SunPower Corporation Cell Technology Deployment Manager in Melaka, Malaysia

Do you want to change the world? We do, too.



The energy market is roughly $4 trillion globally, and solar penetration is less than 1%. But just one hour of sunlight, if harnessed, could power the entire world for a year. We have the opportunity to completely change the way energy is produced, distributed and consumed on a global scale, and we’re looking for talented, committed people to help us drive our growth and achieve our goals.



SunPower is a global solar energy solutions company with a rich heritage of pioneering the best energy technologies in the world. Our solutions are unrivaled in terms of long-term reliability, efficiency and guaranteed performance, and our company is unmatched in terms of global reach and scale. Through design, manufacturing, installation and ongoing maintenance and monitoring, SunPower provides its proprietary, world-record efficient solar technology to residential, commercial and utility customers worldwide.



SunPower is changing the way our world is powered every day with a brilliant, passionate and driven team of more than 7,000 in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. In an industry that is reshaping the world’s energy future, there’s no better place to be than SunPower.



We believe that our employees create our brand – with each project, each communication, each task completed and each interaction. Experience is critical to SunPower in regards to not only our customers but also our employees and dealer partners. As such, we strive to hire candidates that are service focused. The experience we would expect the ideal person to deliver is:




SunPower is seeking a Cell Technology Deployment (CTD) Process Manager to develop new process technologies in support of new solar cell products which are critical in keeping SunPower’s leading competitive edge in the global PV market. This position is responsible as well for overall oversight of safety, performance and employee morale of RDD personnel as well as perform Project Management for the organization. This position collaborates with the world’s leading PV R&D organization and advance laboratory facilities (in US and elsewhere) to create the world’s highest efficiency solar cell at competitive cost.

The CTD Process Manager reports directly to the Vice President – CTD, Research Development and Deployment (RD&D), and is based at the Fab 3 site (Melaka, Malaysia).


  • Provides leadership and mentorship to RDD-CTD organization at Fab 3

  • Innovates and directly creates new processes leading to cutting-edge PV products

  • Develops and deploys new processes from concepts originating at advanced R&D labs

  • Defines equipment requirements and specifications to manufacture and test new processes/products

  • Manages RDD projects, ensuring these are on-schedule, on-budget and on-target

  • Effectively works with SunPower business processes as required, meeting project objectives and timelines

  • Interfaces with external vendors/material suppliers, consultants and customers to meet project goals

  • Communicates effectively with multiple levels of the organization, including top management

  • Complies at all times the Environment, Health and Safety and Manufacturing Quality standards, rules and regulations


Minimum requirements

  • Educational Background:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Physics, Chemistry, Engineering (minimum)

  • Experience:

  • Minimum 6-year experience with Bachelors’ Degree, minimum 4-year experience with Master’s Degree, minimum 2-year experience with Ph.D.

  • Experience in several of the following: vacuum technology, thin film deposition, thermal diffusion, plasma physics, semiconductor device fabrication and modelling

  • Skills/ competencies:

  • Ability to lead and manage technical teams

  • Ability to creatively tackle challenging projects

  • Excellent leadership and management skills

  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

  • Detail-oriented and highly motivated to learn new things

  • Experience in data analysis, usage of statistical methods and design of experiment in R&D or manufacturing environment

Nice-To-Have requirements (an advantage)

  • Skills/Competencies:

  • Ability to lead teams of engineers (actual leadership experience a strong plus)

  • PV or semiconductor device physics knowledge at a working level (strong plus)

  • Familiarity with manufacturing failure analysis and reliability testing methods

  • Working knowledge of thermal diffusion processes in wafer or PV fab

  • Working knowledge of plasma physics and thin film deposition processes in wafer or PV fab (strong plus)