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Quality Technician II (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 II is responsible for ensuring the overall quality and compliance of products or services within a company. This position is typically a more advanced role than Quality Technician I, requiring a higher level of expertise and experience in quality control and assurance processes.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Inspecting output samples using industry-appropriate methods
  • Checking that the assembly or production line adheres to standards and procedures and complying with legal requirements
  • Reviewing blueprints and specifications to compare to produced goods
  • Recording inspection results by completing reports, summarizing re-works and wastes and inputting data into quality database
  • Training the production team on quality control measures to improve product excellence
  • Proposing improvements to the production process
  • Monitoring the use of equipment to ensure it is safe and discard any that do not meet standards
  • Reading and interpreting engineering drawings and radiographs
  • Perform testing at various stages on the manufacturing line
  • Collecting and compiling statistical quality data
  • Assisting in the development of test methods and inspection plans
  • Determining the root causes of product defects and scrap
  • Verifying all equipment is calibrated correctly
  • Perform quality controls following the Work Instructions (WI’s) on raw materials, semi-finished, and finished products.
  • Suggest improvements of the WI’s in order to reduce scraps and improve the performance of the finished product.
  • Improve the capacity for in-depth analysis and improvement of the process.
  • Continually support the Production staff on WI’s, quality and process issues in cooperation with Management.
  • 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 suggest improvements to Management on the production recipes for the various steps of the process.
  • Monitor and audit operations, suggesting improvements to the tools of quality control used in the production line
  • Provide hourly reports to management via email

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.
  • Works well within a team environment.
  • Works well independently, and within a team environment.

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

  • Compensation: $26.00/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