Technician- Wastewater/Recycling

First Solar

  • Tamil Nadu, India
Technician- Wastewater/Recycling
Job Posted : Nov 21st, 2022

Job Description

  • The primary responsibility of this job is to operate Ultra-Pure Water (UPW), Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP), Effluent Recycling Plant (ERP-UF/RO) & Drinking water plant processes as per work instructions.
  • Assist in maintaining and upgrading existing UPW/ERP (UF/RO)/DRO equipment and perform day-to-day operational activities.
  • Assist with engineering to develop new operating procedures, conduct plant operational trials and gathering appropriate engineering/operations data.
  • Responsible for maintaining the plant equipment and area in excellent condition to achieve FS goals of safety, housekeeping, and environmental compliance.
  • Responsible for maintaining operating logs, metrics, and crew pass downs written and verbal.  Responsible for maintaining safe personal and teamwork environment.
  • The person in this role is responsible for conducting routine analysis following defined methods in support of recycling, wastewater, raw material production, EHS, or other tasks assigned by the Supervisor.

Roles & Responsibilities:-

  • Perform standard tests to ensure proper operation of UPW/ERP (UF/RO)/DRO and related systems while troubleshooting components when there are problems.
  • Perform minor maintenance and repair of equipment, including rebuilding pumps; coordinate standard PMs with the maintenance department
  • Calibrate instrumentation per ISO work instructions
  • Collect process stream samples and perform routine analysis on samples using laboratory equipment
  • Maintain accurate records using databases, spreadsheets, and other computer-based programs
  • Participation in the HAZMAT Response team
  • Responsible for maintaining a clean and orderly work environment following the 5S standard guidelines.
  • Able to work on other tasks as assigned
  • Responsible for verbal and written shift pass-down communications
  • Maintain inventory of supplies and chemicals.
  • Audit shift data for quality check.
  • Independently perform bench scale studies (Lab work) for new technologies
  • Collect, maintain and interpret data for engineering studies using Microsoft Excel or a similar program.
  • Participate in Risk Assessment studies (JHA’s, FMEA, LOTO, and Work Instructions)
  • Assist with coordinating the day-to-day operations and tasks.

Qualification And Experience:-

  • Diploma holder in Chemistry/Chemical/Mechanical/Electrical/Applied Chemistry or equivalent
  • 2-4 years of work experience in a relevant field
  • Intermediate knowledge of standard software (MS Office suite, JMP)
  • Ability to use analytical skills to read charts and graphs to find trends
  • Good communication skills required
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Job description subject to change at any time
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal in English & Tamil languages

Behavioral Skills & Physical requirements:-

  • Will sit, stand or walk short distances for up to 12 hours per day
  • Will climb stairs on an occasional 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.