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program activity for SUNY's College of Nanoscale Science and
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Process Operations Manager, Silicon Solar Programs - Rochester
Description of Duties:
This position will be physically located at CNSE’s satellite location in in the Rochester, NY area. The duties of Process Operations Manager, Silicon Solar Programs includes but is not limited to:
- Responsible for leading process engineering efforts supporting the development, and production of solar cells and modules based on mono and poly crystalline silicon substrates for high efficiency low cost manufacturable PV modules.
- Design, successfully demonstrate and coordinate crystalline silicon solar cell production line equipment and the processes required in order to deliver process solutions to customers.
- Manage new crystalline silicon solar cell line installation, setup and development to ensure the consistent manufacturing of quality products.
- Oversight of process development plans and projects of systems and processes ranging from wet texturing & etching (KOH /IPA, HF/HNO3), Atmospheric Diffusion (Phosphorus/Boron) and Anneal (H2/N2), PECVD (SiH4), Screen printing (Ag/Al), incoming & outgoing test and inspection of high-performance solar cells., various metrology systems (XRF, profilometer, ICP, 4pt probe, ICP, and other associated characterization techniques for crystalline solar cells & modules) including backend PV module processing and testing.
- Manage the transfer of crystalline silicon solar process/equipment from development to manufacturing (including establishment of a repeatable, statistically controlled and well documented manufacturing processes).
- Define, develop and optimize crystalline silicon solar cell devices. Work with process engineer and equipment engineer to integrate unit processes into solar cell, fabricate and characterize silicon solar cell, analyze and drive to close its performance gap.
- Lead multiple projects including authority over process development plans, resource requirements, budget needs to support the project, and proposing timeframes for projects.
- Proposes projects to support the development and operational efforts.
- Reporting to Senior Staff and management on the findings of projects including reporting to external organizations such as vendor partners, joint development partners, potential collaborative organizations, industry conferences and seminars.
- Technical lead and a primary interface with external collaborations and Joint Development Programs [JDPs]
- Manage the processing capabilities for the lab leveraging process development plans, work schedules, and resources to meet the program schedules
- Develop or modify process formulations, definition of standard processing and equipment requirements and specifications, and review of processing techniques and methods used in the manufacture, fabrication, and evaluation of manufacturable based devices (with respect to silicon wafer and integration aspects)
- Reviews process / product requirements with design staff to ensure compatibility of processing method and processing equipment
- Recommend and prepare changes, additions, and modifications, which will facilitate improved processes and equipment improvements.
- Oversee experimental test plans aligned with the process and hardware development objectives.
- Leading of a team of engineers and technicians (mix of direct hands on processing capability along with leading others to support activities) for the purpose of executing experimental procedures as developed or directed.
- Compile and evaluate test data to determine appropriate limits and variables for process or material specifications using statistical analysis tools such as DOE software (JMP, MiniTab, and others)
- Oversee and execute customer demonstrations using R&D based and manufacturing scale equipment while being the technical point of contact for our customers.
- Provided support to systems manufacturing to resolve process related problems.
- Create and evolve processes to deliver optimal coatings given specific criteria.
- Travel for supporting partner oriented technology joint development programs
- Other reasonable duties as assigned.
- A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Materials Science, physics or equivalent Engineering and/or Science related discipline from a college or University accredited by the US Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization AND a minimum of 7 years experience working in the crystalline silicon solar photovoltaic industry as a Process Development Engineer in one or more areas of Si PV devices.
- OR a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, physics or equivalent Engineering and/or Science related discipline from a college or University accredited by the US Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization AND a minimum of 5 years experience working in the silicon solar photovoltaic industry as a Process Development Engineer in one or more areas of crystalline Si PV devices.
- OR a Ph.D in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, or equivalent Engineering and/or Science related discipline from a college or University accredited by the US Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization AND a minimum of 2 years experience working in the crystalline silicon solar photovoltaic industry as a Process Development Engineer in one or more areas of Si PV devices.
- Focused on manufacturable process, and hardware development, coupled to an analytical background.
- Experience with building high-performance teams developing novel processing, hardware, and analytical technologies in a fast paced research for manufacturing environment.
- Extensive background in characterization of manufacturable devices including composition (ICP, EDS,SIMS, RBS, XPS), Morphology and crystalline structure (SEM, XRD, AFM, others), and general materials properties including optical, electrical, and mechanical characteristics.
- Prior experience with product development targeted at the manufacturable silicon solar industry is highly desired
- A background with a capital equipment supplier understanding the issues with system builds, shipment, signoffs, and customer technology roadmap support items related to process and hardware upgrades is highly desired
- Candidates must address in their applications their abilities to work with a culturally diverse population.
- This position is contingent on the satisfactory completion of a background investigation; this position may require annual background investigations.
Notes: Position contingent on the availability of funding
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Persons interested in the above position should submit a
resume, three work-related references, and letter of application, along
with The Research Foundation for SUNY employment application to:
Ms. Janice Correa
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5450 Campus Drive
Canandaigua, NY 14454
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Posting No: NANO-R13-03
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