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Looking for a career that matters? Phocos has been developing technology with a purpose since 2000. We believe energy access changes lives. Phocos supplies high-quality solutions that help bring light and electricity to some of the most remote corners of the world. We are proud to employ talented engineers, designers, sales teams, management teams, and dedicated staff, at each of our global offices. We believe in a strong team ‘One Phocos’ mentality.

Phocos values knowledgeable, experienced, innovative thinkers. We are always looking for the best and brightest, so while we don’t currently have any opportunities we are actively promoting, feel free to send a resume and cover letter with details about what makes you someone to consider. 

Email:  hr@phocos.com

Electromechanical Technician (m/f/d) Ulm, Germany
Location: Ulm, Germany Phocos is a global manufacturer of solar components and solutions for off-grid and edge-of-grid power supplies.  With the one of the widest global sales, engineering and production networks in the Solar PV Industry, Phocos provides high-quality solutions that bring reliable light and electricity Anywhere, Any Time, Any-GridTM. 

Location: Ulm, Germany

Phocos is a global manufacturer of solar components and solutions for off-grid and edge-of-grid power supplies.  With the one of the widest global sales, engineering and production networks in the Solar PV Industry, Phocos provides high-quality solutions that bring reliable light and electricity Anywhere, Any Time, Any-GridTM.  With over 1 billion people in the world living without access to reliable energy, we have work to do, and we want you to join our team to help us reduce that number substantially.

With start at the 1st of April 2021 Phocos is seeking an Electromechanical Technician (m/f/d) to support our R&D and Aftersales Support teams.

 
The Electromechanical Technician is an integral part of the Technical team at Phocos AG in Ulm, Germany. They are responsible for customer technical support, technical sales support and assisting R&D with preparing and executing test plans as part of the product development process.  In addition, the Electromechanical Technician is responsible for maintaining the onsite IT-infrastructure/landscape at Phocos AG.

Responsibilities:

  • Tests prototype, trial production and mass production builds, evaluates and clearly documents test results and makes recommendations to R&D
  • Preparation and implementation of EMC tests
  • Maintenance and repair of laboratory equipment (electrical safety checks, calibrations, etc.)
  • Fields customer technical support inquiries for the EMEA region, troubleshoots problems and provides thorough and prompt communication to clients regarding the status and resolution of support tickets.
  • Processing of technical documentation
  • Support of the sales department with technical customer training
  • Management and maintenance of our IT infrastructure / network landscape as system administrator
  • General support activities for electronics development

Knowledge/Skills/Competencies/Experience:

  • Completed training as a technician (m/f/d) or comparable training in electronics / mechatronics
  • 3+ years of relevant work experience
  • Ideally experienced with solar charge controllers and inverters for Off-Grid/Edge of Grid photovoltaics systems
  • Good knowledge / experience in electrical engineering, tests, measurements, soldering
  • Experience in the field of certification of e-products (e.g. CE) is an advantage
  • Confident handling of IT networks as a system administrator
  • Thorough record-keeping, documentation skills.
  • Excellent customer service, communication, presentation and refined problem-solving skills.
  • Self-motivated, team player
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Able to work effectively cross-functionally and with other global offices (time zones) to achieve objectives.
  • Significant skills required in multi-tasking and time management
  • Open for occasional, international overnight travel is required
  • Fluent in German and English (further languages are a plus)

Please submit all applications including resume/CV to hr@phocos.com.

Manufacturing Engineer II Tucson, AZ USA
Location: Tucson, AZ USA Posting date 11/11/2020  Phocos is a global manufacturer of solar components and solutions for off-grid and edge-of-grid power supplies. With one of the widest global sales, engineering and production networks in the Solar PV Industry, Phocos provides high-quality solutions that bring reliable light and electricity Anywhere, Any

Location: Tucson, AZ USA 
Posting date 11/11/2020 

Phocos is a global manufacturer of solar components and solutions for off-grid and edge-of-grid power supplies. With one of the widest global sales, engineering and production networks in the Solar PV Industry, Phocos provides high-quality solutions that bring reliable light and electricity Anywhere, Any Time, Any-Grid. With over 1 billion people in the world living without access to reliable energy, we have work to do, and we want you to join our team to help us reduce that number substantially.

Phocos is currently seeking a Manufacturing Engineer II to support our global R&D and Supply Chain teams. 

Reporting to the Head of Engineering, the Manufacturing Engineer II is an integral part of the Product Engineering team. They are responsible for preparing, compiling and maintaining all production engineering documentation for Phocos-designed products and support our global manufacturing sites through relevant mechanical assembly drawings for box-build, packaging and labelling. In addition, this position will implement and operate a global ISO9001 Quality Management System (“QMS”) for the Phocos Group as part of its core functions. The Manufacturing Engineer II also acts as the primary intermediary between Phocos’ core electronics design team and its various global manufacturing sites, managing continual improvement processes as well as design for manufacture (“DFM”) initiatives. 

 Responsibilities: 

  • Prepares, compiles and maintains detailed manufacturing build specifications, drawings, bill of materials and other related production documentation for all Phocos-designed products to aid production.
  • Creates 3D CAD models, drawings, part lists and other relevant documentation to aid production of Phocos products at outsourced manufacturing sites.
  • Oversees and executes the testing of prototype, trial production and mass production builds, evaluates and clearly documents test results and makes recommendations to R&D and Production sites.
  • Implements and operates global QMS according to latest ISO9001 and other relevant quality standards.
  • Collaborates with core R&D team to implement design changes to continuously improve manufacturability of Phocos-designed products and prepares clear, thorough engineering change reports to aid production sites.
  • Serves as primary Engineering contact for NRTL certification processes for Phocos-designed products.
  • Assists Management and Supply Chain with qualification of new assembly sub-contractors to support Phocos’ global manufacturing strategy.

Knowledge/Skills/Competencies 

  • Strong experience with electromechanical manufacturing process with emphasis on quality control and preparation of production build materials for box-build assemblies.
    • Previous experience with production power electronics, low-voltage devices desired.
  • Proficient in developing 3D CAD models using latest CAD modeling software platforms.
    • Previous experience with Autodesk Fusion360 desired.
  • Previous success with implementing, and/or executing internal ISO9001 QMS in an electronics manufacturing environment which included SCAR, NCR, CPAR and CAPA.
  • Deep understanding of relevant electronics quality standards including ISO9001, IPC-A-610, IPC-A-620.
  • Previous experience with PPAP procedures with emphasis on PFMEA, DFMEA, control plans, PFD, and process capability studies.
  • Demonstrated aptitude in managing multiple concurrent projects via effective time- and project-management techniques.
  • Thorough record-keeping and documentation skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Self-motivated, team player.
  • Able to work effectively cross-functionally and with other global offices to achieve objectives.
  • Occasional overnight travel is required up to 20%
    • COVID-19 DISCLAIMER: As of the posting date of this position, all company-related travel is postponed until further notice from Phocos management to protect the safety of all Phocos employees and combat the spread of COVID-19.

Required Experience: 

  • 5+ years of experience in a production-support Engineering role.
  • 5+ years with 3D CAD modelling.
  • Previous experience with full-box electromechanical assemblies.
  • Previous experience with implementing and/or executing an internal ISO9001 QMS.
  • Previous experience working with colleagues and sub-contractors in an international setting.
  • Fluent in English (Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, and/or German a plus)

Education: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering, Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Electrical Engineering.

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