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Maintenance Supervisor

Silfab Solar

Silfab Solar

People & HR, Operations
Burlington, WA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 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 Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for the hands-on oversight of a maintenance team that safely and efficiently supports a 24/7 manufacturing environment. The Maintenance and Reliability Supervisor is responsible for planning, organizing, scheduling, assigning, and overseeing day to day maintenance work, performing a variety of responsible duties related to the supervision of maintenance activities, as well as train, supervise, and evaluate the work of employees. This is a highly collaborative position and requires strong organizational, planning, follow-up, and communication skills.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ability to identify, modify, adjust, and repair mechanical, electronic, hydraulic, and pneumatic parts and equipment.
  • Ability to read and interpret technical drawings or diagrams including blueprints, schematics, and mechanical renditions.
  • Ability to utilize a variety of power tools, hand tools, gauging and measuring equipment safely and correctly.
  • Thorough understanding and demonstrated ability to improve equipment reliability to minimize downtime, improve efficiencies, and produce a high-quality product to specification in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Participate in purchasing maintenance materials and outside technical services in accordance with established company protocol and procedures.
  • Assist in the establishment and implementation of systematic preventative maintenance program with the Maintenance and Reliability Manager.
  • Investigate equipment failures and unexpected breakdowns. Provide corrective actions to improve reliability and performance.
  • Monitor parts requests to ensure adequate inventory and cost efficiencies are being met according to departmental budget.
  • Lead Maintenance related CI (continuous improvement) tasks reporting back to management with status updates.
  • Facilitate selection of appropriate resources (contractors, suppliers, etc.) to minimize costs and assure on time and on budget completion.
  • Ensure, enforce, and adhere to all legislative requirements.
  • Constantly enhance the motivation and team-spirit of all operation staff.
  • Minimize the risk of accidents and pollution.



  • Strong knowledge of engineering concepts including electrical, mechanical and robotics system.
  • Able to read wiring diagrams, electrical/mechanical/pneumatic/hydraulic schematics, and ladder/function block logic.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Proficient in general math skills, including fractions and decimals.
  • Ability to work cross-functionally with effective interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.
  • Working knowledge of industrial PCs and PLCs (Siemens Step 7, Beckhoff Twin Cat) and electric circuitry consisting of contractors, relays, main voltage/control voltage, limit switches and proximity sensors, preferred.


  • Detailed oriented individual capable of time and project management.
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a team.

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical technology, mechatronics, engineering or related field or equivalent work experience.
  • 5 years or more experience in a maintenance supervisory position.
  • Experience in highly automated manufacturing environments.
  • Experience in working with ABB robots, preferred.
  • Some fabrication experience, preferred.

Additional Information

Compensation and Benefits

  • $85,000 - $100,000/Annually DOE
  • 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

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.