Solar Engineer
San Diego, California - Full Time

Job Description:

●Develop tests & procedures for ensuring the reliability / longevity of vehicle solar panels

● Evaluate solar panel reliability on standardized test criterion & guide improvements in design

● Develop internal standards for manufacturing quality & process validation

● Provide technical support on development and production of solar panel & solar panel


● Work with analysis and testing teams to qualify materials

● Ensure components meet all functional requirements and applicable design standards

● Generate regular reviews on component design & reliability

● Hold responsibility in ensuring on-time part release, tool kick-off, and part delivery

● Provide technical support on development of solar panel production line equipment

● Develop & test processes for reliable solar panel manufacture

● Define certification requirements and targets

● Design & test fixturing for in-line process steps

● Evaluate methods for ensuring process reliability

● Hold responsibility in ensuring on-time part release, tool kick-off, and part delivery

● Support development, reliability testing, and manufacture of solar charger accessory


● Support in development of new manufacturing technologies for solar components

● Work with related teams to track progress to milestones


● Hands-on experience with material & product reliability

● Experience in process reliability & statistics

● Experience in Root Cause Analysis

● Experience with volume manufacturing of consumer products or automotive components

● Self-starter go-getter

● Flexibility and team attitude

● Completed a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering or related major


It is not expected that a candidate has all of the following, but please make a note if you do.

● Knowledge in solar panel manufacturing

● Knowledge of plastic & metals manufacturing technologies

● Knowledge in robotics & automation

● Knowledge of SketchUp

● 1+ years of experience in mechanical, reliability, or manufacturing engineering roles


● Must be on site

● Aptera does not provide visa sponsorship at this time

Aptera designs electric vehicles with extreme efficiency, using low-drag aerodynamics inspired by nature, able to travel 1,000 miles on a single charge and power themselves just by being parked in the sun. Aptera's purpose, our drive, is to bring freedom to people and the planet, and that's what keeps us accelerating into the future.