Install and qualify new process equipment. Troubleshoot day-to-day manufacturing issues on the production line in a timely manner. These include; tool down issues, yield, quality issues and identify actions to prevent repeat issues. Identify and/or implement system improvements that contribute to the achievement of throughput, yield and product performance goals. Education and Experience: Associates Degree in a technical discipline with 2 years experience as First Solar Manufacturing Engineer I or 3 years Engineering experience in a manufacturing setting, or 2 years Engineering experience and 6 years Technical experience in a manufacturing setting or Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline with 2 years experience as First Solar Manufacturing Engineer I or 3 years Engineering experience in a manufacturing setting or 2 years Engineering experience and 3 years Technical experience in a manufacturing setting or MS Degree in a technical discipline with 2-4 years Engineering experience in a manufacturing setting or PhD Degree in a technical discipline with 0-3 years Engineering experience in a manufacturing setting Required Skills : Demonstrated Proficiency in Statistical Data Analysis Excellent problem solving skills Demonstrated Proficiency Metrology and measurement best practices Demonstrated Proficiency in writing complete manufacturing documentation Understands and can apply Design of Experiments Demonstrated Proficiency in applying Statistical Process Control) Structured Problem Solving Method (such as DMAIC) Demonstrated knowledge of manufacturing processes Demonstrated proficiency in generating and maintaining FMEAs Demonstrated capability to train operators, technicians, and new engineers Ability to work autonomously to achieve goals Excellent oral and written communications skills Maintain and continuously improve the equipment for multiple laser processes Knowledge of laser systems or semiconductor lithography is a plus. Desired Skills Knowledge of General Electronics Knowledge in General Mechanical Systems Demonstrated proficiency with applying Robust Engineering principles to develop and implementing processes Essential Functions & Responsibilities Develop, continuously improve, and document robust solar module manufacturing processes to achieve the highest product performance in a cost efficient manner Inject manufacturing requirements to new process development by working with development team Design and execute experiments to establish manufacturing process window Responsible for solving day-to-day production, equipment, and process problems Evaluate, Install and Qualify new equipment Design and execute planned process experiments, collect and analyze data and report experimental results Responsible for data collection relating to daily equipment performance and associated product performance Responsible to interface with internal associates and supplier representatives as required to complete assigned projects Maintain effective communication with production associates and manufacturing engineers Set up new gauges and perform Gauge maintenance Develop and provide training to other engineers, engineering technicians, and production associates Champion continuous improvement activities using six-sigma and other statistical problem-solving methods Provide mentorship to Jr. engineers and Technicians Develop Process Control Plans and Preventive Maintenance Plans Develop and maintain drawings, process specifications, develop and enforce standard operating procedures Perform data collection relating to daily equipment performance and associated product performance Works with minimal supervision 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.
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