Job Opportunities

Our success depends on the dedication and commitment of our team to quality and productivity. Please review the current opportunities below. If you believe that your experience and skills can add to our team and help make a difference, please let us know by using the form below.

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PRODUCTION OPERATOR – ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURING

Silfab Solar – Mississauga, ON
FULL TIME (DAY & NIGHT SHIFTS) – COMPETITIVE PAY & BENEFIT PLAN
Silfab Solar is a world class manufacturer of high efficiency crystalline solar modules in Ontario. Silfab Solar is a growing company and looks to hire Production Operators with a passion for renewable energy to be part of the team in the fast paced production of solar modules. Our production line is running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We have 4 teams that are working 12 hour continental shifts (7 am to 7 pm and 7 pm to 7 am).
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
 Operate automatic and semi-automatic machines to position
 Clean and prepare work station and machines
 Assemble and test components and ensure adherence to specified requirements, soldering experience is an asset
 Perform simple electrical and continuity testing of electronic components, parts and systems
 Identify and mark acceptable and defective assemblies
 Check final assembly for finish, labelling and packaging methods
 Production reporting (Excel/Production system (Navision)
Ensure profitable business operations
 Complete other tasks as required and/or directed
 Maintaining compliance with established policies and procedures and related Ministry of Labour laws
DESIRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
 High School diploma or equivalent
 Minimum of 2 years of production experience
 Ability to work Day and Night shift
 Basic computer skills
 Problem solving; Continuous learning
 Team and customer oriented
 Attention to detail
 Hand-eye co-ordination; Manual dexterity; Ability to distinguish between colors
 Reading, understanding and following of work instructions
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
 Lifting up to 50 lb.
 Standing/Walking for 12 hours
SECURITY AND SAFETY
 Criminal record check required

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MACHINE OPERATOR – ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURING
Silfab Solar – Mississauga, ON
FULL TIME (DAY & NIGHT SHIFTS) – COMPETITIVE PAY & BENEFIT PLAN
Silfab Solar is a world class manufacturer of high efficiency crystalline solar modules in Ontario. Silfab Solar is a growing company and looks to hire Production Operators with a passion for renewable energy to be part of the team in the fast paced production of solar modules. Our production line is running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We have 4 teams that are working 12 hour continental shifts (7 am to 7 pm and 7 pm to 7 am).
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
 Operate automatic and semi-automatic machines to position
 Clean and prepare work station and machines
 Assemble and test components and ensure adherence to specified requirements, soldering experience is an asset
 Perform simple electrical and continuity testing of electronic components, parts and systems
 Identify and mark acceptable and defective assemblies
 Check final assembly for finish, labelling and packaging methods
 Production reporting (Excel/Production system (Navision)
Ensure profitable business operations
 Complete other tasks as required and/or directed
 Maintaining compliance with established policies and procedures and related Ministry of Labour laws
DESIRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
 High School diploma or equivalent
 Minimum of 2 years of production experience
 Ability to work Day and Night shift
 Basic computer skills
 Problem solving; Continuous learning
 Team and customer oriented
 Attention to detail
 Hand-eye co-ordination; Manual dexterity; Ability to distinguish between colors
 Reading, understanding and following of work instructions
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
 Lifting up to 50 lb.
 Standing/Walking for 12 hours
SECURITY AND SAFETY
 Criminal record check required

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QUALITY MANAGER
Report to: VP of Operation/Operations Management
PRINCIPAL ACTIVITIES AND RESPONSIBILITY:
  • Lead and put in place a system to manage and oversee the quality control of all raw materials, products and process in cooperation and collaboration with operation management team.
  • Lead , Coach and Train the staff and teams as required
  • Lead, manage and implement systems to complete statistical analyses and control of all products including raw materials, WIP materials and finished goods.
  • Lead, manage and implement systems to complete statistical analyses and controls of all productions equipment’s and production process.
  • Propose, promote and champion actions to improve quality, process and product.
  • Manage the relationships with customers and suppliers regarding problems inherent to all items and non-conformance.
  • Maintain contacts with technical centres both national and international as well as research organizations that deal with developing new tools of analysis and new product standards.
  • Participate in the selection of strategic suppliers for standard product supply as well as research & development activities.
  • Lead, manage and implement systems to control all non-confirming products.
  • Devising and establishing a company’s quality procedures, standards and specifications;
  • Reviewing customer requirements and making sure they are met;
  • Working with purchasing staff to establish quality requirements from external suppliers.
  • Setting standards for quality as well as health and safety;
  • Making sure that manufacturing or production processes meet international and national standards;
  • Looking at ways to reduce waste and increase efficiency;
  • Defining quality procedures in conjunction with operating staff;
  • Setting up and maintaining controls and documentation procedures;
  • Monitoring performance by gathering relevant data and producing statistical reports;
  • Making suggestions for changes and improvements and how to implement them;
  • Using relevant quality tools and making sure managers and other staff understand how to improve the business;
  • Manage all quality staff and personal
  • Determine departmental needs, establishing budgets/costs associated with needs and presenting proposal to fulfill.
  • Manage and maintain QMS
  • Making sure the company is working as effectively as possible to keep up with competitors
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Perform other duties and tasks as required
EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
B.A. or B.S. degree related to manufacturing.
EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
5 years Supervision / Management
5 years Quality Assurance
5 years PV manufacturing or other PV related field
5 years manufacturing
TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
ISO 9001
Lean Manufacturing / JIT
Six Sigma
Mistake Proofing / Problem Solving
Team Building
Total Quality
SPC / FMEA
Blueprint / GD&T
Knowledge of all PV related certification including but not limited to;
  • UL1703
  • IEC 61215, IEC61730-1, IEC61730-2
  • Targets:
  • Ensure and continuously improve the quality standards of the finished product;
  • Ensure and continually improve the Silfab safety system in order to minimize continually the safety risks.
  • Contribute to reducing downtime in production through preventive actions;
  • Contribute to improve Yield of production;
  • Constantly enhance the motivation and team-spirit of all operational staff;
  • Minimize the risk of accidents and pollution.
SALARY:
  • Competitive market based salary package with full benefits will be offered to successful candidate based on experience.
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Maintenance Technician

Great opportunity to develop your automation experience while working with the latest Industrial Robots and PLCs in a clean environment!

·       Join an innovative clean-tech organization that believes in recognizing and rewarding hard work!

·       Enjoy a competitive salary package and opportunities for overtime!

·

About the Opportunity

Currently, Silfab is seeking experienced and flexible Maintenance Electricians to join their collaborative team in Mississauga, ON.

In this role, you will be responsible for troubleshooting and maintaining production equipment, which includes electrical, hydraulic, mechanical and pneumatic systems, while working from wiring diagrams, engineering drawings and equipment specifications.

Working primarily on voltages up to 600V (AC/DC), you will:

·       Repair and replace electrical/hydraulic/pneumatic and electronic components such as motors, contractors, relays, timers, types of switches, PLCs, light curtains, motor controls, valves, etc.;

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·       Run new power supply lines to new/relocated equipment according to IEE wiring regulations, Electrical Safety Code and company policy;

·       Wire new control panels according to supplied drawings and verbal instructions while adhering to Hydro Codes and other applicable standards and regulations;

·       Recognize and diagnose faults on electrical equipment or systems, which may involve complex interlocking, interrelated circuits, integrated systems and complex sequencing;

·       Install, examine, replace and repair electronic wiring, receptacles, switch boxes, conduits, feeders, cable assemblies, lighting fixtures and other electrical components;

·       Maintain production equipment to maximize operating performance and assist with maintaining electrical spare parts inventory levels;

·       Perform repairs on equipment to restore them to proper and safe work conditions;

·       Perform installation, set up, modification and relocation of equipment to accommodate or improve production requirements;

·       Read/write electrical and electronic schematics/diagrams, basic hydraulic and pneumatic diagrams;

·       Test electrical and electronic equipment and components for continuity, current, voltage and resistance;

·       Make trade calculations for load requirements and select appropriate sizes/grades of components in accordance with current electrical code;

·       Ensure production schedule is not jeopardized due to machine break down, or unsafe operating conditions and inform Engineering and Maintenance Manager about changes in electric circuits and update original diagrams;

·       Always follow LOCK OUT procedure on unsafe machines/machines being serviced;

·       Adhere to work orders, preventive/predictive maintenance systems by filling in required forms; and

·       Organize workplace to comply with housekeeping requirements.

In order to be successful in this role, you must have a valid Provincial Industrial Electrician’s license (preferably inter-provincial), knowledge of applicable electrical codes and 3-5 years of experience employed as an Industrial Electrician, ideally within a production environment.

Able to read wiring diagrams, electrical/mechanical/pneumatic/hydraulic schematics and ladder/function block logic, you have working knowledge of industrial PCs and PLCs (Siemens Step 7, Beckhoff TwinCat, etc.) and electric circuitry consisting of contractors, relays, main voltage/control voltage, limit switches and proximity sensors, etc.

Hands-on experience applying hydra-electric, electro-pneumatic and electro-mechanical theories is a must as is the ability to work well with minimal supervision and take initiative.

A proven team player and strong communicator with excellent organizational skills, you will be a great fit for this role if you are able to:

·       Maintain an awareness of the big picture;

·       Understand and use programming devices for troubleshooting and modifying programs;

·       Perform basic wiring work, conduit bending, controls cabinet wiring and general installations;

·       Identify causes of problems while developing methods of correction;

·       Lift up to 40 lbs;

·       Work overtime and weekends as required; and

·       Work shift work as required.

About the Benefits

In exchange for all your hard work and dedication shown on the job, we offer a highly attractive salary range. In addition, you can look forward to taking advantage of the following benefits:

·       Medical, Dental, Vision;

·       Long Term Disability;

Job tasks are as outlined but not limited to:

  • Perform preventative/predictive maintenance to all production equipment as required
  • Work side by side with experienced technician during equipment repair and learn smart/safe work practices
  • Complete small electrical and mechanical projects based on direction given from Supervisor as required by provincial regulation
  • Demonstrate safe work practices and follow company safety policies, procedures and regulations at all times
  • Initiate and complete all other jobs, projects and special assignments as directed by Maintenance Supervisor
  • Ensure compliance of all Company policies
  • Ensure personal compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act is maintained at all times and recommends measures to improve health and safety
  • Ability to work within a team environment and interact with all areas of production

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Working Conditions: Clean Environment, Days/Afternoons/Nights
  • Compensation: TBD, work schedule is continental shifts.

Salary:

Competitive market based salary package with full benefits will be offered to successful candidate based on experience.

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PROCESS ENGINEERING LEAD HAND (Solar Module Manufacturing)
Silfab Solar Inc. – Mississauga, Ontario
WE NEED AN ENERGETIC AND COMMITTED INDIVIDUAL WHO WILL
  • 3- 5 years of work experience in Solar Module manufacturing plant.
  • Perform complete troubleshooting and changeover different configurations for TT1200, TT1800,
TT 2100
  • Optimize the soldering recipes for materials on the equipment for better productivity and to reduce losses in the process of complete finished product and achieve low breakage yield.
  • Coordinate with research and development department to qualify BOMs and process techniques in order to optimize Cell-to-Module Loss.
  • Programming and optimizing for ATN soldering parameters for cycle time and quality
  • Optimize gel content, Adhesion tests to ensure supplier material meets internal qualification requirements in compliance with ASTM D2765 & ASTM D903
  • Optimize the manufacturing process to ensure product meets highest quality of safety in compliance to UL 1703 standard, in addition to IEC 61215 module performance.
  • Optimize the process in terms to meet mechanical load testing of Solar Modules in compliance with IEC- 61215 standards.
  • Optimize the gel content tests, adhesion tests for Buerkle Laminators (2 Step, 3 Step) for the lamination process with different materials
  • Perform Non Uniformity tests, Calibration and set up new products on QuickSun 820A Module Solar Simulator in compliance with IEC-60904-9
  • Perform Non Uniformity tests, Calibration and set up new products on Pasan
SunSim 3c in compliance with IEC60904 standards.
  • Perform setting up AC/DC hipot with insulation resistance tester, continuity tester, and
usb/rs-232 interface on 7650
  • Knowledge on calibrating vision systems[ Vitronic Vision system and Omron]
  • ABB robot basic programming[Certified in IRC5]; Mastering and calibrating the tooling for Kuka Robots
  • Experienced in managing technical professionals
  • Knowledge of application development and quality systems tools including SPC, FMEA, Process Flow Charting, in accordance with ISO 9001-2008
  • Starts-up new products and equipment and supervises installation, troubleshoots initial production, ensures new processes and products meet requirements, documents and transfers to production
  • Participates in multi-functional teams (industrial staff, R&D, Marketing, etc.) to resolve problems and develop new products.
  • Maintains safety, product quality/yield, and manufacturing effectiveness through daily troubleshooting and resolution of process difficulties working in a cross-functional team environment
  • Attend and participate in a variety of meetings and task force groups to integrate activities, communicate issues, obtain approvals, resolve problems and maintain specific level of knowledge pertaining to new developments, requirements and policies.
  • Perform all duties to operate all equipment, all within limitation of the standard methods and procedures and in accordance with strict adherence to safety, environmental ,quality and productivity requirements
  • Monitor process KPI, develop quality paretos and actions to improve.
  • Ensure finished product meets Silfab Ontario quality standard.
  • Understand machine controls, properties of materials, associated quality tests and standards to determine root causes of quality defects and effectively trouble-shoot the process.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Graduate in Mechanical/Electrical Technology program at an Ontario College/university.
  • Good Knowledge of the application of statistical tools in process control and product monitoring.
  • Background demonstrating initiative and acceptance of full responsibility for a job
  • Strong computer skills with demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office products Six sigma, Lean Manufacturing training courses
Salary
The standard remuneration shall be in the range of $55K- $60 K Canadian Dollars per annum.
The Employee will be eligible to participate in the Company Benefits Program once successfully completing a 3-month probation period from date of employment commencement.
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MAINTENANCE ELECTRICIANS APPRENTICE

Great opportunity to develop your automation experience while working with the latest Industrial Robots and PLCs in a clean environment!

  • Join an innovative clean-tech organization that believes in recognizing and rewarding hard work!
  • Enjoy a competitive salary package and opportunities for overtime!

About the Opportunity

Currently, Silfab is seeking experienced and flexible Maintenance Electricians Apprentice to join their collaborative team in Mississauga, ON.

In this role, you will be responsible for troubleshooting and maintaining production equipment, which includes electrical, hydraulic, mechanical and pneumatic systems, while working from wiring diagrams, engineering drawings and equipment specifications.

Working primarily on voltages up to 600V (AC/DC), you will:

  • Repair and replace electrical/hydraulic/pneumatic and electronic components such as motors, contractors, relays, timers, types of switches, PLCs, light curtains, motor controls, valves, etc.;
  • Run new power supply lines to new/relocated equipment according to IEE wiring regulations, Electrical Safety Code and company policy;
  • Wire new control panels according to supplied drawings and verbal instructions while adhering to Hydro Codes and other applicable standards and regulations;
  • Recognize and diagnose faults on electrical equipment or systems, which may involve complex interlocking, interrelated circuits, integrated systems and complex sequencing;
  • Install, examine, replace and repair electronic wiring, receptacles, switch boxes, conduits, feeders, cable assemblies, lighting fixtures and other electrical components;
  • Maintain production equipment to maximize operating performance and assist with maintaining electrical spare parts inventory levels;
  • Perform repairs on equipment to restore them to proper and safe work conditions;
  • Perform installation, set up, modification and relocation of equipment to accommodate or improve production requirements;
  • Read/write electrical and electronic schematics/diagrams, basic hydraulic and pneumatic diagrams;
  • Test electrical and electronic equipment and components for continuity, current, voltage and resistance;
  • Make trade calculations for load requirements and select appropriate sizes/grades of components in accordance with current electrical code;
  • Ensure production schedule is not jeopardized due to machine break down, or unsafe operating conditions and inform Engineering and Maintenance Manager about changes in electric circuits and update original diagrams;
  • Always follow LOCK OUT procedure on unsafe machines/machines being serviced;
  • Adhere to work orders, preventive/predictive maintenance systems by filling in required forms; and
  • Organize workplace to comply with housekeeping requirements.

In order to be successful in this role knowledge of applicable electrical codes and 1-2 years of experience employed as an Industrial Electrician, ideally within a production environment.

Able to read wiring diagrams, electrical/mechanical/pneumatic/hydraulic schematics and ladder/function block logic, you have working knowledge of industrial PCs and PLCs (Siemens Step 7, Beckhoff TwinCat, etc.) and electric circuitry consisting of contractors, relays, main voltage/control voltage, limit switches and proximity sensors, etc.

Hands-on experience with machine used in the process of manufacturing solar modules such has:

Team Technik Stringers (1200/1800/2100)

which involves process and physical change overs to run different busbar cell variations, which includes ribbon grippers,vacuum plates, transport belts ,flux applicators and calibration of moving parts.

Making different sized solar modules.

Troubleshooting intermittent issues which may arrise in the operating process.

Burke laminators (2135/2141)

Getting laminators ready to run different types of modules

Knowing the different parts of laminators and how to make physical changes to transport belts, release sheets and vacuum membranes.

Daily inspection of machine to prevent failures or breakdowns which can be avoided.

Knowing how to address issues with modules from the process of being laminated.

Kuka KRC2 and Abb Robots

Knowledge on the basics of the robots involved in the various step of production, this includes teaching or adjusting robot moving positions also the ability to recover robots in a timely fashion to keep the production process running efficiently.

Making adjustments in the process of vision systems for robots and making layup of solar modules to specifications.

Making repairs to robot tooling if needed.

A proven team player and strong communicator with excellent organizational skills, you will be a great fit for this role if you are able to:

  • Maintain an awareness of the big picture;
  • Understand and use programming devices for troubleshooting and modifying programs;
  • Perform basic wiring work, conduit bending, controls cabinet wiring and general installations;
  • Identify causes of problems while developing methods of correction;
  • Lift up to 40 lbs;
  • Work overtime and weekends as required; and
  • Work shift work as required.

About the Benefits

In exchange for all your hard work and dedication shown on the job, we offer a highly attractive salary range. In addition, you can look forward to taking advantage of the following benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision;
  • Long Term Disability;

Job tasks are as outlined but not limited to:

  • Perform preventative/predictive maintenance to all production equipment as required
  • Work side by side with experienced technician during equipment repair and learn smart/safe work practices
  • Complete small electrical and mechanical projects based on direction given from Supervisor as required by provincial regulation
  • Demonstrate safe work practices and follow company safety policies, procedures and regulations at all times
  • Initiate and complete all other jobs, projects and special assignments as directed by Maintenance Supervisor
  • Ensure compliance of all Company policies
  • Ensure personal compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act is maintained at all times and recommends measures to improve health and safety
  • Ability to work within a team environment and interact with all areas of production

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Working Conditions: Clean Environment, Days/Afternoons/Nights
  • Compensation: TBD, work schedule is continental shifts.

Salary

Competitive market based salary package with full benefits will be offered to successful candidate based on experience.

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PROCESS TECHNICIAN (Solar Module Manufacturing)
WE NEED AN ENERGETIC AND COMMITTED INDIVIDUAL WHO WILL
  • 2-3 years of work experience in Solar Module manufacturing plant.
  • Perform complete troubleshooting and changeover different configurations for TT1200, TT1800, TT 2100
  • Optimize the soldering recipes for materials on the equipment for better productivity and to reduce losses in the process of complete finished product and achieve low breakage yield.
  • Coordinate with research and development department to qualify BOMs and process techniques in order to optimize Cell-to-Module Loss.
  • Programming and optimizing for ATN soldering parameters for cycle time and quality
  • Optimize gel content, Adhesion tests to ensure supplier material meets internal qualification requirements in compliance with ASTM D2765 & ASTM D903
  • Optimize the manufacturing process to ensure product meets highest quality of safety in compliance to UL 1703 standard, in addition to IEC 61215 module performance.
  • Optimize the process in terms to meet mechanical load testing of Solar Modules in compliance with IEC- 61215 standards.
  • Optimize the gel content tests, adhesion tests for Buerkle Laminators (2 Step, 3 Step) for the lamination process with different materials
  • Perform Non Uniformity tests, Calibration and set up new products on QuickSun 820A Module Solar Simulator in compliance with IEC-60904-9
  • Perform Non Uniformity tests, Calibration and set up new products on Pasan SunSim 3c in compliance with IEC60904 standards.
  • Knowledge on calibrating vision systems[ Vitronic Vision system and Omron]
  • Starts-up new products and equipment and supervises installation, troubleshoots initial production, ensures new processes and products meet requirements, documents and transfers to production
  • Participates in multi-functional teams (industrial staff, R&D, Marketing, etc.) to resolve problems and develop new products.
  • Maintains safety, product quality/yield, and manufacturing effectiveness through daily troubleshooting and resolution of process difficulties working in a cross-functional team environment
  • Attend and participate in a variety of meetings and task force groups to integrate activities, communicate issues, obtain approvals, resolve problems and maintain specific level of knowledge pertaining to new developments, requirements and policies.
  • Perform all duties to operate all equipment, all within limitation of the standard methods and procedures and in accordance with strict adherence to safety, environmental quality and productivity requirements.
  • Ensure finished product meets Silfab Ontario quality standard.
  • Understand machine controls, properties of materials, associated quality tests and standards to determine root causes of quality defects and effectively trouble-shoot the process.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Graduate in Mechanical/Electrical Technology program at College/university.
  • Good Knowledge of the application of statistical tools in process control and product monitoring.
  • Background demonstrating initiative and acceptance of full responsibility for a job
  • Strong computer skills with demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office products Six sigma, Lean Manufacturing training courses

Let us know what position you are interested in.