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Quality Lead (Swing Shift)

Silfab Solar

Silfab Solar

Quality Assurance
Burlington, WA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 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 Lead Hand is responsible for overseeing the team of Quality Technicians regarding the development and administration of internal and external processes and regulations, protocols, and policies. This role will help create and maintain test data and perform testing and reports results to ensure a consistent, high standard of quality for company processes and products.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure compliance with industry, government and company-specific regulations related to the quality of product and the proper performance of day-to-day activities.
  • Oversee detailed inspections of raw materials, semi-finished and finished modules at various phases of production and throughout the manufacturing processes.
  • Create statistical analysis and reports on the quality of raw materials and finished product.
  • Reduce the production of scrap using in-depth analysis and process improvement.
  • Develop quality controls and Work Instructions (WIs) in cooperation with the management team.
  • Assist in preparing and maintaining quality records for review of completeness and accuracy to meet both internal and external expectations.
  • Monitor process performance and accordingly suggest improvements to the leadership team on the production recipes for various steps of the process. Implement approved corrective measures.
  • Ensure the consistent quality standards of the finished product.
  • Monitor variations in scrap products and out of specification raw materials that are rejected at various steps of production. Make statistical evaluations and define corrective actions.
  • Maintain ongoing defect prevention activities through FMEA and Risk Assessment reviews.
  • Assist in reducing downtime in production.
  • Perform process and management system audits.
  • Apply statistical techniques to process control, experiments, or CI projects.
  • Liaise with suppliers and customers when required, going to customer sites as needed.
  • Review equipment calibration, validation, and maintenance records to ensure they are performed correctly and on time.
  • Write QAR’s and train employees on processes



  • Ability to work cross-functionally with minimum supervision.
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Capability to meet goals set out by leadership.
  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.


  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic sales environment.
  • Strong attention to detail, precise
  • Strong analytical abilities
  • Professionalism and integrity
  • Exhibit leadership qualities

Education and/or Experience

  • Related post-secondary degree or equivalent work experience.
  • 3+ years of experience at a Quality Lead in a high-volume, manufacturing environment.
  • Six sigma Green Belt, preferred.
  • PV solar Module manufacturing experience, preferred.

Additional Information

Compensation and Benefits

  • $28.00/hr
  • 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

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