Reliability Test & Measurement Engineering Intern (Summer 2024)

Contribute to sustainable energy future as a Reliability Test & Measurement Engineering Intern (Summer 2024) in the United States. Gain real-world experience in research, development, and engineering at First Solar.

First Solar
First Solar
United States   On-site   Internship   1001-5000   USD 17–25   2 months ago

Leading the world’s sustainable energy future, First Solar interns work around the globe/country in research and development, marketing, project development, information technology, engineering, energy services and much more. When you work at First Solar, you will be challenged every day and provided real world experience. You will be given the opportunity to find new solutions and develop new skills to further advance your skillset. At First Solar we strive to foster a culture that encourages innovation through collaboration, urging colleagues to take smart risks, learning from failures and course correcting, and owning personal accountability for contributing to our mission.

Expected Length of Internship

  • Duration of Internship will be one Semesters (Summer)
  • As an internship company, we allow flexibility to enroll in classes while working as an intern, as long as it does not interfere with the essential functions of the position.


  • Basic knowledge of MS Excel and Power Point.
  • Basic programming experience recommended but not required.
  • Strain Measurements and Data Acquisition experience recommended but not required.


  • Currently enrolled in BS electrical or mechanical engineering program required.
  • Must currently be enrolled in a Bachelors, Master’s or PhD program who is fulfilling a graduation requirement for their degree.
  • First Solar encourages all interns to register with their University.

Required Skills/Competencies

  • General electrical/electronic knowledge.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Self-directed, proactive approach to problem solving.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • Strong organization skills.

Basic Internship Scope (Project)

  • Support new test and characterization equipment development projects consisting of concept development, specification development, experimentation, gauge R&R and data analysis and scripting.
  • Execute planned experiments and equipment qualification testing. Includes collecting, analyzing data and reporting results.
  • Assist with the different in-house and outdoors module reliability testing and activities.
  • Write work/test instructions.
  • Upon the completion of this internship, the intern is required to present their accomplishments and project summary to the leadership team.


  • No travel is required.

Estimated Hourly Range

  • $17.00 - $25.00 per hour

US Physical Requirements

Manufacturing & Maintenance Physical Requirements

  • Will climb stairs on an occasional basis.
  • Will lift up to 51 pounds on an occasional basis, according to work instruction.
  • Will push or pull up to 27 pounds of force on an occasional basis.
  • 20/40 vision in each eye (with or without correction) and the ability to distinguish between red, yellow and green is required.
  • May stoop, kneel, or bend, on an occasional basis.
  • Must be able to comply with all safety standards and procedures.
  • Ability to wear personal protective equipment is required (including but not limited to; steel toed shoes, cut resistant gloves, jackets, aprons &/or arm guards, safety glasses, hearing protection).
  • Ability to wear personal protective equipment is required (including but not limited to; steel toed shoes, gloves, safety glasses, hearing protection, protective jacket or apron and arm guards)

Office Physical Requirements

All positions in our office require interaction with people and technology while either standing or sitting. In order to best service our customers, internal and external, all associates must be able to communicate face-to-face and on the phone with or without reasonable accommodation. First Solar is committed to compliance with its obligations under all applicable state and federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. In keeping with this commitment, it attempts to reasonably accommodate applicants and employees in accordance with the requirements of the disability discrimination laws. It also invites individuals with disabilities to participate in a good faith, interactive process to identify reasonable accommodations that can be made without imposing an undue hardship.

Potential candidates will meet the education and experience requirements provided on the above job description and excel in completing the listed responsibilities for this role. All candidates receiving an offer of employment must successfully complete a background check band any other tests that may be required.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement: First Solar is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is the policy of the company to recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a driving force in the success of our company.

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About the role

Mar 30, 2024



Sep 29, 2024


USD 17–25

Entry level

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