• Production Lead Hand

  • Silfab Solar
    Job Description
    Silfab Solar Inc. – Burlington, Washington
    Job Title:  Production Lead Hand
    Department: Production
    Reports to:   Production Manager
     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. 
    The Production Lead demonstrates leadership and ensures compliance with company departments and policies for their shift while performing regular work assignments on the production line. 
    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Ensure Operations staff are following all safety procedures for operations and equipment.
    • Identify and share any safety concern to your Shift Supervisor immediately upon observation.
    • Oversee and provide constant training and technical assistance to all Operation staff to ensure all work instructions and best practices are being observed.
    • Report any defective/non-conforming product or behavior to your Shift Supervisor immediately upon observation. 
    • Perform quality control as required and 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.
    • Work with the Maintenance Technicians to resolve maintenance problems at a higher level, 
    • Meet with the Lead Hands and Shift Supervisors of the previous and subsequent shifts, to share 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 improvements to all procedures and processes to the Shift Supervisor. 
    • Stand in for any operation staff in any area during breaks and/or absences. 
    • Work overtime as necessary. 
    • Minimize the risk of accidents and quality issues through training and observation. 
    • 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 collaboration and teamwork. 
    • Complete other tasks as directed.
    Education and Experience:
    • High School diploma or equivalent 
    • 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 attitude
    • Attention to detail 
    • 2+ years of production experience 
    • Soldering experience 
    Physical Requirements: 
    • Noise Exposure: Elevated levels: 75% of time 
    • Repetitive Motions: 100% of time 
    • Standing: 100% of time 
    • Lifting: Up to 50 pounds 50% of time
    • Walking: 100% of time 
    • Outdoor Exposure: <10% of time 
    We are pleased to offer employment in the clean energy industry with a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes: 
    • Compensation: $19-$22/Hour
    • Vacation Pay 
    • 401(k) 
    • Sick Pay 
    • Paid Holidays 
    • Employee Assistance Program 
    • Medical/Dental/Vision 
    • Health Savings Account 
    • Supplemental Insurance 
    • Employee Tuition Program 
    • Shift Differential Pay 
    • Employee Recognition Program
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