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Sr. Staff Equipment Maintenance Engineer

Date: Jan 20, 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. 





  • Responsible for their safety and that of their co-workers by making sure that all work is done in a safe manner using the correct tools and PPE.
  • Responsible for being certified on all machines and processes within their area.
  • Establish maintenance guidelines, procedures, and policies related to equipment in the Lab.
  • Responsible for the Yield, MTTR, MTBA, and Availability of their assigned equipment.
  • Perform maintenance and repair on all Lab equipment.
  • Partner with R&D Process Engineers on projects.
  • Support Lab Operations by ensuring equipment is operating at target levels.
  • Ensure that equipment will be operated according to defined equipment and process parameters.
  • Investigate and solve equipment-related failure and yield issues.
  • Ensure that equipment problems are attended to promptly, and that the equipment will be repaired in the safest but shortest possible time.
  • Prepare shift reports related to their area of responsibility.
  • Prepare and monitor equipment required spare parts and tools
  • Directly interact with Lab Operations and other groups in order to achieve R&D’s common goal.
  • Support the evaluation of equipment in the Lab to determine the most appropriate and cost-effective platform for the manufacture of company products.
  • Oversee the installation, modification, upgrade and maintenance of Lab equipment.
  • Establish solutions for increasing uptime and decrease equipment problems that affect the Lab Operations.
  • Provide onsite technical support to Lab Operations during equipment downtime situations including during extended hours (overtime) and weekends in time critical situations.
  • Always comply with Environment, Health, Safety and Quality standards, rules and regulations
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned by their superior.





Minimum requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline, preferably Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics or related courses.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in equipment engineering and maintenance.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and problem-solving skills
  • Technical knowledge in several/all specific processes/tools (wet benches, laser processing, PVD, CVD, diffusion, metallization, lithography, cell test, laminators, environmental chambers, etc.).
  • Knowledge and experience in Engineering and SPC tools (FMEA, Tool Lockdown, etc.)
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Complies at all times to the Environment, Health and Safety and manufacturing Quality standards, rules and regulations


Salary Range: $130,000 - $180,000


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.

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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