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Senior Solar Electronics Reliability Engineer

Company: GAF Energy
Location: San Jose
Posted on: June 26, 2022

Job Description:

Engineer II, Electronics Reliability EngineerSolar R&DLocation San Jose, CAGAF Energy is transforming the rooftop solar industry to generate "Energy from Every Roof". As a Standard Industries company, GAF Energy works in partnership with North America's largest roofing and waterproofing manufacturer, GAF, offering homeowners elegant, roof-integrated solar options. The company also provides commercial tax equity funding for large-scale rooftop solar projects. For more information about GAF Energy, visit What part will you play?--- GAF Energy is seeking a mid-level Reliability Engineer, reporting to the Reliability & Certification Director as part of the research and development team working on new products to integrate solar energy generation into residential roofing systems--- In this role you will use your knowledge and experience to characterize an improve the lifetime reliability and performance of GAF Energy products--- In this role, you will test, analyze, and report design reliability findings and collaborate cross-functionally as an advocate for reliability and performance improvement--- In this role, you will provide reliability engineering support for new product development along with reliability analysis of partnering and competitive companies' products.What will you be doing?Responsibilities include developing and implementing plans and processes to characterize product reliability and performance with a focus on warranty assurance. You will work with product development, supply chain, and manufacturing to ensure that product reliability satisfies company specifications and complies with regulatory requirements for safety and performance. --- Define reliability demonstration and assessment strategies for power electronics--- Champion Design-for-Reliability and Design for Safety--- Lead Design Failure Mode and Effect Analyses (DFMEA) and conduct testing and evaluation of high risk items --- Create reliability test plans focused on technical risks and which complement project schedules and certification requirements--- Develop and document approaches to evaluate product reliability characteristics based on industries best practices, appropriate standards, and physics-of-failure--- Partner with peers to develop special tests, Design of Experiments, data analysis, reliability statistical analysis (especially Weibull) and statistical sampling plans--- Manage execution of test plans with internal and external test laboratories--- Ensure tests are successfully executed/implemented and data, results, and recommendations are reported to the cognizant teams--- Participate in data reviews and analysis to help determine risks and actual or potential causes of failures and propose possible solutions based on experience and best reliability practices--- Develop subject matter expertise regarding high risk and high frequency failure modes, especially for methods of detection and analysisWhat do we require from you? --- BS or higher degree in Engineering or Physics

  • 2+ years demonstrated professional experience in Reliability Engineering, including:
  • Effective reliability/life test planning and reporting
  • Use of statistical tools to make data driven decisions
  • Reliability & failure distribution modeling
  • Experience performing reliability qualification of electrical and electronic products
  • Working understanding of thermodynamic principles & thermal mechanics
  • Proven success in root cause failure analyses leading to long-term corrective actions--- Excellent documentation and cross-functional collaboration skills are required--- Creativity and problem solving skills, demonstrated ability to learn on the job and acquire new skills and a can-do attitude--- A commitment to safe work practices

Keywords: GAF Energy, San Jose , Senior Solar Electronics Reliability Engineer, Engineering , San Jose, California

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