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Staff Automation Engineer

Req ID:  83713

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 ChangeTM every day with a brilliant, passionate and driven team of more than 5,000 people globally.

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.


To work together with Process Engineer, Yield/Integration Engineer, and Equipment Technicians to optimize and maintain Automation for PRINT/TEST/YIELD equipment to support safety, efficiency, and quality goals set by the company by way of continuous improvement.



  • To Install, start-up, and endorse for Production use wafers loader and unloader systems. Work with Tool Vendors, Facilities Engineering team, and Equipment Technicians closely to meet set schedules.
  • To engage and work closely with Manufacturing Supervisors/Specialists, Process and
    Equipment Technicians to resolve daily line issues and to sustain the lines.
  • To provide first level engineering support for PRINT/TEST/YIELD tools Loader/Unloader Automation issues and be involved in engineering projects such as cost reduction, OEE improvement, second sourcing, yield & reliability improvement and new line/equipment start-up.
  • To review equipment data log, errors and SPC to ensure equipment are always running
    smoothly and develop necessary PM procedures, OCAPs and PM, etc.
  • To plan training programs for Equipment & PM Technicians for capability improvement.
  • To monitor and sustain daily equipment performance.
  • To maintain and achieve good mechanical and electrical yield.
  • To drive improvement projects to reduce repair and maintenance cost.
  • To perform root cause analysis on yield and address issues using problem solving
    methodologies such as 8D approach and 7QC Tools.
  • To support cost reduction for chemicals and spares using data analysis, engineering
    evaluation and characterizations.
  • To prepare for and attend required meetings.
  • To comply with the standards, norms and regulations of quality of the environment,
    health and safety and manufacturing.
  • To perform other tasks as required or assigned.


• Degree or Master's Degree in the field of Mechanical, Electrical, Mechatronics or related field.

• Minimum 3 years experience in wafer cell manufacturing, wafer fabrication or PV Cells/

Module manufacturing background is preferable.

• Analytical, able to perform risk analysis and mitigation with strong problem-solving skills

(FMEA, 5 whys, 8D).

• Good command of computer knowledge including MS Windows applications. PLC and Automation link languages will be added advantages.

• Good team player with good communication and negotiation skills.

• If requested, should be willing to travel to China for training.

• Ability to speak, write and read in Mandarin will be an added advantage.

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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