Engineer- Operations III

Recruiter
First Solar
Location
Dong Nam
Salary
Competitive
Posted
20 Mar 2019
Closes
19 Apr 2019
Ref
REQ-004479
Sector
Renewables
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
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.
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Primary Job Functions:
Essential Functions & Responsibilities
(The essential function should state WHAT is done, and TO WHAT, and WHY the job exists)
  • Content expert and focal person for either Coater, Submodule or Finishing Operations - coordinate and drive respective area tools Utilization, Availability or Cycle Time improvement project or related issues with regards to Coater, Submodule or Finishing Operations such as headcount planning and development, material allocation, upgrade activities, ETA execution and Yield improvement.
  • Drive and own Coater Pitstop, HPVD & Metalizer Target Change, Working Scrap management or Module in Pallet execution consistency and quality across 4 crews.
  • Drive manufacturing execution team and support groups to meet desired Operational Efficiency (OE = MU/MA) target versus Machine Availability (MA).
  • Eliminate starvation and back-up in assigned area to increase constraint tools OE - effectively utilize support teams to find root cause and resolve issue to improve safety, quality and throughput.
  • Review and approve respective area process change Work Instructions to ensure manufacturing feasibility.
  • Provide technical support to Operation Training to create training lesson plan for Coater, Submodule or Finishing Operations area.
  • Train and coach Coater, Submodule or Finishing Supervisors to improve their technical competencies.

Experience:
(Please indicate the minimum requirement specification for fully satisfactory job performance)
  • 7 to 10 years of manufacturing experience
  • 5 years of management or supervisory experience
  • Thorough understanding of all manufacturing processes and equipment of the area.
  • Solar module Deposition, Submodule (Wetline & Laserscribe) or Finishing processes (VTD, CHT, HPVD, Metalizer, CdCl2, Acid Edge, Bussing, Laminator, ARC, Junction Box , Hipot, Framing, Labeler and Packout) experience and working knowledge

Education:
(Please indicate the minimum requirement specification for fully satisfactory job performance)
  • Bachelor of Sciences/Engineering in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, or Industrial Engineering.

Required Skills :
(Please indicate the minimum requirement specification for fully satisfactory job performance)
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems effectively including basic data mining
  • Proven decision making skills
  • Knowledge of environmental, health and safety requirements
  • Knowledge and understanding of quality systems
  • Knowledge of manufacturing equipment and processes
  • Knowledge of inventory processes, manufacturing systems and Theory of Constraint (ToC)
  • Basic project management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills to effectively manage employee relations
  • Some knowledge of Human Resources practices.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to effectively manage salaried and production associates
  • Proven ability to train and develop associates
  • Efficient Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint Skills

Physical Requirements (if any)
(Comment on any physical requirement to perform the job)
  • Required to use hands to grasp, lift, handle, carry or feel objects repetitively on a frequent basis
  • 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)

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