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Metallization Mechanical Intern

Date: Jan 13, 2023

Location: San Jose, US, 95134

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 Maxeon 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. 



As a Metallization Process Engineer Intern within the Maxeon R&D team, you will be responsible for developing prototype components for solar manufacturing tools. The purpose of this position is to expedite the validation and ramp on an advanced technology which will become the highest power solar cell in mass manufacturing. In this position, you will assist in designing and testing electro-mechanical assemblies, possibly including some software coding (Arduino/Python). Additionally, you will gain experience working in a dynamic R&D lab and metrology lab.


  • Level of Junior or above and in good standing at a four-year university enrolled as a full time student pursuing an undergraduate degree in Material Science, Physics, Semiconductors, Mechanical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or a related field. Experience in mechanical design and electronics interfacing would be valuable.

Experience gained in this position:

  • You will learn Semiconductor processes used in Solar, Semiconductor, and MEMS fabs.
  • Hands-on experience with materials characterization and metrology tools.
  • Hardware design using Solidworks, part fabrication and testing.
  • Arduino programming, motor control
  • You will learn how to consolidate critical data into an effective report or presentation and then communicate results to various teams.

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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