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Eng Tech Team Lead

Date: Jan 26, 2023

Location: San Jose, 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:

  • Assigning daily work to technicians, updating work logs and timely communication with technicians, engineers, and supervisors
  • Managing inventory of materials and work with relevant personnel for timely stock replenishment
  • Operating semiconductor processing equipment such as lasers, furnaces, wet benches, testers, etc. including equipment set up and basic troubleshooting
    • Working with lasers, dangerous/toxic chemicals and gases.
  • Executing defined experiments:
    • Reading and carrying out detailed work instructions.
    • Equipment setup, recipe downloading, and parameter checks.
    • Measuring wafer performance on various metrology tools (e.g. ellipsometry).
    • Operating optical microscopy tools.
    • Entering data into MES and SPC.
    • Keeping record of running status parameters.
    • Discussing observations and results with experiment owners.
    • Participating in team planning and misprocess resolution group.


Work Environment:

  • Research and Development environment.
  • Work area is a clean room environment.



  • Able to perform high precision detailed work with tweezers, good eyesight, good hand coordination
  • Wafer processing experience in a semiconductor laboratory/production facility as a technician.
  • Experience with lasers, diffusion, wet etch, thin film deposition and measurement semiconductor equipment.
  • Chemical handling and laboratory best-practices training.
  • Excellent English literacy.
  • Computer literate, for example, but not limited to: MS Office, e-mail, menu navigation.
  • Physically capable of repetitive lifting and/or ladder use.
  • Able to function in a team-based environment.
  • Able to work under pressure, maintaining tight schedule.
  • Background in a research setting is a plus.
  • Background in a semiconductor setting performing minor equipment cleaning, repair, and PMs a plus.
  • General mechanical skills using hand tools (hammer, saw, drill, etc.) is a plus.



High School Diploma with at least 5 years of relevant experience

Associates degree preferred


Salary Range: $50,000 - $80,000

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: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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