Quality Technician I - A Crew USA

First Solar

First Solar

Quality Assurance
Perrysburg, OH, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024

Job Description

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

Basic Job Functions:

Provide Quality Assurance support to manufacturing departments by performing quality audits of standard work, work in process, finished products, incoming parts, etc. Collect and analyze data for trends, process capability and machine reliability. Work with manufacturing supervisors and engineers to implement corrective actions, employee training and scrap reduction.


  • 5 years’ or more experience in a manufacturing environment
  • 2 years’ experience working with an ISO Quality System; including Internal Audits, use of SPC techniques, and JMP Data Analytics.
  • Experience including ASQ Certification (CMI, CPT, CQA) desired.
  • 2-year Technical Degree
  • 4-year B.S. degree highly desired

Required Skills/Competencies:

  • Detail oriented
  • Self-motivated
  • Refer to "Operation/Production" competencies.
  • Proven problem-solving skills, including use of basic quality tools (Pareto analysis, SPC, gage R & R, etc.)
  • Experience with ISO 9001, including Internal Audit Procedures.
  • Experience using micrometers, gage blocks and microscopes.
  • Proven computer skills (Word and Excel required, Access a plus).
  • Proven communications skills.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Complete assignments and projects as directed, with minimal supervision
  • Inspect incoming materials and outgoing product and provides feedback to Engineering and Manufacturing for corrective and/or preventive action.
  • Maintain Quality Control Procedures and records per Company Policy and ISO Standards.
  • Complete internal audits per a defined schedule including a specified format for documentation of findings.
  • Train personnel on various quality programs.
  • Define and implement corrective/preventive actions and continuous improvement activities.
  • Conduct effective communications levels and fosters team building.
  • Interface with other departments and supplier representatives
  • Adhere to all safety procedures and good housekeeping standards.

Reporting Relationships:

  • Reports to the Plant Quality Engineer


  • 0-5% travel required

Estimated Hourly Range:

  • $18.00 - $22.00 per hour

US 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.