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Metrology Engineer

Date: Sep 27, 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:

Job Description:

Develops new or modified metrology tools for solar cells and modules, defines test equipment requirements and specifications, and reviews measurement procedures applied in the manufacture, fabrication, and evaluation of products. Builds opto-electrical setups to improve SunPower’s inline-metrology and develops software solutions involving image processing. Analyzes large data sets and builds comprehensive reports to monitor the measurements from different SunPower factories. Builds physical models for power prediction based on cell architecture and module design and material properties. Coordinates design requirement review with appropriate engineering/scientific personnel to ensure compatibility of metrology tools. Conducts critical experiments, compiles and evaluates test data to determine the uncertainty of the metrology output parameters and drive improvements of accuracy. May conceive and plan projects involving definition and selection of new concepts, equipment, and approaches in the metrology steps or development new or improved tools. Ability to travel alone to visit vendors and production line to provide technical inputs.


Minimum Requirements:

  • B.S. degree in Physics, Material Science, Electrical Engineering or other related field and 5+ years of related experience; M.S. Degree and 3+ years of related experience; or Ph.D. without experience.
  • or equivalent combination of education and related experience.


Preferred requirements:

  • Deep understanding of semiconductor metrology techniques used to evaluate the device performance. This would include electrical measurements, solar simulators, photoluminescence imaging, visual inspection, SEM, etc.
  • Experience with image processing, handling big data sets, building physical models or predictive models using machine learning
  • Handson experience with semiconductor or photovoltaic devices fabrication process.
  • Significant experience with design of experiments (DOE) and the statistical analysis of the data (e.g. JMP, R).
  • Excellent Python coding skills, experience with MySQL or other database management tools
  • Demonstrated ability to solve complex problems both individually and in a team environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication/presentation skills. Fluent in English. Additional language capability is a significant asset.



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.

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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