• Quality Technician

  • Silfab Solar
    Job Description
    Job Title:  Quality Technician I
    Department: Quality
    Reports to:   Quality 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 ultra-high efficiency PV modules, operating with Just-In-Time manufacturing and leveraging over 40 years of solar experience. Our state-of-the-art facilities located in Toronto, Canada, Burlington, Washington, and Bellingham, Washington have helped pioneer smart module technology and innovative process to produce superior reliability and performance specifically designed for 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. 
     
    Quality Technician will possess a good balance of hands-on technical competency, familiarity with quality systems and good understanding of requirements for calibration, inspection criteria, with manufacturing processes, document control, together with great interpersonal skills and the ability to learn and apply new knowledge to resolve problems.  
     
    Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 
    • Perform quality controls following the Work Instructions (WI’s) on raw materials, semi-finished, and finished products. 
    • Monitor the variations in scraps products and raw materials (out of spec) that are rejected at the various steps of production flow. Make statistical evaluations and define corrective actions in collaboration with Management. 
    • 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 and train 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 (vision systems, EL test, Sun Simulator, HiPOT, etc.) and in the QA room. 
    • Manage, maintain, and calibrate the instruments of measurement in the production line and in the QA room.  
    • Prepare reference modules for the calibration of solar simulator in collaboration with PTs and TLs. 
    • Produce, in collaboration with the certified laboratories, "Master Modules" as required.  
    • Suggest measures that will improve the traceability of the finished product. 
    • Liaise with suppliers and customers when required. 
    • In collaboration Management, produce and maintain all documentation required for the Quality manual in respecting the ISO standards. 
    • Act as a driving force for continual improvement. 
    • Other duties and tasks as assigned to support the Quality Manager. 
    • Respect and promote Company Ethic and Operational Values. 
    Core Competencies:
    • 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 including 8D, 5Why’s, Fishbone, etc. 
    • Works well within a team environment. 
    • Personal attributes should include being respectful of all people, transparent behavior, hardworking, energetic, reliable, self-disciplined, cooperative, and results oriented. 
     Education and Experience:
    Required
    • Manufacturing experience in a technical role 
    Preferred 
    • Previous PV module manufacturing experience
     Physical Requirements: 
    • Noise Exposure: Elevated levels 60% of time 
    • Repetitive Motions: 50% of time 
    • Standing: 80% 
    • Lifting:  Up to 50 lbs. 10%, > 25 lbs. 25% 
    • Walking: 15% 
    We are pleased to offer employment in the clean energy industry with a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes: 
    • 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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