Engineer- Facilities II

First Solar

  • Tamil Nadu, India
Engineer- Facilities II
Job Posted : Apr 9th, 2024

Job Description

  • Work as part of a team to ensure all facilities & systems under MECH Department responsibility are installed, tested and commissioned within technical requirements. Facilities/ systems include operations, preventive and corrective maintenance of MECH and other related facilities/ systems.
  • Oversee main contractor and OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) performances, to ensure the project deliverables are met the project timeline.
  • Create SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) RFC (Response Flow Chart) and other necessary documents for 24/7 Operational Round and Reading activities to ensure system parameters are within technical specifications.
  • Establish and Manage Preventive/Corrective/Maintenance execution program for all Mechanical systems.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:-

  • Direct observe and supervise contractors’ performances, ensure T&C procedures are executed before energizing.
  • Review and verify soft drawings, technical reports of mechanical systems.
  • Provide resource support for facilities hooking up. Assist in monitoring all work being performed by outside contractors.
  • Working with production teams to conduct FAT/OAT for production tools.
  • Responsible for the completion of all maintenance service requests as assigned.
  • Maintain inventory controls for cost effective operations.
  • Schedule and complete the “Preventative Maintenance Program”.
  • Perform regular maintenance for Mechanical Dry system (include but not limited to Exhaust Fan, Compressor, Air Dryer, …)
  • Perform regular maintenance for Mechanical Wet system (include but not limited to Cooling Tower, Chilled Water system including Chiller and Pump, AHU, Domestic Water Pump, AC units)
  • Create and review PM job-plan/SOP/SOO for critical Mechanical Systems
  • Prepare and conduct required training for internal department and cross-department
  • Give onsite support and guidance for all team member
  • Follow strictly all RFC and coordinate with Operation for any planned activities on site
  • Take a lead to perform any corrective maintenance on any machine failure.
  • Participate in team to perform root-cause analysis and system reliability improvement.
  • Participate all required safety, tool and technical trainings assigned by HR.
  • Manage efficiently assigned PM budget for the department to meet expectation
  • Support other technical and non-technical departments for company business
  • Maintain (control and monitor) the facility system is running 24/7 without ITP/ITS and lead OPS teams to recover system in the shortest time.
  • Ensure that all OPS technicians are fully trained and assessed in Plant Safety and Operational procedures.
  • Daily communication updates, weekly, monthly report on plant facility status such as performance trending.
  • Operation shift reports review and trending of load checking.
  • Log sheet review for any abnormality and system improvement.
  • Health assessment report of equipment, analysis and recommendation, required spares and consumables of each equipment or whole systems.
  • Incident of equipment investigate and ensure incident report to be sent out within 24 hours and root causes analysis.
  • Ensures all compliance, safety, operations and maintenance procedures, RFC, SOO are constantly reviewed, updated.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience:-

  • Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant technical and supervision in the related field.
  • Knowledgeable in industrial heavy-duty machine and mechanic repair

Required Skills:-

  • Behavioral:-
    • Excellent communication skills and courteous in providing customer service.
    • Fluent in English communication (4 skills)
    • Able to work independently and adapt to a rapidly changing goals and priorities
    • Able to multi-task and prioritize work
    • Good leadership skill to manage a medium size team
  • Technical:-
    • Proficient in computer skills – MS Office
    • Experience in Predictive Maintenance such as: Vibration Analysis, UDT, and TAB (Testing and Balancing)
    • Competent in Root cause analysis

Physical Requirements:-

  • Will sit and stand for long periods during the day.
  • Will walk, climb stairs and on equipment.
  • May reach above shoulder heights and below the waist
  • May stoop, kneel, bend, talk and hear.
  • May lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Required to use hands to lift, handle, carry or feel objects.
  • 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)
  • 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.


  • Tamil Nadu, India.

Company Overview:-

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.