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Facilities Technician at First Solar Inc

Posted in Installation - Maint - Repair 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Perrysburg, Ohio

Job Description:

Our high growth and leadership position in the renewable energy business offers outstanding opportunities to individuals seeking an exciting work environment in one of the most important industries for the 21st century. First Solar is a leader in the development and manufacturing of thin film solar modules used in grid-connected solar power plants, as well as a provider of complete solar generation solutions for U.S. utilities. Our culture is one where teamwork, continuous improvement, achievement of results, and environmental responsibility are core values. We are seeking new associates who are motivated to contribute their talents to making cost-effective solar energy an important part of the world’s energy mix.


Primary Job Functions:

We’re changing the world. Let us start with yours.

First Solar’s maintenance operations seeks candidates who believe in our mission of providing cost-advantaged solar technology through innovation, customer engagement, industry leadership and operational excellence. First Solar’s manufacturing engineering team works together to continuously improve product performance and yield, equipment performance and cost reduction in the manufacturing plants. They are responsible for performing highly diversified duties to install, troubleshoot, repair and maintain production and facility equipment according to safety, predictive and productive maintenance systems and processes to support the achievement of the site’s business goals and objectives.

The maintenance team looks for individuals who enjoy contributing to an innovative, forward-thinking team, are effective problem solvers, safety oriented and continuously look for ways to improve processes to help us lead the world’s sustainable energy future.

The Facility Technician will support Facilities and Maintenance operations with day to day maintenance and repairs of facility building equipment in a timely and cost efficient manner.
The successful individual will have a broad knowledge of facility equipment, working knowledge of maintenance operations and a problem solver.


  • Must be mechanically inclined with solid working knowledge of facilities systems.

  • Demonstrated experience with commercial building utility power, air compressors, emergency generators, plumbing, fire detection and facility systems.

  • Able to detect and resolve problems using professional knowledge and strong problem solving skills.

  • Knowledge of MAXIMO CMMS.


  • High School diploma or GED and at least 5 years in a Manufacturing setting or:

  • Skilled Electrical or Mechanical Trade experience with 3 years in a Manufacturing setting or:

  • Associates Degree in a technical discipline with 3 years as a in a manufacturing setting

Required Skills/Competencies:

  • Knowledge of building electrical, mechanical and HVAC with a strong emphasis on electrical systems.

  • Knowledge of OSHA 70E Arc Flash programs and LOTO.

  • Knowledge of facility Building Management Systems, access control, security, life safety, and fire systems.

  • Experience with blue prints, equipment manuals, specifications and equipment trouble shooting.

  • Hands on position working with tools to accomplish repairs.

  • Ability to work with little supervision

  • Demonstrated troubleshooting skill

  • Excellent communications skills.

  • A team player with the ability to work well with internal and external teams

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Interfaces with other departments, contractor and supplier personnel.

  • Responsible for adherence to all safety procedures and good housekeeping standards.

  • Identifies and recommends opportunities for cost savings.

  • Assist with office moves including furniture, cubicle changes and moving people throughout campus.               

  • Maintains Perrysburg building and grounds facilities using applicable resources and equipment.

  • Assist with installation of all signage and safety equipment on campus.

  • Performs other assignments as required.

  • Job description subject to change at any time

  • This position will perform mechanical and plumbing work, general maintenance working with inspectors, contractors, and department liaisons as requested

  • Routine duties include the identification, troubleshooting and repair of any irregular conditions on equipment, timely follow-up on work orders, performing preventative maintenance

  • Minor electrical and plumbing repairs and small projects throughout PBG Campus

  • Complete various work orders as assigned

Reporting Relationships:

  • This position will report to the Manager, Facility Plant


  • Travel is very limited in this position, less than 10% annually.

US 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)


Language Requirements



CMMS, Maintenance or Facilities



Diploma - High School (Required)


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, pre-employment drug screen, and any other test that may be required for the role.