Manufacturing Engineer

Location: San Francisco, CA

Department: Hardware Engineering

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Company: Fenix International Inc.
Location: San Francisco, CA
Application Deadline: Rolling
Position: Full-time
Compensation: Competitive salary and benefits


About Fenix

Fenix International is a next-generation energy company.  Our mission is to transform our customers’ quality of life through disruptive innovation in energy and financial services. Our flagship product, ReadyPay Solar, is an expandable, lease-to-own solar home system financed through affordable instalments starting under $0.19 per day. We use real-time transaction data to create a unique credit score to finance power upgrades and other life-changing loans and open up a wider world of energy and financing for our customers.

To date, Fenix has sold over 170,000 ReadyPay Power systems in Uganda and Zambia, bringing clean, reliable power for lights, phones, radios, TV and much more to over one million people.  In 2017, Fenix announced that it was joining forces with ENGIE, one of the world's largest energy companies and a leader in the move to renewable, decentralised and digital energy.  ENGIE will make significant commercial investments in Fenix to accelerate the path to our mission. Fenix will operate as a distinct and autonomous company within the ENGIE group in order to retain our unrelenting focus on innovation, smart iterative design, strong team culture and exceptional customer experience. Together, Fenix and ENGIE plan to bring life-changing energy and financial services to tens of millions of off-grid customers and to make universal access to modern energy a reality across Africa.


Job Description

Fenix International is looking for a talented, self-starting electrical or mechanical engineer to join the Fenix team in manufacturing new products and enhancing our current products. The ideal candidate will have 2+ years of experience as an electrical or mechanical engineer working on high-volume consumer product development and manufacturing. This role will be responsible for test and validation of new Fenix products and guiding the NPI process of taking new product designs into high volume manufacturing. The manufacturing engineer will work closely with product managers and electrical and mechanical design engineers to define and execute validation test plans, design manufacturing test plans and equipment, and oversee manufacturing rollout from EVT to mass production. The role will also work closely with our suppliers and factories in China to ensure a seamless transition to high-yield, high-quality, volume manufacturing. The position may include a direct firmware development component if that is of interest to the candidate. 


Key Responsibilities

  • Facilitate technology transfer of new product introduction from process development through commercial scale-up and provide recommendations that enhance manufacturing processes.
  • Develop ongoing reliability test protocols and factory/supplier IQC/OQC requirements.
  • Develop supply chain and factory processes in China to support NPI
  • Bring-up and bench verify initial prototypes.
  • Work on cross functional teams for process improvement and cost reduction
  • Define test procedures with manufacturing team.
  • Define and execute process validation tests.
  • Support creation of manufacturing tools, protocols, and procedures. 


Required Skills & Experience

  • 2+ years of experience as an engineer working on NPI for high-volume consumer products
  • Experience with consumer electronics manufacturing.
  • Understanding of testing methods and goals for product and accessory testing.
  • Experience with data acquisition tools, power supplies, e-loads, and scopes.
  • Understanding of basic programming principles and data structures.
  • Ability to analyze problems, identify root causes and provide efficient solutions.
  • BS or greater in EE, ME, or similar discipline.
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills.


Desired Skills

  • Experience working with suppliers and contract manufacturers in China
  • Previous experience with RF validation and testing in a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience driving manufacturing process engineering requirements at vendors and contract manufacturers.
  • Programming skills in high level object oriented languages (Java, Python, etc).
  • Passion for low-cost design for products used in the developing world.


To Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter through the job posting at

Fenix offers a competitive salary and a fun work environment. We recognize the value of diversity in our workforce, and encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We are not able to sponsor H1B visas at this time. We thank all candidates who choose to apply, however, only those selected for a further interview will be contacted.

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