Engineer- Manufacturing System III

First Solar

  • Tamil Nadu, India
Engineer- Manufacturing System III
Job Posted : Aug 5th, 2022

Job Description

Responsible to introduce new manufacturing systems and to enhance existing manufacturing systems (Safety, Quality, Controls, Cost) for the shift operation, and to ensure standardization across global sites.

Functions & Responsibilities:-

  • Responsible for overall risk assessment for employee safety, product quality, cost, throughout, WIP and material variance, and manufacturing ancillary assets. Ensure necessary control measures taken place effectively.
  • Work with operation teams to identify manufacturing system and process needs and goals, track progress against goals, and identify action plans to address gaps.
  • Identify opportunities to improve the existing manufacturing systems and to make the necessary recommendations to the manufacturing department for changes.
  • Standardize all existing manufacturing systems across all four shifts. Document all the implemented manufacturing systems and archive them for future reference or usage.
  • Record data and analyze information pertaining to Manufacturing Systems for improvement or proliferation.
  • Demonstrate leadership in copy exact and effective in management of stakeholders (PDCA Cycle is essential). Network with global plant counterparts to identify and implement best -known methods (BKM) and ensure copy exact on plan-of-record (POR) manufacturing system and process.


  • Possess a degree in any discipline.
  • Degree in Manufacturing System will be an added advantage.


  • Minimum 12 years working experience in a high-volume manufacturing environment. Fresh graduate with good learning attitude is welcome to apply as well.


  • Possess good leadership skills
  • Excellent communications skills.
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills
  • Good analytical and strategic thinking
  • Proven interpersonal skills.
  • Team oriented.
  • Possess good continuous thinking capability.


  • Well versed in manufacturing process flow
  • Capability to encompass the PDCA cycle (Plan –> Do –> Act –> Check)

Physical Requirements:-

  • Will sit and stand periodically during the day.
  • Required to lift up to 25 lbs.
  • Will walk and climb stairs and on equipment.
  • Will reach over shoulder heights and below waist.
  • Required to use hands to lift, handle, carry or feel.
  • May be required to kneel, bend, talk and hear.
  • Specific vision abilities are required.
  • Domestic and International travel as required.


  • 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.