Engineer- Facilities III

First Solar

  • Tamil Nadu, India
Engineer- Facilities III
Job Posted : May 24th, 2022

Job Description

  • Works as part of a team to ensure all facilities & systems under ELEC Department responsibility are properly installed, tested and commissioned successfully to meet high quality of international technical standards such as: NETA (National Electrical Testing Association), NFPA 70B, NFPA 70E (National Fire Protection Association) and IEEE during the construction phase.
  • The Facilities Engineer (Electrical Supervisor) daily oversees main contractor and OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) performances, to ensure the project deliverables are met the project timeline.
  • Creating SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) RFC (Response Flow Chart) and others necessary document for 24/7 Operational Round and Reading activities to ensure system parameters within technical specifications.
  • Establishing and Managing Preventive/Corrective/Milestone Maintenance execution program for all MV (Medium Voltage), LV (Low Voltage) and backup power system (UPS, Gensets).

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:-

  • Direct observe   and   supervise   contractors’   performances,   ensure   T&C procedures are well executed before energizing.
  • Review and verify soft drawings, the technical reports of electrical system.
  • Provide the support for hooking up facilities. 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”.
  • Knowledgeable about 22kV Switch Gears, Transformers, LBS, MSB, MDB, MCC, ACB, VCB, VFD, UPS, ATS, Generator, Distribution Panels, Earthling systems.
  • Responsible for 24-hour emergency maintenance service as scheduled.
  • Responsible for alerting the Management of any unusual occurrence and/or damage that have taken place or that may occur.
  • Training for team understanding electrical equipment and tool.
  • Troubleshooting and modification.
  • Be able to conduct conditional assessment for existing systems.
  • Be able to use effectively testing equipment to troubleshoot for all electrical components.
  • Support Human Resource management on managing leaves and back-up for Electrical team.
  • Work with subcontractor to training of EHS and performing activities on site related to maintenance or expansion on facility side.
  • Familiar with the plant and various operating systems as they are currently installed and future enlarge project.
  • Works closely with other teams and department head for system improvement and manage budget sufficiently
  • Works closely with OEM and main contractors to produce training programs for technicians and operators.
  • Attends meetings with internal, external customer to discuss ongoing problems/ improvement opportunities with the plant.
  • Contact with other departments for any facilities related problems.
  • Participate staff meeting with O&M department weekly to report performance and develop improvement plan
  • Responsible to evaluate individual performance of team member and ensure the high level of department performance.
  • Fully understand about International Electrical Maintenance Standard Application for MV, LV, and UPS – Battery.·

Education& Experience:-

  • Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Certificate of Electrical degree with Low Voltage/ High/Medium Voltage system
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant technical and supervision in facility field, building service or plant engineer.
  • Knowledgeable in industrial operation and automation system

Required Skills:-


  • 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


  • Working effective with Computer system including MS Office and Auto Cad
  • Knowledge and exposure to Partial Discharge, IR scan, UDT technologies and MV substation operation.
  • Knowledge to perform technical assessment and electrical safety requirement.
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.