Automation Principal Engineer

Date: May 22, 2024

Location: Mexicali, BCN, MX

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?  



Family Description:

Plans, designs, develops, evaluates, selects & orders equipment for the development of new company products & for cost-effective manufacture of existing company products. Oversees installation, modification, upgrade & maintenance of prototype, lab & manufacturing equipment. Maintains vendor networks to stay updated on trends and developments in the equipment industry. Establishes programs & solutions for increasing uptime & for equipment problems that affect the manufacturing process. Provides technical support to the process development, process engineering & manufacturing equipment maintenance engineering organizations. Involvement may begin at any step from laboratory-scale to pilot plant to full-scale manufacturing. Coordinates design requirement review with appropriate engineering/scientific personnel to ensure that equipment meets process, manufacturing & safety requirements as well as operation cost targets. Designs experiments, compiles & evaluates test data to determine appropriate limits & variables for equipment design specifications. Plan projects involving definition & selection of new concepts, equipment technology & approaches in the processing or development of new or improved processes.

Knowledge and Technical Skills:

  • Demonstrates broad-based technical experience.
  • Uses professional concepts and company objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and innovative ways.
  • Generally regarded as an expert in the specific field of the assignment.
  • Proficient in modeling the business influences of process/ equipment qualification and development (e.g. manufacturing cost, product value, NPV).
  • Technical leader within an assignment or project area.
  • Uses expertise to identify opportunities for operational, technology and talent improvement and the application of external industry st practices.


  • Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires in-depth evaluation of secondary factors.
  • Exercises excellent judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria.
  • Networks with key contacts outside own area of expertise.
  • Demonstrates technical leadership guiding others in problem isolation and resolution.
  • Elevates serious technical roadblocks, along with recommended technical solutions, to management for consideration.

Teamwork, Collaboration and Influence:

  • Anticipates and avoids misunderstanding by adapting communication to the audience.
  • Finds common ground and solves problems among a diversity of views.
  • Actively provides feedback to enhance work group performance.
  • Collaborates and has influence across the company.
  • Leads and/or conducts complex studies or projects, acting as a resource to others and mentor to less experienced employees.


  • Independently develops methods and procedures for application on new assignments.
  • Leads projects performed by cross-functional teams.
  • Provides periodic reports and updates, assessing project and team performance. Creative Thinking and Innovation:
  • Brings creative thinking and ideas to improve product, infrastructure, and team efficiency.
  • Demonstrates leadership in applying Maxeon values.

Impact and Results Focus:

  • Delivers results that positively impact productivity, team efficiency, and quality of product/technical work.
  • Provides consistently high-quality technical work on multiple projects, which have a positive financial impact on business goals and on customer satisfaction.

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • B.S. degree in Engineering and 5+ years of related experience or M.S. Degree and 3+ years or Ph.D. 2+ years
  • OR equivalent combination of education and years of related experience


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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