Solar Technician

Job Locations CA-ON-Holstein
ID
2024-4074
Category
Technician
Position Type
Full-Time

Scope of Position

EDF Renewables North America is a market-leading independent power producer and service provider with over 35 years of experience. We deliver grid-scale power: wind (onshore and offshore), solar photovoltaic, and storage projects; distribution-scale power: solar and storage; asset optimization: technical, operational, and commercial expertise to maximize the performance of generating projects, and onsite solutions, through the Company’s PowerFlex affiliate, offering a full suite of onsite energy solutions for commercial and industrial customers: solar, storage, EV charging, energy management systems, and microgrids.

 

This position, under specific direction from the site manager, or his/her designee, maintains photovoltaic power and energy storage systems.  The scope includes, but not limited to full system installation, commissioning, maintenance, system performance evaluation and troubleshooting of power and energy systems.

Responsibilities

  • Perform preventative maintenance on utility scale photovoltaic power plants and storage systems.
  • Complete on a daily basis, maintenance logs, work orders, time cards, service reports, and any other required paperwork or computer work for the specific project/assignment.
  • Perform OEM testing, troubleshooting, repairs and upgrades/ revisions to a broad range of equipment in the renewable industry.
  • Monitoring (DAS) Systems, as well as other components of large PV power plants and energy storage systems.
  • Conduct site safety assessments and identify all safety hazards on job-site, lead daily safety meetings, properly fill out JHA & LOTO documentation.
  • Re-Commission PV systems, including but not limited to; insulation testing (megger testing), I-V curve testing, thermal imagery, torque tests and performance evaluations.
  • Review project plans, specifications & installation instructions to ensure that the project is built according to the approved design and specifications
  • Participate in the 24hr/weekly “On Call” rotation.
  • Other duties as assigned

Supervision of Others: During certain situations may have to oversee contractors and sub-contractors to support mission 

Working Conditions:  

15% of time is spent in the office environment, utilizing computers (frequent use of various Microsoft software/programs), phones, and general office equipment. 85% of time is spent outside of the office visiting vendors’ and/or internal customers’ sites in addition to attending various meetings. Wear personal protective equipment (PPE), including hard hat and safety glasses at all times. Each job site may be different, and must be accessed individually. Repetitive use of legs, arms, hands and fingers. Able to work 10 hours a day, 40 hours a week, shift rotation, overtime and night shifts as required. 25% of travel may be required based on needs of company. 

Qualifications

  • 2+ years electrical experience
  • Appropriate licensing to work as electrician in the designated area.
  • Working knowledge of solar industry best practices, NEC requirements, and diagnosis/repair of common solar failures.
  • Ability to work well with subcontracted Construction personnel in resolution of issues identified in the field during that phase of a project.
  • NABCEP certification or other component specific solar certifications a plus

Education/Experience –

  • Commercial Photovoltaic Maintenance/Repair: 1 years
  • Hands-on commercial photovoltaic electrical : 1years
  • High school or equivalent (Required)
  • OHSA regulations
  • Knowledge of electrical code and OHSA regulations
  • Ability to work independently
  • Focused on efficiency and removing labor hours from tasks or projects
  • Knowledgeable in all MS applications: Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Working knowledge of the National Electrical Code
  • Willing to travel on short notice
  • Experience using a CMMS system for maintenance tracking (SAP Preferred) 

Skills/Knowledge/Abilities –

  • Ability to communicate effectively with team members
  • Demonstrable commitment to safety
  • Flexibility, able to adapt and comply with Company/Client requirements.
  • Ability to work with, interact with other disciplines
  • Confident, ability to work on own initiative and resourcefulness to complete all assigned tasks
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
  • Has a desire to learn and develop within the role
  • Good knowledge and skill for troubleshooting of AC / DC high, medium, low voltage and control circuits. 
  • Knowledge of in-depth testing and troubleshooting of medium voltage and high voltage equipment to include transformers, potential transformers, current transformers, current transducers, breakers, relays, contactors, breakers, motors and inverters. 
  • Highly experienced in using and understanding testing and diagnostic equipment (multi-meter, oscilloscope, etc.) 
  • Knowledge in electrical safety and arc flash standards

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this jobReasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functionsWhile performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to: Stand, climb, use hands or fingers, handle or feel and reach with hands and armsThe employee is frequently required to talk and hearThe employee is regularly required to lift and/or move up to 35 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 

  • Able to work at heights, including climbing up and climbing down ladders.
  • Able to work in an electrical environment. This may have been achieved through formal training, previous work experience, or the ability to demonstrate electrical skills.
  • Able to operate company vehicles (field trucks), both onsite as well as on public roads and highways. Must have a current driver’s license.
  • Demonstrate good work habits, including but not limited to attendance, and maintaining a neat and orderly work environment.

In addition, EDF Renewables offers best-in-class employment incentives, including.

  • Competitive Bonus incentives: This position is eligible for our annual bonus program.
  • Comprehensive Health Benefits: EDF Renewables USA provides low-cost health & wellness premium coverage for employees and their eligible dependents
  • Rewarding RRSP Package: EDF Renewables provides a generous 100% match of employee’s first 6% contributed with immediate vesting.

We are also proud to offer:

  • Favorable time off programs
  • Rewarding Learning & Development Opportunities
  • Supportive Mentorship & Buddy Programs

Be a part of an innovative and collaborative team environment that fosters our goal of Delivering renewable solutions to lead the transition to a sustainable energy future.

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