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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 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 Reliability Engineer Intern within the Maxeon R&D team, you will develop methods to analyze degradation mechanisms for Silicon solar cells and determine acceleration factors for degradation modes through careful design of experiments and use of appropriate acceleration models.

The purpose of this position is to ensure continuing reliability and performance of our solar cells and modules. In this position, you will work with a team of reliability engineers and process engineers to develop the necessary methodology and plans needed to achieve these objectives.

Additionally, you will gain experience working in a dynamic R&D and reliability 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, Chemical Engineering, or a related field. 
  • Passion for renewable energy and the environment
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Able to work in a team and independently


Experience gained in this position: 


  • You will gain hands-on experience on various reliability testing of solar cells and modules
  • Learn semiconductor processes used in solar and semiconductor fabs  
  • Hands-on experience with 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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