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Job Title: Production Manager Solar Module
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Saudi Arabia,
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
REF: HQ00018544
Contact Name: Ghadir Shaar
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 1 year 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,
  • SOP,OCAP and 5S
  • 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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