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NEXTracker - Product Applications Engineer - Mechanical Systems at Flex

Posted in Engineering 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Fremont, California

Job Description:

Flex is a leading sketch-to-scale™ solutions company that designs and builds intelligent products for a connected world. With more than 200,000 professionals across 30 countries and a promise to help make the world Live Smarter™, the company provides innovative design, engineering, manufacturing, real-time supply chain insight and logistics services to companies of all sizes in various industries and end-markets. For more information please visit our careers page at


  • Industry: Electrical / Electronic Manufacturing

  • Type: Public Company


  • Headquarters: 2 Changi South Lane, Singapore, 486123

  • Company Size: 10,001+ employees

  • Website:

Job Description

Founded in 2013, NEXTracker operates as an independent subsidiary of Flex, a leading Sketch-to-Scale™ solutions company that designs and builds intelligent products for a connected world. Delivering smart PV and storage solutions on close to 400 solar power plants across five continents, with nine global offices, NEXTracker is an established leader in the ground mount solar and storage industries, having earned the #1 market share leadership position for solar trackers world-wide for two consecutive years (Greentech Media, IHS Markit, 2016 & 2017).

NEXTracker designs and manufactures industry-leading solar and storage systems that dramatically improve and scale the economics of renewable energy. Applications and customers range from behind the meter solar farms with Fortune 500 companies like PepsiCo and L’Oreal to massive utility-scale power plants across domestic and international markets, and a portfolio of energy storage solutions. Join a market leader that values our talent, service excellence and innovation as core to our business growth and culture. With one of the most experienced management teams in solar, category-leading products, and a fortified technology roadmap, NEXTracker is making a dramatic impact on the power plant of the future.

The Product Applications Engineer – Mechanical Systems will be based in Fremont, CA. The purpose of this position is to drive and manage product applications through the sales process and into handoff to operations. It will require cross functional leadership across global sales, product management, supply chain and project engineering. This position will be responsible for both configuring existing tracker products to meet customer needs and identifying requirements for new products, for addition to the new product development process. 


We are looking for someone who demonstrates: 

  • Intense collaboration 

  • Passionate customer focus 

  • Thoughtful, fast, disciplined execution 

  • Tenacious commitment to continuous improvement 

  • Relentless drive to win 


Here is a glimpse of what you’ll do: 

  • Provide sales support for tracker mechanical applications needs 

  • Respond to functional and technical elements of RFIs/RFPs 

  • Review, edit, and approve estimating tools 

  • Develop customer-facing product documentation and presentations 

  • Identify opportunities for tracker installation improvements and value engineering 

  • Analyze and suggest areas for value engineering to provide most ideal solutions 

  • Identify when NEXTracker product changes are required and define requirements and timeline 

  • Present new product requirements to Product Management & Marketing teams 

  • Drive business processes to ensure scalable, accurate product configuration across NEXTracker’s global sales pipeline 

  • Travel to customer sites, suppliers and 3rd party testing facilities 


Here is some of what you’ll need (required): 

  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering 

  • 2-4 years of mechanical / structural engineering experience in solar trackers, PV panels, or other ground mounted solar tracking systems 

  • Self-motivated, independent, technical aptitude and excellent interpersonal skills 

  • Comfortable in a dynamic atmosphere with a rapidly expanding customer base and product offering 

  • Strong presentation skills and ability to communicate professionally verbally, in writing and with presentations 

  • Proven ability to solve complex problems 


Here are a few of our preferred experiences: 

  • Subject matter expertise in: ASCE 7-10 and other structural / building codes; IEC & UL Tracker Standards; IEC & UL PV Panel Standards 

  • Structural load testing and validation 

  • Designing and constructing ground-mounted solar racking systems (fixed or tracker) 

  • Wind tunnel analysis for solar structures 


Here are a few examples of what you’ll get for the great work you provide: 

  • Full range of medical benefits, dental, vision 

  • Life Insurance 

  • Matching 401K 

  • PTO 

  • Tuition Reimbursement 

  • Employee discounts at local retailers 


Job Category

Design, Process & Technology Engineering

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