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Engineering Manager, Mechanical Engineering



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Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Santa Clara, CA, USA
Posted on Sunday, April 16, 2023
Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd., is one of the world´s largest and most recognized photovoltaic manufacturers for its high-performance, high-quality solar cells and modules. It is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea (Global Executive HQ) and Talheim, Germany (Technology & Innovation HQ). Through its growing global business network spanning Europe, North America, Asia, South America, Africa, and the Middle East, the company provides excellent services and long-term partnerships to its customers in the utility, commercial, government, and residential markets. Hanwha Q CELLS is a flagship company of Hanwha Group, a FORTUNE Global 500 firm and a Top 7 business enterprise in South Korea.
Energy Technology Center (FETC) is looking for a Lead Mechanical Engineer to lead a team on packaging and thermal design of low and high-power electronics in the areas of renewable energy, EV charging, energy storage, and more. You will work on mechanical architecture design, enclosure design, and cooling of power semiconductors (air-cooled and liquid-cooled) in systems ranging from a few hundred watts to megawatts, from design concept to hand-off to production.


  • Lead a team of Mechanical Engineers to work on the packaging and cooling of power electronics
  • Design and own mechanical and thermal architecture of power electronics systems
  • Lead the creation of drawings and maintain them in a PLM system
  • Responsible for meeting cost and cooling targets
  • Work with suppliers/shops/vendors to procure materials and manufacturing processes
  • Perform DFM and FMEA analysis, both internal and with external suppliers
  • Lead FEA analysis in structural and thermal/CFD areas using Ansys or similar
  • Work with Power Electronics engineers to meet electrical parameter targets
  • Interface with production teams for final handoff


  • Bachelor’s or higher Degree in Mechanical Engineering, or a related field
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in power electronics packaging and thermal design
  • Experience with CAD systems (Creo, Solidworks, or similar) using PLM systems
  • Proficient in 3D modeling and generation of CAD drawings
  • Knowledge of sheet metal, extrusion, and welding
  • Familiar with structural design using FEA software
  • Proficient in thermal design, both air cooling and liquid cooling, for power semiconductor heat dissipation
  • Capable of managing suppliers, vendors, and prototyping shops
  • Knowledge of harnessing, cabling, and high-amperage bus bar design
  • Experienced with surface finishes such as coating, plating, etc.


  • Experience in packaging and thermal design of power electronics ranging from hundreds of Watts to 1MW
  • Experience in areas of PV (solar) inverters, EV chargers, battery storage, or similar technologies
  • Experience in low and high-volume production
  • Basic understanding of electric fundamentals
  • Experience with Creo 3D modeling software and PLM systems
To comply with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the essential physical, mental, and environmental requirements for this job are listed below. These are requirements normally expected to perform regular job duties. Incumbents must successfully perform all job functions with or without reasonable accommodation.
Standing 20% of the time
Sitting 70% of the time
Walking10% of the time
Pulling up to 10 Pounds
Pushing up to 10 Pounds
Carrying up to 10 Pounds
Lifting up to 10 Pounds
Dexterity (F = Frequently, O = Occasionally, N = Never)
Typing: F
Handling: F
Reaching: F
Agility (F = Frequently, O = Occasionally, N = Nev-er)
Turning: F
Twisting: F
Bending: O
Crouching: O
Balancing: N
Climbing: N
Crawling: N
Kneeling: N
Dexterity (F = Frequently, O = Occasionally, N = Never)
Typing: F
Handling: F
Reaching: F

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