• Facilities Technician FHD

    Location US-OR-Hillsboro
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(6/29/2018 5:35 PM)
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    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. 


    Reporting to the Facilities Manager, the Facilities Technician II is responsible for operating, maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing facility systems and equipment. This includes Boilers, Chillers, HVAC, Compressed air, Chemical & Gas Delivery, Wastewater Treatment and Ultra Pure water systems as well as other assigned equipment.  


    Job Accountabilities


    Primary responsibilities for this position include the following:

    • Perform preventive and predictive maintenance on facilities equipment and systems
    • Perform Facilities rounds and accurately complete all operating logs
    • Generate and review PM procedures, Work Instructions, spare part requests, purchase requisitions, Facility Work Orders, etc.
    • Complete Facility Work orders with little or no assistance or supervision
    • Qualify for ERT membership thru completion of standard training programs and maintain active ERT membership.
    • Demonstrate a strong ability to work productively and cooperatively in the Facilities team
    • Participate effectively in cross organization projects and team tasks.
    • Participate in and contribute to facilities incident reviews.

    Job Requirements

    The ideal candidate for this position brings an enthusiasm for saving the environment through our philosophy of sustainability – “clean energy from sand and sun”.  All employees of SolarWorld must be able to operate in a fast-paced, high-growth work environment and be able to tolerate ambiguity as we develop processes and operate entrepreneurially to accomplish deliverables.  Our employees relish a challenge and look forward to exercising creative freedom to accomplish new tasks. 


    The successful candidate will possess the following combination of experience, knowledge, and skills:

    • Associates degree in a related field or equivalent combination of experience and education.
    • Minimum of one to two years related work experience (or combination of education and experience) related to operation of manufacturing facility.
    • Trade specific certifications are a plus.
    • Basic computer skills are required including familiarity with windows-based programs such as Microsoft productivity tools (e.g., Excel, Word, Outlook).
    • Strong desire to bring best practices to the team, share your knowledge and expertise and enable your team members' mutual success as the organization continues to grow.
    • Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal).
    • Basic knowledge of and some experience with some of the following systems:
      • Heating ventilating and air conditioning systems
      • Compressed air systems
      • Process cooling water systems.
      • Electronic, pneumatic, and computer automation control systems
      • Waste neutralization systems
      • Ultrapure water systems
      • Chemical or specialty gas dispense systems
      • Emergency response teams


    Additional Requirements – Must be able to:

    • Must be able to work in a fast-paced dynamic environment. Must be able to work independently and in a team environment.
    • Must be able to work a 12-hour shift while standing for much of the time.         Front Half Days - Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and every other Wednesday.  May be required to alternate schedules to meet facility requirements. In addition, must be able to train on any of the shifts, day or night.
    • Must have the ability to frequently lift up to 40 lbs and be physically able to frequently push, pull reach with hands and arms and perform repetitive motions.
    • Use tools that require fine hand skills.
    • Visually, observe and differentiate small moving parts.
    • Position requires being able to move frequently around all areas of the facility including working at heights on ladders and in the sub-fab which requires periodic crawling, bending and stooping.
    • Climb and descend stairs or step stools.
    • Wear Personal Protective Equipment.
    • Work in an environment that generates OSHA permissible machine noise levels


    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 and criminal histories.


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