Engineering Test Support II

First Solar

First Solar

Customer Service
Perrysburg, OH, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Job Description

All shifts are available

Basic Job Functions:

  • Will conduct developmental tests, including sample fabrication and testing. May compile and analyze test data from performed testing and review results with engineering personnel to improve efficiency and stability of solar modules.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent and 2 years of relevant technical experience in a manufacturing or lab environment or 1 Year as an Engineering Test Support I at First Solar.

Required Skills/Competencies:

  • Proven communication skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to follow verbal and/or written instructions/test plans
  • Average to excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, SQL)
  • Good team player
  • Average ability to use tools and operating equipment is required (micrometers, multi-meters, sockets and ratchet )
  • Possess basic knowledge of JMP and SQL application
  • Ability to repetitively handle glass plates and finished modules
  • Ability to operate a fork lift is required
  • Forklift experience preferred

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Responsible to ensure that all the tests are complete as per the schedule including sample acquiring, testing and data entry for all Development tests
  • Responsible to communicate immediately any abnormal finding on the product or testing equipment
  • Willing to work long hours and weekends (as needed) to support any testing or measurement
  • Able to work independently with little supervision
  • Ability to handle production plates and finished modules repetitively for testing and randomization of samples
  • Sample preparation for development tests including cutting of plates
  • Ability to learn to use the Stalter and Water Jet cutting tools
  • Sorting and pulling finished modules and delivering to reliability for testing
  • Ability to support production line activities and measurements as needed
  • Responsible to perform any baseline or post-test measurement whenever needed
  • Responsible to support Engineer on any improvement project.
  • Able to run JMP scripts and analyze simple datasets using JMP and SQL application
  • Adheres to all safety procedures and good housekeeping standards.
  • Responsible to assist in any other task or job assigned by supervisor
  • Consistently demonstrates efficient and effective methods to deliver quality test results.
  • Responsible to train new technicians in module testing, handling, loading and unloading from production and lab equipment

Reporting Relationships:

  • Reports to Development Engineer or Development Manager

Estimated Salary Range:

  • $18.00 - $23.00/Hour

US Physical Requirements:

  • Will sit, stand, or walk short distances for up to the entire duration of a shift.
  • Will lift up to 58 pounds on an occasional basis, according to work instruction.
  • 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.
  • May reach above shoulder and below the waist heights on a frequent basis.
  • May stoop, kneel, or bend, on an occasional basis.
  • Must be able to comply with all safety standards and procedures.
  • 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.