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Product Engineer

Date: Nov 20, 2019

Are you ready to change the future? You have the opportunity to join the company that helped establish solar markets around the world and continues to innovate in the renewable energy space. SunPower has facilities in the US, Europe and Asia, and we are seeking talented people to join us in building a clean energy future.

 

Widely recognized as the world’s standard for solar, SunPower produces the world’s highest efficiency solar products.  Our quality and reliability standards far exceed those of any other company in the industry.  

 

SunPower and Total, the global energy producer and provider, have announced a transformational investment by Total in SunPower.  The companies have signed a set of strategic agreements to accelerate SunPower’s growth in the increasingly competitive solar sector.  Total’s investment is based on SunPower’s leading position in designing, manufacturing and delivering the world’s highest efficiency, highest reliability solar systems with guaranteed performance.  These agreements will accelerate SunPower’s growth and further improve its financial strength.

 

SunPower is committed to the success of our company, our employees and the communities around the world that need us most.   We support our employees’ commitment to their communities through a culture of volunteerism, and through The SunPower Foundation, which makes grants to green initiatives throughout the world.  As a company, we operate with the highest sustainability standards. 

 

In an industry that is reshaping the world’s energy future, there’s no better place to be than SunPower. 

Product Engineer

Do you want to make a bigger impact on the world? SunPower’s vision is to change the way the world is powered, and we are doing that every day with a brilliant, passionate and driven team. SunPower is widely recognized as the global leader in high-efficiency solar for residential, commercial and utility markets. We operate in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia and are seeking talented people to join us in building a global clean energy future.

 

SunPower is committed to the success of our company, our employees and the communities around the world that need us most. We support our employees’ commitment to their communities through a culture of volunteerism, and through The SunPower Foundation, which makes grants to green initiatives throughout the world. As a company, we operate with the highest sustainability standards.  In an industry that is reshaping the world’s energy future, there’s no better place to be than SunPower.

 

Summary
 

SunPower is seeking a Product development engineer to be part of the world class manufacturing group at SunPower Corporation.  This person should be an independent thinker and self-driven individual with demonstrated ability to deliver results under demanding environment and timeline.  In this role, he/she will be responsible for the development of next generation technologies for module manufacturing. This position will work closely with a US R&D team, a new product integration team and Global Manufacturing to implement new products in a fast pace environment.

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will work closely with the team, be responsible for the qualification of new design for photovoltaic (PV) module to meet quality, reliability, cost, safety and manufacturability targets.  Will work directly with product engineering, purchasing/buyer, operations and engineering deployment groups to successfully qualify and certify the material for use in high volume manufacturing. Will extend support to  process development engineers to help define, develop and optimize processes for manufacturing and assembly of new material related components. He or she must fully understand qualification testing requirements and be able to effectively manage multiple project tasks and work effectively in a cross functional team. Other responsibilities include timely resolution of technical and quality issues, management of supplier changes and development of materials spec and qualification test plans (QTP) together with RnD and Reliability partners.

Education and Experience

  • BS/MS in Mechanical, Electrical,  or related engineering fields.
    • Experience in Design/drawings skills using  AutoCAD, SolidWorks or similar software.
    • Preferably experience on numerical method for structural analysis like Finite element analysis (FEA) modelling using ABAQUS, ANSYS, or similar software.
       
  • Experience in Photovoltaics and/or Semiconductor industry is a plus.
    • Experience in product design/development for reliability and manufacturability.
    • Familiar with Module assembly,  processing and process controls ( monitors/charts).
    • Familiar with photovoltaics device and their electrical performance
    • Very good knowledge and experience in data analysis, use of statistical methods and design of experiments ( DOEs).
    • Familiar with PCP, FMEA, DOE, 8D, KT Root Cause  Analysis

 

Other Qualifications

  • Excellent communication, written and presentation skills.  
    • Writes concise and precise reports and presentations that include critical information.
    • Expresses inputs and opinions clearly in meetings
  • Proven problem solving skills and good communication skills, can work efectively under cross-functional teams.
  • Computer/software knowledge. Knowledge of MS Office tools, statistical analysis of data (eg. JMP) and Xcel macros.
  • Project management skills.
    • Results oriented.
    • Keeps to the objectives unless necessary to change, then communicates changes to all involved.
    •  Tracks projects to the schedule. Leverages others to help. Clearly states and communicates objectives. Develops project plan independently. Covers all issues when planning projects (Cost, ROI, Justification, Critical paths, etc.). Uncovers dependencies before executing project.
  • Self management skills.
    • Elevates issues when appropriate.
    • Anticipates what might go wrong when planning implementations. Finds ways to improve the process.
    • Assumes responsibility; not just for own area, but upstream and downstream areas too. Appropriately accepts responsibilities for failures. Follows up with key partners to ensure clear priorities. Documents and shares findings and key learnings to the group.
  • Be willing to travel (international) for business trips with short notice.
  • Fluent in Chinese and English
  • Eligible to work in China
     

Others: Displays passion to learn/discover new things and knows how to bring positive energy into the team thru superior interpersonal skills. Always seeking improvements ( technical, personal or soft skills) in oneself  and welcomes challenges by setting higher goals.
 

 

 

OTHER PERTINENT INFORMATION

  • Willing to travel even with short notice
  • Can work flexible hours if needed and with short notice
  • Background in material science is a plus
  • Tools of trade: Laptop or Desktop (with shared printer), Cellphone
  • Job Grade: PA.42


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