Engineer- Wastewater and Recycling III

First Solar

  • Tamil Nadu, India
Engineer- Wastewater and Recycling III
Job Posted : Jun 14th, 2022

Job Description

  • Responsible for implementation of Ultra-Pure Water Plants (UPW), Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTP), Zero-Liquid-Discharge system (ZLD), Solar panel Recycling system(RCY) and Centralize Waste Management (CWM) systems as directed by the Manager.
  • Post project completion the primary responsibility of this job is to manage process performances of Ultra-Pure Water, Wastewater Zero Liquid Discharge facility including sludge handling systems, and Solar panel recycling operations in line with First Solar and complying with the state/central regulatory safety & environmental requirements.

Roles & Responsibilities:-

  • Responsible to ensure all UPW, WWTP, ZLD, RCY &CWM facilities are installed & commissioned properly on time to allow smooth operations after the plant start-up in coordination with cross-functional teams (both external & internal).
  • Shall own prepare & implement Standard Operating/training Procedures for UPW, WWTP, ZLD, RCY & CWM
  • Shall be leading the complete shift team (24/7) comprising supervisors and technicians to ensure 100% plant availability.
  • To ensure inventory of supplies like chemicals, spare parts, and consumables stocks are well maintained for uninterrupted plant operations
  • Examine and troubleshoot yield and reliability issues that arise from UPW by collaborating with manufacturing & engineering for continuous operations
  • Handle all routine/ unannounced inspections of site environmental control systems from regulatory authorities to ensure 100% compliance, any non-compliances have to be bought to the notice of the manager immediately
  • Take the lead on all process improvement activities and oversee project contractors and vendors ensure that the process modifications are been accomplished safely, on time, and within the budget.
  • Handle Environmental related compliance requirements on air, water & waste emissions, and management.
  • Safety and environmental compliance performance of the construction team during projects and on continuous operations has to be ensured
  • Develop, evaluate & implement novel approaches to continuously improve water, wastewater & recycling plant processes to support solar panel manufacturing operations;
  • Manage plant process material balance test studies & develop techniques to improve recovery rates of precious metals and to reduce Cd emissions in the effluent streams;
  • Manage process effluent stream quality and coordinate process water consumption studies to support waste minimization & overall water consumption reduction projects;
  • Train operations crew to troubleshoot chemical process problems and manage the implementation of  corrective actions to improve process efficiency, product quality, and plant operating cost reduction;
  • Work with purchasing to establish acceptable technical terms and conditions for global recycling & water treatment equipment and projects;
  • Estimate capital/operational budgets and coordinate project activities, and ongoing improvement projects to ensure that all project deliverables are met on time and within budget.

Education & Experience:-

  • Bachelors in chemical/mechanical engineering with 7-10 years of experience in wastewater treatment (ZLD) operations & maintenance and waste management.
  • Skills to understand the PID drawings, detail engineering details, BOQs of electrical, mechanical, civil, process controls, etc.
  • Strong in people management and should be able to lead a team of technicians
  • Project management experience (erection & commissioning of water, and wastewater treatment facilities) along with control of project schedule & financial budget
  • Experience in managing consultants, vendors, and contractors in chemical processes and design upgrades
  • Expertise in Legal requirements for wastewater, air & waste emissions
  • Interpretation of lab analysis and chemical consumption optimization without affecting the quality (analysis & process improvement skills)
  • New plant start-up, process troubleshooting & hazardous material handling experience.
  • Project management for chemical processes and/or mechanical systems, including managing scope, schedule, and cost.
  • Solar panel recycling operational knowledge (preferred)
  • Strong mechanical and process control aptitude with troubleshooting skills
  • Fluent computer skills in (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Project, MS Access, and preferred AutoCAD)
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal in English & Tamil languages

Physical Requirements:-

  • Will sit, stand or walk short distances for up to 12 hours per day
  • Will climb stairs on an occasional basis
  • Will exert up to 50 pounds of force to lift, push or pull on a seldom basis
  • Will lift, push or pull up to 27 pounds frequently
  • Required to use hands to grasp, lift, handle, carry or feel objects repetitively frequently
  • 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 frequently
  • 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
  • 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.