Maintenance Technician II (AM or PM crew or 1st shift)

First Solar

First Solar

Perrysburg, OH, USA
Posted on Friday, April 28, 2023

Job Description

What’s great about First Solar:

  • Clean, bright, climate-controlled work environment
  • 12-hour crew schedule with 10 hours of built-in overtime each paycheck
  • Attractive 7-day work schedule over a 2-week period (50% days off)
  • Career Progression Tracks for technical and leadership roles
  • Onsite amenities which include a fitness center and café
  • Bonuses – Yearly
  • 401k with company match
  • Great Benefits package starting on Day 1!
  • Relocation assistance in the form of a sign-on bonus may be available to eligible candidates for relocation to the Perrysburg/Toledo, Ohio area

Maintenance Technician Essential Responsibilities:

Performs, as directed, all necessary maintenance of the facility, equipment and grounds, in a timely and cost efficient manner.

  • Accomplishes daily assignments as scheduled and as directed.
  • Performs the on-site service and repair of equipment.
  • Must meet at least 90% of Estimated Repair Times
  • Interfaces with other departments.
  • Follows standard OSHA, EPA and Company safe practices on all work assignments.
  • Identifies and recommends opportunities for cost savings.
  • May be asked to train other employees
  • If no tech III is available may be asked to fill in as Team Lead.
  • Ability to read electrical & mechanical drawings and technical manuals.
  • Performs other assignments as required.
  • Responsible to manage waste generated from any work that is performed.


  • High school diploma/GED and 3+ years maintenance experience OR
  • High school diploma/GED and 5+ years of experience in a related field OR
  • High school diploma/GED and 2-year technical school & 3+ years’ experience
  • Journeyman’s Card from an accredited apprenticeship program preferred

Required Skills/Competencies:

  • Knowledge of manufacturing equipment.
  • Knowledge of computer applications (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Knowledge of CMMS is a plus but not required if coming in from the outside. Internal candidates need to know the CMMS system.
  • Project Leader experiences a plus.
  • Proven Communications Skills
  • Ability to read prints and suggest modifications as required.
  • Proven Electro/Mechanical skills.
  • Knowledge of Electrical, Mechanical, Vacuum Systems and Robotic.
  • Ability to follow Safe Work Practices.
  • Full understanding of LOTO
  • Ability to work independently with no supervision.
  • Capable of troubleshooting to the systems level.
  • Full knowledge of all PM’s
  • Must be capable of pulling reports and entering data or pass downs into/from the CMMS system.
  • Remove hazardous waste HEPA filters / pre filters and put in proper bags and then put into properly labeled gay lords. And clean up the area after work is done.
  • Transport the full gay lords to the North Waste Cage. Contact WWT Associates when dropping off Gaylord.
  • Make sure Gaylord is properly label and dated. Work with WWT Associates and/or EHS to make sure the gay lords is properly labeled.
  • Move full AED drums back to the North Waste Cage. Make sure drum is properly labeled and dated. Drum cannot be over 882 lbs. Work with WWT Associates and/or EHS to make sure the drum is properly labeled.
  • Responsible for adherence to all safety procedures, good housekeeping standards, and the wearing of PPE.
  • Notify EHS Department if there are questions or concerns with the management of hazardous waste.

Reporting Relationships:

  • This position will not have direct reports.

Estimated Salary Range:

  • $26 - $30/hr

Manufacturing & Maintenance Physical Requirements:

  • Will sit, stand or walk short distances for up to 12 hours per day
  • Will climb stairs on an occasional basis
  • Will exert up to 50 pounds of force to lift, push or pull on a seldom basis
  • Will lift, push or pull up to 27 pounds on a frequent basis
  • Will lift up to 51 pounds on an occasional basis, according to work instructions.
  • Will lift up to 37 pounds on a frequent basis
  • Will push or pull up to 27 pounds of force on an occasional basis.
  • Will push or pull up to 10 pounds of force on a frequent basis.
  • Required to use hands to grasp, lift, handle, carry or feel objects repetitively 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)

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. All candidates receiving an offer of employment must successfully complete a background check band any other tests that may be required.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement: First Solar is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is the policy of the company to recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a driving force in the success of our company.