Application Engineer

Yaskawa America

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Cypress, CA

Job Description

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Job Overview:

Yaskawa Solectria Solar, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Yaskawa America, Inc., is the #1 commercial PV inverter supplier in the U.S. Solectria’s products include 14 to 160PV PV inverters, string combiners and web-based monitoring for all size solar systems. Solectria is backed by over 100 years of power electronics and inverter experience. All of Solectria’s three-phase XGI1000 and XGI 1500 inverters are made in the USA. System owners, developers and EPCs rely on the high performance, reliability and bankability of Yaskawa Solectria Solar. We look to hire people who value a positive work culture, want to be part of a winning team, and have a desire to learn and grow. 


Our culture of continuous improvement values hiring individuals that are looking for the opportunity to stretch their current talents and skills to the next level and beyond. If you are a hardworking Applications Engineer with an interest in renewable energy, we may have the perfect opportunity for you.


We are seeking an Applications Engineer to be based in the Western Region but travel nationally. The Applications Engineer is an interdisciplinary position that requires the individual to work with commercial and utility scale PV customers, third-party engineers, utility engineers, sales representatives, customer service and engineering. More specifically, this role will:


  • Provide technical support to the sales team during customer webinars, conference calls and in-person visits.
  • Provide telephone and e-mail support to customer inquiries about product performance and specification requirements.
  • Be the internal resource for engineering staff for product improvement feedback and product market trends.
  • Conduct periodic inspection of in service products at specified intervals and at customer request to verify safety, performance and status.
  • Create, review and edit product manuals, specification sheets and internal technical procedures.
  • Develop customer facing documentation such as application notes, industry publications, slide decks, webinars, etc.


The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Power System Engineering and have 2-4 years in the PV Solar Industry. Expertise in NEC, NABCEP and PVSyst is highly preferred. 


This position is very hands on and will allow you the opportunity to stand out and be recognized for your success. When you join the Yaskawa Solectria Solar team, you'll be surrounded by exceptionally talented individuals widely regarded as leaders in their areas of expertise.



Yaskawa Solectria Solar is an equal opportunity employer.