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Quality Technician I (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.

Silfab Solar is the leading automated solar panel manufacturing facility in North America. We are an international leader in the development, manufacturing, distribution, and innovation of high efficiency PV modules, operating with Just-In-Time manufacturing and leveraging over 40 years of solar experience. Our multiple state of the art facilities, utilize advanced manufacturing technology to produce solar modules with superior performance and reliability specifically designed for the North American market.

At Silfab Solar, our team members have been actively shaping sustainable solutions since its inception and we are looking to grow our team of 700+ experts who are dedicated to our mission and to evolving technology for the next generation of solar products.

Job Description

Summary of Position

The Quality Technician is responsible for ensuring the quality and reliability of Silfab Solar's solar products through the testing and analysis of PV cells and modules. The Technician will play a vital role in maintaining our commitment to producing high-performance and durable solar solutions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct quality control tests and inspections on incoming raw materials, in-process components, and finished PV cells and modules to ensure adherence to established specifications and standards.

  • Operate and maintain testing equipment, including but not limited to, spectrometers, current-voltage (IV) curve testers, thermal imaging cameras, and EL (electroluminescence) testers.

  • Identify and document product defects, deviations, and non-conformities, and collaborate with the Quality Assurance team to implement corrective actions.

  • Assist in the development and improvement of testing procedures and protocols to enhance product quality and efficiency.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to address quality-related issues and participate in root cause analysis and continuous improvement initiatives.

  • Maintain accurate and organized records of testing data and results.

Qualifications

Skills

  • Strong attention to detail and ability to follow precise testing protocols.

  • Proficiency in using testing equipment and understanding of quality control principles.

  • Analytical mindset with the ability to interpret data and identify trends or anomalies.

  • Solid problem-solving skills and the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.

  • Excellent communication skills to report findings and communicate with team members.

Traits

  • Highly organized and able to manage multiple tasks efficiently.

  • Self-motivated and committed to maintaining high-quality standards.

  • Adaptable and able to work effectively in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.

  • Dedication to safety and adherence to safety guidelines.

Education and/or Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.

  • Associate degree or technical certification in a relevant field (e.g., electronics, engineering technology, renewable energy) is preferred.

  • Prior experience in a quality assurance or testing role within the solar or manufacturing industry is a plus.

Additional Information

Compensation and Benefits

  • Compensation: $23.00/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