The Solar Field Technician will have 5+ years in a PV technician role for commercial and/or utility scale solar PV projects. They will perform testing and commissioning activities, as well as troubleshoot and resolve issues that arise with new and existing projects.
Including but not limited to:
- Perform equipment testing including but not limited to: I-V curve testing, insulation testing (megger testing), torque tests, thermal imagery, and system performance evaluations
- Perform electrical and mechanical preventative and corrective maintenance of site equipment followed by reporting activities
- Perform a variety of PV plant start-up and commissioning functions on all components of the PV system including but not limited to execution of pre-commissioning protocols, commissioning protocols, acceptance tests, and customer training
- Monitor system performance and alerts through web portal, identify and perform actions needed to resolve issues and clear alerts
- Inspecting PV plant equipment for compliance with the NEC and good workmanship practices
- Schedule and perform site visits and inspections during construction and after project completion
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Strong attention to safety practices and knowledge of NFPA 70E and OSHA safety requirements including LOTO, Arc Flash, etc.
- Strong work ethic, be a self-starter and work with little to no supervision
- Strong electrical, electronic, communications and mechanical troubleshooting skills required for working with equipment found in commercial and utility PV plants
- Demonstrated competence using electrical and mechanical testing and hand tools including but not limited to multimeters, I-V curve test units, megger testers, torque wrenches, etc. as needed
- Demonstrated experience configuring and troubleshooting inverters, electrical switchgear, communications, monitoring and other equipment typical for commercial and utility PV systems
- Experience with using plant control and monitoring systems to diagnose plant problems and monitor site daily performance
- Technical Diploma in electricity, electronics or related field, or demonstrated equivalent experience
- Must have a valid state driver’s license and clean driving record. (example, no DUI in the last 5 years)
- Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
- Electrician License (Journeyman or higher)
- Familiarity with the National Electric Code as it relates to PV Plants
- NABCEP Certified PV Installer
- Training in NETA procedures and protocols
- In addition to desk work in an office environment, this position requires working in all elements and extreme environments depending on job location, time of year, heat, cold, rain & snow
- May need to occasionally perform work at various heights using ladders, bucket trucks, scaffolding, catwalks, aerial lifts or other safe working platforms.
- Be willing and able to climb ladders, stairs, work on rooftops and able to work on your feet for long periods of time and occasionally lift up to 50 lbs.
- Working safely around high voltages and currents
- Wear personal protective equipment (PPE), including hard hat, safety shoes, and safety glasses at all times
- Repetitive use of legs, arms, hands and fingers
- Be willing to work weekends, and overtime as required