campaign Badge Veterans and for Women and Minorities as specified by law.


Non-confidential and non-proprietary aspects of the AAP are available for inspection by applicants

and employees, consistent with applicable law, which will be made available during office hours by

contacting the EEO Officer.

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

Job Segment: Lean Six Sigma, Management

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