Production Planning Engineer (Cell)

Apply now
Clock icon

Cell Production Team controls plant production and supervise manufacturing operation of solar cell production. Production Engineers coordinate production status and equipment downtime according to maintenance and R&D plans. This role organizes production flow and establish monthly production plan and manage production material usage to plan production budget and material expense accordingly.


Core Responsibilities

Main tasks of Production Engineer should include but not limited to the following:

1. Production Planning

  • Establish production plan and rolling plan based on plant business plan.
  • Coordinate PO (production order) and product code using ERP system.
  • Analyze production performance vs. production plan.
  • Respond to irregular downtime that are not reflected on production plan.

2. Production Management

  • Identify erroneous production data, especially in production materials.
  • Ensure production performance corresponds to financial report.

3. Raw Material Management

  • Manage production material supply and purchase based on production plan.
  • Keep track of production material expense and inventory amount.
  • Manage purchase order and inventory management of consumable goods.

4. Cost Reduction

  • Establish material usage/cost reduction plan and request action plan to respective department.
  • Review effectiveness of material usage/cost reduction plan in action on-site.
  • Analyze cost trend of raw materials and material usage and establish future expected expense.

5. Inventory Inspection

  • Plan and conduct inventory inspection plan.
  • Ensure quantity and data of production input matches with the server.
  • Report final inventory report based on inspection.

6. Must acquire profound knowledge of solar cell production process.


General Responsibilities

General tasks of Production Engineer should include but not limited to the following:

1. Production Management

  • Establish production management system in environmental and quality perspectives.
  • Optimize production condition in terms of manpower, equipment, and materials.
  • Confirm data accuracy of production yield, output, and quality as well as raw materials in stock.
  • Conduct control action plan of production quality.

2. Production Planning

  • Establish production plan based on past performance.
  • Manage production and material data on MES (Manufacturing Execution system) and ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning)
  • Confirm data accuracy of production order and production quantity.
  • Align schedules of preventive maintenance and production testing according to production line status.

3. Production Improvement

  • Investigate and improve issues related to production process, quality, and costs.
  • Regulate standard training and operations of Operators and apply on-site suggestions.
  • Analyze production cost and labor expense to increase manpower and resource efficiency.

4. All other duties assigned by management or that require immediate attention by Team member.

1. Educational Background:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering, Material Science, Chemical Engineering, or related field.

2. Experience:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in production management.

3. Technical Knowledge:

  • Experience in semiconductor, display manufacturing, or related industry.
  • Strong understanding in production planning and control.
  • Strong understanding in material management.

4. Preferred Requirements:

  • Basic understanding of solar cell production.
  • Analysis skills of SQL or MS Office to interpret data and derive conclusions.
  • Proficiency in ERP system.


Hanwha Q CELLS provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics.