Improve solar manufacturing quality and efficiency by measuring and analyzing the design, integration, and operation of production systems, including hardware, software, and human capital.
As part of the new energy economy, Process Control Technicians solve problems of industrial layout or production process to increase quality and efficiency in the manufacture of solar equipment and component parts. They gather data and propose changes in methods of operation, material handling, or equipment deployment to improve production; Observe machines on trial runs or conduct computer simulations to ensure that programs and machinery will function properly and produce items that meet specifications; Coordinate assignments to align and maximize worker performance, machine capacity, and production schedules; Assist in the continuous improvement of manufacturing using Lean practices.
▸ Industrial Engineer
This advance typically requires a bachelor's degree in engineering.