Miasole / Hanergy
Job ID# 0122-15
Characterize thermoplastic/thermoset polymer characterization methods and composite materials for use in thin film solar cells and modules.
Collaborate with Research, Process Development, Reliability teams in evaluation of new materials and processes.
Collaborate with Reliability team in modeling and understanding materials behavior and failure mechanisms that impact lifetime and reliability.
Study materials failure modes in PV cells and modules and participate in testing proposed solutions for improved product performance and reliability.
Support all areas of the company with specialized materials characterization, especially related to polymers and composites
Support mechanical testing and material characterization needs for elastomeric materials, metallic as well as ceramic components
Hands-on utilization and maintenance of thermal analysis and polymer characterization tools and mechanical testing tools.
REQUIRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS:
BS in Materials Science or Chemistry with a strong focus on polymer characterization; MS or PhD preferred
5 years industrial experience in polymer characterization
Extensive hands-on experience with rheological and thermal analysis of multiple classes of polymers
Working knowledge of at least 2 of the following: DMA, DSC, TMA, TGA, FTIR
Knowledge of mechanical characterization methods for metals and ceramics an advantage
Must have hands-on approach
Excellent organizational, communication and team participation skills for interfacing with cross-functional groups required
MiaSolé is a producer of thin-film Copper Indium Gallium Selenide (CIGS) solar cells and panels. Founded in 2004, MiaSolé has evolved from a scrappy, Silicon Valley start-up to the world leader in thin film solar panel efficiency. In our Sunnyvale, CA facility, we have demonstrated 15.5% module efficiency in production and 18% cell efficiency in the lab.
MiaSolé’s core technology is our innovative solar cell. Because it is lightweight and flexible, the cell can be applied in a number of applications from conventional rigid solar panels to flexible mobile devices. We currently have 2 products – a rigid solar panel, and a lightweight, flexible solar panel targeting ground mount and commercial roof top applications, respectively.
www.miasole.com/careers Job ID# 0122-15. Location: Santa Clara, CA 95051