Engineer- Manufacturing I

First Solar

  • Tamil Nadu, India
Engineer- Manufacturing I
Job Posted : Jun 30th, 2022

Job Description

  • Primary accountability of the Process Integration Engineer is to sustain the product performance for key manufacturing metrics (Yield, Module Efficiency, Reliability and Durability, Cost), and transfer new technology from pilot line to satellite sites.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:-

  • Participate/lead in technology start-up, transfer, and ramp activities from development site to meet yield, reliability, cost, and device performance goals
  • Design statistical experiments and analyze results to characterize key process metrics and optimize process modules
  • Take leadership role to establish relationships between departments and satellite sites to ensure timely communication and effective problem solving
  • Provide engineering support for high volume manufacturing across multiple engineering departments in a global organization, working with international teams in cross functional environment
  • Analyze data using sound statistical methodology to drive improvements and recommendations to operations of process engineering
  • Understanding of and ability to interpret the results from physical and electrical failure analytical techniques and various compositional analysis measurements
  • Ability to identify and implement creative solutions
  • Ensure adherence to all safety/environmental procedures
  • Responsible for all equipment within the stated area which includes configuration control, maintenance documents, and training
  • Will lead vendor discussions as needed for improvement projects, and issue resolution
  • May have a small team of technicians reporting directly to this position

Education & Experience:-

  • Associates Degree in one of the following fields technical discipline (physics, chemistry, electrical engineering, metallurgical/materials engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering) with 1 years Engineering experience in desired areas, or 1 years Engineering experience and 3 years Technical experience in desired areas
  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline (physics, chemistry, electrical engineering, metallurgical/materials engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering) with at least 1 years Engineering experience in desired areas
  • MS or PhD Degree in a technical discipline (physics, chemistry, electrical engineering, metallurgical/materials engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering) with no industrial experience required

Desired Areas:-

  • One or more of following: Process Development, Integration, Process Engineering, Manufacturing System, Product and Yield engineering

Required Skills:-

  • Background in Semiconductor, PV or electronic process technology, characterization and device physics
  • Prior experience with thin film deposition, thermal and wet processing preferred
  • Working knowledge in programming languages (Python, Matlab, R, Javascript or similar), relational databases (SQL server, C#), data analysis and visualization software’s (preferably JMP, Tableau, SAS).
  • Working knowledge in statistical data and analysis
  • Understanding of manufacturing engineering systems (FMEA, SPC) and structured problem solving methods (such as DMAIC)
  • Understanding and ability to apply process characterization and robust engineering principles
  • Strong track record of effective problem-solving, and root-cause analysis
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills

Physical Requirements:-

  • Will sit, stand or walk short distances for up to 12 hours per day
  • Will climb stairs on an occasional basis
  • Will lift, push or pull up to 27 pounds on a 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)
  • All associates working on the production floor 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 (requires little or no facial hair)


  • 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.