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First Solar Vietnam recruiting for manufacturing expansion

Released at: 10:08, 15/01/2018

First Solar Vietnam recruiting for manufacturing expansion

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Leading photovoltaic provider holds careers day to boost staff numbers to 950.

by Hong Nhung

First Solar Vietnam recently held a careers day in southern Binh Duong as a means of recruiting associates for the company’s operations. Having recently announced it will be opening a second factory at its Dong Nam manufacturing facility in Ho Chi Minh City, the company will be developing local talent in roles including manufacturing operators, quality engineers, supplier quality engineers, EHS engineers, shift managers, and IT staff, as well as all manner of administrative and support roles, bringing its total number of associates to over 950 in Vietnam.

A global manufacturer of thin-film module technology, First Solar recently re-affirmed its commitment to Vietnam by injecting an additional $360 million into the construction of a second 1.2 GW high-tech factory at the Dong Nam Industrial Park, bringing its total investment to $830 million.

Combined, the two factories will produce 2.4 GW of First Solar’s Series 6 modules annually when fully operational. With preliminary module production expected to start in the fourth quarter of 2018, its new Series 6 product, founded on First Solar’s advanced thin film photovoltaic core technology, will debut with an anticipated 445-watt generation capacity and 18 per cent conversion efficiency.

Candidates attending the First Solar Vietnam careers day were provided with an overview of the company and its technology profile as well as policy and benefits ahead of interview sessions. Managing Director Chan See Chong joined First Solar associates to open the careers day, highlighting the importance of its recruitment efforts.

“First Solar Vietnam is looking forward to gearing up and teaming up for 2018,” said Mr. Chong. “With production of our new Series 6 product set to kick off later in the year, we are looking for new associates to join our skilled workforce, to undertake a full and rigorous induction program and to understand our company culture as we ramp up our Dong Nam manufacturing facility.”

“We are committed to investing in the local economy in Vietnam and I want to thank the community and industry for their continuous support in ensuring the success of our manufacturing facility,” he went on. “As part of that commitment, we look forward to offering people in Vietnam the chance to kick start or continue their careers with us.”

First Solar is a leading global provider of comprehensive photovoltaic solar systems that use its advanced module and system technology. The company’s integrated power plant solutions deliver an economically attractive alternative to fossil-fuel electricity generation today. From raw material sourcing through end-of-life module recycling, First Solar’s renewable energy systems protect and enhance the environment.

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