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Production Lead Hand (Pitman Nights)

Silfab Solar

Silfab Solar

Burlington, WA, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 25, 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

As a Production Lead Hand, you will operate your assigned section of the production line to ensure the safe and efficient production of solar panels. This includes supervising a small team of operators, placement and testing of electrical components, cleaning of finished products, and/or loading of raw materials into machines. This position will be training on our Night shift (which M-F 10pm to 6am) before transitioning to a 12 hour pitman schedule (6pm - 6am)


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure all operations staff are following and executing all operations and equipment safely.
  • Escalate any safety concern to your Shift Supervisor immediately upon observation.
  • Oversee and provide constant training and technical assistance to all operation staff ensuring they are following all work instructions and best practices.
  • Report any defective/non-conforming product or behavior to your Shift Supervisor immediately upon observation.
  • Perform quality control as required by the work instructions and as instructed by the production and quality leaders and staff.
  • Ensure traceability of the product and its components through proper use of the Data Collection System, ensuring that the system is always active and functional.
  • Check and ensure the minimum stock of raw materials in production necessary to fulfill the production schedule, refilling and ordering as required.
  • Solve “first level of maintenance issues " on production equipment in collaboration with the Maintenance Technician and following all procedures.
  • Work with the Maintenance Technician to resolve maintenance problems at a higher level.
  • Meet with the Lead Hands and Shift Supervisors of the previous and subsequent shifts, transferring information about problems and solutions implemented during their shift.
  • Inform the Shift Supervisor about issues regarding production, quality, process and/or organization of personnel or resources immediately upon observation.
  • Propose to the Shift Supervisor improvements to all procedures and processes.
  • Substitute for any operation staff in any area during breaks and/or absences
  • Work overtime as required.
  • Minimize the risk of accidents and quality issues.
  • Maximize the technical knowledge and the engagement of the operations staff, the uptime of the equipment and the quality of the finished product.
  • Maximize the traceability of the product.
  • Achieve the production goals and improvements outlined by the Shift Supervisor
  • Build the spirit of cooperation.
  • Complete other tasks as directed and required.


  • Hand-eye coordination, manual dexterity, and ability to distinguish between colors.
  • Basic computer skills
  • Problem-solving skills


  • Commitment to continuous learning
  • Ability to work flexible and/or rotating shifts.
  • Team and customer oriented
  • Attention to detail.

Education and/or Experience

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Previous manufacturing/production experience required. (preferably 2+ years)
  • Production supervisory experience preferred.

Additional Information

Compensation and Benefits

  • $24 - $28/hr 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.