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Intern, Integration Testing - Clean Energy (Summer 2023)

Join Generac Clean Energy as we drive to build energy solutions for a more resilient, sustainable world.

Generac Clean Energy combines the speed and excitement of a technology startup with the resources and market power of an S&P 500 industry leader. Our careers offer boundless opportunity for energetic, mission-driven applicants who seek challenge and impact in a fast-paced culture of teaching, learning, and professional growth, developing solar+storage products and software for the clean energy revolution.

Generac Clean Energy is looking for a motivated Firmware Intern to help design and test next generation energy storage designs. The successful applicant will join a team of highly knowledgeable and collaborative engineers. You will have the opportunity to solve challenging problems that unlock residential PV and energy storage systems at mass scale. This role entails ownership of firmware implementation, validation, and ongoing fleet improvements. The candidate will have aptitude for embedded programming and testing, and be passionate about bringing sustainable energy to the world.

The position is available in South Portland, Maine or Bedford, Massachusetts. 

Essential Responsibilities: 
  • Hands-on hardware/firmware bring up, build and execute component validation to deliver robust, functional code running on real systems.
  • Develop Python scripts to support semi and fully automated integration testing of firmware and hardware in prototype systems. 
  • Develop, enhance and debug new and existing real-time firmware in C. 
  • Create prototype validation plans and hardware test systems, including putting together residential microgrid and parallel battery systems for high performance backup applications.
  • Safely run hardware/firmware testing and data analysis of test results for PV and battery systems.
 Minimal Qualifications:
  • Currently pursuing a BS degree (preferably in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science).  
  • The ability to work 15-20 hours during the school year and full-time during school breaks. 

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Capable after some mentoring to create useful Python scripts and applications to run tests, visualize/analyze test data, and automate the testing of new firmware with hardware.
  • Capable after some mentoring to deliver high quality C code in a real time embedded environment.
  • Excellent software fundamentals including architectural design, algorithm development, data structures, code modularity, and maintainability.
  • Good documentation skills including engineering reports and laboratory notebook record keeping.
  • Knowledge of soldering, test instruments such as digital multimeters, power supplies or oscilloscopes.
  • Familiar with electrical test tools like scopes, meters, and power supplies.
  • Basic knowledge of microelectronics, software, and/or mechanical systems.
  • Exposure to electronics, power semiconductors, magnetics, or power electronics thermal management.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and work in a collaborative environment to drive tasks to completion.

Required Skills / Experience::
  • Proven self-starter: takes initiative and adapts to changes to bring projects to completion
  • Team player: works closely with others to achieve shared goals
  • Engineer at heart: uses intuition for engineering principles to identify issues and solutions
  • Process orientation: follows a clear method and continuously improves it
  • Desire to work and grow to the dynamic needs and priorities of a fast-growing company

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear; and use hands to manipulate objects or controls. The employee is regularly required to stand and walk. On occasion the incumbent may be required to stoop, bend, or reach above the shoulders. The employee must occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Specific conditions of this job include are typical of frequent and continuous computer-based work requiring periods of sitting, close vision and ability to adjust focus.

“We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.”

At Generac, Our People help make the world safer, brighter and more productive. United by our Values, people with diverse backgrounds and points of view work together to ensure our global customers have peace of mind.  
We are a team of builders and doers who share a passion for innovation and a desire to outpace others. As an inclusive workplace, we empower our employees to embrace diversity in all forms, celebrate our differences, and treat everyone with equity and respect. At Generac, our success is powered by Our People.

Company Generac Power Systems Name Intern, Integration Testing - Clean Energy (Summer 2023) Req # 61063 Location South Portland CLEAN Employment Type Intern Shift 1st