Senior Applications Engineer

Job Description 

Position         : Senior Applications Engineer:  Solar Trackers

Reporting to : Applications Engineering Director 

Job Summary

Application Engineers develop deep expertise in the design, construction, and usage of the FTC Solar tracker product portfolio.  Requires strong problem-solving skills, good organization and program management, and the ability to communicate well both orally and in writing.   This position works with customers, suppliers, and with internal FTC Solar organizations to solve field related issues that may arise during construction, commissioning or operation of the FTC Solar tracker.  The role is responsible for driving continuous improvement of the solar tracker product portfolio enhancing ease of installation, energy production, cost of ownership and quality.  This position requires travel to both suppliers and field construction sites. 

Roles & Responsibilities

  1. Drive continuous improvement roadmap for solar tracker portfolio
  2. Resolve customer related issues that may arise during construction, commissioning or operation
  3. Work with quality team to understand failure mechanisms and drive to root cause 
  4. Responsible for improving product design or manufacturing process to achieve manufacturability by working with supplier and internal cross functional team
  5. Prepares and coordinates field communications in the form of application notes, change orders, work instructions, etc. 
  6. Set up sub-assembly level BOM, technical drawings and coordinates engineering changes as necessary
  7. Prepares engineering technical documents for release
  8. Verify samples according to design requirements
  9. Provide inputs in improving design, process FMEAs, installation manual
  10. Performs other tasks assigned by supervisor or department head

Eligibility – Educational Qualification & Experience

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Structural Engineering or Material Science 
  2. At least 8 years of mechanical design experience
  3. Solar Industry experience preferred 
  4. Skilled in Solidworks/CAD is a plus
  5. Proficient in English – written and oral
  6. Experience in steel structure and material properties / failure modes
  7. Have hands-on construction experience and proficient in using tools is a strong plus
  8. Program management experience a plus
  9. Familiar with electronics and wireless communication protocols a plus

Working Conditions

1. Work location is at local office in Austin TX, San Francisco CA, or home office

2. Travel: up to 50% to FTC Solar suppliers, partners, offices and sites in the U.S. as well as global

If you are interested in this position, forward your resumes/cover letters to