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Senior CIM Engineer - Factory Innovation & Automation

Req ID:  83454

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. 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?


Summary of Role:

This position is responsible for factory software solution delivery and support services of Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) Department to meet production ramp goals of Solar Cell Fab Operations in Malaysia facility. This job entails planning, design, setup, start-up, testing, support, maintain, monitor, improve lifecycle pertaining to the scope of CIM Solutions Landscape in MES integration with Equipment, shopfloor automation and Factory Intelligent devices (Level 2 and its interfaces in PERA Reference Model). The role would be part of our technical talents in helping the business organization growth to achieve the goal of Sustainable Green Future, through innovations of making our manufacturing operations run smarter and more efficiently.



Job Responsibilities & Essential Duties:

  • Core role to start-up, manage, support, and in becoming Subject Matter Owner (SMO) of CIM Team for the domain of factory integration and shopfloor automation solutions deployed to our Cell Fab production lines.
  • Be essential member in Start-up Team when comes to Expansion projects in phase-in new lines, new products or new locations.
  • To work with Manufacturing and Engineering users to align, brainstorm and develop CIM solutions that can address manufacturing, engineering, quality or R&D challenges, eg convert manual processes to automation wherever feasible to avoid human error.
  • To work collaboratively with MES solution partners, equipment vendors, automation vendors alike, in ensuring their good services and deliverables to meet both CIM and Operations customer satisfaction level in respect to day-to-day issues and project executions.
  • To plan, coordinate on resources & scheduling, and to conduct functional and integration testing activities on CIM shopfloor automation solutions / EI systems, with the interfacing equipments or devices.  
  • To author or to make revision of technical specifications governing the requirements, design, scoping, agreement in communications/equipment integration/shopfloor automation deliverables.
  • To investigate, analyze, resolve shopfloor operation issue which may be related to CIM systems or the underlying assets or hardware peripherals.
  • To work with CIM Team Members for achieving department functional and operational goals of maximizing CIM solutions value, optimizing system availability/uptime, and minimizing incidents or unscheduled downtime.
  • To work with IT counterparts to ensure CIM system performance and health are at optimum to meet operational and sustainable conditions.
  • Participate CIM Projects and Fab Operations Project implementations for driving operations excellence (Output/UPH/OEE/Yield improvements) and business needs, tasked with running tracks of project in related to factory integration, shopfloor automations, equipment data automation scope.
  • Responsible of project documentations including SoW (Scope of Work), workplan timeline, executive update, issue report, test case, training material, as needed.
  • Liaise with PMO to ensure project success and meeting project business goals, timeline, and budget.
  • With the assist from IT, monitoring and maintaining CIM assets and shopfloor peripherals / hardware serving our factory solutions
  • Responding in a timely manner to service requests, support issues and incident escalations.
  • Observe, diagnose, troubleshoot, identify rootcauses, and to drive solutions to fix shopfloor or system related issues in a timely manner
  • Be the Level 2 & 3 Escalation Point of Contact on CIM applications or systems responsible for, to ensure smooth operations and minimum interuption to factory business.
  • Work with CIM Team 24/7 Level 1 Standby Onduty Members and/or IT Helpdesk or NOC Team on adhoc escalation, preventive maintenance, pre-emptive alert, knowledge onboarding, SOP documentation and training.
  • Handle Incident management, including issue timely resolution, appropriate updates to stakeholder, post-mortem review, corrective actions and effectiveness check.
  • Provide technical advice and insights to CIM Manager and Team Peers on Equipment Integration and shopfloor automation matters and issues.
  • Reports to CIM Manager and be accountable for the on-time fulfillment of Personal/Team/Corp OKRs.


Required Knowledge and Technical Skills:

  • Understand how factory environment operates and with essential concepts on MES, EAP and related CIM systems.
  • Familiar with SECS/GEM protocol and SEMI Standards E5, E4, E37, E30
  • Experience with OPC protocol, and OPC Server configuration and access, eg Kepware KepServer
  • Good understanding of equipment interfacing methods between different controllers and access layers
  • Understand SECS-II messaging principle and be able to interpret or to derive Stream Functions related specifications
  • Ability to work with various parties from system software vendors, equipment/automations vendors, to internal Operations and Supporting Functions, in order to ensure smooth project implementations and well sustainability of implemented solutions.
  • Ability to interprete and review technical documents from vendors or from internal functions, which include but not limited to Communications Specifications, Equipment Acceptance Specifications, Business Solution Documents (BSD), Change Request Specifications (CR Specs).
  • Ability to extract, interprete, analyze factory system Debug Log files, equipment data log files for the purpose of problem troubleshooting or insights discovery.
  • Proficient practical experience in Oracle SQL and Oracle Database usage.
  • Sound knowledge of Java technology but software programming with Java is not required.
  • Practical knowledge of XML and its applications in software configurations and customizations.
  • Knowledgeable of web services, API, and IP-based protocols.
  • Working knowledge in Linux server (OEL/Redhat), Microsoft Windows 10, Windows Server & Client-Server technology
  • Essential knowledge of LAN/WAN/WIFI networks, TCP/IP protocols and network technologies.
  • Good hands-on troubleshooting experience in computer networking & equipment connectivity related problem.
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office suite.
  • Good technical specification writing skill.
  • Fast learner for new areas & resourceful
  • Good team player and able to work independently with minimum spervision
  • Good communication and documentation skills
  • Strong logical thinking and analyzing mindset
  • Structural and rational problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Actively demonstrate passion for continuous learning.


Minimum Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor degree in Computer/Eletronic/Electrical/Mechatronic/Telecommunications Engineering or Computer Science discipline or equivalent field.
  • At least 2 years of working experience in high technology manufacturing environment, of any industries/subsectors.
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant job experience in supporting application software solutions or IT systems used in manufacturing or factory environment.



Preferred / Plus Points But Optional:

  • Having strong service-oriented support culture and customer-focus, result-driven mindset
  • Good understanding of Photovoltaic or Semiconductors manufacturing working process
  • Working knowledge of Fab Dispatching & Scheduling in MES will be highly advantageous
  • Certain extent of exposure to Smart Manufacturing Industry 4.0 elements, eg IIoT, AGV/IGV, will be an advantage
  • Have proficiency level of Chinese Language both in written and verbal communications
  • Literature understanding on PERA (Purdue Enterprise Reference Architecture) and Purdue Reference Model for CIM or the equivalent knowledge.
  • Experience with Unix/Linux shell scripting
  • Familiar with Oracle PL/SQL programming
  • Aware of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) process
  • Trained on or knowledgeable of common problem solving methodology and techniques, such as 8D, 5 Whys root cause analysis, Kepner-Tregoe (KT) Problem Solving & Decision Making framework,
  • Cultivated by Continuous Improvement principles: Kaizen, Lean, PDCA, ISO9001 QMS, Poka-yoke, Agile-Scrum
  • Experience in project management will be a plus
  • Passionate in bringing transformation and innovation towards shopfloor automation & intelligent factory

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.

​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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