Module Technology Reliability Engineer

Module Technology Reliability Engineer

SunDrive Solar | kirrawee, NSW, AU

Posted 6 days ago

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Job Description

Your Role

One of the most important aspects of market entry is the reliability testing of our products to pass specific criteria and pass IEC certification.

The purpose of this role is to assist in the fabrication and testing of SunDrive modules, to ensure we pass IEC certification for our production line modules.

The main responsibilities of this role are:


  • To develop and carry out experiments to test the efficacy and reliability of various materials used in SunDrive modules.
  • Perform basic module characterisation (IV, photoluminescence) and operate module reliability testing equipment (thermal cycling, damp heat, light soaking, humidity freeze tests, etc).
  • Assist in the procurement and inventory management of module consumables. This involves liaising with international (likely Chinese) suppliers.
  • Carry out structural stress testing of various novel module materials (e.g. static and dynamic loading, tensile stress testing of module frames, sheer stress loading).
  • Perform stability testing of solar cells from SunDrive’s proprietary plating metallisation line in accordance with IEC standards (e.g. LeTID and UV-LID).
  • Coordinate external testing of SunDrive modules and perform routine performance monitoring for installed PV systems.
  • Fabrication of mini- and full-sized modules to test out novel concepts, materials and production conditions.
  • Design of experiments to innovate new techniques and procedures.
  • Day-to-day characterisation of modules undergoing reliability and environmental chamber testing.
  • Analysis of data to draw conclusions on the efficacy of production materials and methodology.


What you will bring

  • This role requires a Bachelor's honor engineer with an understanding of solar cell engineering.
  • The successful candidate will be critical thinking, with the ability to work autonomously
  • Fluency in English and Mandarin 
  • Previous experience with materials characterisation
  • Previous experience with research in solar modules.
  • Ability to design and build characterisation tools according to a required specification
  • Previous experience with drafting of patents and intellectual property

The Recipe for Success at SunDrive


  • Above all, being honest, dependable, empathetic and a person of integrity
  • Highly organised, with excellent time management skills
  • Ambition, curiosity and a learning mindset to rise to each new challenge as it presents itself
  • Experienced, enthusiastic, hard working, technically astute and practical with a passion for sustainable energy
  • Excellent communication skills, with an ability to coordinate, direct and influence team members
  • You are a proven self-starter who is able to collaborate in a small team
  • A genuine interest in clean energy and the environment


Additional Information

Why join us?

  • Join an internationally recognised company developing world-leading solar technology right here in Australia, adding the most exciting new chapter to Australia’s rich history of solar technology development
  • Be part of a passionate team dedicated to bettering the world through clean energy
  • Employee share/stock options. Jump in at the ground floor whilst SunDrive is still pre-revenue
  • Fully stocked kitchen and lunch everyday (beware our wide variety of hot sauces!)