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Reliability Engineering Intern

Date: Jan 12, 2023

Location: San Jose, CA, 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 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. 




Maxeon is seeking an engineering intern to be part of the world-class R+D group at Maxeon.  This person should be an independent thinker and a self-driven individual with demonstrated ability to deliver results under a demanding environment and timeline.  In this role, they will be responsible for proactive solar module reliability research for new product and new technology reliability.  



The successful candidate will be responsible for developing a series of experiments for a certain component by testing them through high-current bias tests, through testing chambers, and other test methods. They should have a good understanding of electrical components, power supplies, thermal analysis. The successful candidate will be curious, persistent, and interested in making a difference in sustainable energy. 


Education and Experience  

  • ME/EE or similar capability
  • Interest in renewable energy
  • Interest in developing new experimental test setups 
  • Experience in controls with Python or C# (preferred) is a plus 

Other Qualifications 

  • Good communication, written and presentation skills
  • Interested in working on a fast-paced project
  • Able to communicate to team regarding project progress
  • Project management skills
  • Results oriented
  • Keeps to the objectives unless necessary to change, then communicates changes to all involved
  • Self-management skills
  • Elevates issues when appropriate. Ensures that stakeholders are aware of critical and potential problems
  • Anticipates what might go wrong when planning implementations. Finds ways to improve the process
  • Others: Displays passion to learn/discover new things and knows how to bring positive energy into the team. Always seeking improvements (technical, personal, or soft skills) in oneself and welcomes challenges by setting higher goals. 

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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