Manufacturing Engineer - Flexible Photovoltaic (PV) (w,m,x)

Permanent Employment, Full-time · München

Your Tasks

Engineers in the Sono Solar Team are working at the leading edge of next-generation Vehicle Integrated solar products. As a PV Module Manufacturing Engineer, you will be responsible for the manufacturing, design and development of flexible and light-weight PV Modules and Laminates for the integration into exterior Automotive Parts. The role requires strong fundamentals, a passion to push the boundaries of the technology, and the tenacity to make PV integration into vehicles successful. Our design requirements push the limits of Physical possibility, which requires you to be extremely detail-oriented in Design and Development. Do you want to break out of the automotive habits and push the mobility of the future with courage, empathy, integrity, responsibility, and trust? Do you want a responsible, fulfilling, and meaningful job to make your contribution to our environment and society? Does this sound like a challenge you feel suited to accept? Then please keep reading!

Your tasks:

You can expect many opportunities to get involved and many challenging tasks:

  • You will collaborate with product management, Supplier and cross functional Teams to optimize the Series manufacturing of Flexible PV modules

  • You will be in deep technical exchange with PV suppliers and you will support development, upscaling and volume production

  • You will support our project team as an expert and be the intermediary between engineering, project & product management and on-site supervision

  • You will be responsible for designing and executing tests, analyzing the results and discussing it in an expert group

  • You will define and establish technical product standards

  • You are responsible for making all relevant documentation accessible for relevant stakeholders

Our Requirements

Our Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Material Science or Renewable energy or equivalent.

  • Several years of experience in flexible PV module manufacturing and testing required 

  • Ability to do energy requirement and generation simulation, analysis and modeling

  • Practical understanding of mechanical, thermal, materials and software design considerations for Flexible solar modules. 

  • Architect, test, and validate solar products and components

  • You are fluent in English; fluency in German would be a plus

  • You are proficient in tools like AutoCAD, PV-syst and Excel

  • You are highly motivated to change the Automotive market by designing and optimizing flexible solar modules 

What to expect

  • A visionary team in a rapidly growing, young company

  • No deadlocked processes and hierarchies, but a lot of courage to create a future mobility provider

  • Our proSono platform offers you the chance to pitch and realize your own projects - your ideas are welcomed, not feared

  • A culture of appreciation, in which we celebrate successes as well as mistakes

  • Flexible working hours

  • An open, modern office with little paper but Trello & Slack instead

  • Organic bread flat rate, free drinks, vegan catering service, etc.


For you to consider before applying for our job offer: In a small company organized the way we are, the traditional employer-employee relationship is replaced with a partnership. You cannot expect the same service, support, and infrastructure as you would in a large organization. Things you miss might need to be initiated and created by you. You are regarded as someone who is really important in terms of how our company is doing, not just as someone who comes in and does their job. You will have more responsibility for the whole picture, and you will also be able to have a greater impact than in a larger organization. You will feel a bit more insecure than you might in a larger organization. How the company is doing financially has a more direct correlation to your employment. The owners will work together with you, but they will not manage the company - you and your colleagues will. You will be required to contribute and take initiative. You will have to adapt to the fact that not everything will be in place, taking care of, or running perfectly. To work in this way open and straightforward communication is essential. This is a strong part of our culture.