First Solar

Basic Job Functions:

Work with the Engineering Application Operations (EAO) Team to support the First Solar Design and Business Development Teams and support CAD and/or Engineering software applications users. 



2-5 years’ experience in or out of classroom with Autodesk or SolidWorks CAD software


Education (minimum):

College: Junior-level or higher working towards a degree from an accredited college in Engineering, CAD or IT related discipline required


Required Skills:

Ability to learn new technologies quickly in a dynamic, fast-paced environment

Self-starter, organized; ability to work well with other individuals and/or groups to accomplish common goal

Demonstrated excellence in written and verbal communication, teamwork, project management, and teaching skills

Proven excellence in MS Office 2010 applications; Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint preferred

Type a minimum of 30wpm

Ability to take accurate notes and translate into reports and procedures


Essential Functions & Responsibilities

Learn MS SharePoint Server 2010

Knowledgeable or trainable in various different platforms of Engineering type software

Some knowledge of AutoCAD system variables

Proficient using x-references, blocks, layers, and other embedded tools

Knowledgeable or trainable with other databases

Knowledgeable or trainable with SolidWorks PDM

Ability to troubleshoot CAD drawings and offer applicable training

Able to package and deploy above mentioned Engineering software packages with little training and/or guidance

As business process workflows are developed, participate in testing


Basic Duties:

Install and troubleshoot CAD/Engineering software

Research and purchase CAD/Engineering software

Create CAD/Engineering software deployments

Track all CAD/Engineering software users and licensing

Maintain team website on SharePoint

Create “How-to” documents for a variety of procedures

Create reports using PivotTable V-Lookup tools in Microsoft Excel

Attend team meetings, take accurate notes and translate into reports


Physical Requirements:

Will sit or stand for long periods of time throughout the day.

Required to lift up to 25 lbs.

Will walk and climb stairs.

Will reach over shoulder heights and below waist.

Required to use hands to lift, handle, carry or feel.

Will be required to communicate clearly over the telephone.

Specific vision abilities are required.