First Solar Vietnam to hire staff for 2nd plant

16:34 | 21/01/2018 Companies

First Solar, a global manufacturer of thin-film modules, has said it will increase the total number of employees in Vietnam to over 950 after recently announcing plans to open its second factory in the country in the Dong Nam Industrial Park in HCM City.

first solar vietnam to hire staff for 2nd plant
First Solar plans to have 950 employees this year to meet the demand of business expanding — VNS Photo

The personnel to be recruited include machine operators, quality control engineers, shift managers, IT staff and all kinds of administrative and support staff.

A Career Day was organized late last week to look for competent candidates.

“The company is looking forward to gearing up and teaming up for 2018,” Chan See Chong, its managing director, said.

“With the production of our new Series 6 product set to kick off later in the year, we are looking for new associates to join our skilled workforce ... and to understand our company culture.

“We are committed to investing in the local economy in Viet Nam and I want to thank the community and industry for their continuous support to ensure the success of our manufacturing facility. As part of that commitment, we look forward to offering people in Vietnam the chance to kick start or continue their careers with us.”

The company will inject an additional US$360 million to build the 1.2 gigawatt high-tech solar power plant, bringing its total investment to US$830 million.

Together the two plants will produce 2.4GW of Series 6 modules annually.

Preliminary production is expected to start in the fourth quarter of this year.

Theo VNS