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rogram Manager, Engineering Change

Date: Jun 9, 2022

Location: Ensenada, BCN, MX, 22270

Company: Maxeon



Maxeon Solar Technologies is a global leader in solar innovation. Built from 35 years of boundary-pushing solar innovation, Maxeon designs, manufactures, and sells industry-leading SunPower branded solar products. Maxeon is Powering Positive Change every day with a brilliant, passionate and driven team of more than 5,000 people globally.


We push the boundaries, taking solar technology higher, faster, and farther than before.

We hold ourselves to a higher standard, striving for the highest integrity, safety, and quality.

We thrive together as a global team, embracing our diverse backgrounds to make a positive impact on the world. 







The scope of this position is to supervise, monitor several Tool Development projects owners, based in Europe and Americas.  This position will report to GME Tool Development Dept Manager, who is based in Toulouse, FRANCE.  Responsibilities include all aspects of project management: developing plans then driving and tracking progress against plan; analyzing impact of technical and operational obstacles and recommending possible courses of action; interfacing with project teams and upper management to provide status updates and to identify and resolve open issues; acting as focal point for all functional groups to resolve technical and operational issues.  Projects will be essentially about automation of manufacturing processes/equipment or valuable upgrades generating Line productivity or efficiency improvements. In some other cases, minor product changes could be needed, and require interface with RnD team.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following (other duties may be assigned):


  • Guide others on key business processes for product and process change management and deployment and help to enforce compliance;
  • Work closely with the project sponsor and interface with stakeholders to clearly define project scope;
  • Work with resource managers to commitment of resources and to ensure that project remains appropriately resourced;
  • Use classic project management methodology to drive the team to generate a robust project plan and then to track and to drive progress to that plan;
  • Actively support the technical project lead to keep the team motivated and focused;
  • Run regular project meetings: set agenda, record meeting minutes, drive closure on action items, and identify issues;
  • Maintain a project website and manage project-specific documents and records; provide regular communication to management and stakeholders on project status;
  • Act as focal point for operational issues; Interface with local and regional management to resolve conflicts and to escalate issues; project lead will be responsible of technical matters.
  • Conduct post-mortem reviews at the conclusion of a project, communicate lessons learned, and incorporate learning into business processes and policy.
  • Conduct business case/feasibility study, look for information sources, dig into available data to find indirect savings to listed project opportunities. Build ROI estimate based on this.
  • Complies at all times the Environment, Health and Safety and Manufacturing Quality standards, rules and regulations
  • Performs other duties may be assigned




Minimum requirements - The least amount of skills and training candidates must have to do a specific job.  Candidates not meeting these requirements will not be hired for this position.


  • Bachelor degree in Engineering or similar technical field
  • At least five (5) years of experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Direct experience with a change management process
  • At least three (3) years of proven project management experience; hands on experience with all aspects of the project lifecycle, including project scoping, planning, resource allocation, execution, risk assessment/mitigation, and escalation
  • Demonstrates strong attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Demonstrates strong communication skills (eg can adjust communication content and delivery to be informative, persuasive, or motivational)
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills (ie works well with individual contributors both within the same work group and external to work group, also comfortable directly communicating with local, upper-level management)
  • Demonstrates ability to generate and to maintain strong working relationships with local and remote team members (from different locations and different time-zones)
  • Proven experience with influencing others without relying on formal authority
  • Proficient in statistical process control and design of experiments
  • Fluent in English, verbal and written
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (ie Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Valuable background in PFMEA/SPC


Preferred requirements:

  • At least five (5) years of experience in a technology manufacturing environment (e.g, electronics or semiconductor, solar technology, health or medical devices, etc)
  • Proficient with project management software application (eg Microsoft Project)
  • Proven experience with continuous improvement of internal business processes
  • Basic knowledge of Lean manufacturing concepts
  • Proficient knowledge of classic project management methodology, processes, and tools
  • Formal education or certification in project management
  • Able to challenge Project Lead in terms of Quality insurance



  • Occasional, short-term travel to other sites to support projects as needed, approximately 1 trip/Qtr, less than 14 days per trip




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 national, 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.

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