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Head of Manufacturing Engineering



New South Wales, Australia
Posted on Thursday, May 4, 2023
Why Sundrive? SunDrive’s proprietary technology enables the use of copper instead of silver for the solar cell electrodes. This technological breakthrough has significant benefits, including greater efficiency, lower cost, scalable supply chain and more environmentally friendly production.SunDrive founded in 2015, is backed by some of Australia’s top venture capital firms (Blackbird, MainSequence, Virescent, Grok), tech founders and the Australian Government (CEFC,ARENA). SunDrive has quickly grown from a UNSW PhD project in a garage to producing the world’s most efficient commercial-sized solar cells.As our new Head of Engineering you will lead Solar Manufacturing team whilst being responsible for developing and implementing innovative engineering strategies that will enable us to meet our manufacturing objectives. You will be highly experience in your field and help us to improve our manufacturing processes, and drive operational efficiency across the business. You will have a strong background in mechanical, software, and mechatronics engineering, and will be responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of our new manufacturing line.You will focus on:
  • Developing and implementing engineering strategies that align with our manufacturing goals and objectives
  • Overseeing the development and implementation of our manufacturing line, including mechanical, software, and mechatronics engineering components
  • Managing and mentoring a team of engineers responsible for the development and maintenance of our manufacturing line
  • Leading cross-functional collaboration efforts between engineering and other departments, such as operations and quality assurance
  • Ensuring compliance with all applicable regulations and standards
  • Monitoring and managing project timelines, budgets, and resource allocation
  • Identifying and implementing process improvements to drive operational efficiency and reduce manufacturing costs
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with key vendors and suppliers to ensure quality and timely delivery of engineering components

  • Strong experience within engineering, with experience in a leadership role
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing engineering strategies that drive operational efficiency and reduce manufacturing costs
  • Strong knowledge of mechanical, software, and mechatronics engineering principles
  • Proven track record of leading successful cross-functional collaboration efforts
  • Excellent project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Strong problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify and implement process improvements
  • If you are a highly motivated, innovative, and experienced engineering professional with a passion for solar manufacturing, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity to join our team as Head of Engineering

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 an accommodation at any point during the interview process.