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Manufacturing Engineering Submodule Intern (Spring 2024)

Company: First Solar
Location: Perrysburg
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

Basic Job Functions:
Leading the world's sustainable energy future, First Solar interns work around the globe/country in research and development, marketing, project development, information technology, engineering, energy services and much more. When you work at First Solar, you will be challenged every day and provided real world experience. You will be given the opportunity to find new solutions and develop new skills to further advance your skillset.
First Solar we strive to foster a culture that encourages innovation through collaboration, urging colleagues to take smart risks, learning from failures and course correcting, and owning personal accountability for contributing to our mission.
Must currently be enrolled in a Bachelors, Master's or PhD program who is fulfilling a graduation requirement for their degree.
Bachelors or Masters majoring in one of the following: Materials Science, Mechanical, Industrial, Manufacturing, Chemical Engineering, Physics, or Chemistry.
First Solar encourages all interns to register with their University.
Demonstrate experience of working in teams.
Required Skills/Competencies:
Knowledge of MS-Office suite and some programming skills is necessary. Classes or experience in Engineering Statistics and Design of Experiments. Exposure to statistical software like SAS or JMP, Minitab, SPSS is desirable.
Prior experience of operating and maintaining various Laser test bench systems for thin-films (Lab/ Industry) is a plus.
High prefer individuals with general electro mechanical and/or industrial chemical handling competency.
Essential Responsibilities:
Train under First Solar Manufacturing Engineering team in Sustaining Thin Film Laser processes & Wet chemistry processes like cell definition, metrology and module isolation, doping, etching, coating application, etc. The intern shall complete a process-control/ data mining project in the area assigned and will be capable of supporting on-call engineer duties at the end of the internship.
Learn & understand concept of Key Process Indices. Review KPO metrics within functional area Global Alignment Teams. Determine how metrics change as a function of process variables.
Understand functions of optical metrology. Execute calibration and/or Gage R&R on at least one metrology equipment.
Determine relationship between process KPOs and module performance metrics. Complete data mining exercises on large data sets and leverage JMP and SAS towards this.
Review existing JMP scripts. Look for opportunities to enhance robustness and functionality of scripts.
Learn and understand concept of FMEA. Review current FMEA and recommend updates based on identified risks.
Review and understand control plans, SPC charts and other documentation. Perform at least one process audit of an oven process.
Upon the completion of this internship, the intern is required to present their accomplishments and project summary to the leadership team.
Reporting Relationships:
Will be reporting to Manufacturing Engineering Manager.
No direct reports
Travel between the First Solar Manufacturing Campus in Perrysburg Only.
Estimated Salary Range:
$18 - $24/Hour
Physical Requirements:
Will sit, stand or walk short distances for up to the entire duration of a shift.
Will climb stairs on an occasional basis.
Will lift up to 51 pounds on a seldom basis, according to work instruction.
Will push or pull up to 27 pounds of force on an occasional basis.
Required to use hands to grasp, lift, handle, carry or feel objects on a frequent basis.
20/40 vision in each eye, (with or without correction) and the ability to distinguish between red, yellow and green is required.
Must be able to comply with all safety standards and procedures.
May reach above shoulder heights and below the waist on a frequent basis.
May stoop, kneel, or bend, on an occasional basis.
Ability to wear personal protective equipment is required (including but not limited to; steel toed shoes, gloves, safety glasses, hearing protection, protective jacket or apron and arm guards).
All associates working on the production floor may be required to wear a respirator at any given time and thus, the ability to wear a respirator is a condition of employment and continued employment (requires little or no facial hair).
Potential candidates will meet the education and experience requirements provided on the above job description and excel in completing the listed responsibilities for this role. All candidates receiving an offer of employment must successfully complete a background check and any other tests that may be required.
Equal Opportunity Employer Statement: First Solar is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is the policy of the company to recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a driving force in the success of our company.

Keywords: First Solar, Toledo , Manufacturing Engineering Submodule Intern (Spring 2024), Engineering , Perrysburg, Ohio

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