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Manufacturing Engineering Technician | First Solar | Perrysburg, OH, United States

First Solar reserves the right to offer you a role most applicable to your experience and skillset

Basic Job Functions:

Assist in the installation and qualification of manufacturing equipment, troubleshoot day-to-day manufacturing issues, identify and/or implement system improvements that contribute to the achievement of throughput, yield and product performance goals.

Experience & Education:     

  • High School Diploma or equivalent is required
  • Candidates must meet one of the following criteria to qualify:
    • Associates degree in a technical discipline
    • Two or more years machine or mechanic experience as a primary job function
    • One year First Solar technical experience
    • Six months experience as Temporary Manufacturing Engineering Technician at First Solar

Required Skills/Competencies:

  • Safety first mindset
  • General electrical/electronic and mechanical knowledge
  • Self-directed, ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Good written and oral communications skills in English
  • Able to trouble shoot and solve problems on the manufacturing line
  • Ability to deal with administrative as well as technical tasks

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Solve day-to-day production, equipment, and process problems
  • Identify and implement yield and product performance improvements.
  • Develop methods to assign causes to yield excursions
  • Set up and maintain gauges
  • Ensure all processes are running on target as defined by the Process Control Plan
  • Respond to SPC process control alarms, bringing processes back into control
  • Execute planned process experiments, collect and analyze data and report experimental results
  • Collect data relating to daily tool performance and associated product performance
  • Support the operation of pilot-line equipment to define a new process
  • Transition new equipment and processes through start-up, qualification, and implementation
  • Provide training to production associates
  • Develop and update internal documentation including drawings, standard operating procedures, and process specifications
  • Interface with internal associates and supplier representatives, as required, to complete assigned projects
  • Develop a complete understanding of area processes, equipment, and support systems
  • Provide training to production associates
  • Maintain effective communication with production associates and manufacturing engineers
  • Disposition non-conforming product according to established criteria (NCP)
  • Adhere to all safety procedures and good housekeeping standards
  • Ensure waste materials are discarded in their designated containers
  • Ensure hazardous waste containers stay closed except when adding or removing waste
  • Ensure satellite accumulation containers stay in their designated locations

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