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Eng Tech IV

Req ID:  95042

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:

SunPower is seeking a seasoned, talented, hands-on Eng Technician to join our Module Laboratory Operations team.  This position will be directly involved with the qualification of next-generation module design, technology, and solar cells. The ideal candidate will possess a strong eye for detail, providing feedback to product engineers for further advancement of the product or design. The ideal candidate has also demonstrated experience in being part of defining and managing short- or long-term testing schedules.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Drive the successful completion of complex module work orders by managing one’s workflow and priorities, proactively seeking advice from a supervisor, engineer or more experienced team members if needed.
  • Support the creation from design to sample construction, unique solar cell interconnect processes and test samples.
  • Drive the completion of Reliability Testing to define the design and product reliability by engaging and/or performing sample maintenance or characterization.
  • Support the testing and characterization of full-size modules as required.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Associates degree and 5+ years of related solar module experience OR equivalent combination of education and years of related experience preferred.


Essential Qualifications:

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications such as
    • Excel,
    • Word,
    • Outlook,
    • PowerPoint.
  • Computer Literate (Ability to navigate networks, files, subfiles, create, delete, and modify documents as required)
  • Works well in Teams or Alone
  • Excellent Attention to Detail
  • Excellent Communication Skills
    • Ability to communicate with people who possess different levels of solar knowledge or skills.  
    • Comfortable with the use of email as the main source of communication.
  • Strong Technical Background with experience in the following areas:
    • Solar Cell Soldering
    • Solar Module Assembly and Encapsulation
    • Solar Module Testing and Failure Modes


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Solar and/or Clean Room Experience
  • Soldering and/or Rework
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications
  • Understands Moderately Complex Drawings and can fill in Missing Details
  • Follows Directions and is Comfortable with Rapid Changes in Direction or Priority
  • Effective communicator (especially English)
  • Works well in Teams or as a Sole Contributor
  • Experience with Metrology Tools
  • Experience with Tensile Tester, Environmental Chambers, Power Supplies
  • Basic understanding of electrical principles (can use a DMM to measure circuit voltage, etc)
  • General Mechanical Skills (using saws, drills, hammers, etc)
  • Comfortable Working with High Voltages


Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to work in a Laboratory Environment with exposure to the following hazards.
    • High Voltage/Shock Hazards
    • Loud Noise
    • Pinch and Crush hazards
    • Slip Hazards
    • Trip Hazards
    • Chemical Hazards
    • Laser Hazards
    • Extreme Temperatures
  • Must be able to stand for most of the workday
  • Must be able to operate a forklift
  • Must have the ability to lift 40 pounds regularly.
  • The ability to see and respond to dangerous situations.


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 Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

Job Segment: Warehouse, Forklift, Manufacturing

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