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SolarWorld, Solar

SolarWorld  is one of Dayaway’s top 50 companies with the best track record for offering jobs to graduating/interning university students

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Article written by Andrea Salus, Northwestern University

Location: Hillsboro, OR

Size:  1001 - 5000 employees (source: Linkedin), public

# Jobs offered:  > >10 (explained)

Degrees sought:  Mostly BS/MS engineering, business and computer science

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Sector:  Solar  (explained)


Similar sector companies:  GT Advanced Technologies, Hoku Corporation, Nanosolar, and SunEdison

Hired from:  Oregon, Portland University, UCSD, California 



What They Do And What You Could Do For Them

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Several sentences, from SolarWorld's site, describing what they do:

"SolarWorld Industries America Inc. manufactures solar panels for the Americas, where it covers the entire solar energy manufacturing chain, from polysilicon to complete solar electric systems. A fully integrated company, such as SolarWorld, has full control over the manufacturing of its product quality, from beginning to end. Its ownership of the complete production chain, in strictly controlled manufacturing environments, ensures its customers receive quality products that will produce clean energy for decades."

Examples of jobs offered by SolarWorld: (explained)

Navision Programmer/Analyst: Reporting to the Information Technology Business Applications Manager, the NAV Programmer/Analyst develops solutions to complex business problems within the framework of the MS Dynamics NAV ERP. A successful candidate in this position will become proficient in all aspects of NAVision deployment and development, while developing depth of business process and finance process expertise and taking on additional analysis and project coordination responsibilities.

Engineering Intern: The engineering intern will have an opportunity learn the photovoltaic module manufacturing process. He/she will perform statistical analyses on process related parameters, suggest process and equipment changes to achieve goals of optimization and write technical reports of evaluations, tests and qualifications. A successful candidate must have the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Intermediate computer skills, including familiarity with MS Office products is required. Must be able to work independently.

Financial Analyst:  Reporting to the Manager of Financial Projects, the Financial Analyst is responsible for the financial management and reporting of property, plant, and equipment. The role requires the ability to develop working relationships with all production areas, the facilities group, engineering teams and accounting personnel. Because this role supports PP&E, an understanding of how Solar PV Products are manufactured, from crystal growing through final module assembly, is beneficial. Primary responsibilities include capitalization and tracking of all property, plant and equipment, reconciliation of fixed assets, depreciation G/L accounts, quarter-end fixed asset reporting, annual and semiannual depreciation modeling and forecasting. Bachelors in Business, accounting, finance or equivalent combination required.

Device Architectural Scientist:  The HSE provides facility HSE compliance and demonstrates leadership in the implementation and growth of the HSE Management System. The position works with Operations, Facilities, Quality and other Departments to integrate HSE compliance into daily operations and to seed sustainable practices across the organization.



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Page Notes:  "Solar"- includes companies whose principal focus (including a dedicated division) is upon photovoltaic, solar thermal and concentrating solar technologies, including those specializing in research, manufacturing, project development, independent power providers and consulting.  Source:  Wikipedia

"Jobs:"  The number of jobs we have founded to be listed by this company on their website or on another job board since early 2010.

"Examples of Jobs:"  Excerpts from job descriptions Dayaway has re-listed since 2010.  While these jobs may or may not open up in the future, we feel that they are representative of future positions.

"Hiring From:" This company has hired recent graduates (BS, BA, MS, MA, MBA and/or PhDs) from these schools.

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