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Process Engineer

Sundrive Solar

Sundrive Solar

Port Kembla NSW 2505, Australia · San Mateo, CA, USA · Wales, UK
Posted on Tuesday, October 24, 2023
About Us:

SunDrive is one of Australia's most exciting scale-ups, operating in one of the world's most exciting spaces – renewable energy technology.

We are on a mission to unlock Solar's full potential by revolutionising how solar cells are made, to unlock new heights of efficiency, cost, and sustainability.

Founded in 2015 by two UNSW roommates (Vince Allen - a PhD student in solar and David Hu – a former investment banker), we have come a long way From the breakthrough made in their garage to producing the world’s most efficient commercial-sized solar panel.

In 2022, we secured $21 million in our Series A funding round, and are backed by some of Australia’s top venture capital firms (Blackbird, Main Sequence, Virescent, and Mike Cannon-Brooke’s private investment fund, Grok), tech founders, a former Australian Prime Minister, and the Australian Government.

Joining the team as a Process Engineer you will gain the autonomy to drive innovation and optimisation across SunDrive's electroplating technology to ensure successful scaling as we move into market entry and beyond.

You will focus on:

  • Designing and undertaking experiments to optimise SunDrive’s novel cell electroplating processes
  • Characterising and analysing the performance of electroplating processes
  • Working alongside SunDrive’s manufacturing equipment development team to take novel plating technologies from lab-scale trials through to manufacturing representative technology demonstrations
  • Facilitating transfer of technology developments to SunDrive’s pilot-scale production line and beyond
  • Implementing and updating operating procedures for SunDrive’s cell processing sequence (such as documenting process operating sequences and monitoring and maintenance procedures)


  • Tertiary qualifications in engineering or chemical sciences
  • Previous experience with the operation and basic maintenance of processing equipment (including troubleshooting, and diagnostics)
  • Ability to design, execute and analyse large processing experiments involving the characterisation of large numbers of individual solar cells
  • Exposure to electrodeposition (either in a lab or industrial setting)
  • Good problem-solving skills, with high attention to detail
  • Effective communication skills to articulate results and discuss thoughts openly and objectively

Benefits @ SunDrive!

🧠Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Free confidential EAP offered to all employees (full-time, part-time and casual employment) and their immediate family members from the first day of employment with SunDrive

✏️Learning & Development

  • AUD $1,000 per calendar year
  • 5 days of leave at full pay

🧸Parental Leave

  • 13 weeks of leave at full pay for the primary caregiver
  • 6 weeks leave for the secondary caregiver (4 weeks Full Pay, 2 weeks Government incentive)
  • 6 weeks of parental bereavement leave at full pay for both primary and secondary caregivers

🚌Transportation Allowance

  • Up to AUD $45 per week for public transport/tolls, 52 weeks per calendar year

Additional Information

SunDrive Solar Pty Ltd is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity, or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

SunDrive is also committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. Please let your recruiter know if you need accommodation at any point during the interview process.