Engineer- Associate Development USA at First Solar Inc

Posted in Architecture 9 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Perrysburg, Ohio

Job Description:

First Solar is leading the world’s sustainable energy future. We are an exciting work environment in one of the most important industries of 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. Our cost-advantaged solar technology boasts the smallest carbon footprint, lowest life cycle water use, and fastest energy payback in the industry. We are delivering solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges including climate change, energy security, water scarcity, and the unsustainable growing consumption of natural resources. At First Solar, you will feel valued, appreciated and challenged, working side-by-side with some of the top minds in the industry. You will be regularly updated on the company’s goals, progress and achievements. First Solar maintains a culture where all associates work together to lead the world’s sustainable energy future. We believe in employee engagement, collaboration, well-being and productivity for all generations and emerging work styles.We’re changing the world. Now, let us start with yours. First Solar is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. First Solar’s policy is not to discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability or any other basis protected by application country, federal, state or local laws; the company prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories.

Basic Job Functions: 

  • Provide support in the planning, execution, and analysis of development engineering experiments.

  • Provide support with the logistics of tests and material analysis plans.

Education and Experience:    

  • High School Diploma or equivalent and 10 years of relevant technical experience or 1 year of experience as a Development Engineer Technician II at First Solar.

  • Associate’s Degree in an engineering discipline or similar technical discipline and 5 years of relevant technical experience or 1 year of experience as a Development Engineer Technician II at First Solar.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in an engineering discipline or similar technical discipline and 1 year of relevant technical experience or 1 year of experience as a Development Engineer Technician II at First Solar.

  • Master’s Degree in an engineering discipline or similar technical discipline without prior technical work experience.

Required Skills/Competencies:

  • Skills and hands-on experience in execution of experiments in laboratory or manufacturing environment.

  • Analytical skills to interpret data in plots or graphs and derive conclusions.

  • Ability to make and execute detailed plans to achieve objectives with strong sense of ownership.

  • Ability to communicate on a regular basis with all levels of Associates.

  • Ability to learn the operation of the production line, and how to most efficiently run tests.

  • Good to excellent knowledge of MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Access).

  • Excellent problem-solving ability.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Help plan and write execution run plans for development engineering tests.

  • Update test summaries with statistical plots and graphs and draw general conclusions, and share with the engineering team.

  • Support logistics and tracking of material for development tests and material analysis plans.

  • Works under minimal supervision.

  • May assist with directing the work flows and training of lower level technicians.

US Physical Requirements:

  • Will sit, stand, or walk short distances for up to the entire duration of a shift

  • Will walk and climb stairs

  • 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)

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 and 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.

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