Our high growth and leadership position in the renewable energy business offers outstanding opportunities to individuals seeking an exciting work environment in one of the most important industries for the 21st century. First Solar is a leader in the development and manufacturing of thin film solar modules used in grid-connected solar power plants, as well as a provider of complete solar generation solutions for U.S. utilities. Our culture is one where teamwork, continuous improvement, achievement of results, and environmental responsibility are core values. We are seeking new associates who are motivated to contribute their talents to making cost-effective solar energy an important part of the world's energy mix.
Basic Job Functions: Install and qualify new process equipment. Troubleshoot day-to-day manufacturing issues on the production line in a timely manner. These include; tool down issues, yield, quality issues and identify actions to prevent repeat issues. Identify and/or implement system improvements that contribute to the achievement of throughput, yield and product performance goals. Education and Experience: Associates Degree in a technical discipline with 2 years as First Solar Manufacturing Engineering Technician III, or at least 6 years technical experience in a Manufacturing settingBachelor's degree in a technical discipline with 0-3 years Engineering Experience in a manufacturing setting or 3 years technical experience in a Manufacturing setting orMaster's or PhD degree in a technical discipline with 0-2 years Engineering Experience in a manufacturing setting Required Skills: Understands and can apply Statistical Data AnalysisGood problem solving skillsUnderstands metrology and measurement best practicesGood oral and written communications skills.Ability to write manufacturing documentation Desired Skills Understands and can apply DOEUnderstands and can apply Statistical Process Control (SPC)Understands and can apply structured problem solving (such as DMAIC)Ability to work with minimal supervision.General Electrical / ElectronicsGeneral Mechanical Essential Functions & Responsibilities Responsible for solving day-to-day production, equipment, and process problemsInstall and Qualify new equipmentMaintain GaugesDesign and execute planned process experiments, collect and analyze data and report experimental results.Perform data collection relating to daily equipment performance and associated product performance.Interface with internal associates and supplier representatives as required to complete assigned projectsMaintain effective communication with production associates and manufacturing engineersDevelop and provide training to engineering technicians, and production associatesIdentify and implement yield and product performance improvementsDevelop and maintain drawings, process specifications, develop and enforce standard operating proceduresDevelop and maintain process control plansAdhere to all safety procedures and good housekeeping standardsDomestic and International travel as required Physical Requirements: Will sit, stand or walk short distances for up to the entire duration of a shiftWill climb stairs on an occasional basisWill lift, push or pull up to 27 pounds on an occasional basisRequired to use hands to grasp, lift, handle, carry or feel objects on a frequent basis20/40 vision in each eye, with or without correction, is requiredMust be able to comply with all safety standards and proceduresMay reach above shoulder heights and below the waist on a frequent basisMay stoop, kneel, or bend, on an occasional basisAbility to wear personal protective equipment is required (including but not limited to; steel toed shoes, gloves, safety glasses, hearing protection, protective jacket or apron and arm guards)All associates working on the production floor may be required to wear a respirator at any given time and thus, the ability to wear a respirator is a condition of employment and continued employment (requires little or no facial hair) Please note: potential candidates will meet the education and experience requirements provided on the above job description and excel in completing the listed responsibilities for this role. All candidates receiving an offer of employment must successfully complete a background check, pre-employment drug screen, and any other test that may be required for the role. Equal Opportunity Employer Statement: First Solar Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is the policy of the company to recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a driving force in the success of our company. - Experience First Solar Manufacturing, Manufacturing - Education Associate of Engineering (Required), Bachelor of Engineering, Master of Engineering - Potential candidates will meet the education and experience requirements provided on the above job description and excel in completing the listed responsibilities for this role. All candidates receiving an offer of employment must successfully complete a background check, pre-employment drug screen, and any other test that may be required for the role.Potential candidates will meet the education and experience requirements provided on the above job description and excel in completing the listed responsibilities for this role. All candidates receiving an offer of employment must successfully complete a background check, pre-employment drug screen, and any other test that may be required for the role. Category: Engineering , Keywords: Manufacturing Engineer