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Solar Technician

The Solar Technician is responsible for performing preventative maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of project equipment related to any aspect of a utility solar plant. This position, under specific direction from the site manager, maintains utility solar plant, including but not limited to preventive maintenance and repairs as needed.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintains adherence to Company policies, environmental health and safety policies and good housekeeping practices;
  • Operate and care for company property and equipment in an efficient and safe manner;
  • Work safely and willing to seek guidance for any work which they are unfamiliar or do not feel competent to perform safely;
  • Perform routine preventative maintenance on utility power solar plants;
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot various project system issues such as inverters, switchgears, transformers, breakers, communication equipment, etc.;
  • Perform reactive maintenance on utility solar plants;
  • Ensure tasks are performed according to organizational requirements for quality management and environmental, health and safety standards, policies and procedures;
  • Efficiently complete service orders, preventative maintenance/reactive maintenance documentation, time confirmation and any other required paperwork/documentation for the specific project/assignment, on a daily basis;
  • Must be willing to participate in the on-call rotational schedule outside normal operation hours (including nights and weekends) responding to emergency service or project equipment issues;
  • Safely escort/oversee third party technicians/contractors on-site as required;
  • All additional duties as assigned by the Site Manager or his/her designee.

Qualifications:

  • 3 years combined work/education experience as an Electrical/Mechanical maintenance technician in the renewable energy (Solar or Wind) environment;
  • Must have High Voltage experience
  • Experience with Substation Switching, Maintenance
  • A secondary technical education (College or University) is a desirable asset;
  • Ability to work without direct supervision;
  • Ability to work outside in all weather conditions;
  • Capability to perform physical work including lifting heavy weights;
  • Must have Valid G driver’s license;
  • Maintain Canadian passport, with the ability to travel to the US.

Skills/Knowledge/Abilities:

  • Good communication skills, verbal and written (English);
  • Ability to follow good communication skills, verbal and written (English);
  • Conduct themselves in a professional manner;
  • Strong work ethic, positive team attitude and able to work in a fast-paced environment;
  • Must have basic computer skills including familiarity with MS Office programs (e.g. Excel and Word);
  • Working knowledge of LOTO criteria;
  • Understand hourly plant production output targets and what to do If there is any danger of not meeting them, execute a plan for correction or elevate appropriately;
  • Ability to identify potential problems and suggest changes and/or corrective actions;
  • Electrical experience (high voltage, medium voltage, low voltage, AC/DC voltage);
  • Ability to read and comprehend electrical and mechanical schematics, technical manuals, procedures and regulations.

Working Conditions:

The work environment characteristics described here are a representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to:

  • Extreme outdoor weather conditions, including cold, heat, rain, wind, etc.;
  • High voltage equipment hazards;
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

About the company:

EDF Renewables provides a comprehensive benefit package to all regular full-time employees. Some of the highlights of our plan include: medical, dental and vision coverage; life insurance; Long and Short-Term disability; vacation and sick pay; paid holidays; and pension contributions. EDF Renewables’ employment plan offers a well-rounded and wide-reaching group of benefits, designed to limit employee’s out-of-pocket costs, provided detailed benefits and enhance the personal side of life for our employees.