Breakthrough Energy Ventures Portfolio Company Career Opportunities

TPV Module Process Engineer

Antora Energy

Antora Energy

Sunnyvale, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, August 18, 2023

Backed by Bill Gates’ Breakthrough Energy Ventures and Chris Sacca’s Lowercarbon Capital, Antora Energy turns sunshine and wind into a reliable, on-demand source of zero-carbon heat and power to enable deep decarbonization of industry and the electric grid. Propelled by a world-class team that includes leaders in their fields, Antora will eliminate gigatons of emissions while increasing U.S. energy security, reducing our dependence on global supply chains, supporting well-paying jobs, and protecting marginalized communities from industrial pollution.

We are growing our company with people who put team and mission first, value connection through laughter and joy, and build with humility and openness. Our people are our most valuable asset, and we are committed to continue building a diverse, passionate, and creative team dedicated to providing clean, reliable, and affordable energy to everyone on earth. People join our team to do the most fulfilling and impactful work of their lives on climate change. Join one of the world’s most transformative climate tech companies. We’re ready to decarbonize the global economy. Are you?

Position Summary

Are you a highly skilled engineer with hands-on experience in packaging high-power-density semiconductor devices? Are you ready to take on an exciting challenge by applying your expertise to the creation of robust and scalable thermophotovoltaic (TPV) modules? If so, we invite you to join our team at Antora Energy.

You will collaborate with a dedicated group of engineers who are not only experts in their field but also embody Antora's core values of humility, openness, and joy. Your efforts will play a pivotal role in establishing the world's first TPV module assembly line, and you'll directly influence the development of Antora's groundbreaking combined heat and power (CHP) long-duration energy storage product.

This is your chance to be part of something transformative, where your skills and passion will drive innovation and shape the future of sustainable energy solutions. Join us in making a difference and be at the forefront of cutting-edge technology.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Contribute to TPV Module Development: Play a key role in the development of TPV modules capable of efficiently handling both electrical and thermal power, with a strong focus on durability under thermal cycling.
  • Assembly Process Optimization: Explore and evaluate various assembly process options and collaborate closely with design engineers to communicate findings and recommendations.
  • In-House Capabilities Development: Establish in-house capabilities and forge local partnerships for critical processes, including wafer handling, frame-mounting, dicing, die-bonding, screen-printing, and inspection utilizing coordinate-measuring machines (CMM).
  • Process Control: Develop comprehensive procedures and documentation for process control and optimization to ensure consistency and reliability in TPV module manufacturing.
  • Quality Assessment: Assess the quality of die attach through methods such as x-ray analysis and scanning-acoustic microscopy, differential scanning calorimetry, thermal resistance, electrical resistance, pull strength testing and thermal cycling.
  • Materials Management: Procure and maintain an inventory of materials required for all module assembly processes.

Key Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or technical field (e.g., mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, materials science, etc.), or equivalent.
  • 2+ years of hands-on experience working with the assembly and/or packaging of semiconductor devices, including experience with processes such as frame-mounting, dicing, die-bonding, screen-printing, vacuum lamination and inspection utilizing coordinate-measuring machines (CMM).
  • Exceptional attention to detail with strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in modern software tools, including intra-office communication software and computer-aided design (CAD).

Additional Qualifications Desired

  • Graduate degree in an engineering or technical field, or equivalent.
  • Direct experience with packaging large-area, high-power-density device arrays for applications in integrated circuits, power converters, and power electronics.
  • 2+ years of direct experience in the development, prototyping, and testing of optoelectronic devices.
  • Experience with the assembly of photovoltaic (PV), concentrator photovoltaic (CPV), and/or thermophotovoltaic (TPV) modules.
  • Knowledge of Quality Assurance principles and practices.
  • Hands-on experience with wafer handling, frame-mounting, dicing, pick & place, die-bonding, and screen-printing processes.

Salary Range: $115,000 USD - $135,000 USD

Salary Basis: Annual

This job posting contains the salary range that Antora Energy believes it would be willing to pay for the posted job. The actual salary offered will be determined within the posted range based on a candidate's experience, credentials, and expertise as they pertain to the requirements of the position.

In addition to a competitive base salary, Antora Energy’s Total Rewards program includes a premium health benefits package with life and disability insurance, a 401K plan, a flexible spending account, industry leading paid time off policy, providing a flexible and inclusive holiday observance, as well as paid volunteer time off.


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