• Maintenance Technician- Cell, BHD

    Location US-OR-Hillsboro
    Posted Date 1 month ago(6/21/2018 11:29 AM)
    Job ID
    Solar Manufacturing - Technicians
  • Company/Position Overview

    Build a Bright Future; Come Shine with us!


    We are a leader in providing customer-oriented solar energy solutions, striving to make solar energy competitive and affordable for the average consumer.  We have 500 MW of production capacity at our state of the art manufacturing facility in Oregon.  SolarWorld is dedicated to providing a work climate that promotes career growth, open communication and new ideas. 


    Innovation, customer focused and growth not only define our company, but also describe our employees – the foundation of our success.  SolarWorld is dedicated to providing a work climate that promotes career growth, open communication and new ideas.  To ensure employees’ success, we provide best-in-class benefits that focus on delivering quality of life and personal development. SolarWorld employees enjoy a minimum of 4 weeks of vacation (5 weeks for exempt) and reimbursement of education expenses for qualified degree level programs!


    Our culture not only encourages, but also demands personal responsibility, diversity, and an entrepreneurial way of thinking.    Join us in a bright future and build a successful career for yourself.   Feel good knowing that the work you do every day will build a better tomorrow for generations to come!


    Job Accountabilities

    About the Position

    Reporting to the Maintenance Manager, the Maintenance Technician will be certified in the operation and basic maintenance of at least one primary tool set in the Cell production area.  This position will work with processes and manufacturing engineers to ensure efficient day-to-day production operations in a high-volume manufacturing facility.  As a team member, work to continuously improve production processes, equipment reliability and tool performance.  Rapid expansion in the Solar PV market offers excellent career growth opportunities for this entry-level maintenance technician position.


    Specific deliverables associated with this opportunity include:

    • Perform manufacturing tasks to established work instructions and procedures in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
    • Initiate planned corrective actions
    • Perform Basic & Minor Preventive Maintenance
    • Assist with minor equipment maintenance
    • Perform major equipment maintenance, under supervision of a higher-level technician, when necessary
    • Assist with the closing of open action plans, under supervision of a higher-level technician, when necessary
    • May assist in supporting production technicians in resolving and addressing process or equipment problems
    • Take actions to bring equipment back into operating parameters when necessary
    • Maintain housekeeping in work areas in accordance with 5S (lean) principles
    • Comply with all company safety and environmental requirements
    • Enter data into computers and identify OOC conditions, respond to OOC according to established procedures.  Performs equipment alarm recovery tasks
    • May perform simple tasks including the movement of parts and materials, including forklift operation
    • Conduct data collection and measurement activities utilizing standard and metric systems
    • Participate in shift "passdowns" as required.

    Job Requirements


    The successful candidate will possess the following combination of education and experience:

    • Minimum education of an Associate's degree in Science, Technology or related discipline.  Additional preference will be given for Solar Manufacturing Emphasis or coursework (or related Microelectronics manufacturing coursework)
    • Must possess a minimum of two years related work experience in high-volume manufacturing, with a preference for experience in solar, semiconductor or related technologies.  This experience may be gained by internships, direct experience or coursework projects 
    • A working knowledge of Diffusion Furnaces, Wet Bench Etching equipment; Photolithography, Epi and other equipment related to silicon wafer processing in Solar, Semiconductor or MEM's manufacturing equipment and/or production processes is preferred
    • Prior experience with the operation of related equipment and performance of PM's is required.  Additional preference for some experience with minor equipment maintenance.
    • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Basic computer skills are required including familiarity with windows-based programs such as Microsoft productivity tools (e.g., Excel, Word).  A basic working knowledge of manufacturing or ERP systems and data entry and/or collection from such systems is preferred
    • Familiarization and experience with SPC (Statistical Process Control) is preferred.   
    • A working knowledge of equipment and manufacturing safety procedures is required (e.g., lock-out / tag-out, electrical / high-voltage, chemical, reading MSDS, incident response procedures)
    • Must be able to wear required personal protective equipment (PPE)
    • Must be able to work a 12-hour CWW shift. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and alternating Saturdays. 6:30 am - 6:30 pm BHD
    • Perform tasks (that may be repetitive) that require reaching, pushing, pulling, grasping, kneeling, walking, stooping and/or bending
    • Occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds
    • Work in an environment that generates OSHA permissible machine noise levels
    • Use tools that require fine hand skills
    • Visually, observe and differentiate small moving parts
    • Wear Personal Protective Equipment
    • Climb and descend stairs or step stools and ladders
    • May be required to alternate schedules to meet production needs.

    SolarWorld is an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Disabled/Veteran/G

    All offers of employment are contingent upon a candidate’s successful completion of SolarWorld’s pre-employment drug testing, and background investigation, which includes employment, education and criminal histories.

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