Engineer- Manufacturing III (Yield & Alignment)

First Solar
Dong Nam
04 Mar 2019
03 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
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.
Primary Job Functions:
  • Associates Degree in a technical discipline with 2 years as First Solar Manufacturing Engineer II, or 5 Years Engineering experience in a manufacturing setting or 4 years Engineering and 6 years technical experience in a manufacturing setting or
  • Bachelor's degree in a technical discipline with 2 years as First Solar Manufacturing Engineer II, or 5 years Engineering experience in a manufacturing setting, or 4 years Engineering and 3 years Technical experience in a manufacturing setting or
  • MS Degree in a technical discipline with 2 years as First Solar Manufacturing Engineer II or 4 years engineering experience in a manufacturing setting or
  • PhD Degree in a technical discipline with 2 years as First Solar Manufacturing Engineer II or 3 years experience in a manufacturing setting

Required Skills :
  • Provide technical leadership
  • Demonstrated proficiency with applying Robust Engineering
  • Excellent Structured Problem Solving Method (such as DMAIC)
  • Outstanding knowledge of manufacturing processes
  • Demonstrated proficiency in applying DOE
  • Outstanding skill in applying SPC to control and improve processes
  • Outstanding skill with Statistical Data Analysis
  • Outstanding skill in Metrology and measurement best practices
  • Develop and provide technical training
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Proficient in maintaining and troubleshooting General Electronics and Mechanical Systems
  • Preferred to have proficiency in Yield Analysis techniques and systems to identify areas of yield & alignment opportunity and the ability to work closely with process/integration/development/quality teams to improve yield and global alignment
  • Preferred to have relevant semiconductor and/or PV module manufacturing experiences in more than one of the following fields: material handling & fully automated production equipment, servo motor controls, robotics/handling equipment, PLC's and precision alignment equipment, deposition and vacuum process & equipment know-how, heat treatment/thermal/wet chemistry and laser/lithography process/hardware experiences

Essential Functions & Responsibilities
  • Participate/lead in developing, transfer new process & HW solutions to improve yield performance across multiple functional areas within Manufacturing Engineering
  • Works with minimal supervision & Lead Teams through Continuous Improvement Activities and structured problem solving
  • Leads task forces and communicates status updates to stakeholders & maintain effective communication with production associates and manufacturing engineers
  • Responsible to interface with internal associates and supplier representatives as required to complete assigned Yield & Alignment projects
  • Provide mentorship and project oversight to assist in the development of junior engineers
  • Identify training needs and Develop and provide training to other engineers, engineering technicians, and production associates
  • May have a small team of technicians & junior engineers reporting directly to this position
  • Analyze data using sound statistical methodology to drive yield improvements and process/HW alignment
  • 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 to address yield challenges & improve alignment of process, HW & best practices globally
  • Responsible to develop, continually improve, and document robust yield solution to achieve the highest product performance in a cost efficient manner
  • Design and execute planned process experiments, collect and analyze data and report experimental results
  • Champion continuous improvement & global alignment activities using six-sigma and other statistical problem-solving methods
  • Responsible for identify & solving day-to-day production yield & alignment issues related to equipment and process problems
  • Manage critical timelines and schedules and forecast, manage and execute capital equipment budgets
  • Adhere to all safety procedures and good housekeeping standards
  • Domestic and International travel as required

Physical Requirements:
  • Will sit, stand or walk short distances for up to the entire duration of a shift
  • Will climb stairs on an occasional basis
  • Will lift, push or pull up to 27 pounds on an 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.

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