TPV Module Process Engineer
Sunnyvale, CA 94089 US
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Contribute to TPV Module Development: Play a key role in the development of TPV modules capable of efficiently handling both electrical and thermal power, with a strong focus on durability under thermal cycling.
- Assembly Process Optimization: Explore and evaluate various assembly process options and collaborate closely with design engineers to communicate findings and recommendations.
- In-House Capabilities Development: Establish in-house capabilities and forge local partnerships for critical processes, including wafer handling, frame-mounting, dicing, die-bonding, screen-printing, and inspection utilizing coordinate-measuring machines (CMM).
- Process Control: Develop comprehensive procedures and documentation for process control and optimization to ensure consistency and reliability in TPV module manufacturing.
- Quality Assessment: Assess the quality of die attach through methods such as x-ray analysis and scanning-acoustic microscopy, differential scanning calorimetry, thermal resistance, electrical resistance, pull strength testing and thermal cycling.
- Materials Management: Procure and maintain an inventory of materials required for all module assembly processes.
- Bachelor's degree in an engineering or technical field (e.G., mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, materials science, etc.), or equivalent.
- 2+ years of hands-on experience working with the assembly and/or packaging of semiconductor devices, including experience with processes such as frame-mounting, dicing, die-bonding, screen-printing, vacuum lamination and inspection utilizing coordinate-measuring machines (CMM).
- Exceptional attention to detail with strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Proficiency in modern software tools, including intra-office communication software and computer-aided design (CAD).
- Graduate degree in an engineering or technical field, or equivalent.
- Direct experience with packaging large-area, high-power-density device arrays for applications in integrated circuits, power converters, and power electronics.
- 2+ years of direct experience in the development, prototyping, and testing of optoelectronic devices.
- Experience with the assembly of photovoltaic (PV), concentrator photovoltaic (CPV), and/or thermophotovoltaic (TPV) modules.
- Knowledge of Quality Assurance principles and practices.
- Hands-on experience with wafer handling, frame-mounting, dicing, pick & place, die-bonding, and screen-printing processes.
Salary Range: $115, 000 USD - $135, 000 USD