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Machine Operator

Solarcycle

Solarcycle

Odessa, TX, USA
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024

Do you want to be on the cutting edge of the clean energy and climate tech industry? Are you excited about the intersection of renewable energy and the circular economy? We are too. And that’s why we launched SOLARCYCLE, an advanced technology-based recycling company.

The solar industry needs a global end-of-life partner to restore, renew, and ultimately recycle yesterday’s solar panels for tomorrow’s clean energy projects. SOLARCYCLE aims to be the partner of choice for solar asset owners looking for a responsible solution to their end-of-life system needs. And we need you to direct our field operations to help us become a leader in this new burgeoning sector in the renewable energy industry.

Overview:

SOLARCYCLE is seeking a Machine Operator for our solar panel recycling line. In this role, you will be responsible for operating recycling equipment solo or as part of a team. Daily job duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Performs daily PMS and Documents
  • Operates assigned equipment to process materials
  • Completes machine adjustments, repairs, and troubleshoots equipment to ensure efficient machine operation
  • Performs preventative maintenance and preventative cleaning on equipment as assigned
  • Operates related production equipment, including Pre-Wash systems, Wash systems, Extrusion systems, forklifts, clamp trucks, and other related equipment
  • Safely performs work and is responsible for following all safety policies and procedures, including lock-out/tag-out procedures
  • Responsible for ensuring the line is fed with good quality raw materials to produce finished goods product quality
  • Responsible for adhering to all Good Manufacturing Practices GMP rules
  • Responsible for maintaining high standards relating to area housekeeping
  • Assists in other work areas as needed or directed by the department supervisor
  • Communicate with leadership on maintenance all downtime events
  • Must have good attendance and a self-starter

Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma/GED.
  • Combination of additional education and experience.
  • Aptitude for math, problem-solving, computers, and mechanics.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to work and communicate well with others.
  • Proficiency with hand tools.
  • Willing to perform repetitive tasks for extended periods
  • Must be able to work second shift.

You don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. If you think this role is for you but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right person for this role.

You will be working alongside a highly successful team who deliver amazing innovative work in the solar PV industry! The solar industry needs a global end-of-life partner to restore, renew and ultimately recycle yesterday’s solar panels for tomorrow’s clean energy projects. SOLARCYCLE aims to be the partner of choice for solar asset owners looking for a responsible solution to their end-of-life system needs.

Solar power is one of the most powerful tools humanity has in our fight against climate change. But for solar to truly scale to its full potential, we need to create renewable supply chains and a vibrant secondary market for upcycled panels and recycled materials. Since its launch in 2022, SOLARCYCLE has assembled a world-class management team with experience scaling companies and organizations such as Amazon, Nextracker, Sierra Club, Solaria, and SunPower. The company has secured high-volume contracts with industry leaders such as AES, EDF Renewables North America, EDP Renewables North America, Greenbacker, Ørsted, Qcells, Silfab, Silicon Ranch, and Sunrun. This is the next frontier - ensuring a cleaner, more sustainable and domestic supply of the critical minerals needed for the next wave of solar. We exist to make clean energy massively scalable and even more sustainable by radically advancing recycling technology and infrastructure for the solar industry. If this resonates with you, we really want to meet you.