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Reliability Engineering Intern

Date: Jan 12, 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. 



As a Reliability Engineering Intern within the Maxeon R&D team, you will be responsible for test structure and model design and development critical to understanding reliability failure modes for next generation solar cells. In this position, you will assist in developing a new tool and test structure for scoping failure modes on new products in a laboratory setting and develop a model to scale up to product-level failure predictions to expedite cycles of learning for next generation product development. Additionally, you will gain experience working in a dynamic R&D 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 Mechanical Engineering, Material Science, Physics, Semiconductors, Chemical Engineering, or a related field.

Experience gained in this position:

  • You will learn Semiconductor processes used in Solar, Semiconductor, and MEMS fabs.
  • Hands-on experience with reliability testing, materials characterization, and metrology tools.
  • You will be introduced to statistical analysis through tools like JMP used to visualize complex experimental designs and large data sets.
  • Participate in a professional cross-functional team and work closely with R&D engineers, Lab Operations, and Equipment teams
  • 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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