Manufacturing Quality Engineer IV - Clean Energy
Pacific Palisades, CA 
Posted 2 months ago
Job Description

Company Generac Power Systems

Name Manufacturing Quality Engineer IV - Clean Energy

Req # 64266

Employment Type Full Time

Shift 1st

At Generac, we bring our best energy to work every day and promote a drive to win while respecting others and supporting growth. Join us, as we inspire change for a better world, positively impact our people and the community, influence and achieve positive results that support growth, and innovate the industry.

Generac Energy Technologies is seeking a Manufacturing Quality Engineer IV to join our growing team. In this exciting opportunity, you will serve as the technical manufacturing conduit between Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering to the selected manufacturing sites (i.e. Contract Manufacturers) to drive scale-readiness in a growing family of solar energy storage products. The successful candidate will aid in the choice of materials, processes and Contract Manufactures for next generation power conversion and energy storage products with warrantees of up to 25 years. This Candidate will also lead efforts at qualified manufacturing locations for the delivery of high-quality products to Generac's customers. Candidates should be passionate about scaling distributed energy and committed to robust products and aggressive quality and performance targets from Generac's Clean Energy Products.

Up to 30/40% travel may be required for this role.

This position is based out of Pacific Palisades, CA.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supplier/Partner selection and development for High Reliability Power Electronics.
  • Coordinates and executes comprehensive Contract Manufacturer "Process" Audits at defined frequencies.
  • Develop and own quality performance metrics and work closely with global network of contract manufacturers to drive corrective action and continuous improvement activities.
  • Develops Quality Requirements Specifications for high reliability products produced by Contract Manufacturers.
  • Provide critical inputs on materials and process choices.
  • Participate in DFMEA and DFM activities for products produced at Contract Manufactures.
  • Quality resource to own Process Flow, PFMEA and Control Plans on new and existing products.
  • Lead and enforce PPAP and assure tools and processes are effective to support consistent high-quality levels at Contract Manufactures.
  • Qualify equipment installation and setup in collaboration with the Contract Manufacturing team.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives at suppliers based on a formal trend management approach. Provide timelines and conduct cost analysis for improvement projects using lean sigma tools.
  • Lead and drive all SCAR (Supplier Corrective Action Request) activities at Contract Manufacturing locations.
  • Participate in all Corrective Action and Preventative Action processes that pertain to manufacturing or material deficiencies.
  • Proficient user of Engineering Change Control tools and assures effective implementation of all ECO's affecting products and production processes at Contract Manufactures.
  • Coordinate with the engineering design and Manufacturing Engineering teams and testing department (responsibilities may expand to include materials/process evaluation testing).
  • Monitor adherence to quality and safety certification standards.
  • Other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Business or Industrial Technology or equivalent experience
  • Must have at least 5 years of manufacturing of high reliability electronic, electromechanical or products with a focus on quality management in a contract manufacturing or electromechanical assembly environment.
  • Strong experience with solder chemistries/processing, electronics cleaning and cleanliness validation processes, conformal coating and potting.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Power electronics, consumer electronics or commercial electronics background preferred
  • Experience working with international companies and in a matrix organization;
  • Proven experience collaborating with multiple sites and functions to drive common solutions.
  • Prior experience with hardware certification standards (e.g. UL1741)
  • Mechanical and thermal analysis
  • Familiarity with lean manufacturing principles.
  • Six Sigma green or black belt preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Solid quantitative skill set and the ability to analyze and communicate with well-supported data
  • Knowledge of PCB design capability
  • An individual critical thinker capable of devising plans and solutions for complex problems.
Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear; and use hands to manipulate objects or controls. The employee is regularly required to stand and walk. On occasion, the incumbent may be required to stoop, bend, or reach above the shoulders. The employee must occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Specific conditions of this job are typical of frequent and continuous computer-based work requiring periods of sitting, close vision, and the ability to adjust focus. Occasional travel.

"We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law."

Generac Power Systems Inc. is an equal opportunity employer/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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