Reliability Engineer – EC Glass

Job Description:

Kinestral seeks a talented, hands-on Reliability Engineer to help make the world’s most responsive smart-tinting glass. The Reliability Engineer will ensure the functionality of Kinestral electrochromic device throughout its serviceable life in architectural applications. This position will support R&D and new product development as well as transfer test methodologies to production facilities.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Conducts reliability tests on Kinestral smart-tinting window products based on industry standard and Kinestral proprietary test methods.
  • Develop and execute electrochromic device and IGU sub-component level reliability testing.
  • Primary owner of device test tools and environmental chambers. Responsible for tool setup, maintenance, and daily test runs.
  • Responsible for data processing, analysis, and reporting.
  • Manage 3rd party reliability and lifetime test services.
  • Transfer test methodology to overseas production facilities.
  • Develop Kinestral Reliability Standards.
  • Reliability gatekeeper for next generation product, new component and process qualifications. Work with R&D and process engineers through FMEA process.
  • Develop product lifetime models and accelerated lifetime tests.
  • Track and report on key reliability metrics. Drive improvements through Quality Initiatives.


  • BS, MS in Engineering or Physical Sciences.
  • Min 5 years work experience in a reliability function, preferably in solar panel or semiconductor electronics.
  • Some travel required.
  • Chinese language skills a plus.
  • Experience with electrical and optical characterization techniques used for thin film materials and devices.
  • Familiarity with ASTM 2141, ASTM 2190, SGCC, and IGMA testing.
  • Experience working with glass industry standards (ASTM C1036, C1048, C1376, etc.) a plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and organizational skills.
  • JMP, Tableau, and SQL proficiency.
  • Kinestral HR

    Posted 3 months ago

  • Full Time
  • Hayward, CA
  • Company Description

    Kinestral Technologies, Inc. is a well-funded early stage technology company developing novel materials, processes and products to enter the energy/building materials market with differentiated dynamic glass products that enable a step change reduction in building energy consumption at a price point that will drive broad market adoption. These building material products address a fast growing demand for energy efficiency while providing enhanced aesthetics, occupant comfort and functionality.

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