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Jobs | Mississauga, ON, Canada

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Silfab Solar Inc. – Mississauga, Ontario

Job Title:                  Sales Operation Manager

Department:           Marketing

Reports to:               Head of Business Development, Sales and Marketing

To make a difference in the world by reducing carbon emissions and improving access to clean energy with every module we make.

Silfab Solar is the largest automated Solar 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 35 years of Solar experience. Our state of the art facilities located in Toronto, Canada and in 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 200+ experts who are dedicated to our mission and to evolving technology for the next generation of Solar products.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Communication – Act as the internal point of contact for the sales team within Silfab. Lead the internal customer experience and strengthen current partner relationship
  • Maintain customer and order management utilizing CRM and ERP tools – act as the point of contact for incoming sales orders and managing the entry, revision and filing of orders within Silfab’s Navision program.
  • Logistics Coordination – coordinate with Silfab production and warehouse logistics to communicate order delivery status and updates to customers across North America.
  • Sales Program Coordination – work with sales, customers and finance to administer special pricing programs, rebates and point of sale data
  • Customer information – assist in the upkeep of CRM platforms and targeted campaigns including the maintenance of Silfab’s Constant Contact customer database
  • Sales Process – create and maintain documentation on sales processes, policies and relevant sales materials
  • Onboarding – assist with new customer orientation procedures

Education and Experience

  • College/University bachelor degree
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in relevant sales/business management
  • Experience working with US based companies
  • Proven organizational and project management skills in fast paced environment

Technical Skills

  • Working knowledge of ERP and CRM experience preferably Microsoft Navision
  • Proficient with sales and operations software such as CRMs, database tools and logistics tracking

Core Competencies

  • Ability to work cross-functionally and provide link between numerous groups.
  • Effective interpersonal, communication and customer service skills.
  • Strong leadership and team building skills.
  • Detailed oriented individual capable of prioritizing, multitasking and managing numerous data based activities simultaneously.

Compensation

Competitive market based salary package with full benefits will be offered to successful candidate based on experience.

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PRODUCTION OPERATOR – ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURING

Silfab Solar – Mississauga, ON
FULL TIME (DAY & NIGHT SHIFTS) – COMPETITIVE PAY & BENEFIT PLAN
Silfab Solar is a world class manufacturer of high efficiency crystalline solar modules in Ontario. Silfab Solar is a growing company and looks to hire Production Operators with a passion for renewable energy to be part of the team in the fast paced production of solar modules. Our production line is running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We have 4 teams that are working 12 hour continental shifts (7 am to 7 pm and 7 pm to 7 am).
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
 Operate automatic and semi-automatic machines to position
 Clean and prepare work station and machines
 Assemble and test components and ensure adherence to specified requirements, soldering experience is an asset
 Perform simple electrical and continuity testing of electronic components, parts and systems
 Identify and mark acceptable and defective assemblies
 Check final assembly for finish, labelling and packaging methods
 Production reporting (Excel/Production system (Navision)
Ensure profitable business operations
 Complete other tasks as required and/or directed
 Maintaining compliance with established policies and procedures and related Ministry of Labour laws
DESIRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
 High School diploma or equivalent
 Minimum of 2 years of production experience
 Ability to work Day and Night shift
 Basic computer skills
 Problem solving; Continuous learning
 Team and customer oriented
 Attention to detail
 Hand-eye co-ordination; Manual dexterity; Ability to distinguish between colors
 Reading, understanding and following of work instructions
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
 Lifting up to 50 lb.
 Standing/Walking for 12 hours
SECURITY AND SAFETY
 Criminal record check required

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MACHINE OPERATOR – ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURING
Silfab Solar – Mississauga, ON
FULL TIME (DAY & NIGHT SHIFTS) – COMPETITIVE PAY & BENEFIT PLAN
Silfab Solar is a world class manufacturer of high efficiency crystalline solar modules in Ontario. Silfab Solar is a growing company and looks to hire Production Operators with a passion for renewable energy to be part of the team in the fast paced production of solar modules. Our production line is running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We have 4 teams that are working 12 hour continental shifts (7 am to 7 pm and 7 pm to 7 am).
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
 Operate automatic and semi-automatic machines to position
 Clean and prepare work station and machines
 Assemble and test components and ensure adherence to specified requirements, soldering experience is an asset
 Perform simple electrical and continuity testing of electronic components, parts and systems
 Identify and mark acceptable and defective assemblies
 Check final assembly for finish, labelling and packaging methods
 Production reporting (Excel/Production system (Navision)
Ensure profitable business operations
 Complete other tasks as required and/or directed
 Maintaining compliance with established policies and procedures and related Ministry of Labour laws
DESIRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
 High School diploma or equivalent
 Minimum of 2 years of production experience
 Ability to work Day and Night shift
 Basic computer skills
 Problem solving; Continuous learning
 Team and customer oriented
 Attention to detail
 Hand-eye co-ordination; Manual dexterity; Ability to distinguish between colors
 Reading, understanding and following of work instructions
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
 Lifting up to 50 lb.
 Standing/Walking for 12 hours
SECURITY AND SAFETY
 Criminal record check required
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Maintenance Technician

Great opportunity to develop your automation experience while working with the latest Industrial Robots and PLCs in a clean environment!

·       Join an innovative clean-tech organization that believes in recognizing and rewarding hard work!

·       Enjoy a competitive salary package and opportunities for overtime!

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About the Opportunity

Currently, Silfab is seeking experienced and flexible Maintenance Electricians to join their collaborative team in Mississauga, ON.

In this role, you will be responsible for troubleshooting and maintaining production equipment, which includes electrical, hydraulic, mechanical and pneumatic systems, while working from wiring diagrams, engineering drawings and equipment specifications.

Working primarily on voltages up to 600V (AC/DC), you will:

·       Repair and replace electrical/hydraulic/pneumatic and electronic components such as motors, contractors, relays, timers, types of switches, PLCs, light curtains, motor controls, valves, etc.;

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·       Run new power supply lines to new/relocated equipment according to IEE wiring regulations, Electrical Safety Code and company policy;

·       Wire new control panels according to supplied drawings and verbal instructions while adhering to Hydro Codes and other applicable standards and regulations;

·       Recognize and diagnose faults on electrical equipment or systems, which may involve complex interlocking, interrelated circuits, integrated systems and complex sequencing;

·       Install, examine, replace and repair electronic wiring, receptacles, switch boxes, conduits, feeders, cable assemblies, lighting fixtures and other electrical components;

·       Maintain production equipment to maximize operating performance and assist with maintaining electrical spare parts inventory levels;

·       Perform repairs on equipment to restore them to proper and safe work conditions;

·       Perform installation, set up, modification and relocation of equipment to accommodate or improve production requirements;

·       Read/write electrical and electronic schematics/diagrams, basic hydraulic and pneumatic diagrams;

·       Test electrical and electronic equipment and components for continuity, current, voltage and resistance;

·       Make trade calculations for load requirements and select appropriate sizes/grades of components in accordance with current electrical code;

·       Ensure production schedule is not jeopardized due to machine break down, or unsafe operating conditions and inform Engineering and Maintenance Manager about changes in electric circuits and update original diagrams;

·       Always follow LOCK OUT procedure on unsafe machines/machines being serviced;

·       Adhere to work orders, preventive/predictive maintenance systems by filling in required forms; and

·       Organize workplace to comply with housekeeping requirements.

In order to be successful in this role, you must have a valid Provincial Industrial Electrician’s license (preferably inter-provincial), knowledge of applicable electrical codes and 3-5 years of experience employed as an Industrial Electrician, ideally within a production environment.

Able to read wiring diagrams, electrical/mechanical/pneumatic/hydraulic schematics and ladder/function block logic, you have working knowledge of industrial PCs and PLCs (Siemens Step 7, Beckhoff TwinCat, etc.) and electric circuitry consisting of contractors, relays, main voltage/control voltage, limit switches and proximity sensors, etc.

Hands-on experience applying hydra-electric, electro-pneumatic and electro-mechanical theories is a must as is the ability to work well with minimal supervision and take initiative.

A proven team player and strong communicator with excellent organizational skills, you will be a great fit for this role if you are able to:

·       Maintain an awareness of the big picture;

·       Understand and use programming devices for troubleshooting and modifying programs;

·       Perform basic wiring work, conduit bending, controls cabinet wiring and general installations;

·       Identify causes of problems while developing methods of correction;

·       Lift up to 40 lbs;

·       Work overtime and weekends as required; and

·       Work shift work as required.

About the Benefits

In exchange for all your hard work and dedication shown on the job, we offer a highly attractive salary range. In addition, you can look forward to taking advantage of the following benefits:

·       Medical, Dental, Vision;

·       Long Term Disability;

Job tasks are as outlined but not limited to:

  • Perform preventative/predictive maintenance to all production equipment as required
  • Work side by side with experienced technician during equipment repair and learn smart/safe work practices
  • Complete small electrical and mechanical projects based on direction given from Supervisor as required by provincial regulation
  • Demonstrate safe work practices and follow company safety policies, procedures and regulations at all times
  • Initiate and complete all other jobs, projects and special assignments as directed by Maintenance Supervisor
  • Ensure compliance of all Company policies
  • Ensure personal compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act is maintained at all times and recommends measures to improve health and safety
  • Ability to work within a team environment and interact with all areas of production

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Working Conditions: Clean Environment, Days/Afternoons/Nights
  • Compensation: TBD, work schedule is continental shifts.

Salary:

Competitive market based salary package with full benefits will be offered to successful candidate based on experience.

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PROCESS TECHNICIAN (Solar Module Manufacturing)
WE NEED AN ENERGETIC AND COMMITTED INDIVIDUAL WHO WILL
  • 2-3 years of work experience in Solar Module manufacturing plant.
  • Perform complete troubleshooting and changeover different configurations for TT1200, TT1800, TT 2100
  • Optimize the soldering recipes for materials on the equipment for better productivity and to reduce losses in the process of complete finished product and achieve low breakage yield.
  • Coordinate with research and development department to qualify BOMs and process techniques in order to optimize Cell-to-Module Loss.
  • Programming and optimizing for ATN soldering parameters for cycle time and quality
  • Optimize gel content, Adhesion tests to ensure supplier material meets internal qualification requirements in compliance with ASTM D2765 & ASTM D903
  • Optimize the manufacturing process to ensure product meets highest quality of safety in compliance to UL 1703 standard, in addition to IEC 61215 module performance.
  • Optimize the process in terms to meet mechanical load testing of Solar Modules in compliance with IEC- 61215 standards.
  • Optimize the gel content tests, adhesion tests for Buerkle Laminators (2 Step, 3 Step) for the lamination process with different materials
  • Perform Non Uniformity tests, Calibration and set up new products on QuickSun 820A Module Solar Simulator in compliance with IEC-60904-9
  • Perform Non Uniformity tests, Calibration and set up new products on Pasan SunSim 3c in compliance with IEC60904 standards.
  • Knowledge on calibrating vision systems[ Vitronic Vision system and Omron]
  • Starts-up new products and equipment and supervises installation, troubleshoots initial production, ensures new processes and products meet requirements, documents and transfers to production
  • Participates in multi-functional teams (industrial staff, R&D, Marketing, etc.) to resolve problems and develop new products.
  • Maintains safety, product quality/yield, and manufacturing effectiveness through daily troubleshooting and resolution of process difficulties working in a cross-functional team environment
  • Attend and participate in a variety of meetings and task force groups to integrate activities, communicate issues, obtain approvals, resolve problems and maintain specific level of knowledge pertaining to new developments, requirements and policies.
  • Perform all duties to operate all equipment, all within limitation of the standard methods and procedures and in accordance with strict adherence to safety, environmental quality and productivity requirements.
  • Ensure finished product meets Silfab Ontario quality standard.
  • Understand machine controls, properties of materials, associated quality tests and standards to determine root causes of quality defects and effectively trouble-shoot the process.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Graduate in Mechanical/Electrical Technology program at College/university.
  • Good Knowledge of the application of statistical tools in process control and product monitoring.
  • Background demonstrating initiative and acceptance of full responsibility for a job
  • Strong computer skills with demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office products Six sigma, Lean Manufacturing training courses

Jobs | Bellingham, WA, USA

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Silfab Solar Inc. – Bellingham, WA, USA

Buyer 2 

The Buyer II designs and supports the implementation of all new policies and procedures, logistics and supplier management systems. 

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Supplier Relations 

  • Assist in developing a strong relationship with suppliers, acting as a point of contact in Silfab Solar Inc.
  • Develop new contacts and sources of supply through research, networking, and assistance from the executive team.
  • Perform supplier due diligence in qualifying potential new suppliers and insuring supplier compliance with Silfab Solar guidelines as per company policy.
  • Use benchmarking, statistical techniques, value engineering, and total cost activities to ensure that suppliers continue to offer the best market prices available.
  • Assist supplier side of the negotiations process and ensure management is fully aware of all aspects of the transactions through ongoing meetings and updates.
  • Assess the risks within a given transaction and develop contingency plans for alternate sources of supply where necessary.
  • Maintain supplier information for entry into the Sales Management, Accounting, and Logistics Tracking systems.
  • Ensure that deal confirmations are received from suppliers per company guidelines.
  • Address product quality and delivery concerns directly with the supplier.
  • Assist production, engineering, sales and marketing in developing sources for new products based on internal directions and market trends.

Managerial 

  • Ensure timely supply of raw materials, semi-finished products, machinery and equipment, materials and services for manufacturing, inspection, packaging and logistic, including utilities, janitorial and general office needs.
  • Daily management of an efficient but effective level of inventories, in coordination with Operations and Finance.
  • Collaborate with logistics and supplier to best accommodate delivery scheduling of all inbound goods.
  • Provide inbound goods delivery forecasting on a weekly basis.
  • Manage and track all open purchase orders.
  • Total ownership of all materials planning including completing BOM replenishment planning, ordering of goods, providing delivery forecasting and following up of all goods until order is received in stock.
  • Collaborate with engineering and maintenance to develop minimum quantities to keep on hand, alternate supply bases for all critical parts, and managing of inventories, including reordering as required.

Buying & Publishing 

  • Set up and maintain stock and supplier records.
  • Order product based on rate of sale and min/max quantities to maintain optimum levels.
  • Monitor daily out-of-stock information, customer’s back-orders and re-orders.
  • Follow up non-delivered supplier purchase orders and back orders.
  • Prepare documentation and attend monthly buying meetings and minute action points.
  • Keep publication dates for forthcoming products up to date.
  • Update sales orders based on product status changes.
  • Manage price change/information changes.
  • Maintenance of individual product lists.
  • Placing orders to ensure maximum benefit taken from special terms available.
  • Manage replenishment function for consignment accounts.
  • Maintain consignment and distribution supplier files.
  • Produce monthly consignment and distribution publisher spreadsheets.
  • Maintain buying authorization files.
  • Setting up and maintaining stock and supplier records.
  • Supplier returns.
  • Manage supplier invoice/supply disputes.
  • Investigate stock discrepancies and adjust as necessary.
  • Manage generic buying email inbox.
  • General administration.
  • Answer and field incoming calls.
  • Process orders received from customers and sales team.
  • Handle customer order and product queries.
  • Prepare sales/product reports for customers/sales team on request.
  • Provide support to sales team.
  • Attend trade shows if required.

Qualifications: 

  • Accountability and professionalism.
  • Commitment to customer service, both internal and external.
  • Excellent communication skills, including telephone, email, and letter-writing skills.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Fluent English speaker.
  • Organized, ability to multi-task.
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to stay on task with minimum supervision.
  • Strong work ethic with the ability to work well in a team as well as individually.
  • Ability to connect with many different types of people and adjust approach accordingly.
  • Helpful team attitude and willingness to increase skills and knowledge base.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.

Education & Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field.
  • Advanced computer skills, including the entire Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Previous experience in customer-facing position.
  • 3 – 5 years’ experience in buying preferred.
  • Previous experience in the industrial manufacturing industry; high volume, high tech preferred.
  • Experience in start-up, high growth businesses preferred.
  • Experience in Lean and Value Engineering, total cost of ownership management, and continuous improvement techniques preferred.
  • International experience in sourcing and general business preferred.
  • Knowledge of software programs designed for the reporting, analysis, management and control of manufacturing operations such as ERP and MES systems preferred.

Silfab Solar WA offers competitive compensation and benefits package that includes:

  • Shift Differential
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Sick Time
  • Medical, Vision and Dental Ins.
  • HSA Option
  • Life Ins. w/AD&D
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Clean Energy Industry positions
  • Clean Working Environment
  • Climate Controlled Conditions

To apply, please email Resume and Cover Letter to [email protected] .

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Silfab Solar Inc. – Bellingham, WA, USA

Equipment Process Technician (Solar Module Manufacturing)

Job Summary: Repair, install, adjust, and maintain industrial production and processing machinery or equipment.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Repair or maintain the operating condition of industrial production or processing machinery or equipment.
  • Repair or replace malfunctioning components of machinery
  • Observe and test the operation of machinery or equipment to diagnose malfunctions, using voltmeters or other testing devices.
  • Analyze test results, machine error messages, or information obtained from operators to diagnose equipment problems.
  • Study schematics or manufacturers’ manuals to determine correct installation or operation of machinery.
  • Enter codes and instructions to program computer-controlled machinery.

SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE 

Required 

  • Mechanical skills; calipers; feeler gauges; proper torque
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Voltmeter, Electronic Component Identification
  • Computer proficiency
  • Mathematics
  • English Language

Preferred 

  • Familiarity with ISO:9001

QUALIFICATIONS & PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES 

Required 

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 4 years of related experience
  • Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Repairing: Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
  • Troubleshooting: Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • Operation and Control: Controlling operations of equipment or systems.

Silfab Solar WA offers competitive compensation and benefits package that includes:

  • Shift Differential
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Sick Time
  • Medical, Vision and Dental Ins.
  • HSA Option
  • Life Ins. w/AD&D
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Clean Energy Industry positions
  • Clean Working Environment
  • Climate Controlled Conditions

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to [email protected] .

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Silfab Solar Inc. – Bellingham, WA, USA

Product Engineer 

Responsibilities: 

  • Support the Product Engineering Team to manage and maintain all module related certifications.
  • Support the Product Engineering Team to manage and maintain all module related extended reliability testing.
  • Maintain contacts with technical centers both national and international as well as research organizations that deal with developing new tools of analysis and new product standards.
  • Participate in the selection of strategic suppliers for standard product supply as well as research& development activities.
  • Support the team for reviewing customer requirements and making sure they are met.
  • Working with purchasing staff to establish quality and reliability requirements from external suppliers.
  • Support the team for making sure that manufacturing or production processes meet international and national standards.
  • Looking at ways to reduce waste and increase efficiency.
  • Making suggestions for changes and improvements and how to implement them.
  • Making sure the company is working as effectively as possible to keep up with competitors.
  • Determines customers’ needs and desires by specifying the research needed to obtain market information.
  • Manage in conjunction with all internal departments all NPI’s (new product introductions).
  • Collaborate in the planning and realization of start-up activities for new products concerning testing and certification of the products in collaboration with customers and certification bodies.
  • Assesses market competition by comparing the company’s product to competitors’ products.
  • Provides source data for product line communications by defining product marketing communication objectives.
  • Introduces and markets new products by developing time-integrated plans with sales,advertising, and production.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Support the team for bringing new products to market by analyzing proposed product requirements and product development programs; preparing return-on-investment analyses;establishing time schedules with engineering and manufacturing.
  • Analyzing potential partner relationships for current and new products.
  • Driving a solution set across development teams (primarily Engineering, and Marketing) through market requirements, product contract, and positioning.
  • Support the team and lead defined CI and R&D initiatives.
  • Perform other duties and tasks as required.

Qualifications: 

  • ISO 9001
  • Lean Manufacturing / JIT
  • Six Sigma
  • Mistake Proofing / Problem Solving
  • Team Building
  • Total Quality
  • SPC / FMEA
  • Blueprint / GD&T
  • Knowledge of all PV related certification including but not limited to;
  • UL1703
  • IEC 61215, IEC61730-1, IEC61730-2

Education & Experience 

  • Post-Secondary degree in a technical discipline required, preferably PV-related.
  • 3-5 years technical development, product related management, PV-related preferred.
  • 3-5 years manufacturing environment, PV-related preferred.

Silfab Solar WA offers competitive compensation and benefits package that includes:

  • Shift Differential
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Sick Time
  • Medical, Vision and Dental Ins.
  • HSA Option
  • Life Ins. w/AD&D
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Clean Energy Industry positions
  • Clean Working Environment
  • Climate Controlled Conditions

To apply, please email Resume and Cover Letter to [email protected] .

To apply for a position at our Bellingham, WA facility, please download and fill in the job application. Mail or deliver, along with your resume, to Silfab Solar Inc., 800 Cornwall Ave, Bellingham WA 98225 USA, email to [email protected] or send using the form below.

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