Development Engineering Technician I

First Solar

First Solar

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

Job Description

All shifts available

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

Basic Job Functions:

  • Support DE tests in manufacturing line or perform testing in lab environment.
  • Use understanding of engineering & tech skills to interpret instructions into actions and experimental outcome.
  • May assist in troubleshooting tool/process issues and suggest system improvements to achieve performance goals.
  • May compile and analyze test data from performed testing.

Education and Experience:

  • Associate’s Degree in an engineering discipline or similar technical discipline and 2 year of relevant technical experience or 1 year of experience as an Engineering Test Support II at First Solar.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent and 4 years of relevant technical experience or 2 years of experience as an Engineering Test Support II at First Solar.
  • Experience in materials analysis a plus.

Required Skills/Competencies:

  • Ability to perform sample testing, semiconductor device fabrication and/or electrical or optical measurements
  • Ability to learn the operation, calibration, and preventative maintenance of lab and process equipment and systems.
  • Intermediate knowledge in MS Office and some knowledge of SQL/JMP.
  • Execute experiments efficiently and effectively with high fidelity.
  • Ability to communicate on a regular basis with all levels of associates.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Applies engineering or science skills and may develop advanced skills using tools and equipment
  • Duties and tasks are mostly recurring. Resolves routine questions and problems and refers more complex issues to higher levels.
  • May have oversight over certain areas/processes affecting the group.
  • Be able to analyze work environment and make suggestions for continuous improvement for enhanced productivity, safety, or performance.
  • Work under daily supervision. Follows standard procedures and written instructions to accomplish assigned tasks.
  • Complies with Company's Environmental, Quality, Safety or any other policies that have been enforced.
  • Perform testing of various materials and compile data into presentable format.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Job description subject to change at any time.

Reporting Relationships:

  • Reports to Development Engineer or Development Manager

Estimated Salary Range:

  • $20.00 - $26.00/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.