San Rafael, California, United States
• Type: Full Time • Openings: 1 • Travel: Never • Experience: 7-10 years
Our Client is seeking an Applications Design Engineer to help develop novel new products that harvest energy from rooftops and deliver ultimate customer satisfaction
This exciting role will report to the Director of Product Development & Engineering, and work within a cross-functional team to develop products. The ideal candidate must have a passion for engineering products that will change the world’s energy infrastructure and thrive working in a fast-paced environment. With outstanding technical acumen, attention to detail, and strong leadership skills you can help us protect what matters most
This person will be responsible for designing the staging, workflow, and tools to best install new products including solar roofing, electrical interconnection, and energy storage. They will benchmark existing and competing products and measure improvements of new concepts
What will you be doing?
Testing prototypes and providing design input and product evaluations
Designing installation workflow to improve installation efficiency and maximize job quality
Translating customer needs and requirements into product design specifications
Acting as an expert resource on field applications and engineering and representing our company in the field on pilots and training on new products
Thinking of creative new designs, features, and tools for product improvement and report feedback from contracting partners to inform product design engineering and product management
Defining and executing process improvement to create, characterize, and optimize roof and electrical BOS assembly processes
Generating documentation for change controls and engineering qualification protocols to support process changes
Setting and achieving key KPIs such as Quality, Safety, Rate, Downtime, and number of processes; analyze data, monitor trends, and drive projects to meet those targets
Driving a culture of continuous improvement by characterizing and optimizing existing processes and reducing waste
Working cross-functionally with Manufacturing, Design Engineering, Product Management, Certification & Reliability, Electrical Engineering, Operations Training, Technical Publications, etc.
Designing workflow to maintain safety and create an ergonomic installation process that satisfies the installer
Performing supporting activities for Engineering and Manufacturing including 5S and Lean manufacturing activities, material handling improvements, installation layout/line configuration, installer training and safety procedures
Monitoring project schedules, timelines and deliverables using standard project management tools and engineering systems.
Building test fixtures and roofs to perform applications testing
What do we require from you?
BS in Mechanical Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering, or equivalent roofing and solar experience
5+ years of experience in roofing and/or solar construction
Experience with construction, roofing, solar installation, electrical interconnection of solar systems
Hands-on skills with hardware, tools, instruments, general electromechanical systems, measurement techniques
Experience with ergonomic process design, part variation control, and human factors effects on product
Data collection and analysis experience
Strong ability to work and communicate effectively with team and peers within a product development engineering organization. This includes excellent communication skills: written, verbal, and email.
Strong Microsoft Office or Google Suite experience
Strong problem-solving skills and an aptitude for learning systems quickly
Exceptional capacity for managing simultaneous activities and challenges
Creative capacity for developing new ways to do things better, cheaper, faster
Additional Qualifications (not required)
NABCEP or other certifications, preferred but not required
State of CA electrical license holder preferred but not required
CAD design with Solidworks or equivalent
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