open position description

Process Development Engineer (Laser)


The Process Development Engineer (Laser) is a hands-on individual who supports the development of robust laser processes for R&D development and high-volume manufacturing in order to improve module performance and lower cost-per-watt.

REPORTS TO: Senior Process Development Engineer

LOCATION: Eastman Business Park, Rochester, NY


  • Executes planned experiments for development of laser processes.
  • Conducts studies to understand process windows and implied limits on manufacturing.
  • Efficiently and consistently operates laser processing tool for photovoltaic device fabrication.
  • Measures photovoltaic devices, collects data and participates in analysis.
  • Engages in continuous improvement of process and R&D tools.
  • Supports laser installation, beam-alignment, and other mechanical/electrical modifications to R&D tool.
  • Supports transference of processes to pilot and manufacturing tools.
  • Maintains high safety and housekeeping standards.
  • Supports other solar module development initiatives as needed.


  • Laser process development and module fabrication.


  • Experience and/or strong interest in R&D or pilot manufacturing setting.
  • High competency in sample handling, preparation and measurement.
  • Detail-oriented, organized and alert to their environment.
  • Strong communication skills: ability to compile and present data in clear, concise manner.
  • Self-driven, hands-on individual, capable of working in a cross-functional team environment with ambitious goals and deadlines.