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Production Lead

Solarcycle

Solarcycle

Product
Odessa, TX, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Do you want to be on the cutting edge of the clean energy and climate tech industry? Are you excited about the intersection of renewable energy and the circular economy? We are too. And that’s why we launched SOLARCYCLE, an advanced technology-based recycling company.

The solar industry needs a global end-of-life partner to restore, renew, and ultimately recycle yesterday’s solar panels for tomorrow’s clean energy projects. SOLARCYCLE aims to be the partner of choice for solar asset owners looking for a responsible solution to their end-of-life system needs. And we need you to direct our field operations to help us become a leader in this new burgeoning sector in the renewable energy industry.

Summary

The first shift production lead operator is an on-the-line position, responsible for contributing to and driving the daily execution of a production line, ensuring that the quality and safety standards are met, and providing guidance and support to fellow production operators. The manufacturing production lead operator also monitors the performance and efficiency of the production equipment, troubleshoots any issues, and coordinates with the maintenance and engineering teams when issues exceed the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for Production personnel. The production Lead operator reports to the production supervisor and works closely with other departments such as quality control, logistics, and inventory.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Individually contribute to the line operation and production plans. This is an on-the-line position that individually contributes alongside other Production operators on the line.
  • Supervise and direct the production staff, assign tasks, and provide training and feedback
  • Lead and motivate a team of contractual operators, providing guidance, feedback, and coaching. Train new hires and cross-train existing staff on different machines and tasks
  • Ensure that the production line operates smoothly and meets the production goals and deadlines
  • Enforce the quality and safety standards, policies, and procedures, and report any non-compliance or incidents
  • Inspect and test the products for quality and functionality, and reject or approve them accordingly
  • Maintain and update the production records, logs, and reports
  • Monitor and optimize the performance and efficiency of the production equipment, and report any malfunctions or defects
  • Coordinate with the maintenance and engineering teams to schedule and perform preventive and corrective maintenance and repairs
  • Communicate and collaborate with other departments such as quality control, logistics, and inventory to ensure the smooth flow of materials and products
  • Suggest and implement improvements and innovations to enhance the production process and quality.
  • Other duties may be assigned as needed or required by SOLARCYCLE.

Skills and Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of 2- 3 years of experience in a manufacturing production environment
  • Previous experience as a production lead operator or a similar role
  • Knowledge of the manufacturing production process, equipment, and tools
  • Knowledge of the quality and safety standards, policies, and procedures
  • Ability to operate, troubleshoot, and maintain the production equipment
  • Ability to read and interpret technical documents, manuals, and instructions
  • Ability to perform basic math and measurements
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet production goals and deadlines
  • Ability to lead, motivate, and manage a team of production staff
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with other departments and stakeholders
  • Attention to detail and quality
  • Problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Physical stamina and strength to lift and move heavy objects (max of 80 pounds).
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and other related manufacturing software.

You don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. If you think this role is for you but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right person for this role.

You will be working alongside a highly successful team who deliver amazing innovative work in the solar PV industry! The solar industry needs a global end-of-life partner to restore, renew and ultimately recycle yesterday’s solar panels for tomorrow’s clean energy projects. SOLARCYCLE aims to be the partner of choice for solar asset owners looking for a responsible solution to their end-of-life system needs.

Solar power is one of the most powerful tools humanity has in our fight against climate change. But for solar to truly scale to its full potential, we need to create renewable supply chains and a vibrant secondary market for upcycled panels and recycled materials. Since its launch in 2022, SOLARCYCLE has assembled a world-class management team with experience scaling companies and organizations such as Amazon, Nextracker, Sierra Club, Solaria, and SunPower. The company has secured high-volume contracts with industry leaders such as AES, EDF Renewables North America, EDP Renewables North America, Greenbacker, Ørsted, Qcells, Silfab, Silicon Ranch, and Sunrun. This is the next frontier - ensuring a cleaner, more sustainable and domestic supply of the critical minerals needed for the next wave of solar. We exist to make clean energy massively scalable and even more sustainable by radically advancing recycling technology and infrastructure for the solar industry. If this resonates with you, we really want to meet you.