Production Manager - Ingot/wafering

Job Title: Production Manager - Ingot/wafering
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Saudi Arabia,
Salary: negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
REF: HQ00018617
Contact Name: Ghadir Shaar
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 2 years ago

Executive Overview
Allen & York are currently assisting a Saudi Arabian business group who are currently constructing a state-of-the-art plant in Jeddah to manufacture a range of products from wafer processing though to polycristalline PV modules. Initial production capacity is slated for 110MW with products to be sold to the international & domestic markets.

The position profile:
Job Title: Production Manager Solar Module
Reports to: Plant Manager

Key Accountabilities:

Leading of manufacturing, engineering , maintenance and technology teams:
guidance to achieve the goals, taking initiative and responsibility, information sharing with the team for company goals and team KPI's
responsible for production line in achieving Delivery, Quality, CycleTime and Process Improvement Goals as well as machine availability
Ensure continuous production:

shift and headcount planning
scheduled downtime planning for engineering and maintenance with other departments
high performance of manufacturing, engineering and process

Execution of Quality management procedures

securing compliance to quality standards in manufacturing,
yield improvement and high quality level

Training and Development

training and certification of the team and localization
on operation procedures and engineering improvements
safety , manufacturing performance and continuous improvement
Continuous improvement of full production process (machinery, process and manufacturing)
driving root cause identification and problem solving
improvement on cost, output, quality, machine performance, maintenance



Manufacturing methods Kaizen, Poka Yoke, 5S, 5W, Kanban, Lean, Statistical Methods, FMEA,on statistical analysis and exposed to statistical analysis tools such Minitab


Good interpersonal, communication skills and strong analytical strength to handle complex problems
Strong leadership to drive continuous improvement programs with keen technical ability, systematic approach, detailed-oriented, excellent problem solving skills to get hands on with production and machinery


5 years and above experience in Solar Manufacturing Management (preferably Solar Module)
Experience in electrical/electronic or semiconductor enviroment would be an added advantage.
Track record in product transfers or new start-up processes.
Track record in Manufacturing/Engineering Management
dealing and managing OEM/Supplier to deliver equipment/hardware and machine enhancements to meet projected machine deliverables
understand machine schematics, facility requirements and machine operational principles
Optimizing manufacturing processes


technical and disciplinary leadership of the team
managing machine , material and maning in production to achieve the targets
training and development of the teams
process improvements
planing and conducting of technical evaluation
define and setting up of specification with impact on quality and cost as well production

Minimum Academic Qualification
Bachelor or Master Degree in Mechanical /Electronics Engineering or any other Engineering
Desirable Academic Qualification
Master Degree
Field of study
Professional Certification
7 QC Tools, Hiradc, FMEA, ISO documentation
Minimum Years in Job
5 years
Minimum Managerial Experience
5 years

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