Program Leader Reliability

As our new Program Leader Reliability, your team is responsible for guaranteeing and improving the product lifetime of our flexible thin film photovoltaic (PV) modules by performing dedicated lifetime tests, identifying failure modes, mitigating/solving issues as well as qualifying new materials for production.

HyET Solar Netherlands is a leading SME in the field of flexible thin film photovoltaic (PV) modules and is founded in 2012. HyET Solar Netherlands has introduced the first commercially viable thin film solar foil (Powerfoil) and has customers all around the world. HyET enters into partnerships with key stakeholders to develop products with a focus on application. Our staged approach delivers a clear view of options and results in products that satisfy customer requirements. HyET’s headquarters are located in Arnhem, the Netherlands and is run by an experienced interdisciplinary team.

HyET Solar has concluded successfully its recent capital raise and is expanding its production capacity in the Netherlands to 300 MW. Simultaneously it is preparing its international expansion, in close cooperation with its business partners (a 1 GW factory is in design phase).

 

Role description

As our new Program Leader Reliability, your team is responsible for guaranteeing and improving the product lifetime of our flexible thin film photovoltaic (PV) modules by performing dedicated lifetime tests, identifying failure modes, mitigating/solving issues as well as qualifying new materials for production. New materials will have to be evaluated because of increase of performance of the PV layers, releasing second suppliers, or evaluating new materials to meet the cost roadmap targets. The responsibilities also include testing and releasing the product on the various safety tests as required by international IEC norms.

This new position has become open due to internal growth.

 

Working in close contact with our Solar Tech team, your main responsibilities are:

  • Responsible for the lifetime of the module performance in terms of product reliability, both for the current generation products as well as the future products.
  • You are identifying failure modes, proposing mitigations, evaluating mitigations.
  • You will introduce predictive tools for lifetime and energy yield.
  • Intensive collaboration with Performance and Technology team.

 

Why you should become our Program Leader Reliability?

  • Join a fast growing, international organization in the field renewable energy
  • Become part of an organization with lots of opportunities for personal development
  • Help us realize a world where energy is utilized sustainably and affordably
  • Join a company where Unity, Innovation and Excellence are key values
  • Surround yourself with specialists in your area of interest

 

We look for

  • PhD Physics/Chemistry/Material Science
  • Preferably 5 to 10/10+ years relevant working experience in material science failure analysis
  • hands-on, accurate, perfectionist, good experimental skills, experience with statistics
  • You already gained first team management experience
  • Personality which has a positive/critical mindset
  • Strong analytical, communication skills, team focused and pragmatic
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environments
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written)
  • Excellent skills in MS-Office, especially Excel for handling large datasets

 

The Team

The HyET Solar Team is full of innovative, drive colleagues taking pride in our factory and product. The project engineers are the cor in our Factory Expansion team. Together with the project leader and project management support, the project engineers will manage our equipment suppliers and contractors in realisation of the new factory. As part of this team, you will work with other colleagues with a background in production, maintenance and technology.

 

Are you interested or do you want to know more?

Apply for this position by sending a cover letter and CV to jobs@hyetsolar.com. If you want additional information about the position, please contact Edward Hamers, Chief Technical Officer, on Edward.hamers@hyetsolar.com or call 026-3623944.

 

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