REC Solar Pte Ltd

Senior or Principal Engineer, Cell Technology

REC Solar Pte Ltd Date Posted: 16-Apr-2018

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

Job Description

ROLE / JOB SUMMARY:

Responsible for the execution of PECVD-related R&D projects aimed at efficiency improvement of crystalline silicon solar cells. He/She will be working closely with other project leaders, R&D engineers and lab technicians in the process of experiments in the REC Cell Lab and production lines. He/She will be engaged in collaborations with third parties where applicable. He/she is responsible to keep a close eye on external developments in his/her field of expertise that might be relevant to REC technology roadmap. He/She is expected to operate to the highest standards of safety and ethics, in accordance with the REC’s Code of Conduct.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Tasks

  • Develop new processes to enhance the efficiency of crystalline silicon solar cells
  • Support Operations in the area of PECVD process optimization and/or trouble shooting when requested
  • Transfer of newly developed processes to production as part of the delivery of R&D project
  • Report project status

Safety - The KPI is zero safety cases. 
  • Comply with the company’s safety protocol at all times.
  • Participate in projects related to safety improvement. 

Training / Coaching. 

  • Conduct knowledge sharing sessions on a regular basis for other departments of the organization.
Communication and Presentation. 

  • Ability to communicate and present at all levels of the organization.
Others
  • Perform other duties as assigned. Duties will vary according to the degree of difficulty and involvement of the specific targets set in the department. 


ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
 

  • Keep up-to-date on new external developments on processes for silicon solar cells.
  • Develop a network in Singapore and abroad of experts in the field
  • Depending on the competencies developed, the engineer/s may be rotated to different departments.


AUTHORITIES:

  • Engineer will be reporting directly to Cell Technology Management. 


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

Technical / Professional:

  • Minimum science or engineering degree at master level
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in an R&D or engineering department of a solar cell manufacturing company
  • Proven track record of implementing new processes into pilot and/or mass production

Technological:

  • Expertise in PECVD process
  • Experience with standard solar cell processes and characterization tools

General:

  • Excellent team player
  • Good presentation, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to gather and review resources and select and synthesize data for reports and other written materials.
  • High level of accuracy with special attention to detail.
  • Ability to write technical reports.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work with limited supervision and through extended hours when needed to meet business commitments.
  • Readiness to travel.
  • Proactive working attitude
  • Excellent command of English language is necessary. Additional knowledge of other languages is an advantage.

REC Knowledge:

  • Working experience in Silicon Solar Cell R&D is required


ADDITIONAL ADVANTAGEOUS SKILLS:

  • Experience with advanced processes for high-efficiency crystalline silicon solar cells
  • Proficient in Software statistical tools is an added advantage. (e.g. Minitab, JMP)


OTHER REQUIREMENTS
(Physical, Certificates, Etc):

  • Required to lift heavy items
  • Able to perform standing work for longer period of time (at wet benches)
  • Able to wear chemical personal protective equipment (boots, gloves, face shield, goggles)

ROLE / JOB SUMMARY:

Responsible for the execution of PECVD-related R&D projects aimed at efficiency improvement of crystalline silicon solar cells. He/She will be working closely with other project leaders, R&D engineers and lab technicians in the process of experiments in the REC Cell Lab and production lines. He/She will be engaged in collaborations with third parties where applicable. He/she is responsible to keep a close eye on external developments in his/her field of expertise that might be relevant to REC technology roadmap. He/She is expected to operate to the highest standards of safety and ethics, in accordance with the REC’s Code of Conduct.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Tasks

  • Develop new processes to enhance the efficiency of crystalline silicon solar cells
  • Support Operations in the area of PECVD process optimization and/or trouble shooting when requested
  • Transfer of newly developed processes to production as part of the delivery of R&D project
  • Report project status

Safety - The KPI is zero safety cases. 
  • Comply with the company’s safety protocol at all times.
  • Participate in projects related to safety improvement. 

Training / Coaching. 

  • Conduct knowledge sharing sessions on a regular basis for other departments of the organization.
Communication and Presentation. 

  • Ability to communicate and present at all levels of the organization.
Others
  • Perform other duties as assigned. Duties will vary according to the degree of difficulty and involvement of the specific targets set in the department. 


ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
 

  • Keep up-to-date on new external developments on processes for silicon solar cells.
  • Develop a network in Singapore and abroad of experts in the field
  • Depending on the competencies developed, the engineer/s may be rotated to different departments.


AUTHORITIES:

  • Engineer will be reporting directly to Cell Technology Management. 


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

Technical / Professional:

  • Minimum science or engineering degree at master level
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in an R&D or engineering department of a solar cell manufacturing company
  • Proven track record of implementing new processes into pilot and/or mass production

Technological:

  • Expertise in PECVD process
  • Experience with standard solar cell processes and characterization tools

General:

  • Excellent team player
  • Good presentation, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to gather and review resources and select and synthesize data for reports and other written materials.
  • High level of accuracy with special attention to detail.
  • Ability to write technical reports.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work with limited supervision and through extended hours when needed to meet business commitments.
  • Readiness to travel.
  • Proactive working attitude
  • Excellent command of English language is necessary. Additional knowledge of other languages is an advantage.

REC Knowledge:

  • Working experience in Silicon Solar Cell R&D is required


ADDITIONAL ADVANTAGEOUS SKILLS:

  • Experience with advanced processes for high-efficiency crystalline silicon solar cells
  • Proficient in Software statistical tools is an added advantage. (e.g. Minitab, JMP)


OTHER REQUIREMENTS
(Physical, Certificates, Etc):

  • Required to lift heavy items
  • Able to perform standing work for longer period of time (at wet benches)
  • Able to wear chemical personal protective equipment (boots, gloves, face shield, goggles)

Company Overview

REC Solar Pte Ltd
REC Solar Pte Ltd
Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2016, REC is a leading European brand of solar panels. 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 with headquarters in Norway and operational headquarters in Singapore. REC concluded 2015 with 2,000 employees worldwide, 1.3 GW solar panel production capacity, and annual revenues of USD 755 million. Did you know... 3 million solar panels are manufactured each year in the integrated solar production facilities in Tuas, Singapore? Singapore produce wafers, cells and solar modules in three highly automated, state-of-the-art plants. REC employs staff in virtually every professional field, including technology, engineering, production, business management and administration, supply chain and logistics, sales & marketing among others. Join our 1,800 employees worldwide in creating val