Power Electronics – Senior Failure Analysis Engineer
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Qcells

501-1,000 employees

Global provider of solar energy solutions and storage
Company Overview
Qcells North America, a globally recognized energy solutions provider, offers a comprehensive range of services including solar cell and module production, energy storage, and energy retail. With a strong presence across multiple continents, Qcells stands out for its commitment to quality service and long-term partnerships in various markets, including utility, commercial, governmental, and residential. The company's diverse geographical headquarters in Seoul, Thalheim, and San Francisco, each focusing on different aspects of the business, underscores its industry leadership and competitive advantage.
Energy

Company Stage

N/A

Total Funding

N/A

Founded

N/A

Headquarters

Irvine, California

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

10%

1 year growth

37%

2 year growth

43%
Locations
Santa Clara, CA, USA
Experience Level
Entry
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CategoriesNew
Electrical Engineering
Electronics Design Engineering
Microelectronics Engineering
Power Systems Engineering
Requirements
  • BS or MS, or PhD in EE
  • 3+ years of experience working in power electronics / high voltage laboratory environment
  • Strong ability to read and interpret schematic and component data sheets and their applications
  • Knowledge of electrical tools and methods like Oscilloscopes, curve tracers, Thermal Imaging, etc. for fault isolation
  • Experience with modern quality principles; including 8D reporting, Fishbone, FMEAs
  • Familiarity with common components (MOSFETs, IGBTs, capacitors, etc.) failure mechanisms, and quality stress configurations
  • Familiarity with FRACAS software or databases and a working knowledge of Reliability Analysis and Root Cause Analysis (RCA) techniques
  • Excellent analytical skills and problem-solving ability
  • Strong technical writing and verbal communication skills
Responsibilities
  • Perform device-level FA in a collaborative environment to support customer returns, product qualifications, yield excursions, and new product development.
  • Perform electrical and physical fault isolation on power electronics products: DC/AC, AC/DC converters, BESS, etc. to identify the root cause of failure in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Maintain FRACAS database, write failure analysis reports, and deliver presentations, for customer or internal use, that elucidate the root cause of failure and may suggest possible solutions. Collaborate with internal engineering teams to drive improvements.
  • Work with quality engineering, field service engineering, and design teams to identify root causes and drive resolution for failures originating in product development, production, and in the field.
  • Demonstrate competence with the operation and application of standard failure analysis tools and lab equipment. Evaluate and introduce new equipment and techniques to the failure analysis flow
  • Developing and managing KPIs, databases, and countermeasures as required for continuous improvements of Qcells ground-breaking products.
  • Multi-task and successfully handle multiple analyses in parallel.