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Field Performance Test Engineer

Company: Gaf Energy
Location: San Rafael
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

Field Performance Test Engineer

  • San Rafael, CA
    Job DescriptionGAF Energy is transforming the rooftop solar industry to generate Energy from Every Roof. As a Standard Industries company, GAF Energy works in partnership with North Americas largest roofing and waterproofing manufacturer, GAF, offering homeowners elegant, roof-integrated solar options.
    • GAF Energy Solar R&D team is seeking a dynamic Field Performance Test Engineer who will help develop photovoltaic technologies that harvest energy from rooftops and deliver customer satisfaction
      • This exciting role will report to the Reliability, Certification, and Performance Director and work with the Solar R&D team to test and evaluate technology platforms and solar products that deliver high energy production at a competitive cost. The ideal candidate must have a passion for innovative solar technologies that will change the worlds energy infrastructure and thrive working in a fast-paced environment
        • This person will be part of a cross-functional team that is responsible for development, design, testing and analysis of solar roof modules and systems. With outstanding technical acumen, excellent problem solving capabilities and strong collaborative skills you can help us design the solar roof of the future and protect what matters most
          What will you do?
          • Create, document, verify, and deploy strategies for characterizing photovoltaic roofing system performance under varying field conditions
            • Analyze field performance data and present findings focused on continuous improvements in energy yield, power generation, and useful life of GAF Energy products
              • Specify, procure and/or build test apparatus for in-lab and in-field PV module and system tests, including data acquisition, capture, storage, and modeling
                • Effectively collaborate and communicate cross-functionally with R&D and third-party experts to optimize test efficiency, address challenges, and assure timely status tracking of projects
                  • Manage equipment calibrations and maintenance on remote test sites in order to ensure data accuracy and integrity
                    • Effectively prepare for and lead coordination meetings and capture findings and action items
                      What do we require from you?
                      • Bachelors Degree in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
                        • Masters Degree with a solar power focus, preferred
                          • 2 years of work experience in an R&D environment
                            • 2 years of work experience in a solar power environment, preferred
                              • Hands-on experience with field performance testing of solar systems, strongly preferred
                                • Demonstrated track record of innovation, problem-solving capabilities, and timely delivery of technical solutions
                                  • Demonstrated understanding of photovoltaic module and system performance metrics
                                    • Demonstrated understanding of meteorological instruments and standards
                                      • Experience with remote field monitoring and data logging systems
                                        • Experience working on cross-functional teams to drive innovation and product development
                                          • Proven record of handling multiple priorities, organizing workloads and meeting deadlines
                                            • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with internal and external functional teams verbally, in writing, and via presentations
                                              • Willing and able to travel within USA and internationally, up to 20% of the time when safe to do soby Jobble

Keywords: Gaf Energy, San Rafael , Field Performance Test Engineer, Engineering , San Rafael, California

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