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Mechanical Eng III

Req ID:  100522

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 2,000 in North America and the Philippines. 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:


Summary of Role:

The ideal candidate will have experience designing, evaluating, manufacturing and troubleshooting electro-mechanical systems deployed in photovoltaic power generating systems. Areas of focus include but are not limited to module mounting systems, DC cable routing and power collection systems, inverters, and grounding systems. The candidate should be familiar with engineering best practices that enable efficient problem-solving. Good communication skills are needed to provide feedback to product development and equipment selection teams with the goal of ensuring long-term reliable operation in harsh outdoor environments.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

This role will be expected to:

  • Assist in the selection of materials that are resistant to UV exposure, corrosion, and high temperatures.
  • Evaluate the resistance of systems to wind, snow, ice, and other environmental stresses
  • Determine root cause(s) and failure mode(s) for problems discovered post-deployment
  • Effectively communicate with technical and non-technical stakeholders (written and verbal)
  • Evaluate and analyze data from diverse sources to assess the performance of systems in development or operation
  • Define and document component/interface/system functional requirements, specific requirements (drawings and specifications), xFMEAs, test plans, and test results
  • Participate in 8D / CAPA problem-solving projects
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams working to solve complex problems
  • Self-motivated when the task or project does not require collaboration

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • BSME and 5+ years of related experience or MSME and 3+ years of experience
  • Proficient in MS productivity suite
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


Desired Qualifications and Experience:

  • Experience working with photovoltaic solar energy generation and associated electrical and mechanical balance of systems
  • Familiar with industry best practices to ensure systems operate safely and reliably in harsh outdoor environments
  • Proficient with Solidworks CAD package
  • Proficient in JMP or Minitab statistics software
  • Exposure to NEC 690 and applicable UL standards for solar photovoltaic systems


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.




SunPower Values

  • Put Customers First
  • Win Together
  • Lead Decisively
  • Innovate Relentlessly
  • Do the Right Thing

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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