Engineer (Electrical & Mechanical Design, Testing, and Modeling) – Solar

Careers Engineer (Electrical & Mechanical Design, Testing, and Modeling) – Solar

Engineer (Electrical & Mechanical Design, Testing, and Modeling)

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Employment Type: Salary (Exempt), Full Time, San Diego, CA

The Responsibilities

  • Drive design & delivery of solar charging systems & solar panel technology
  • Support in schematic design, layouts, and production of solar charging PCBA’s.
  • Evaluate solar mechanical & electrical components on standardized test criterion & guide improvements in design
  • Provide technical support on development and production of solar mechanical and electrical components
  • Develop internal standards for manufacturing quality & process validation
  • Ensure components meet all functional requirements and applicable design standards
  • Generate regular reviews on component design & reliability
  • Hold responsibility in ensuring on-time part release, tool kick-off, and part delivery
  • Define certification requirements and targets
  • Work with related teams to track progress to milestones
  • Generate computer models/simulations of solar charging systems.

Key Qualifications

  • Proficient in parametric CAD, preferred CATIA 3DExperience
  • Proficient in Altium
  • Hands-on experience with PCBA development, testing, & production
  • Experience with volume manufacturing of consumer products or automotive components
  • Self-starter & go-getter
  • Flexibility and team attitude
  • Completed a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related major


It is not expected that a candidate has all of the following, but please make a note if you do.

  • Knowledge in solar charging technologies & MPPT control algorithms
  • Knowledge in battery charging / BMS technologies
  • Support in schematic design, layouts, and production of solar charging PCBA’s.
  • 1+ years of experience in electrical, mechanical, or mechatronics engineering roles

Additional Requirements

  • Must be on site
  • Aptera does not provide visa sponsorship at this time

About Aptera Motors

Aptera Motors delivers the world’s most technologically advanced solar electric vehicles (sEVs), made possible by breakthroughs in battery efficiency, aerodynamics, material science, and manufacturing. A lightweight three-wheeler, Aptera is the first in a series of eco-friendly vehicles that will be offered for consumer and commercial use. It has the longest range of any production vehicle with 1,000 miles per charge and the ability to travel up to 40 miles a day on free power from its integrated solar panels. With only six key structural parts, Aptera’s unique body shape allows it to slip through the air using far less energy than other electric and hybrid vehicles on the road today. Learn more and join over 15,000 Aptera reservation holders at

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