Director of Global Supply Chain (Bedford, MA)

 The Position

 We are looking for an experienced Supply Chain professional to join our fast-growing team as we pivot to manufacturing and begin commercializing the technology and building the first plant. 

This position will lead all global supply chain activities supporting both R&D and the implementation of the commercial factory. You will have global responsibility for the full direct material supply chain performance process and ensure supply continuity including but not limited to successfully negotiate lowest total cost of ownership/best price, OTD, Lead-Times, Customer Satisfaction. This is a unique opportunity in a well-funded young company to get in on the ground floor and create part of the backbone of a high-tech manufacturing company to revolutionize the Solar industry. 

The Requirements 

  • Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Engineering, or Business Administration 
  • At least 10 years of experience working throughout the Supply Chain function. 
  • Deep understanding of the End-to-End supply chain in manufacturing 
  • Ability to lead large diverse multinational projects 
  • Highly motivated professional who wants to join one of the most exciting companies in solar technology 
  • Must have a proven history of doing hands-on problem solving 
  • Must have working knowledge of ERP systems 
  • Strong Analytical and PC skill: MS Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. 
  • Must have a strong work ethic with a demonstrated ability of being a strong team contributor. 
  • Strong negotiation skills and ability to manage strategic suppliers 
  • Ability to travel internationally for extended periods 

Equipment Engineer (India)

 The Position

 CubicPV is in the advanced planning stage for a 2 GWp integrated wafer and solar cell factory based on our proprietary Direct Wafer® technology in India. For this high-tech manufacturing operation, we are looking for top-notch engineers to be part of the team that develops, designs and deploys the manufacturing process technology. For the initial phase, which will run until Summer 2023, this position will be based in Bedford, MA. During that time, the factory will be designed, production processes defined, and equipment designed and built. Once the construction of factory building is completed, the team will relocate to India, where it will be responsible for the deployment and ramp-up of all equipment and processes in the factory. 

  • Work with the Equipment team to develop equipment concepts 
  • Develop equipment specifications in collaboration with process engineers and suppliers 
  • Follow-up on equipment design and build at suppliers 
  • Inform the design of the factory 
  • Train equipment technicians 
  • Install and ramp new equipment in the factory 
  • Drive continuous improvement after ramp-up 

The Requirements 

  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Robotics, Mechatronics or similar, MS preferred 
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Solidworks CAD & CAE tools 
  • Comfortable in office, lab, and manufacturing environments 
  • Keen eye for detail 
  • Excellent communication skills: speaking, listening, and technical writing 
  • Prepared to move to India to help start, run, and improve operations 

Process Engineer (India)

 The Position

 CubicPV is in the advanced planning stage for a 2 GWp integrated wafer and solar cell factory based on our proprietary Direct Wafer® technology in India. For this high-tech manufacturing operation, we are looking for top-notch engineers to be part of the team that develops, designs and deploys the manufacturing process technology. For the initial phase, which will run until Summer 2023, this position will be based in Bedford, MA. During that time, the factory will be designed, production processes defined, and equipment designed and built. Once the construction of factory building is completed, the team will relocate to India, where it will be responsible for the deployment and ramp-up of all equipment and processes in the factory. 

  • Work with the R&D team to develop and mature production processes for the factory 
  • Perform process window studies, process optimization experiments, determine process interdependencies through DoE’s, etc. 
  • Write process documentation (SOP, SPC, etc.) 
  • Contribute to equipment design from a process perspective 
  • Support the design of the factory 
  • Process transfer to the new factory 
  • Work with equipment and material suppliers 
  • Train process technicians and operators 
  • Install and ramp processes on new equipment in the factory 
  • Continuous improvement of the production process after ramp-up 

The Requirements 

  • Degree in Materials Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Physics or Chemistry, advanced degree preferred 
  • Comfortable in office, lab, and manufacturing environments 
  • Keen eye for detail 
  • Excellent communication skills: speaking, listening, and technical writing 
  • Prepared to move to India once the factory building is completed 

Senior Mechanical Engineer (Bedford, MA)

 The Position

 The Senior Mechanical Engineer reports directly to the Mechanical Team Lead and delivers equipment solutions used in Direct Wafer® manufacturing. Translating process requirements into robust equipment designs, familiarity with a broad range of technologies and hands-on resourcefulness are key for this role. The ideal candidate would bring a strong foundation of designing from first principles and application experience to bear on advancing Direct Wafer® equipment for large-scale deployment. Key contributions will include machine design for performance, reduced cost, uptime, and design for manufacturing (DFM). Additionally, the Senior Mechanical Engineer will drive prototyping and testing of new designs, and will support the transition to large-scale manufacturing. This position has excellent growth potential as the company executes our world-class 2GW factory, scales production volumes, and dramatically expands its capabilities and staff over the next few years. 

The Requirements 

  • Mechanical Engineering degree required 
  • Minimum 5 years of proven experience in mechanical equipment and systems design 
  • Experience creating & managing BOMs, detailed drawings, assembly instructions, and 
  • Experience with high-temperature and liquid-cooled applications preferred 
  • Comfortable working independently and cross-functionally as part of a team 
  • Familiarity with conventional project management methods 
  • Passion for tackling, organizing and solving under-defined problems 
  • Effective communication skills (listening, presenting, technical writing) 
  • Experience with SolidWorks and PDM tools 
  • Experience with FEA tools for fluid flow and heat transfer preferred 

Supply Chain Buyer (Bedford, MA)

 The Position

We are looking for an experienced Supply Chain professional to join our fast-growing team as we pivot to manufacturing and begin commercializing the technology and building the first plant. 

This position will lead all supply chain activities supporting both R&D and the implementation of the commercial factory. These activities include sourcing, purchasing, planning/scheduling, inventory management, warehousing and logistics, This is a unique opportunity in a well-funded young company to get in on the ground floor and create part of the backbone of a high-tech manufacturing company to revolutionize the Solar industry. 

The Requirements 

  • Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Engineering, or Business Administration 
  • At least 2 years of experience working within the Supply Chain function. 
  • Understanding of the End-to-End supply chain in manufacturing 
  • Highly motivated professional who wants to join one of the most exciting companies in solar technology 
  • Must have a proven history of being organized and able to manage multiple projects 
  • Strong Analytical and PC skill: MS Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. 
  • Must have a strong work ethic with a demonstrated ability of being a strong team contributor. 
  • Ability to travel internationally 

Laboratory Technician (Dallas, TX)

The Position 

You will be part of a larger team of R&D scientists and engineers working to bring a new technology to the commercial market. You will have ample opportunities to work alongside device engineers and learn about device design, fabrication, and testing.

The Responsibilities

You will be responsible for the day-to-day set up of the laboratory for device engineers and chemists. This includes glove box set up, re-stocking, updating of the chemical inventory system, and coordination with the device engineers to see what they need for the day. Additional tasks may include substrate cleaning and organization, solution preparation, cylinder changes, evaporation runs, and weekly laboratory cleaning. The laboratory technician will also check equipment logs on a weekly basis and keep equipment owners up to date on anything that might need their attention.

The Requirements 

  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication in English
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Eager to be in the lab and work with equipment most of the day.
  • Willing and able to complete repetitive tasks
  • Open and available to working the early shift (6:00 AM to 4:00 PM)
  • Able to stand more than 8 hours
  • Able to lift 50 pounds without assistance
  • Must be mechanically inclined
  • Willing to learn about equipment operations and maintenance

The Preferred

  • Experience with glove box systems
  • Experience with thermal or e-beam evaporation systems
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a natural science, engineering, or other related degree.
  • No previous work experience needed

Scientist/Research Engineer (Bedford, MA)

The Position 

We are looking for a talented scientist or research engineer who likes to work on the interface of R&D and manufacturing. In their mind, inventing, adapting, or adopting a new process and seeing it through from lab to fab is the most exciting job they can consider. You will need a solid foundation in PV fundamentals, with the curiosity and drive to synthesize solutions to problems using technology from diverse fields. Problem-solving and troubleshooting using diligent, hands-on analytical and characterization methods will be a key part of this role, so the applicant must have a strong background in solving complex problems. 

The scientist or research engineer will be part of a larger team of R&D and manufacturing engineers, and will have ample opportunity to work closely with other subject and process experts, as well as an elite team of automation and mechanical engineers. Collaboration internally as well as with external parties and equipment vendors is an essential element of the job. 

This position reports directly to the Senior VP of Technology, but you will have the opportunity to interface with virtually all facets of the business, from research to process development to manufacturing and quality control, and your efforts will be visible to the entire company, ranging from technicians to senior management. 

The Requirements 

  • PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Material Science or similar with at least 3 years work experience demonstrating high impact 
  • Strong analytical skills 
  • Comfortable leading projects, but also being the chemistry resource on teams composed of engineers 
  • Experience with Photovoltaics is an advantage, especially with silicon solar cells 
  • Experience in wet or dry etching is a plus 
  • A demonstrated ability to solve problems using multidisciplinary and hands-on approaches. 
  • Experience using Design of Experiments tools such as JMP to understand complex systems and optimize. 
  • Proven track record of working closely with third parties like equipment vendors and/or research institutes. 
  • Eager to be in the lab and translate your ideas into results. 
  • Must enjoy frequent interactions and open communication with a wide variety of personnel. 

Senior Automation Engineer Control Systems Hardware/Software Architecture (Bedford, MA)

The Position 

In this position you will be a key member of our world-class team delivering control system hardware and software solutions in support of our manufacturing processes. Work will include the design of new equipment as well as support, optimization, enhancement, and cost-down of existing equipment designs. You will also be part of the team that supports the equipment contract manufacturing effort and on-site commissioning of equipment as it is delivered to the factory. We are looking for a talented engineer with a good breadth of experience who is ready to hit the ground running and demonstrate commitment to our mission. CubicPV is an extremely fast-paced environment, and you must be motivated, flexible, love what you do, and continually strive to hit technical gates on the path to large-scale, high volume production. This is a unique opportunity to have a significant positive impact on the future 

The Requirements 

  • This position requires a BS degree or higher in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related field of study, and 5+ years of experience in industrial automation with a manufacturing emphasis. 
  • Experience with SIEMENS and/or B&R and at least one other mainstream automation platform (Beckhoff, Mitsubishi, Omron, Rockwell). 
  • Significant experience with the development, deployment, and support of robust manufacturing equipment in a fast-paced, active production environment, including experience with versioning systems (SVN, Git). 
  • Demonstrated success working as a team member or lead taking ideas from concept through design to full production, all the while demonstrating ownership, flexibility, and excellent judgement regarding design tradeoffs. 
  • Experience with project management methodologies and demonstrable successful project execution. 
  • Strong programming skills with a track record building full-scale applications that include safety, process control, motion control, instrumentation, HMI, alarm management, device networks, data collection, product conveyance, etc. 
  • Demonstrated proficiency developing strategic architecture of control software for complex automated production systems. 
  • Fluency in at least two IEC 61131 programming languages, including Structured Text (ST), Sequential Function Chart (SFC), Function Block Diagram (FBD) and Ladder Diagram (LD). 
  • Experience with various 3rd party intelligent devices and their integration into both laboratory and production equipment. Examples include vision inspection systems, robots, laser-based cutting/marking systems, data collection systems, various PV quality assessment systems, etc. 
  • Experience with selecting and sizing of electrical components of control systems (including servo sizing, panel layout, SCCR considerations, etc.). Ability to understand and generate electrical schematics. Familiarity with applicable electrical standards, including but not limited to NFPA 79 and/or IEC 60204-1. 
  • Familiarity with U.S. and European standards related to equipment design and safety, including risk assessment process. 

The Preferred 

  • Experience with Solidworks Electrical is preferred. 
  • Experience in the following is a significant bonus: o Use of C# to create WPF or WinForms applications for the purposes of HMI and/or interfacing with external devices (via serial, TCP/IP, 3rd party APIs, etc.) and databases (such as MSSQL or Postgres). 
  • Experience with Industrial Networking, such as TCP/IP, OPC-UA, Modbus TCP, managed infrastructure, Ethernet based Fieldbuses, diagnostic tools such as WireShark