Roll-to-Roll Coating Engineer
QD Solar
Toronto, ON
We are looking for a roll-to-roll coating expert with industry experience in the development and optimization of large-area roll-to-roll coating processes of inks to create thin films. The expert should have outstanding technical skills, work ethic and ingenuity and ideally experience in photovoltaics to join our team and help build the future of solar technology. As a successful candidate, you will own a variety of responsibilities and duties related to the fabrication of large-area quantum dot solar cells.

Responsibilities:
You will work with our team to create and optimize large-area, roll-to-roll coated QD thin film solar cells made from inks.
You will apply your knowledge in thin film deposition technology to fabricate quantum dot films by means of blade coating, slot die coating and related thin film coating techniques.
You will work with our team to design and implement the optimal large-area solar cell architecture.
You will use your strong organizational skills to implement and track the daily fabrication and testing of the large-area QD solar cells.
You will work closely with the CTO and COO for short and long-term planning of the development of the technology.
You will lead the logistics and tracking of materials supply chain.
You will implement strict quality control throughout the chemical and deposition processes.
You will train staff and interns on your processes.
You will accurately create and maintain standard operating procedures and written records to ensure high work reproducibility with high degree of quality and reliability.

Requirements:
You have a PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Nanotechnology Engineering, Materials Science, or related fields.
You have 5+ years industry experience in the development of liquid-based thin film coating processes.
You have extensive experience in handling air- and moisture-sensitive inorganic and organometallic nanomaterials and inks.
You have outstanding organizational skills and the ability to prioritize tasks in a fast-paced, demanding environment.
You have substantial knowledge of materials, methods, and tools used in photovoltaic device fabrication and processing.
You have excellent communication skills among colleagues, industry and suppliers.
You excel in data analysis and are familiar with data and inventory tracking.
Interested candidates are encouraged to send a full CV and a list of at least 3 professional references to careers@qdsolarinc.com.