PV Manufacturing Process Engineer

Sunnyvale, CA
10 days ago
Full time role


Antora Energy

1244 Reamwood Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA, USA

Antora Energy is electrifying heavy industry with zero-carbon heat and power. We make it possible and profitable to fully rely on renewable ...

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Job Description

Antora Energy is electrifying heavy industry with zero-carbon heat and power. We make it possible and profitable to fully rely on renewable energy for industrial processes.

Antora Energy's thermal energy storage soaks up excess solar and wind electricity and uses it to heat blocks of carbon so they glow like inside a toaster (but very bright!). This thermal energy is then delivered to customers as electricity or industrial process heat up to 1500°C, on demand. In short, Antora Energy turns sunshine and wind into 24/7 heat and power, cheaper than fossil fuels.

Our future hinges on heavy industry. Antora Energy’s technology eliminates the need to burn fossil fuels for industrial heat and power, the biggest source of greenhouse gasses on earth.

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. We are a high-growth start-up backed by industry-leading investors in our category. People join our team to do the most fulfilling and impactful work of their lives on climate change.

Position Summary

We are seeking a passionate and driven individual to fabricate thermophotovoltaic (TPV) cells in our prototyping and R&D line. 


Roles & Responsibilities

  • Work in close collaboration with Antora’s photovoltaic team to perform standard semiconductor device wafer processing in Antora's cleanroom microfabrication facility, such as photolithography, metal deposition and wet etching.
  • Carefully document wafer processing details throughout device fabrication.
  • Work closely with Antora's engineers and equipment/facilities team to resolve processing or tool-related issues when they arise.
  • Help qualify new fabrication procedures and identify opportunities for tool and process upgrades in order to improve operational efficiency.
  • (Once trained) train new users on processes, with reference to our standard operating procedures (SOPs).


Key Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree, or equivalent. 
  • 3+ years of experience working in a research or manufacturing device fabrication cleanroom.
  • Experience with the safe operation of cleanroom equipment, such as: spin coaters, mask aligners, photoresist coat and develop tracks, wet benches, electron beam evaporators, etc.
  • Experience working safely with acids, bases, and solvents.
  • Ability to work efficiently with minimal supervision in partnership with Antora’s engineers. 
  • Meticulousness in following instructions, maintaining an organized lab notebook, and communicating clearly.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with a demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Ability to admit mistakes and work on continuous improvement.
  • Empathy, sensitivity, and ability to effectively interact with a broad and diverse range of colleagues.


Additional Qualifications Desired

  • Bachelor’s, or Master’s degree in a relevant science or engineering field.
  • Experience with handling and processing of common semiconductor materials and/or devices, ideally including III-V materials (e.g. GaAs, InP, GaN, etc.)
  • Familiarity with dicing & packaging of semiconductor devices.
  • Working knowledge of III-V photovoltaic devices.
  • Experience with the maintenance and troubleshooting of fabrication tools.


We encourage you to apply even if your experiences and qualifications deviate somewhat from this list.



  • This position will be based at our headquarters in Sunnyvale, CA and will be onsite.


  • A competitive salary
  • Stock options
  • A premium benefits package, including:
    • 100% employer premium coverage for Anthem PPO Gold health plan
    • Option for Anthem PPO Platinum health plan, with employer premium coverage up to Gold level
    • Vision and dental coverage
    • Life insurance
    • 50% health insurance premium coverage for dependents
    • Flexible spending account for health care and dependent care
    • 401(K) plan
    • Industry-leading paid time off policy, including flexible and inclusive holiday observance
    • Additional volunteer time off
    • Dedicated benefits manager to help employees navigate insurance and our broader benefits
  • A flexible schedule and a work culture that is supportive of the differing constraints we all have on our time 
  • A team of kind, energetic, and passionate people that values and supports people from all different backgrounds
  • Company-supported career development opportunities
  • The opportunity to be a leader in a rapidly-growing organization
  • A supportive, respectful, and creative environment
  • The opportunity to work in an environment in which your everyday actions have the potential for enormous impact in clean energy and climate

About Antora Energy

Antora Energy is a rapidly-growing startup on a mission to decarbonize our energy system by commercializing a new class of ultra-low-cost energy storage. Antora's modular thermal battery technology is charged by electricity, and can discharge both electricity and process heat up to 1500°C. With costs 20x lower than existing storage products, Antora's thermal battery solution reduces customer energy costs while increasing resiliency and slashing total heat and electricity emissions. This breakthrough solution is uniquely positioned to provide zero-carbon heat and electricity at prices below fossil fuels, and ultimately enable deep decarbonization across both the industrial sector and the electric power sector.

Our team consists of leading technology experts and entrepreneurs with deep experience building and scaling new technologies for decarbonization. We are backed by the world’s leading venture capital firms, as well as the US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, and California Energy Commission. Antora Energy was founded in 2018 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. 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.

Antora Energy

1244 Reamwood Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA, USA

Antora Energy is electrifying heavy industry with zero-carbon heat and power. We make it possible and profitable to fully rely on renewable ...

View Company Profile