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Quality Technician (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 I is responsible for supporting the quality control and assurance processes within a company. This entry-level position is responsible for assisting with inspections, tests, data collection, and documentation to ensure that products or services meet the established quality standards and specifications. This position is for Pitman Night shift, a rotating 12-hour shift that runs 6pm-6am.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform quality controls following the Work Instructions (WI’s) on raw materials, semi-finished, and finished products.

  • Monitor the variations in scrap products and raw materials (out of spec) that are rejected at the various steps of production flow. Make statistical evaluations and define corrective actions in collaboration with Management.

  • Suggest improvements of the WI’s in order to reduce scrap and improve the performance of the finished product.

  • Improve the capacity for in-depth analysis and improvement of the process.

  • Continually support and train the Production staff on WI’s, quality and process issues in cooperation with Management.

  • Perform final inspection of finished goods and perform defect analysis and pareto of defects.

  • Train backend personnel on quality defects and communicate defects

  • 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 audit operations, suggesting improvements to the tools of quality control used in the production line (vision systems, EL test, Sun Simulator, HiPOT, etc.) and in the QA room.

  • Manage, maintain, and calibrate the instruments of measurement in the production line and in the QA room.

  • Prepare reference modules for the calibration of solar simulator in collaboration with PTs and TLs.

  • Produce, in collaboration with the certified laboratories, "Master Modules" as required.

  • Suggest measures that will improve the traceability of the finished product.

  • Liaise with suppliers and customers when required.

  • In collaboration Management, produce and maintain all documentation required for the Quality manual in respecting the ISO standards.

  • Provide hourly reporting to Management team via email

  • Other duties and tasks as assigned to support the Quality Manager.

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 including 8D, 5Why’s, Fishbone, etc.

  • Works well within a team environment.

  • Ability to learn and apply new knowledge to resolve problems.

  • Knowledge of reading blueprints/ GD&T Drawings

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

  • $17.50 - $19.50/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