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MiaSolé, a pioneer and leading developer of copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) thin-film, lightweight, flexible photovoltaic solar panels, is expanding its commercial operations and is looking for great talent.   With headquarters in the heart of Silicon Valley and manufacturing in China, we manufacture the lowest-cost, highest efficiency, flexible, lightweight thin-film solar panel in the world.  Our primary mission is to advance the extraordinary potential for harnessing solar power as a competitive, sustainable energy source.

Director Of Finance - Manufacturing Controller

Director of Finance – Manufacturing Controller

Summary Description

MiaSole, a growing global solar energy company, seeks a proactive and high energy Director of Manufacturing Financial Planning and Analysis who possesses strong instincts for business operations and a demonstrated ability to drive change and continuous improvement. He/she will lead the company in responsibility for manufacturing, inventory, supply chain and fixed asset finance. This role leads a team but is also very hands on, the team is currently 3 individuals including cost and fixed asset accounting.  He/she is pivotal to driving visibility and transparency in to our cost per watt results, and our levers to achieve our goals.  He/she interacts with executives across operations to assure timely and accurate reporting and forecasting of our operational key metrics, financial results for both gross margin and working capital.

Your track record of delivering innovative solutions and experience as a leader will enable you to build and manage manufacturing finance team and make an impact on decision making in a high-growth, complex organization.

Responsibilities:

Overall responsibility for the annual budget, financial forecasting and financial reporting processes for manufacturing, inventory, capital and supply chain;

  • Responsible for the operating and maintenance of the Oracle based cost accounting processes and systems, including cost per watt and monthly standard cost maintenance within the ERP system. This role is responsible for all raw materials, WIP, finished goods and spare parts
    • Responsible for managing the cost model and aligning projects to key cost reductions
    • Analyze and report actual versus planned costs and associated variances
    • Build a full accounting system that can be leveraged and expanded to multiple sites as we strive to build out our capacity
    • Approval and tracking of all materials purchases
    • Ensure appropriate controls are in place, including management reserves to appropriately value inventory and assets
  • Capital equipment – we are a highly vertically integrated manufacturer, and this role will support all aspects of capital accounting
    • Help plan and document execution of equipment builds
    • Review and approve all manufacturing related capital requests
    • Reconcile fixed asset build cost variance accounting and appropriate capitalization of completed equipment
    • Assess and develop full processes for equipment change order processes to assess financial impact and cash flow
    • Manage spare parts inventory accounting, including assessment of inventory controls, valuation
  • Creation of a standard set of reporting for internal management and preparing insightful and actionable performance analyses for senior leadership
  • Cadence and process to identify and manage intra quarter changes to deliver commitment per quarter and beyondCollaborate within Finance function, across Controller and Mfg Finance and IT leads to assure that all internal metrics are aligned with company view, and that support for the external messaging is clear and appropriate. Build a high performance team and continually improving financial planning capabilities at all levels.
  • Lead and manage process improvement initiatives, profitability analyses and other special projects that span the entire company.
  • Enhance the existing budgetary reporting structure in a manner which facilitates transparency, forecast accuracy, timeliness and continuous improvement;
  • Improvement of Oracle and Manufacturing systems integration
  • Improve standard costing methodology for inventory and capital equipment builds
  • Develops benchmarking and competitive analytical approaches

Required Skills, Experience and Education: 

Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or related field; C.P.A. / MBA preferred.

Strong financial leadership/organization skills as well as program management capabilities including ability to direct and motivate others required and ability in the use of influence and change management skills required.

Minimum 10 years of progressive manufacturing and accounting experience, with at least 5 years as a business unit or manufacturing financial leadership; strong Oracle reporting capabilities;  Strong ability to manage budgeting, forecasting and analytical functions in a dynamic environment required including ability to analyze, understand and communicate complex issues and trends required. Proven track record in dealing with accounting and audit issues,

Ability to drive continuous improvement in business processes, financial accounting and controls, and automation of financial analysis to support more efficient use of finance resources, faster close, and more robust controls; strong Microsoft Excel skills required

Effective written and verbal communication skills, along with the ability to work collaboratively in a matrix environment, while developing effective relationships and achieving results required.

And the capacity to grow into other roles as required by the company in the future.

Qualified applicants, please submit a resume with a brief summary of relevant experience to: staffing@miasole.com

Sr. Software Controls Engineer

Sr. Software Controls Engineer

Position Summary:

The ideal candidate for this position has experience as a key contributor to a major business unit independently developing and programming complex equipment used in high volume manufacturing. Candidates must have direct experience in the design and continuous improvement of software and controls including PLC and PC architectures and thorough working knowing of a wide range of electronic control components.


Responsibilities:
  • Leads the specification and development of equipment controls based on robust architectures and SW coding methods
  • Expert at integration and control of a wide range of hardware components such as robots, analog devices, motion controllers, sensors and vision systems.
  • Expertise implementing error detection, logging and recovery algorithms to necessary to shutdown and restart equipment while adhering to relevant industrial safety standards
  • Thrives as a team player with Mechanical, Process, Electrical and other Controls engineers to continuously improve methods of integrating controls technology.
  • Develops and executes test plans to verify machine functionality and software reliability
  • Provides timely accurate documentation and training for each project.

 Required Skills, Experience and Education:

  • Bachelor’s/Masters Degree in Engineering, with background in software development
  • 7+ years of directly related experience
  • Advanced PLC (AB) and PC (C#, VB) programming of highly complex process tools, robotic systems and computer networking
  • Knowledge of Manufacturing Executions Systems – direct experience integrating equipment data streams into factory information databases
  • Expert level troubleshooting of all facets of automated systems
  • Advanced knowledge of process control and implementation of real time data acquisition
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability and willingness to work hands-on as required by a 24/7 manufacturing to keep to schedules and meet deadlines
  • Ability to influence others and collaboratively gain consensus using supportive data
  • Willingness to travel overseas 10 – 30%

If you are interested in this position, email your resume to staffing@miasole.com

Process Engineer - BEOL

Process Engineer – BEOL

Responsibilities:

  • Able to monitor overall and individual process yield and be able to drive yield improvements
  • Understand root cause of various excursions and implement preventative solutions
  • Able to propose and implement short term solution while working on long term solution
  • Create/update operation and process documentation
  • Qualify and implement new processes, equipment, or direct material
  • Identify key process input and output parameter
  • Implements testing criteria based on production specifications and requirements
  • Performs testing; compiles and analyzes data for review and identification of manufacturing and production issues
  • Able to define spec limit, control limit and Identify process capability
  • Define operator procedures and training requirements
  • Work on long term CIP to improve yield
  • Identify and execute opportunity of throughput improvement and labor reduction
  • Set up and maintain Statistic Process Control and Response Flow Checklist
  • Provide support for overseas High Volume Manufacturing facility

Required Skills, Experience, and Education:

  • 5+ years of related experience in a high volume manufacturing environment
  • BS degree in Chemical, Electrical, Materials or Industrial Engineering or related area of study
  • Prior photovoltaic experience is a plus
  • Strong statistical analysis background, plus experience with analysis tool such as JMP
  • Basic understanding of photovoltaic electrical performance test
  • Ability to take and carry out projects and work with limited supervision.
  • Good analytical skills and excellent problem solving ability.
  • Deep understanding on SPC in manufacturing environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required to work with Equipment engineers to help improve tools, integrated teams for problem resolution, and Machine Operators.
  • Experience working with Instron and other test equipment.
  • Experience working with high voltage testers and multi-meters
  • Proficient in MS PowerPoint, MS Excel and MS Word.
  • Proficient in writing and presentation.
  • Ability to differentiate colors (module defect detection)
  • Able to stand for extended periods of time and lift a minimum of 30 lbs. (Two person lift)
  • Able to travel

If you are interested in this position, email your resume to staffing@miasole.com.

Sr. Program Manager, Factory Expansion

Sr. Program Manager, Factory Expansion

Responsibilities:

  • Overall project management of MiaSolé factory expansion, including the responsibility of overall schedule, oversight of all contract deliverables, matrix management of cross-functional team resources, and tracking and closing critical path tasks.
  • Work with all stakeholders to define and analyze project scope/requirements
  • Create Project Plan, Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), and other project documentation; Track and manage team deliverables
  • Drive project according to budget and schedule;  Advise Management of developments that may affect project profit, costs, and schedules
  • Manage internal relationships with international stakeholders:  Engineering, Manufacturing, Procurement and Supply Chain, Product, Training, QA, Finance
  • Manage budgets:  forecast future spend, calculate and report on current spend, and escalate budgeting issues when appropriate
  • Provide team with direction, resolve issues, and mitigate risks
  • Establish and maintain communications to ensure accurate and timely flow of information
  • Participate in team-wide initiatives to improve tools, reporting, translation quality, vendor management, and process innovations
  • Perform cost management audits to ensure compliance with established budgets
  • Communicate with stakeholders in China; calls may occur during early or late hours, or on weekends

Minimum Job Qualifications:

  • Must have previous experience overseeing international factory expansion projects from the ground up
  • Verbal and written fluency in conversational Mandarin Chinese is a MUST
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • BS/BA degree or higher is preferred
  • Certification in Project Management is strongly preferred
  • Proficient WBS creation in MS Project
  • Strong computer skills: adept with MS Office suite
  • Ability to work with cross-functional, international teams to evangelize and drive project requirements
  • Strong track record of delivering results in cross-team situations.  Excellent collaboration skills.
  • Able to lead and manage conference calls, meetings, and create relevant documentation
  • International travel – up to 50 %; availability to work early/late hours as necessary

Qualified applicants, please submit a resume with a brief summary of relevant experience to staffing@miasole.com.

Quality Engineer

Quality Engineer

ABOUT THE JOB:

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develops, improves and manages Supplier Quality management program
  • Works with suppliers and internal cross-functional groups to drive continual improvement
  • Performs on-site audits and evaluation of suppliers
  • Develops systems and documentation for specific programs that ensure that products and services provided meet all contractual and program quality requirements
  • May develop and improve Quality Management Systems such as Quality Planning, Corrective and Preventative Actions, Control of Non-conforming material, Process Monitoring, Improvement and Control
  • Develops, evaluates, revises, and applies technical quality assurance protocols/methods to inspect and test in-process raw materials, production equipment, and finished products
  • Participates in activities to ensure compliance to in-house and/or external specifications and standards, such as ISO and UL regulations
  • Ensures that established manufacturing inspection, sampling and statistical process control procedures are followed
  • Performs analysis and identifies trends in the inspection of finished products, in-process materials, and bulk raw materials, and recommends improvements as needed
  • Receives moderate instruction on day-to-day work
  • Determines methods and procedures on new assignments, and may provide guidance to other personnel

REQUIRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS:    

  • 4+ years experience
  • Strong supplier quality management skills
  • Fluent in oral and written communication
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to interpret technical standards
  • Understanding of probability and statistics and process control
  • Ability to create spreadsheets and perform basic analytical calculations
  • Experience with JMP and/or other SPC programs a plus
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedures
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, suppliers, and customers

EDUCATION:

  • BS Degree, preferably in Engineering
  • Supplier Quality Management, SPC preferred

Qualified applicants, please submit a resume with a brief summary of relevant experience to: staffing@miasole.com.

Advanced Manufacturing Engineer

Advanced Manufacturing Engineer

Position Summary:

MiaSolé is seeking a Manufacturing Engineer to support global manufacturing of high-volume production equipment (including thin film CIGS vacuum process tools and automated machinery), used to manufacture and test world class solar cells.

 Responsibilities:

  • Create and release new product and equipment specifications
  • Primary technical interface with module assembly factory automation equipment suppliers
  • Lead the following efforts between Engineering, Operations and Suppliers:
    • Release assembly, processes and documentation to Operations
    • Release equipment, hardware/tooling to Operations
    • Define and release preventative maintenance requirements and spare parts
    • Train Manufacturing personnel on maintenance and equipment operation
  • Perform engineering analysis to support design solutions
  • Ensure new equipment satisfies functional specifications and manage specification changes
  • Determine, establish and uphold engineering standards
  • Work with manufacturing to create factory layouts
  • Develop and own the equipment qualification plan (FAT and SAT)
  • Manage equipment delivery and install schedules
  • Become the internal expert on mechanical and electrical equipment interfaces.  These interfaces may include
    • High speed pick and place automation
    • Robotics
    • Pneumatics
    • Control systems
    • Position sensors
    • Lamination
    • Material handling
    • Fluid dispensing
    • Vibration
    • Converting Equipment
    • Vision systems
    • Conveyors
    • Lasers
  • Manage projects holding to a strict and highly competitive schedule that includes planning of resources, managing vendors and contractors and reacting/adjusting according to priorities
  • Supervise and manage contractors, vendors and technicians
  • Root cause analysis of complex problems
  • Develop and implement engineering solutions for performance, and cost
  • Provide engineering support to factory escalations when required

Required Skills, Experience and Education:

  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or Mechatronics (Advanced degree preferred)
  • 5+ years of design and development experience (preferably of high volume manufacturing equipment)
  • Photovoltaic panel manufacturing experience a plus
  • Understanding of the New Product Introduction, PLC phase gate process
  • Demonstrates exceptional skills in leadership, product technology, project management, and team work
  • Must have excellent communication skills to effect change with internal and external teams
  • Ability and willingness to work hands-on and lead by example
  • Ability to effectively train manufacturing personnel on assembly and test methods
  • Ability to influence others with ideas using supportive data
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing principles, and ability to drive process improvements
  • Able to work in an extremely high paced environment and to aggressive schedules
  • Exceptional problem solving and root cause analysis skills such as FMEA to resolve manufacturing, or supplier issues
  • Ability and willingness to overcome roadblocks to meet schedules and milestones
  • Ability and willingness to travel (domestic and overseas) up to 30%
  •  Knowledge of Allen-Bradley PLC
  • Proficient in SolidWorks, AutoCAD; and MS-Office Suite

If you are interested in this position, email your resume to staffing@miasole.com.

Build Technician I (Temporary)

Build Technician I ( Temporary )

ABOUT THE JOB:

Responsible for build/installation of solar cell manufacturing equipment.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Unpack and set up of equipment on the manufacturing floor.
  • Docking and leveling of modules, web drive system, and power distribution equipment.
  • Integration of equipment into final position and interconnecting all vacuum, air, water, and gas lines.
  • Vacuum integrity testing on chambers and gas lines.
  • Electrical interconnect of cabinets to modules and main power distribution to power racks.
  • Final testing of system to assure machine is functionally qualified and ready to qualification for making solar cells.

REQUIRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS:    

  • Technician
  • Vacuum Sputter equipment

EDUCATION:

  • High School +4 years work experience
  • Vocation School +2 years work experience
  • 4 years College +0 years work experience

Qualified applicants, please submit a resume with a brief summary of relevant experience to staffing@miasole.com.

Director of Equipment Supply Chain

Director of Equipment Supply Chain

Summary Description

The Director of Equipment Supply Chain Management will report directly to the Chief Financial Officer and is responsible to provide strategic equipment supply chain leadership.  The primary focus is the global procurement of goods and services to support the manufacturing and delivery of turn-key production lines to key customers globally.

Responsibilities: Include, but are not limited to:

  • Implement methods, practices, and techniques to ensure the most economical movement of materials through the supply chain to achieve cost-effective results.
  • Develop vendor relationships, negotiate with suppliers to minimize raw materials and transportation costs, and develop processes to track performance.
  • Develops, implements, and maintains policies, procedures, and material control systems to reduce costs, streamline procedures.
  • Uses a scorecard approach to ensure key metrics are aligned with strategic objectives.
  • Ability to analyze supply chain operations to assess performance and to recommend and implement appropriate programs to improve.
  • Select suppliers and negotiate terms. Develop a supply base that will support growth.
  • Coordinates with finance/accounting on matters involving inventory-carrying costs.
  • Selects, develops, and evaluates personnel to ensure an efficient operation.

REQUIRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS:    

  • BS Degree with Masters or MBA preferred. Advanced certifications are a plus
  • 10-15 years progressive experience in purchasing and materials management roles.
  • Experience in strategic supply chain management in a manufacturing setting.
  • Thorough understanding of Supply Chain Management operational concepts surrounding production planning, scheduling, purchasing, supplier selection, inventory control, logistics, stockroom operations, and shipping/receiving.
  • Demonstrated experience using materials planning systems (MRP/ERP) requirements.
  • Prior leadership experience operating in a manufacturing environment.
  • Proven ability to build and develop relationships cross-functionally.
  • Strong business acumen.
  • Ability to think strategically
  • Strong verbal, written and presentation skills.
  • Excellent negotiation skills.

Qualified applicants, please submit a resume with a brief summary of relevant experience to: staffing@miasole.com

Technical Sales Engineer

Technical Sales Engineer

 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide Technical and Sales support to win business.
  • Interface, communicate, transact and/or lead projects with other business functions including both internal and external customers.
  • Work cross-functionally within the company at resolving customer related or field related issues.
  • Provide technical support for failure mode and root cause analysis in combination with R&D Team.
  • Provide service support, screen customer calls, and support field commissioning team
  • Support Product Management in driving product development within project teams.
  • Analyze new and existing products to either improve product designs.
  • Support design activities for cost targets, feature development, design validation, type testing for 3rd party compliance, and certifications.
  • Analyze inverter circuits and components in combination with the R&D Team.
  • Write application notes & white papers.
  • Keep a strong pulse on the solar market trends especially when it comes to regulatory and compliance.

Required Skills, Experience, and Education:

  • Proficient with PVSyst and software such as PVWatts, SAM, Aurora, Helioscope
  • Familiar with residential and commercial permitting in regards to solar projects.
  • Experience with product development preferred ong understanding of NEC 690, IEC, UL codes that relate to solar residential, commercial and utility-scale markets.
  • Ability to analyze solar field performance data.
  • Strong understanding of power electronics relating to the solar industry such as inverters, micro-inverters, DC-DC optimizers, and energy storage devices.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and work cross-functionally across multiple disciplines within the organization.
  • Strong presentation skills.  Able to present in front of a large group.
  • Able to manage their own time and stay self-motivated to deliver their commitments
  • Ability to understand financial models for projects and do a cost analysis for different solar applications.
  • Coachable and willing to achieve success within a team culture.
  • Strong instincts to troubleshoot, analyze and resolve problems
  • Minimum Technical Sales Experience: 2 years
  • Minimum Direct experience in the Solar Industry:  5 years
  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Master’s Degree preferred
  • Occasional Travel required

Qualified applicants, please submit a resume with a brief summary of relevant experience to  staffing@miasole.com.

Product Development Engineer

 Product Development Engineer

 

Position Summary:

Develops new or modified process formulations, defines processing or handling equipment requirements and specifications, and reviews processing techniques and methods applied in the manufacture, fabrication, and evaluation of products. Involvement may begin at any step from pilot plant to full-scale manufacturing. Coordinates design requirement review with appropriate engineering/scientific personnel to ensure compatibility of processing methods. Compiles and evaluates test data to determine appropriate limits and variables for process or material specifications. May conceive and plan projects involving definition and selection of new concepts, equipment automation technology, and approaches in the processing or development of new or improved processes.

The Flex module development team is responsible for creating, developing, validating, and transitioning new, flexible PV product designs into production. We are exploring cutting edge module designs/materials to lower costs and improve installation methods in a variety of settings. The group serves as one of the core technology centers within Miasole and our corporate parent. This position requires a strong understanding of the fundamentals of process optimization and the ability to apply that knowledge to a variety of material types/tool sets.

Our current activities include integrating PV cells into structures that from roofing materials to transport vehicles, consumer products, wearable’s and beyond. This drives a broad range of development activities and each requires the optimization of various processes to maximize the performance of the module and production line. The ideal candidate is one who enjoys the challenge of developing processes and had a good knowledge of basic thermoplastic properties and processing behavior.  It is essential for the person to be able to independently design experiments, validate results, organize data, and present experimental results in clear written and verbal formats. Projects will involve careful upfront planning, arranging equipment access, and taking a hands-on approach to experiment execution. We are looking for someone who can manage multiple tasks, thrives in a collaborative environment, and understands the fast paced dynamic nature of the solar PV business. The candidate should be ready to work across various functional teams and understands the importance of meeting commitments while executing to a prioritized schedule.

Responsibilities:

  •  Develop and optimizing module production process techniques for new material and module designs
  • Flexible module performance characterization using IV, EL, IR, etc to understand design limits under different process conditions and prepare for advancements with next generation products
  • Ensure development processes are designed from the beginning to meet appropriate industry or government regulations
  • Conduct engineering assessments for new process equipment to support development work.
  • Conceptualize, plan, execute, and analyze experiments at laboratory to production scale with development team and maintain clear communication with all stakeholders
  • Prepare and deliver presentations to clearly describe technical status, risks, and mitigation strategies

Required Skills, Experience, and Education:

  • Multiple process development experiences over a broad range of equipment sets (vacuum/atmospheric lamination, extrusion, roll-to-roll film processing, thermoset processing, etc)
  • Working knowledge of DOE’s and experimental statistics (JMP experience is a plus)
  • Familiar with the materials of construction for PV modules or similar products. Understanding the tradeoffs associated with flexible polymer materials is a plus.
  • Experience designing and building vacuum laminated structures is a strong benefit. This experience can come from professional, hobbyist, or academic backgrounds
  • Knowledge and experience conducting relentless analysis leading to process and cost optimization
  • Worked in an environment using a formal Product Development Process to define and then execute  new product development
  • Direct experience successfully transitioning products from development into manufacturing is desired
  • Bachelor’s/Master’s/Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Chemical Engineering, Polymer Chemistry, Material Science or a similar field

 

Qualified applicants, please submit a resume with a brief summary of relevant experience to  staffing@miasole.com.

Reliability Engineer

Reliability Engineer

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Executes new or modified test protocols to ensure reliability and safety of photovoltaic products.
  • Coordinates certification of photovoltaic products to industry reliability and safety standards.
  • Coordinates sustaining engineering activities related to reliability lab operations, test equipment, and environmental chambers.
  • Develops product reliability, weathering, and lifetime estimation models.

REQUIRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS:    

  • BS/MS in Physical Sciences or Engineering with more than 5 years of industry experience desired
  • Prior experience in solar industry required.
  • Prior experience with certification of PV products desired.
  • Prior experience with reliability test equipment and procedures desired.
  • Ability to work in a cross functional team environment to develop collaborative solutions
  • Strong written and oral communications.
  • Ability to work in fast changing environment.
  • Ability to work with all levels of the organization across organizational lines
  • Good hand and eye coordination and dexterity
  • Sitting, walking, standing, max 12 hours, bending, squatting, climbing, kneeling, crawling and reaching
  • Safely working with heavy machinery
  • Lifting 80 lbs max
  • 5+ years experience in related field

 EDUCATION:

  • BS Desired in Engineering/Phys Science

Qualified applicants, please submit a resume with a brief summary of relevant experience to: staffing@miasole.com

Strategic Business Development Manager

Strategic Business Development Manager

Position Summary:

We are seeking an experienced Business Development and Sales Manager for the US region and a key European customer to create and implement strategies and tactics to develop new accounts, close contracts and achieve deeper penetration with existing accounts among trucking and transportation companies.

Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate and manage new strategic business opportunities, initiatives, partnerships, alliances and/or joint ventures.
  • Oversee market analysis, monitors competitive activity and identifies customer needs.
  • Provide leadership in the planning, designing, due diligence and implementing of strategic business objectives.
  • Develop tactical execution plans for coverage of assigned accounts and/or market segments
  • Identify key decision makers and develop relationships within assigned segment that translate into new revenue opportunities
  • Perform customer needs and opportunity assessments and mappings
  • Develop and present customer-focused sales presentations
  • Understand and access available solar energy incentives applicable to prospective projects
  • Work with marketing on development downstream promotional opportunities with key accounts
  • Provide a feedback loop into marketing and product development for future products
  • After-Sale account management leading to future orders
  • Represent the Company at conferences, trade fairs, and networking events

Required Skills, Experience, and Education:
• B.S. or higher in a technical discipline, and/or BS or higher in Business or Finance degree

  • Experience in Business Development and related sales activities in the technical transportation industry. Proven track record over at least 5 years in complex and strategic business development
  • Selling $5M+ projects over extended sales cycles to first-time and repeat buyers for whom multiple stakeholders influence the buying decision
  • Experience working with large, multi-location companies
  • Experience introducing new product and service offerings, and developing corresponding value propositions is strongly preferred
  • Experience with business development and sales in the trucking/transportation industry
  • Experience selling in the energy and/or construction industry is preferred
  • Ability to develop new business relationships quickly and close business
  • Ability to perform and interpret financial analysis and provide appropriate data and information
  • Ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with all cross functional groups and ability to manage time effectively
  • Demonstrates Initiative, drive, and enthusiasm

Qualified applicants, please submit a resume with a brief summary of relevant experience to staffing@miasole.com.

Buyer/Planner 4

Buyer/Planner 4

The Supply Chain Planner/Buyer position is a key role within our Supply Chain purchasing organization. An enthusiastic self-starter with a strong drive to improve existing processes and systems is highly desired. Excellent organizational skills, ability to balance immediate/long term priorities and exceptional multitasking skills are a necessity. Key objectives will be achieving/improving/exceeding targeted customer service levels, managing purchasing orders deliverable, project target date, and shortages.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and execute procurement of critical components as required
  • Maintain strong working relationships and communications with suppliers to confirm production/shipping schedules and monitor open purchase orders for all orders to ensure on-time deliveries and update past due purchase orders
  • Proactively report product and material availability issues
  • Maintain, monitor material data; revise essential system purchasing data to ensure Oracle system is effectively planning future requirements
  • Maintain purchase order status and shipment tracking information in Oracle ERP system
  • Proactively provide supply status and shipment tracking to internal customers
  • Coordinate with contract manufacturers and suppliers the required international shipping and commercial documents
  • Coordinate project demand and replenishment components
  • Complete special projects and assignments as requested

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent
  • 8+ years Supply Chain Buyer/planning experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of Supply Chain purchasing concepts and application
  • Strong analytical, buying and organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills (oral & written)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Oracle system experience highly desired
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently under pressure and react quickly to changing priorities
  • Flexible work schedule
  • APICS CPIM/CSCP certification or certification in progress preferable

Qualified applicants, please submit a resume with a brief summary of relevant experience to staffing@miasole.com.

Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical Engineer

Position Summary

  • Seeking highly motivated and creative Senior Mechanical Engineer responsible for design and development of ultra high speed manufacturing equipment in the solar cell manufacturing department.

Responsibilities:

  • Design, development and implementation of high volume manufacturing systems that includes robotics, pneumatics, drive systems, process control systems, heat transfer, vibration control, vision systems, fixturing, and motion control systems.
  • Leadership role within engineering team on projects holding to a strict and highly competitive schedule
  • FEM/FEA and modeling
  • Dynamic analysis of high speed mechanical systems
  • Heat transfer analysis
  • Determine, establish and withhold standards
  • Advanced Problem Solving/Root cause analysis
  • Create and improve engineering documentation
  • Develop procedures

Required Skills, Experience and Education:

  • 3-5 years’ experience and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or Mechatronics
  • Demonstrates exceptional skills in leadership and communication
  • Willingness to take on new challenges
  • Ability and willingness to work hands-on
  • Ability to influence others with ideas using supportive data
  • Able to work in an extremely fast-paced environment
  • Exceptional problem solving and root cause analysis skills
  • Ability and willingness to keep to a schedule and do what it takes to satisfy a deadline
  • Proficient in SolidWorks, AutoCAD, PowerPoint, MS Project, MS Word, and Excel
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing principles a plus

If you are interested in this position, email your resume to staffing@miasole.com.

Senior Technical Support Engineer

Senior Technical Support Engineer

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Escalation support for our turnkey factories:

  • As escalation lead, support all technical issues escalated from our field service team in a timely manner
  • Lead and manage the escalation and drive the escalation process to closure with resources from across functional groups
  • Identify systemic issues through detailed root cause analysis and develop long-term solutions by improving process capabilities, hardware capabilities, procedures, spares, training, and staffing
  • Work with technical specialties to document escalations, and generate post-mortem reports that ready at customer level

Support new product introductions to the field:

  • Provide support and technical feedback to the design team during development, prototype testing, and beta release
  • Plan and provide training to internal and external service personnel for new product introductions, CIP changes, upgrades, and BKMs

REQUIRED/PREFERRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS:    

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in a related role; experience in the semiconductor or solar industry is preferred
  • Troubleshooting, problem-solving, and root cause analysis skills are critical to the role
  • The ability to adopt/change existing system based on success experiences is critical to the role
  • Ability to speak Mandarin is a plus
  • Ability and willingness to travel 30% – 50% (primary customer bases are in China)
  • Excellent team skills with the ability to form solid partnerships across functional groups and to influence decision makers
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to thrive in a high-pressure customer environment, engage face to face with customers and effectively manage difficult situations
  • Experience in diagnosis and repair of complex systems including electronics, mechanics and software control

EDUCATION:

  • BS/MS in Engineering or related discipline
  • A high level of experience mixed with the right skill set may be considered in lieu of a degree
  • Advanced degree is a plus

If you are interested in this position, email your resume to staffing@miasole.com.

Senior Electrical Engineer

Senior Electrical Engineer

Job Summary:

The Electrical Engineer position involves designing and developing power electronics for PV in automotive environments.  Responsible for designing electrical and control systems with responsibilities for selecting and integrating components/subsystems

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the specification, design, and development of electrical power systems per applicable design standards.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional team to design circuit/systems that will enable the system to perform its intended function safely and reliably.
  • Develop electrical designs which includes detailed schematics, cable routing diagrams, assembly drawings and bills of materials.
  • Manage/coordinate third party contract manufacturing for components/subassemblies

Required Skills, Experience, and Education:

  • Bachelor’s/Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering, specializing in power electronics and circuits
  • 5+ years of experience
  • Knowledge and experience in power electronics and PCB design/layout
  • Experience in automotive electronics and battery technology
  • Familiarity with applicable design standards including UL/NEC/NFPA, IEEE/ANSI and others
  • Demonstrates exceptional skills in leadership and communication
  • Ability and willingness to work hands-on
  • Ability to influence others with ideas using supportive data
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing principles
  • Able to work in an extremely high paced and aggressive environment
  • Exceptional problem solving and root cause analysis skills
  • Ability and willingness to keep to a schedule and do what it takes to satisfy a deadline
  • Proficient in AutoCAD and PCB CAD tools
  • Experience with programming languages

Qualified applicants, please submit a resume with a brief summary of relevant experience to:  staffing@miasole.com.

Process Engineer Level 2

Process Engineer 2 – New Product Introduction (NPI)

Position Summary:

The NPI team is responsible for the successful transfer of current and future technology generations from development to manufacturing. This is a highly technical job. This position interfaces and works with manufacturing, sustaining engineering, yield engineering, equipment engineering,  technology and product development, reliability engineering for successful introduction and evolution of manufacturing processes.

Responsibilities:

  • Review, exercise and revise existing operational procedures and documents
  • Review data sets available from development, identify missing pieces and drive for completion.
  • Develop monitoring procedures and reporting schemes with manufacturing, sustaining engineering and development.
  • Flag problems (process centering, yield etc) and drive solutions through appropriate groups.
  • Support manufacturing team and operations through issues and escalations during the transition phase.
  • Lead and own improving and sustaining process of MHT technology
  • Act as liaison between R&D and production for current and future technology

Required Skills, Experience and Education:    

  • Bachelor’s / Masters Degree in Material Science, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or similar. Advanced Degree is preferred.
  • 2-4 years in a technically related role, preferably in solar, semiconductor, or similar industry
  • Excellent data analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Good understanding of SPC in a manufacturing environment including analysis and implementation
  • Proficient in writing and presentation of corrective action, process pass down, data reporting, procedures and documentation
  • DOE and statistical analysis application using a statistical software program (such as JMP) is a plus
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, with ability to stay focused on multiple assignments simultaneously
  • Bilingual in Mandarin is a plus
  • Experience with Vacuum system and PVD process is a plus
  • Travel to China during factory start up is required

If you are interested in this position, email your resume to staffing@miasole.com.

Software Developer

Software Developer

Job Summary:

MiaSolé is looking for a talented software engineer who has extensive experience working with Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) and integrating with tool software using PLC for data/fault collection and WIP tracking. A successful candidate is self-motivated and proficient with manufacturing.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with Business Analyst and Program Manager to understand the functional requirement and map it to product configuration in Miasole MES and FIS (Factory Information System) Framework.
  • Interpret existing MES/FIS Architecture design and work with Development Manager and Lead in the generation of a technical design that meets customer requirements and solution goals.
  • Obtain operational clarification from Business Analyst and Program Manager on solution development and implementation.
  • Perform coding, unit/integration test authoring, and execution using Microsoft technology stack: ASP.Net, .Net -framework, C#, IIS, MS SQL Server.
  • Perform coding, unit testing authoring, and execution using MES transaction APIs (XMl Client and web services).
  • Perform coding for tool integration, unit testing authoring, and execution using Alan Bradley PLC or related integration tool.
  • Support manufacturing operation group on customer issues. Perform root cause analysis and recommend a technical solution to prevent issues from re-occurring.

Required Skills, Qualifications and Education:

  • BS or higher degree in Computer Science or related field.
  • 7+ years experience in Microsoft technology stack: ASP.Net, .Net -framework, C#, IIS and web services.
  • 5+ years experience in designing and implementing data marts and ETL packages for reporting system.
  • 5+ years’ experience in design, development, and implementation of business intelligence solution using Reporting Services (SSRS), Analysis Services (SSAS), Crystal Reports, Business Object Enterprise, Excel Automation, Excel Power Pivot, SharePoint Performance Point, Integration Services (SSIS), “Informatica” Power Center 9.01.
  • 3-5 years experience in large complex manufacturing systems project implementation.
  • 3-5 years experience in tool automation software – Alan Bradley PLC or related tools.
  • 5-7 years experience in writing SQL statements, stored procedure and scheduled jobs using SQL Server database tool.
  • Prior experience with designing, developing and implementing manufacturing execution system & factory automation is required along with a very good understanding of manufacturing processes.
  • 3- 5-year experience with Camstar MES system especially around Camstar XML Client/Web Services, Modeling and UI development using web forms.
  • Experience with extending Camstar modeler using designer is highly preferred.
  • Experience with design and development of MS SQL SSRS reporting and ETL is highly preferred.
  • Experience with design and development of B2B solution is highly preferred.
  • Must have good communication and documentation skills.

Qualified applicants, please submit a resume with a brief summary of relevant experience to staffing@miasole.com.