Senior Product Engineer

Date: Feb 7, 2024

Location: Yi Xing, CN

Company: Maxeon

Powering Positive Change™  


In a world of constant change, the only way to make a meaningful impact is to stay ahead of the curve. That’s why at Maxeon Solar Technologies we’ve been pushing the boundaries of solar innovation every day for 35 years – from the very edge of outer space to countless rooftops below.  


Our highly advanced solar products are powering the fight against climate change in more than 100 countries around the globe. And our brilliant, passionate, and driven team of more than 5,000 people globally are Powering Positive Change™ every day.  


Are you ready to power positive change?  


Do you want to make a bigger impact on the world? Maxeon’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. Maxeon 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.


Maxeon 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 Maxeon 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 Maxeon.


Role Summary

Maxeon is seeking a Product development engineer to be part of the world class manufacturing group.  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, you will be responsible for the development of next generation technologies for module manufacturing. This position will work closely with our US R&D team, new product integration team and Global Manufacturing to implement new products in a fast-paced environment.



  • The successful candidate will be responsible for the qualification of new design for photovoltaic (PV) module to meet quality, reliability, cost, safety and manufacturability targets. 
  • Work directly with product engineering, application engineering, operations and engineering deployment groups to successfully qualify and certify the product that is used in high volume.
  • Will extend support to process development engineers to help define, develop and optimize processes for manufacturing and assembly of new material related components.
  • Fully understand qualification testing requirements and 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 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 required preferably in technology development/transfer environment.
    • 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).
  • Experience in leading new process module development projects is a plus.
  • 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.
    • Ability to influence stakeholders with clear and coherent articulation of one’s stand on issues backed with solid technical data.
    • Savvy negotiator who seeks win-win solutions.
  • Ability to lead technology/quality task force. Proven problem solving skills, and ability to lead cross-functional teams through effective meeting management. Demonstrates analytical thinking and challenges other’s opinions.
  • 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. Schedules project before launching them. 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. Ensures that stakeholders are aware of critical and potential problems.
    • Anticipates what might go wrong when planning implementations, devise a solution to improve the process.
    • Assumes responsibility, not just for own area, but upstream and downstream areas too. 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.
  • 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 through superior interpersonal skills. Always seeking improvements (technical, personal, or soft skills) in oneself and welcomes challenges by setting higher goals.


Safety Compliance

Your safety is our number one priority at Maxeon. All our employees must complete regular workplace safety training and comply with our mandatory safety standards.


Equal Employment Opportunity

It is Maxeon’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees. Maxeon will not tolerate unlawful discrimination against any applicant or employee because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity, age, religion, disability, family care status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by national, local, state or federal laws or regulations.

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