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Quality Technician II (Pitman Nights)

Silfab Solar

Silfab Solar

Quality Assurance
Burlington, WA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 9, 2024

Company Description

Making a difference in the world by reducing carbon emissions and improving access to clean energy with every module we make.

Our purpose is to make a difference in the world by reducing carbon emissions and improving access to clean energy with every module we make.

At Silfab Solar, the energy of our people is the power behind our success. Our employees actively shape the solar innovations of tomorrow, while adhering to the highest ethical operating standards and promoting a respectful and safe workplace for our diverse workforce.

Our state-of-the art facilities in the US and Canada engineer and design the latest generation of solar products and utilize advanced manufacturing technology to produce high-efficiency PV cells and modules intended to outperform the market. As a profitable and rapidly expanding company in one of the fastest-growing sectors in the renewable energy industry, Silfab provides you with an incredible opportunity to build your career and contribute to a sustainable future. We are committed to investing in our employees, providing a dynamic and supportive environment for learning and professional growth. We offer competitive pay, generous benefits, and opportunities for advancement, but more importantly, we offer you the ability to make a real difference in the world.

Together we can create a brighter, cleaner future for generations to come.

Job Description

Summary of Position

The Quality Technician II is responsible for ensuring the overall quality and compliance of products or services within a company. This position is typically a more advanced role than Quality Technician I, requiring a higher level of expertise and experience in quality control and assurance processes. This position is for Pitman Night shift, a rotating 12-hour shift that runs 6pm-6am.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Inspecting output samples using industry-appropriate methods
  • Checking that the assembly or production line adheres to standards and procedures and complying with legal requirements
  • Reviewing blueprints and specifications to compare to produced goods
  • Recording inspection results by completing reports, summarizing re-works and wastes and inputting data into quality database
  • Training the production team on quality control measures to improve product excellence
  • Proposing improvements to the production process
  • Monitoring the use of equipment to ensure it is safe and discard any that do not meet standards
  • Reading and interpreting engineering drawings and radiographs
  • Perform testing at various stages on the manufacturing line
  • Collecting and compiling statistical quality data
  • Assisting in the development of test methods and inspection plans
  • Determining the root causes of product defects and scrap
  • Verifying all equipment is calibrated correctly
  • Perform quality controls following the Work Instructions (WI’s) on raw materials, semi-finished, and finished products.
  • Suggest improvements of the WI’s in order to reduce scraps and improve the performance of the finished product.
  • Improve the capacity for in-depth analysis and improvement of the process.
  • Continually support the Production staff on WI’s, quality and process issues in cooperation with Management.
  • Create statistical analysis and reports on the quality of raw materials and finished product as required.
  • Utilize and maintain the supplied instruments of measurement according to WI and safety standards.
  • Monitor and suggest improvements to Management on the production recipes for the various steps of the process.
  • Monitor and audit operations, suggesting improvements to the tools of quality control used in the production line
  • Provide hourly reports to management via email

Qualifications

Skills

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision yet knows when to ask for help.
  • Proven proficiency with computers, Microsoft Office and Excel programs, and statistical software packages.
  • Excellent understanding of problem-solving techniques.
  • Works well within a team environment.
  • Works well independently, and within a team environment.

Traits

  • Personal attributes should include being respectful of all people, transparent behavior, hardworking, energetic, reliable, self-disciplined, cooperative, and results oriented.

Education and/or Experience

  • Manufacturing experience in a technical role
  • Previous PV module manufacturing experience, preferred.

Additional Information

Compensation and Benefits

  • $19.00-$22.00/Hour
  • Paid Time Off (vacation, sick, and holiday)
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance Plans
  • Health Savings Account option
  • Supplemental/Voluntary Insurance Plans
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Recognition Programs
  • Employee PV Panel Purchase Program