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Solar Technician- Level 3

Company: Brookfield Renewable U.S.
Location: Calexico
Posted on: June 19, 2022

Job Description:

Solar Technician level 3 - Utility
Join one of the largest renewable owners, operators and developers in the U.S., delivering innovative, renewable power solutions that accelerate the world towards a sustainable, low-carbon future. With current U.S. assets under management valued at $20 billion and over 190 utility-scale renewable energy generating facilities located across 34 states, Brookfield Renewable U.S. offers a multitude of career opportunities. Our dynamic organization is focused on our mission to optimize and drive value across our renewable energy portfolio, advancing the transition to a sustainable, clean energy future. Our value also extends well beyond the clean energy we produce. From our extensive renewable power fleet, we make positive economic, social and environmental impacts in the communities where we live and work.
Brookfield Renewable U.S. attracts high-performing individuals who are driven to make an impact in a fast-paced and collaborative environment. We encourage collaboration across all levels of experience to promote learning, generate best ideas, and deliver quality results, with the aim for growth and career development. We offer unparalleled opportunity to lead and manage one of the largest renewable energy businesses with decades of history, while contributing to the global need for sustainable energy.
Work Location: South California (Imperial Valley or Bakersfield Area)
The Solar Tech 3 is a seasoned technician/professional with four or more years of experience with utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant and substation experience. Will be responsible for all maintenance and operation of assigned utility scale generation solar project to ensure optimal generation performance of the company's solar photovoltaic (PV) plant portfolio. Overall responsibilities will include perform preventive and routine maintenance on solar equipment and substation, monitor site and maintain records of completed tasks and equipment status. Trouble shoot solar equipment with minimal help and supervision.
The Solar Tech will work closely with the Lead tech and entire team to safely achieve overall Solar performance goals.
Responsibilities

  • The Solar Technician 3 is responsible for field maintenance and troubleshooting on all equipment associated with solar facilities.
  • Work safely under all circumstances, seek guidance regarding unfamiliar work to ensure safety and understanding of tasks to be performed
  • Manage work order system to ensure assign sites meet or exceed the weather adjusted performance targets, monitor assigned sites.
  • Keep track of work performed and update work orders.
  • Perform "status" checks including clearing "error" codes on solar equipment, make necessary repairs under supervision.
  • Respond "on-call" as directed by supervisor to assist in emergency equipment repairs
  • Prepares and implements switching and clearance orders.
  • Performs/assists with technical and administrative duties associated with operating and maintaining a power plant.
  • Attention to detail and safety focused
  • Perform advanced level troubleshooting for component repair and replacements with proficient use of specialized tools and diagnostic processes
  • Perform QA/QC inspections in accordance with applicable SOP
  • Assist teammates in accomplishing operational objectives as well as mentoring lower-level technical staff
  • Safely measure DC and AC voltage and current utilizing a multimeter meter.
  • Replace or repair solar parts and/or equipment with no supervision
  • Understand electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic functions of all components of solar site and associated equipment.
  • Performs/assists with technical and administrative duties associated with operating and maintaining a power plant.
  • Ensures work is performed in accordance with Environmental and Safety requirements.
  • May perform work independently and/or in work crews, depending upon skills and experience.
  • Maintain company tooling, facilities and equipment and a clean safe work environment
  • Identify electrical, environmental, and safety hazards associated with photovoltaic (PV) installations.
  • Become part of the team and prepared to learn new tasks.
  • Perform additional duties as required
    Requirements
    • Knowledgeable technician/professional with four or more years of experience with utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant and substation experience.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of SCADA, DAS and communication networks and protocols.
    • Demonstrate commitment and participation in developing an accident-free work environment
    • Effective communication skills both written and verbal
    • Technical understanding of solar generation and energy storage
    • In field / hands on experience in solar construction and operation
    • Experience in an industrial environment dealing with machine repair and maintenance
    • Experience with electrical systems and familiarity of basic safety principles to included LOTO and Electrical Safety.
    • Knowledge of electrical systems and tools
    • Willing to work nights during scheduled and unscheduled maintenance activities
    • Proven ability to work well within a multi-disciplinary team
    • Must be able to work outdoors in inclement weather
    • Ability to understand directions, follow procedures, and complete tasks with minimal oversight
    • Valid driver's license and acceptable driving record.
    • Remain current in all safety and technical trainings
    • Knowledge of applicable safety and environmental regulations
      Qualifications
      • AAS degree in Electrical Technology or equivalent
      • Must have experience in operating personal computer with technical proficiency of standard business software. Experience with SCADA and Computerized Maintenance Management Systems is highly recommended.
      • Demonstrated knowledge of electrical fundamentals (single craft journeyman skills) such as electrical measurements, control circuits, and solid-state theory application.
      • Minimum four years of experience in solar facility maintenance and repair or electrician.
      • Knowledge of electrical testing and equipment used at solar facilities including but not limited to; IR equipment and IV curve tracing.

Keywords: Brookfield Renewable U.S., Calexico , Solar Technician- Level 3, Professions , Calexico, California

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