Director – Module Technology

REC Solar Pte Ltd Date Posted: 2-Jan-2018

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Job Nature:
Permanent
Position Level:
Experienced, Top Management
Qualification:
Masters / PhD

Job Description

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Establish short-term and long-term technology roadmaps aimed at making REC an industry leader in module technology in the areas of power, cost, energy yield and reliability
  • Manage the module technology team activities to ensure they meet their KPI’s
  • Make the annual budget for the team and manage the expenses
  • Work closely with the other technology teams to ensure activities in module technology complement activities in other teams
  • File patents on new innovations developed in the team
  • Apply for fresh research grants as well as manage ongoing grants
  • Actively participate in the weekly technology management group meeting and annual workshops
  • Work with product development and marketing teams to ensure customer needs are met
  • Work with other departments in Operations to ensure factory annual KPI’s are met
  • Meet KPI’s established together with immediate manager
  • Publish weekly and monthly reports
  • Plan teams budget and execute accordingly
  • Actively participate in product development decision gate meetings as well as process change review board meetings
  • Travel to attend conferences, meet research partners or internal meetings
  • Approve purchase requisitions raised by team members
  • Assist immediate manager in presentations to the REC board or any important visits
  • Act as a temporary replacement of immediate manager if needed
  • Recommend additional characterization tools for the lab
  • Set the technology roadmap for module technology
  • Set KPI’s for team members
  • Manage team budget


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:
  • Ph.D. in Physics/Chemistry/Materials Science
  • At least 10 years’ experience in crystalline Silicon PV module technology.
  • >7 years prior experience within PV industry. Must have experience industrializing technology innovations
  • > 5 years’ experience in managing technology teams
  • Ability to work in a team as well as independently
  • Detailed knowledge of PV module materials and manufacturing processes as well as test methods and measurement equipment
  • Detailed knowledge of future developments in PV module technology
  • Experience with FMEA, SPC, DOE

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Establish short-term and long-term technology roadmaps aimed at making REC an industry leader in module technology in the areas of power, cost, energy yield and reliability
  • Manage the module technology team activities to ensure they meet their KPI’s
  • Make the annual budget for the team and manage the expenses
  • Work closely with the other technology teams to ensure activities in module technology complement activities in other teams
  • File patents on new innovations developed in the team
  • Apply for fresh research grants as well as manage ongoing grants
  • Actively participate in the weekly technology management group meeting and annual workshops
  • Work with product development and marketing teams to ensure customer needs are met
  • Work with other departments in Operations to ensure factory annual KPI’s are met
  • Meet KPI’s established together with immediate manager
  • Publish weekly and monthly reports
  • Plan teams budget and execute accordingly
  • Actively participate in product development decision gate meetings as well as process change review board meetings
  • Travel to attend conferences, meet research partners or internal meetings
  • Approve purchase requisitions raised by team members
  • Assist immediate manager in presentations to the REC board or any important visits
  • Act as a temporary replacement of immediate manager if needed
  • Recommend additional characterization tools for the lab
  • Set the technology roadmap for module technology
  • Set KPI’s for team members
  • Manage team budget


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:
  • Ph.D. in Physics/Chemistry/Materials Science
  • At least 10 years’ experience in crystalline Silicon PV module technology.
  • >7 years prior experience within PV industry. Must have experience industrializing technology innovations
  • > 5 years’ experience in managing technology teams
  • Ability to work in a team as well as independently
  • Detailed knowledge of PV module materials and manufacturing processes as well as test methods and measurement equipment
  • Detailed knowledge of future developments in PV module technology
  • Experience with FMEA, SPC, DOE

Company Overview

REC Solar Pte Ltd
REC Solar Pte Ltd
REC is a leading global provider of solar energy solutions with its headquarters in Singapore. Through integrated manufacturing from polysilicon to wafers, cells, panels and turnkey solar solutions, REC strives to help meet the world’s growing energy needs. Founded in 1996, REC is a Bluestar Elkem company and concluded 2015 with over 2,000 employees worldwide, 1.3 GW solar panel production capacity and annual revenues of USD 755 million.