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Cell Process Team maintains and develops manufacturing process mainly to enhance overall performance of solar cell products, including power conversion efficiency, defect rate, manufacturing cost, etc. Process Engineer is responsible for optimized process condition of corresponding process step (deposition, laser, metal, thermal, or wet, etc.) in manufacturing solar cells.
General tasks of Cell Process Engineer should include but not limited to the following:
1. Cell Process Management
  • Analyze and troubleshoot process performance and establish improvement plans.
  • Improve the cost of cell material (wafer, gas, chemical, metal paste) by reducing consumption.
  • Optimize process conditions and materials to improve optical and electrical quality of solar cells.
  • Train and evaluate performance of assigned Technicians.
2. New Cell Product Integration
  • Evaluate process setting and stability of new cell production model in mass-production standpoint.
  • Manage transition-procedure of new solar cell model testing to mass-production.
3. Cell Process/Material Development
  • Implement process/material development strategies, such as solar-cell efficiency improvement, cell manufacturing cost reduction, etc.
  • Research foundational process/material through market-intelligence, analysis, and characterization.
  • Develop and test mass production reliability of proprietary process/material.
4. Cell Process Standardization
  • Provide and train Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Out-of-Control Action Plans (OCAP) related with cell process.
  • Decide specification of process condition, material model & consumption, cell product performance & quality, etc.,
  • And define related cell process standard documents, such as Parameter Sheets (PAS), Bill of Materials (BOM), Optical/Electrical. Sorting Criteria of cells (OSC/ESC).
  • Establish standard process environment based on quality control standard.
  • Modify cell process setting in accordance with solar module performance/quality requirements.
5. All other duties assigned by management or that require immediate attention by Team member.
1. Educational Background & Experience
  • B.S. in Material Science, Physics, Chemistry, Semiconductor, or related field with Minimum 3 years of experience in process engineering/researching for a manufacturer/institution.
  • Or M.S. in Material Science, Physics, Chemistry, Semiconductor, or related field with research experience in related research topic.
2. Technical Knowledge:
  • Basic understanding in the characteristics of semiconductor or photovoltaic device/process.
  • Strong understanding in production processes related to thin film deposition and dielectric characteristics (deposition); ray/laser optics and laser ablation/patterning (laser); electrical contacts and paste-rheology (metallization); thermal diffusion in solid and p-n junction formation (thermal); or chemical etching/polishing/cleaning of inorganic materials (wet).
  • Statistical analysis skills utilizing relevant software (Excel, Mini-tab, JMP, Spotfire, etc.) to interpret data and derive conclusions.
3. Preferred Requirements:
  • Ph.D. in Material Science, Physics, Chemistry, Semiconductor, or related field.
  • Experience in semiconductor, display manufacturing, or related industrial/research area.
  • Experience with micro-structure analysis tools (SEM, TEM, EDX, SIMS, etc.) or optical/electrical characterization tools (UV-VIS, I-V, Resistance).

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