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Solar Technician

Scope of Job:
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.

• 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;
• Perform tasks safely and efficiently with minimal amount of supervision
• 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;
• Efficiently complete service orders, preventative maintenance/reactive maintenance documentation, time confirmation and any other required paperwork/documentation for the specific project/assignment
• Must be willing to participate in the on-call rotational schedule outside normal operational hours (including nights and weekends) responding to emergency service or project equipment issues;
• Safely escort/oversee third party technicians/contractors on-site as required;
• Possible travel opportunities to support sister plants (minimal travel)
• All additional duties as assigned by the Site Manager or his/her designee.
• A secondary technical education (College or University) is a desirable asset;
• Capable of performing physical work including lifting heavy weights up to 50lbs;
• Must have Valid G driver’s license;
• Maintain Canadian passport, with the ability to travel to the US (training purposes)
• Good communication skills, verbal and written (English);
• Must have basic computer skills including familiarity with MS Office programs (e.g. Excel and Word);
• Strong work ethic, positive team attitude and able to work in a fast-paced environment
• Conduct themselves in a professional manner
• Must possess a high safety mindset
• Extreme outdoor weather conditions, including cold, heat, rain, wind, etc.;
• Basic electrical knowledge of AC and DC an asset

Desired Characteristics:
• 3 years combined work/education experience as an Electrical/Mechanical maintenance technician in the renewable energy (Solar or Wind) environment;
• Experience with Substation Switching and Maintenance;
• SCADA/DAS knowledge/experience

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.

If you are interested in this position, please send your resume to with the name of the position and location that you are applying for.