Product Reliability Engineer

Location: Chennai, India
Reports to: Director – Product Reliability

About FTC Solar Inc

FTC Solar is a fast growing, global provider of solar tracker systems, technology, software, and engineering services. We are as passionate about renewable energy as we are about our culture and values. We want to attract likeminded individuals who live and breathe Integrity, Accountability, Innovation and Excellence. We’re humble enough to know that we don’t know everything, so we love bold ideas that disrupt the status quo. Basically, we don’t want you to just fall in line!

FTC Solar is committed to creating a culture of inclusion and diversity. For us, this is not just a set of words or metrics. It drives our culture, creativity, and future success. We support our employees and foster an environment where new ideas and perspectives are celebrated and encouraged. When our employees thrive, FTC Solar thrives. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.

POSITION OVERVIEW

The product reliability engineer will provide leadership for the FTC Solar Quality & Reliability organizations to facilitate improvements in all aspects of product quality/reliability. You will deploy, lead and improve Product Quality & Reliability and the respective processes that align with FTC Solar’s critical success factors. You will develop and steward reliability initiatives cross functionally with Research & Development, Applications Engineering, and Operations to continuously improve the quality and reliability of our products. You will actively engage, implement, collaborate and sustain a quality and reliability partnership culture for the mutual benefit of all parties.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Reliability technical lead for new systems/product/component design, development, product changes, feature enhancements, and technology optimization of PV tracker electronics and power systems. You will own cradle to grave ownership of product quality and reliability and cost effectively maximize performance criteria over the product lifecycle utilize the
  • Promptly and effectively manage activities such as integrating functional and reliability specifications, facilitating productive design reviews, FMEAs, parts application, design analysis, risk mitigation through analysis / qualification testing, specifying supplier ORT and control plans, support customer/field issue resolution, enforcement of preventative/corrective actions, drive engineering/suppliers to improve their processes and products while optimizing cost and schedules to meet FTC Solar objectives.
  • Identify/design tests and specify test requirements to qualify suppliers of sub systems/components to meet performance, regulatory and reliability requirements. Specify HALT, ALT, characterization tests, environmental reliability tests, etc. and drive relevant changes to design to satisfy cost, product performance and test requirements.
  • Must be able to interface with external labs and agencies/suppliers & complete testing/analysis to satisfy product performance and test requirements by defining project scope of work, identifying critical reporting metrics, negotiating contracts and ensuring timely execution and gathering of quality actionable data from external test labs or customers.
  • Generate and effectively communicate status updates, detailed reports and whitepapers to both internal and external customers. Perform data analysis using tools such as Excel, Jmp, PowerBI, Tableau etc. Utilize Jmp / python scripts, ML where possible for automation.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical/ Electronics/Mechanical required with emphasis in controls and electro-mechanical systems. ASQ CRE certification preferred.
  • Two (2) to four (4) years of progressive experience with emphasis in Systems Reliability, Reliability test or qualification related work in PV/ Energy/ Utility/ Telecommunications or other relevant industry.
  • The ideal candidate has a firm grasp of electronics design and reliability optimization, product qualification, accelerated test methods, product application, problem solving and analysis.
  • Requires demonstrated experience in design qualification testing of control electronics, power electronics or battery systems, FMEA/FTA application, application of reliability growth techniques, maintainability and reliability estimation work.

Relevant Skills/Tools

FMEA/FTA, Robust Engineering, Weibul++, BlockSim, Alta+, RCM, Lambda predict, DOE, DfR, SPC, DFSS, Jmp, PowerBI/ Tableau, Python, HALT/HASS, ALT, 8D, IEC/ UL/ IEEE/MIL/ASHRAE standards.

WORKING CONDITIONS

FTC Solar offers competitive wages, growth opportunities, and a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Private medical insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Unlimited vacation
  • 12 weeks of paid parental leave
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