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First Solar reserves the right to offer you a role most applicable to your experience and skillset.

Basic Job Functions:

Plans and supervises the scheduling of daily work assignments of all maintenance personnel. Responsible for training and developing direct reports and setting objectives. Provides direction to hourly associates, contractors and vendors to ensure that First Solar’s standards are being met. Responsible for communicating systems and policies direct reports. Responsible for working with the appropriate departments to handle employee relations issues.


  • Bachelor’s or associate degree in an engineering, mechanical or electrical field desired.
  • 10 years maintenance experience in a manufacturing environment required.
  • 5 to 8 years of supervisory experience required.

Required Skills/Competencies:

  • Electrical and Mechanical knowledge required.
  • Knowledge of Vacuum Systems or Laser operations desired.
  • Excellent computer skills, including MS Office and CMMS experience.
  • Maximo experience preferred.
  • Proven organizational and supervisory skills.
  • Proven knowledge of manufacturing processes and equipment.
  • Excellent communications skills.
  • Possesses problem solving skills.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Is responsible for the daily uptime of equipment, following escalation procedures as needed for support.
  • 1st echelon on call coverage for equipment and personnel issues directing department needs after hours to include weekends.
  • Is responsible for the scheduling of and the daily work assignments of all maintenance personnel. Accomplishes the maintenance planning process.
  • Is responsible for developing and training maintenance technicians on the job.
  • Is responsible for handling disciplinary actions with the associates.
  • Supervises the on-site service and repair of process equipment and the maintenance of necessary equipment and parts inventory.
  • Is responsible for managing daily changes to workloads and schedules to meet the needs and demands of maintenance department customers.
  • Is responsible for CMMS/Maximo compliance to include closing out work orders, handheld scanner compliance, printing daily, weekly and monthly PM.s, Job plan audits, and upkeep of CMMS hardware.
  • Ensures that production and support equipment are available. Also he/she has responsibility for manpower planning, elimination of waste, quality and safety compliance.
  • Ensures that all contractors and on-site vendors adhere to all Company Safety Procedures and that they are aware of all Company Safety Procedures and that they so signify by signing the proper documentation.
  • Collaborates with other departments, supplier personnel and offsite 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.
  • Is responsible for effective communication levels and fosters team building.
  • Identifies and recommends opportunities for cost savings.
  • Oversee and understand the responsibilities of the Maintenance Associates to properly manage the hazardous waste generated from maintenance jobs performed in either building.
  • Informs EHS Department of any waste management issues that arise and of any new associates that need to be trained.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Job description subject to change at any time.

Reporting Relationships:

  • This position will have direct reports.


  • No travel is required.

Estimated Salary Range:

  • $73,300 - $104,500 Annually.

US Physical Requirements:

Manufacturing & Maintenance Physical Requirements:

  • Will sit, stand, or walk short distances for up to 12 hours per day.
  • Will climb stairs on a frequent basis.
  • Will lift up to 58 pounds on an occasional basis, according to work instruction.
  • Will lift up to 37 pounds on a frequent basis.
  • Will push or pull up to 27 pounds of force on an occasional basis.
  • Will push or pull up to 10 pounds of force on a frequent basis.
  • Required to use hands to grasp, lift, handle, carry or feel objects repetitively on a frequent basis.
  • 20/40 vision in each eye (with or without correction) and the ability to distinguish between red, yellow, and green is required.
  • May reach above shoulder heights and below the waist on a frequent basis.
  • May stoop, kneel, or bend, on an occasional basis.
  • Must be able to comply with all safety standards and procedures.
  • Ability to wear personal protective equipment is required (including, but not limited to; steel toed shoes, cut resistant gloves, jackets, aprons &/or arm guards, safety glasses, hearing protection).

Potential candidates will meet the education and experience requirements provided on the above job description and excel in completing the listed responsibilities for this role. All candidates receiving an offer of employment must successfully complete a background check and any other tests that may be required.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement: First Solar is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is the policy of the company to recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a driving force in the success of our company.