Process Cycle Time And Operational Utilization Improvement Internship

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First Solar has developed, financed, engineered, constructed and currently operates many of the world’s largest grid-connected PV power plants. Our experience across the solar value chain reduces risk while delivering more reliable, dependable and cost-effective solutions for our customers.

Now, we are looking for Process Cycle Time And Operational Utilization Improvement Internship

Reports To: IE specialist – MFG control

Job Status: Hourly

Job Overview:

Leading the world’s sustainable energy future, First Solar interns work around the globe/country in research and development, marketing, project development, information technology, engineering, energy services and much more. When you work at First Solar, you will be challenged every day and provided real world experience. You will be given the opportunity to find new solutions and develop new skills to further advance your skillset.  At First Solar we strive to foster a culture that encourages innovation through collaboration, urging colleagues to take smart risks, learning from failures and course correcting, and owning personal accountability for contributing to our mission.

Expected Length of Internship:

  • Expect to have 4-6 months internship period
  • As an internship company, we allow flexibility to enrol in classes while working as an intern, as long as it doesn’t interfere with the essential functions of the position.


  • Have learned or trained in Application of Process Improvement tools and methods


  • Technical degrees, but refer Industrial Engineering/Management Majors.
  • Must currently be enrolled in a Bachelors, Master’s or PhD program who is fulfilling a graduation requirement for their degree.
  • First Solar encourages all interns to register with their University.

Required Skills/Competencies:

  • Pay close attention to detail in all aspects of the job
  • Have analytical skills and being familiar with effective problem solving techniques (such as: Fishbone, 5why, etc.)
  • Good English communication skills (both oral & written)
  • Have ability to interface/working with multinational environment where people have diverse backgrounds at varying levels of the organization
  • Ability to use Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook applications
  • Have solid self-motivation, Strong willing to learn & “Can-do” approach

Basic Internship Scope (Project):

a) Key expectations of the intern:

  • Lead Cycle Time (CT) improvement project to reduce the gap between current process cycle time versus Standard condition (POR) at constraint operation.
  • Working with Finishing Operation Engineer to improve Operational Efficiency (OE) at constraint operation.

b) Responsibility

  • Participate in the Daily Constraint Operation Performance Review.
  • Observe production products/processes and work with the Manufacturing Engineer and Finishing operation Engineer (FOE) to improve Cycle Time and OE.
  • Collect, record, analyze, and present findings as it relates to CT and OE goals.
  • Performs other duties as required or directed
  • Upon the completion of this internship, the intern is required to present their accomplishments and project summary to Department leader/supervisors.

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 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 band 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.

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