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Automation Engineer & Project Lead

Req ID:  83375

How do you build a better tomorrow? A spirit of constant improvement has made Maxeon Solar Technologies the world-renowned leader in solar innovation, and we thrive together to lead the fight against climate change.

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.


Maxeon Solar Technologies is a global leader in solar innovation. Built from 35 years of boundary-pushing solar DNA, the company launched as an independent entity following its spin-off from US-based SunPower Corporation in August 2020. Maxeon designs, manufactures, and sells industry-leading SunPower branded solar products in more than 100 countries through a global network spanning more than 1,100 sales and installation partners. Maxeon is powering positive change every day with a brilliant, passionate and driven team of more than 5,000 in Latin America, Europe, Asia and Australia.


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. And we thrive together as a global team, embracing our diverse backgrounds to make a positive impact on the world. Are you ready to power positive change?

Job Title: Tool Development expert/project leader

Family Description:

Plans, designs, develops, evaluates, selects and orders equipment/application for the development of new company products and/or cost-effective manufacture of existing company products. Oversees the specification, design, outsourced fabrication job, installation, qualification, ramp-up and troubleshooting of manufacturing equipment/application. Maintains professional and equipment vendor networks to stay updated on trends and developments in the equipment industry. This must feed his/her expertise in order to propose new tool concepts.

Capable of cross-functional teamwork with RnD Dept. for new process development or troubleshooting with local process engineering and maintenance teams.

Able to conduct detailed study of deployed equipment to evaluate its performance and reliability and find opportunities for improvement. Able to make high level analysis of factory needs and define projects roadmap & priorities. Able to assess ROI and skillset needed for each project. Capable to drive project owners in order to meet the Quality, Cost and Delivery targets.


Knowledge and Technical Skills (mandatory):

  • Autonomous, organized, rigorous
  • Mechanical, Electrical or Automation science & techniques
  • 3D model, elec/pneu diagrams review and analysis (Solidworks, CATIA)
  • Tool development background in Industry
  • Project management background based on QCD metrics
  • Capacity to learn, curiosity about manufacturing processes,…
  • Able to synthetize a data raw file into 2 to 3 major outcomes
  • Tool capability, downtime, cycle time analysis


Knowledge and Technical Skills (good-to-have):

  • Automated Lines background
  • Layout design: AutoCAD,…
  • Lean basics: VSM, MUDA, 6M, PDCA,…


  • Work in autonomy, following guidelines from Dept manager
  • Follow internal business processes, anticipate impact of any event on project timeline and costs
  • Define the tool specifications: get internal agreement, then be the interface with suppliers
  • Propose solutions to keep committed targets/timeline in case of game changer
  • Represent the company when visiting (potential) suppliers
  • Respect IP protection rules, and contract terms passed with suppliers
  • Use the right issue resolution and solution rating techniques
  • PV market/products keep changing every day: adaptive and flexible mindset required
  • Manage several projects in parallel

Teamwork, Collaboration and Influence:

  • Be customer oriented: always consider safety, ergonomics and maintainability above all
  • Deploy process changes requires good negotiation and persuasion skills
  • Collaborates company-wide on cross-functional, cross-divisional teams.


  • Be curious, look for new improvement opportunities, benchmark inside or outside SunPower
  • Creative thinking and innovation: propose solutions beyond initial requirements, or what could be next
  • Do the right thing in SunPower’s best interest: challenge supplier’s technical offers on cost, time, deliverables.

Impact and Results Focus:

  • Deliver risk analysis and mitigation plan for any change proposed
  • Be responsible of the qualification test plan & results accuracy/reliability
  • Define process window of the tool as well as Process control limits
  • Always prepare back-up plans

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • M.S. Degree and 10+ years of experience in Industry
  • 5+ years of Experience in Automation projects, Tool Development

​At Maxeon Solar Technologies, we believe records are made to be broken.

Join our dynamic team where we:

  • Push the Boundaries
  • Hold Ourselves to a Higher       Standard
  • Thrive Together






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