Supervisor- Maintenance

First Solar

  • Tamil Nadu, India
Supervisor- Maintenance
Job Posted : May 11th, 2022

Job Description

Manage a team of technical staff in the shift. Plans and supervises the scheduling of daily work assignments of all shift technicians. Responsible for training and developing direct reports and setting objectives.  Provides direction to shift technicians, contractors and vendors to ensure that First Solar’s standards are met. Conduct shiftly Passdown and ensure all technicians adhere to safety compliance. Responsible for working with the appropriate departments to handle employee relations issues. Ensure the shift has sufficient resources to support operation.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:-

(The essential function should state WHAT is done, and TO WHAT, and WHY the job exists)

  • Responsible for the scheduling of daily work assignments to all maintenance personnel.
  • Develop and train maintenance technicians on the day-to-day routine jobs.
  • Responsible for handling disciplinary issues related to his team members.
  • Supervises the on-site services and repairs of equipment including critical spare parts inventory.
  • Ensures all contractors and on-site vendors adhere to Company Safety Procedures and documentation.
  • Interfaces with other departments, supplier personnel and on-site vendors.
  • Supervises the troubleshooting and servicing of all energy sources on all equipment and is responsible for the preventative maintenance program.
  • Manages the timely completion of special projects as required.
  • Responsible for effective communication levels and fosters team building.
  • Identifies and recommends opportunities for cost savings.
  • Oversee and ensure Maintenance/Equipment Engineering associates properly manage the hazardous waste generated from maintenance activities.
  • Inform EHS Department of any waste management issues that arise or any new associates need to be trained.


(Please indicate the minimum requirement specification for fully satisfactory job performance)

  • Diploma or Degree in mechanical or electrical engineering field desired


(Please indicate the minimum requirement specification for fully satisfactory job performance)

  • 8 years of maintenance/equipment engineering experience in manufacturing environment with a minimum of 5 years supervisory experience
  • Knowledge of robotics or vacuum technology is an added advantage

Required Skills:-

(Please indicate the minimum requirement specification for fully satisfactory job performance)


  • Excellent communications skills in both written and verbal
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Proven organizational and supervisory skills


  • Electrical and Mechanical knowledge required
  • Knowledge of Vacuum Technology or Robotics operations preferred.
  • Excellent computer skills, including MS Office and CMMS application
  • Familiar with SAP and Oracle system


  • 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.