First Solar Inc
Engineer- Development II (Rotation) USA (Engineering)
Basic Job Functions:
First Solar's Development Engineering Rotation Program is designed to provide recent graduates with MS or Ph.D. degrees in science and engineering the opportunity to start a career in solar-photovoltaic R&D. The Program has a targeted duration of 12 months, during which successful participants spend six months each in three different R&D teams in our Development-Engineering organization in Perrysburg, OH. Program participants have the opportunity to provide technical support or manage projects in the areas of advanced research, manufacturing process development, controls, startup, and continuous improvement. After all rotations are complete, successful participants are placed into a full-time Development Engineer position. Each of the assignments (and final post-program Development Engineer placements) will be determined by leadership based on each participant's individual skillsets, academic areas of study, business needs, and individual interests.
Rotation program participants are offered employment up to six months in advance of starting the program. We are currently seeking rotation program candidates to be hired in November 2022.
Focused Performance Management:
One fundamental element of the Rotation Program is the hiring of new graduates. By nature, the ideal candidates are bright, ambitious scholars with successful academic track records with the possibility of limited to no industry experience. First Solar is committed to ensuring these associates have the most positive “first job” experience possible. Contrary to traditional onboarding of experienced engineers, rotation program associates are more closely managed and coached to ensure successful integration into the company. The Development Engineering Rotation Program includes an introductory period within the first Rotation. First Solar uses this period to more closely evaluate capabilities, work habits, and overall performance to ensure candidates begin employment with a trajectory of success. Similarly, the introductory period is intended to give new program participants the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to achieve a satisfactory level of performance and to determine whether the new position meets their expectations.
US Physical Requirements:
Office Physical Requirements:
All positions in our office require interaction with people and technology while either standing or sitting. In order to best service our customers, internal and external, all associates must be able to communicate face-to-face and on the phone with or without reasonable accommodation. First Solar is committed to compliance with its obligations under all applicable state and federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. In keeping with this commitment, it attempts to reasonably accommodate applicants and employees in accordance with the requirements of the disability discrimination laws. It also invites individuals with disabilities to participate in a good faith, interactive process to identify reasonable accommodations that can be made without imposing an undue hardship.
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.