Various positions | First Solar | Perrysburg, OH, Trinity, AL
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Basic Job Functions:
- Drive the development and continuous improvement of existing and innovative laser scribing technologies on small and module scale.
- Provide technology leadership to ensure on time and on target delivery of device performance, reliability, manufacturability, and cost goals.
- Lead all aspects of module testing operations on the plant floor; prioritizing resources to optimize safety, quality, and throughput.
Directly responsible for management of all Alabama site Wastewater and Recycling operations, including module recycling plant (RCY), Ultra-Pure Water Plant (UPW), Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP), site waste management (WM), and laboratory (LAB) operations, maintenance and improvement whilst optimizing cost, enhancing operation efficiency, and achieving high standard of EHS and quality. Ensures that his/her team performs in accordance with First Solar’s Core Values and within the fully compliant local and federal regulations.
Responsible for ensuring all required module certification related documentation, audits, and processes are developed and maintained to meet the business needs of the company.
This position is responsible to support Reliability and Durability programs associated with the First Solar PV plants related to DC, AC, Power Conversion and Grid interconnection systems. Responsible to build/enhance our confidence in predicting the long-term product performance, reliability and service life of our power plants and components, maintain any required and/or appropriate quality/product certifications while ensuring supplier product/process issues do not negatively impact our business.
Responsible for implementing and executing core reliability activities such as building reliability models, generating reliability predictions of systems, conducting sensitivity analysis, model optimization, goal allocation & apportionment, maintainability/availability/throughput analysis, predicting failure rates and maintenance strategies, developing total cost of ownership models etc.
This position is responsible for the development and implementation of new techniques and methods to further First Solar’s reliability program. Responsible for evaluation of new tools and their development by working with suppliers to enhance and improve the tool’s usefulness and accuracy. Interfaces with O&M, Warranty and technology groups to integrate their needs into System Reliability’s workflow and rudiments. Operates independently working with the highest levels of management and technology specialists on projects and current issues.