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Senior Staff Mechanical Engineer

Date: Jan 20, 2023

Location: California (US-CA), US

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. 




Job Description

Maxeon is seeking a Mechanical Engineer to join a team developing plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) equipment. As a member of this small team, you will contribute to the advancement of the use of PECVD technology in state-of-the-art solar cells. Looking for an engineer with the knowledge, skills, and confidence in mechanical design to quickly turn ideas into reality and help our team provide cost-effective solutions for internal deployment.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design and document vacuum and electromechanical-based systems and components
  • Interact with vendors to ensure that designs are cost-effective and delivered on time
  • Support the build of prototype systems by assembling and testing components and sub-assemblies
  • Document assembly processes and test results
  • Maintain lab and test equipment
  • Complies at all times the Environment, Health and Safety and Quality standards, rules and regulations


Required Skills

  • Ability to visualize and execute designs in 3D
  • Good understanding of Heat Transfer, Fluids, and Solid Mechanics
  • Able to do first-principle calculations to determine quickly if design direction is correct
  • Understanding of vacuum, pneumatic, and fastening hardware
  • Mechanism and servo system design desired
  • Familiar with document management systems, Bills of Materials (BOMs), and Engineering Change Orders(ECOs)
  • Proficient in the use of MS Excel and MS Word
  • Able to prioritize and manage multiple projects with attention to detail
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong desire to learn
  • Team player, but able to work independently with little direction


Minimum Education and Experience:

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • 5+ years of relevant production level field experience required or M.S. Degree and 3+ years or Ph.D. 2+years
  • CAD knowledge: 3D design experience (Inventor, SolidWorks, Pro-Engineer), AutoCAD
  • Design experience in a project environment
  • Vacuum system knowledge
  • Maintaining or repairing complex mechanical systems
  • Semiconductor capital equipment experience is a plus



Salary Range: $130,000 - $180,000

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.

Nearest Major Market: Sacramento

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