Senior Reliability Engineer

Job Description

Solaria Corporation is a solar company headquartered in Fremont, California. We are changing the way solar panels are made and the applications they are used in. We are seeking an experienced Reliability Engineer with emphasis on Materials Science. The Reliability Engineer will work closely with design, product, process, test, and operations teams to ensure components and systems reliability goals are met. The Reliability Engineer will be responsible for research, assessment, and selection of materials, determination of reliability test procedures for materials, preparation and implementation of reliability plans, and reporting of results to engineering and management team. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a team that is creating new solutions in a leading technology environment in a rapidly growing industry.

Responsibilities

  • Design and develop reliability test techniques, methods, and procedures. Follow industry standard reliability protocols. Develop custom reliability plans where necessary.

  • Research of structures and properties of materials including metals, alloys, semiconductors, and polymers. Determine ways to study material interaction to ensure reliable outdoor operation in PV modules.

  • Develop plans for and subject materials and laminates to various environmental and weathering conditions.

  • Initiate engineering studies into system or component failures, determine required reliability approach, perform root-cause analysis, development conclusions and make recommendations.

  • Interact and coordinate with key materials suppliers to ensure material compatibility with Solaria products.

  • Develop and implement certification, listing, and compliance plans

  • Devise reliability plan, encapsulate test modules, and perform reliability testing

  • Operate and maintain material analysis equipment and reliability test equipment

  • Analysis of large sets of data and synthesis of results

  • Preparation and presentation of reports

  • CAD models and drawings

Qualifications

  • M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Physics, or related field.

  • 5 or more years of direct experience in PV reliability engineering with emphasis on materials science.

  • Hands-on experience of solar panel manufacturing, accelerated testing, and failure analysis

  • Direct experience of certification and compliance testing of PV modules

  • Proficient in one or more programming languages and lab tools

  • Experience of data analytics

  • Experience with CAD tools. Familiarity with SolidWorks is a plus.

  • Excellent attention to detail and troubleshooting skills.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Team-player who works well as an individual contributor. Proven success in fast-paced and collaborative work environments

Applying for this position

To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter to recruiting@solaria.com