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Module Product Engineer Manager

Req ID:  83525

How do you build a better tomorrow? A spirit of constant improvement has made Maxeon Solar Technologies, the world-renowned leader in solar innovation, and we thrive together to lead the fight against climate change.

The energy market is roughly $4 trillion globally, and solar penetration is less than 1%.  But just one hour of sunlight, if harnessed, could power the entire world for a year. We have the opportunity to completely change the way energy is produced, distributed and consumed on a global scale, and we’re looking for talented, committed people to help us drive our growth and achieve our goals.

Maxeon Solar Technologies is a global leader in solar innovation. Built from 35 years of boundary-pushing solar DNA, the company launched as an independent entity following its spin-off from US-based SunPower Corporation in August 2020.

Maxeon designs, manufactures, and sells industry leading SunPower branded solar products in more than 100 countries through a global network spanning more than 1,100 sales and installation partners. Maxeon is powering positive change every day with a brilliant, passionate and driven team of more than 5,000 in Latin America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

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. Are you ready to power positive change?

 

SUMMARY OF ROLE

We are seeking a self-motivated and hands-on engineer with excellent forensic and problem-solving skills to join our Module Product Engineering & Aftersales team.  If there is a problem in the field, this team is the last stop for field issue engineering resolution – “the buck stops here”.  As a Module Product Engineer Manager you will serve as a critical step in closed-loop learning for Maxeon, using and developing state-of-the-art analytical tools and methods to diagnose panel issues in the field, perform failure analysis on customer returns, validate degradation and failure models, communicate failure details and root cause to key stakeholders, and recommend resolution pathways to the SunPower technical support team.  You will also support early-phase design by providing “lessons learned” from the field, and help conduct outdoor field testing to assess panel performance.
 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

PRODUCT ENGINEERING:

  • Conduct hands-on failure analysis and forensics on solar module field returns utilizing destructive and nondestructive testing and analytical techniques.
  • Perform experiments to re-create failures observed in the field, both in outdoor tests and in lab accelerated tests.
  • Provide clear and comprehensive failure analysis reports and present to internal teams responsible for design, manufacturing, quality, installation, and maintenance. Develop materials supporting customer communications.
  • Set up outdoor test hardware, data acquisition and instrumentation for new installations or test sites.
  • Provide design teams with recommendations for current and future generation product improvements based on field data analysis.
  • Troubleshoot, Investigate and effectively & efficiently engineer solutions to solve complex customer problems
  • Reduce warranty liability costs by engineering & deploying the best cost solutions for new or complex issues
  • Manage field deployment projects
  • Provide technical contract support
  • Defining standard failure analysis methods
  • Final escalation point for regional Product Engineers
  • Define standard technical issue resolutions and deploy across global support teams

 

 

 

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • BS degree in materials science, electrical engineering, energy technologies, or related field.
  • 10+ years experience in an engineering role (solar industry preferred) or MS degree.
  • Hands-on experience with failure analysis and materials characterization techniques (electrical testing and characterization, thermal imaging, root cause analysis).
  • Proven field experience and/ or electrical characterization/ troubleshooting/ analytical skills.
  • Ability to think creatively learn and develop innovative solutions to electro/mechanical challenges involved with photovoltaic installations.
  • Familiar with data acquisition systems and data analysis.
  • Self-motivated, with ability to work both independently and with multiple teams.
  • Strong communication skills – both written and verbal.
  • Strong customer-focused attitude.
  • Experience in PV industry is desirable.

 

OTHER:

  • Must be able to climb stairs and ladders to access rooftop solar sites.
  • Must be able to lift 40-lb solar panel.
  • Up to 30% domestic and some international travel to company and customer sites.

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

 

 

 

 

 


Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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