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Application Engineer I – Product Management | First Solar | Perrysburg, OH, United States

The Applications Engineer provides technical sales and engineering in support of  global module sales. This team is the key point of contact for all technical questions from customers.   Application Engineers embrace the concept of customer intimacy and assist origination in a consultative sales process that facilitates solutions that meet customer needs and leverage First Solar’s entire value chain. The role will support the day to day application and use of First Solar’s product offerings, specializing in the structural balance of system (trackers and fixed tilt mounting systems) optimization of solar power plants. This role supports the engineering and technical aspects of sales transactions from early stage origination through indicative and final bidding. The role will also be responsible for providing input to the module product roadmap.  The role will participate in cross functional projects in support of new product launches and product changes and manage internal resources to test and develop new & modified mechanical mounting solutions.

Education/Experience:

  • BS degree in an engineering discipline, (BSME, BSCE preferred);
  • Business minor preferred, but not required
  • This is an entry level position. Experience in PV through university funded research or internships is preferred.

Required Skills/Competencies:

  • Must possess technical knowledge of mechanical systems, (static, dynamics, CAD/3D modeling capability)
  • Aptitude for and/or knowledge of project engineering, procurement and construction processes/procedures
  • Strong customer relationship skills and ability to effectively communicate technical parameters of a power plant to customers
  • Cross-functional project management
  • Knowledge of engineering economics and optimization process
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills required
  • Strong computing skills including MS Office Suite and engineering programs

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