Our high growth and leadership position in the renewable energy business offers outstanding opportunities to individuals seeking an exciting work environment in one of the most important industries for the 21st century. First Solar is a leader in the development and manufacturing of thin film solar modules used in grid-connected solar power plants, as well as a provider of complete solar generation solutions for U.S. utilities. Our culture is one where teamwork, continuous improvement, achievement of results, and environmental responsibility are core values. We are seeking new associates who are motivated to contribute their talents to making cost-effective solar energy an important part of the world's energy mix.
Primary Job Functions:
Job Title: Manager – Facilities Site
Reports To: Director, Facilities, Design & Construction
Basic Job Functions:
Directly responsible for the Facilities management of services, operation and business processes which involves both strategic planning and day-to-day operations for Manufacturing and Non-Manufacturing departments. Plan, coordinate, organize and lead the campus site services operation of Facilities systems to ensure that the systems are in compliance to all internal and external regulatory requirements. Accountable to ensure all operations of the site services meet the company's objectives and goals at all times and strive to enhance the capabilities of performance while focusing on improving operational efficiency while optimizing cost. Ensures that his/her team performs in accordance with First Solar's Core Values and within the fully compliant legal scope of Vietnamese Law.
Essential Functions & Responsibilities
  • Accountable to ensure all operations under his/her area of responsibility are operating as per the local regulatory & company requirements/goals and oversee the related documentations & procedures are in place and implemented.
  • Lead team of associates to meet throughput, plan and manage/optimize cost to meet company set goals. This includes leading team to practice total compliance of established programs and procedures.
  • Manage capital and operational budgets within AOP/POR
  • Manage "capital process improvement" projects through design, construction & commissioning phases and control project costs & schedules at or below budget.
  • Be the role model and set direction/expectations for the entire team. Provide coaching and guidance to the team on complicated technical issues.
  • Expected to maintain good professional relationship with government officials, regulators, vendors, customers, local community members and full commitment to promote good image of First Solar.
  • Plan and manage all aspects of facilities and grounds maintenance repairs for the First Solar campus and manufacturing/office facilities to ensure a world class operation. 
  • Responsible for ensuring maximum uptime of facility systems to minimize production downtime and facility system outages.
  • Establish metric's to track utility consumption, maintenance and repair cost and encourage cost reduction ideas and improved facility operation efficiency.
  • Ensure all life safety systems, state inspections, risk management observations and corporate facility maintenance objectives are met and accurately reported.
  • Responsible to manage electrical work, administration and safety management for the site.
  • Responsible in managing the company's expansion and improvement activities by participating in the design reviews, ensuring the construction is in accordance to the agreed design and completed in the timely manner.
  • Responsible in managing insurance claim process for the company by preparing the relevant documentations and reports, and alignment with respective stakeholders until process completion. 
  • Manage the plant civil and structure system in order to endure optimum standard.
  • Manage the facilities work order process to ensure quick and efficient responses to customer requests and inquiries.
  • Responsible in managing building maintenance, housekeeping, landscaping outsourced activities.
  • Manage café services and ensure high quality, cost efficient services.
  • Responsible in managing the performance of contractors engaged by the department are meeting or exceed the specified contractual obligation and adhere to all Company Safety Procedures.
  • Responsible for adherence to all safety procedures and good housekeeping standards.
Education& Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline or the equivalent experience preferred.
  • 5 to 10 years of facilities manager experience in a similar role, facility size and responsibility preferred.
  • Experience in leading/managing people in high-tech industry will be preferred
Required Skills:
Business speaking and written fluency in English and Vietnamese required Self-driven & highly committed to lead team with only some help from management Possess good organizational awareness & ability to influence organization globally Tactful & diplomatic in managing relationships with internal & external customers Possess good planning, organizing, and negotiating skill – Project management
Experience managing facilities in a large, sophisticated fast paced environment and must have sound judgment, strong strategic thinking skills, experience with budgeting and financial management, and a demonstrated commitment to serving a multicultural workforce and customer base. Proven working knowledge of HVAC, Industrial processes, mechanical systems, electrical, plumbing, BMS controls, IT infrastructure, and facilities engineering. Analytical/troubleshooting skills to understand failure modes/root cause of process and equipment issues Proven knowledge of required building codes. Excellent understanding of computer applications, engineering drawing software (e.g. Auto CAD) Sound knowledge of Vietnamese Law, Legislations and Regulations related to Facilities & Civil Management
Physical Requirements:
  • Will sit and stand for long periods during the day.
  • Will walk, climb stairs and on equipment.
  • May reach above shoulder heights and below the waist
  • May stoop, kneel, bend, talk and hear.
  • May lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Required to use hands to lift, handle, carry or feel objects.
  • Ability to wear personal protective equipment is required (including but not limited to; steel toed shoes, gloves, safety glasses, hearing protection, protective jacket or apron and arm guards)
  • May be required to wear a respirator at any given time and thus, the ability to wear a respirator is a condition of employment and continued employment. 
Language Requirements
Facilities Manager
Bachelors: Engineering (Required)
Potential candidates will meet the education and experience requirements provided on the above job description and excel in completing the listed responsibilities for this role.  All candidates receiving an offer of employment must successfully complete a background check, pre-employment drug screen, and any other test that may be required for the role.Potential candidates will meet the education and experience requirements provided on the above job description and excel in completing the listed responsibilities for this role.  All candidates receiving an offer of employment must successfully complete a background check, pre-employment drug screen, and any other test that may be required for the role.