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Engineer- Facilities III IND at First Solar

Engineer- Facilities III IND

First Solar Full-Time
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Job Title (Workday)

Operation Engineer III – Facilities


Job Title (Functional)

Engineer– Facilities III

Job Code

Reports To

Manager – Site Facilities

Dept. ID



Main Responsibilities

  • Manage the operation team to deliver good quality-control equipment, facilities, utilities, operations and preventive maintenance programs in First Solar.
  • Organize and maintain facilities system in normal operation, keeping proper records, minimizing loss due to damaged or unwarranted
  • Resolve the Site related issues and report to immediate Manager if any deviation or technical or some other issues related to coordinate with the Mechanical/Electrical/Civil & other contractors for smooth clear working space without hampering the others work.
  • Ensure Soft services works being carried out and monitor respective soft services in-charge.
  • Establish the facilities system at site with according pictures for individual components (quantity, brand name, manufacturer, specification, functionality, physical parameter (dimension, material, …), purchased value, manufactured date, installed date, warranty period, document, maintenance program, spare part, required compliances)
  • Create operation Job Skills profile to evaluate the competency gaps of team members in order to carry out the technical training concept
  • Set up and conduct training for new staff to familiar with the principle of operation, safety, environment in the factory
  • Manage and control spare parts, budget, identify new parts of machine or equipment to update into the part list for stock
  • Manage and monitor all third-party vendors in delivering/distributing FM-facilities management services to ensure that they’re following First Solar’ policies and best practices
  • Work with suppliers for equipment warranty or do repairing work when out of warranty
  • Regularly conduct the FMEA (Failure Mode Effect Analysis) for all facility equipment to assess system health
  • Work with other departments to find out the solution and improve the facilities condition as well as facilities’ reliability
  • Improve the equipment efficiency, productivity, safety, cost and energy saving
  • Establish Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and Response Flow Chart (RFC).  SOP and RFC are these kinds of emergency response procedures, a systematic approach for trouble shooting system failures. The flow chart include step by step instructions and emergency and troubleshooting operations. Without such procedures, staff often operate buildings based on their experience and word-of-mouth methods passed from engineer to engineer. By following a specific SOP and RFC, the employee is less likely to skip a step and shut down a system or component
  • Report and escalate findings to Facilities Manager. Ensure SMS escalation and first alert notification sending out to all affected owners within SLA (service level agreement)
  • Being in charge to do Energy Audit and look for Energy saving opportunities
  • Establish the continuous improvement program in maintenance activities to improve the equipment efficiency, productivity, safety, cost and energy saving
  • Promotes awareness of EHS among the team members.  Assists in the development, implementation and sustenance of EHS awareness programs among employees and subcontractors.

Education& Experience:

  • Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering or Automation Engineering
  • Minimum of 10-12 years in managing operation and maintenance for facilities system
  • Experience in Predictive Maintenance such as: Vibration Analysis, UDT, IR and TAB (Testing and Balancing)
  • Experience with industrial design and specification of such installations
  • Experience of applicable national and international norms and regulations (e.g. IEC)

Required Skills:

  • Soft Skills:
  1. Proficient in computer skills - MS Office
  2. Fluent in English communication (4 skills)
  3. Able to work independently and adapt to a rapidly changing goals and priorities
  4. Able to multi-task and prioritize work
  5. Good leadership skill to manage a medium size team, with strong planning, communication, organizational and decision-making ability to successfully direct concurrent projects.
  6. Staff mentoring and team environment encouragement for high levels of employee confidence and satisfaction
  • Technical Skills:
  1. Able to identify and implement maintenance and operation strategies, spare part, spending and resources to reduce costs, increase revenue, improve business practices and drive profitable growth
  2. Able to create concise activity report, root cause analysis or 5 why analysis with improvement / recommendation and data trending
  3. Possesses skills in conducting accident investigations, program planning and implementation

Physical Requirements:

  • Will sit and stand for long periods during the day.
  • Will walk, climb stairs and on equipment.
  • May reach above shoulder heights and below the waist
  • May stoop, kneel, bend, talk and hear.
  • May lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Required to use hands to lift, handle, carry or feel objects.
  • 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)
  • 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. 


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