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Manufacturing Engineer II (Integration)

First Solar Inc
Perrysburg, OH 43551
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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 worlds energy mix.

Primary Job Functions:

Basic Job Functions:

  • Primary accountability of the Process Integration Engineer is to sustain the product performance for key manufacturing metrics (Yield, Module Efficiency, Reliability and Durability, Cost), and transfer new technology from pilot line to satellite sites.

Education & Experience:    

  • Associates Degree in a technical discipline with 2 years experience as First Solar Manufacturing Engineer I or 3 years Engineering experience in desired areas, or 2 years Engineering experience and 6 years Technical experience in desired areas
  • Bachelors degree in a technical discipline with 2 years experience as First Solar Manufacturing Engineer I or 3 years Engineering experience in desired areas or 2 years Engineering experience and 3 years Technical experience in desired areas or 
  • MS Degree in a technical discipline with 2-4 years Engineering experience in desired areas or
  • PhD Degree in a technical discipline with 0-3 years Engineering experience in desired areas

Desired Areas - One or more of following: Process Development, Integration, Process Engineering, Manufacturing System, Product and Yield engineering

Required Skills:

  • Background in Semiconductor, PV or electronic process technology, characterization and device physics
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Statistical Data Analysis and Design of Experiments (DOE)
  • Experience in high volume ramp and/or new tech transfer is desired
  • Experience leading cross functional technical teams to solve problems and implement new processes and products
  • Prior experience with thin film deposition,  thermal and wet processing preferred
  • Understanding of manufacturing engineering systems (FMEA, SPC) and structured problem solving methods (such as DMAIC)
  • Understanding and ability to apply process characterization and robust engineering principles
  • Strong track record of effective problem-solving, and root-cause analysis
  • Project management experience preferred
  • Experience using statistical software (JMP preferred)
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Participate/lead in technology start-up, transfer, and ramp activities from development site to meet yield, reliability, cost, and device performance goals
  • Design statistical experiments and analyze results to characterize key process metrics and optimize process modules
  • Take leadership role to establish relationships between departments and satellite sites to ensure timely communication and effective problem solving
  • Provide engineering support for high volume manufacturing across multiple engineering departments in a global organization, working with international teams in cross functional environment
  • Analyze data using sound statistical methodology to drive improvements and recommendations to operations of process engineering
  • Understanding of and ability to interpret the results from physical and electrical failure analytical techniques and various compositional analysis measurements
  • Ability to identify and implement creative solutions
  • Ensure adherence to all safety/environmental procedures
  • Responsible for all equipment within the stated area which includes configuration control, maintenance documents, and training
  • Will lead vendor discussions as needed for improvement projects, and issue resolution
  • May have a small team of technicians reporting directly to this position

Physical Requirements:

  • Will sit, stand or walk short distances for  up to 12 hours per day
  • Will climb stairs on an occasional basis
  • Will lift, push or pull up to 27 pounds on a occasional basis
  • Required to use hands to grasp, lift, handle, carry or feel objects on a frequent basis
  • 20/40 vision in each eye, with or without correction, is required
  • Must be able to comply with all safety standards and procedures
  • May reach above shoulder heights and below the waist on a frequent basis
  • May stoop, kneel, or bend, on an occasional basis
  • Ability 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.

Posted: 2021-07-06 Expires: 2021-08-04
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