Solar Technician I

Remote friendly (US, Oak Ridge, LA United States of America)

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AES CE is an established and rapidly growing renewable energy company headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT.

The AES Operations team is looking for a Solar Technician I. This position will cover assigned O&M activities associated with the solar PV sites and substations associated with the utility-scale Solar Energy Plants located in Oak Ridge, LA. This individual would play a pivotal role in ensuring that AES CE operates the portfolio to standards that exceed industry best-practice. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, and have the ability to build, train and lead other field personnel. As AES CE grows to become one of the leading IPPs in the industry, this role will provide an unparalleled opportunity for professional growth.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for assigned O&M activities associated with the solar PV sites and substations associated with utility-scale Solar Energy Plants.
  • Performs corrective, preventive, and emergency maintenance and operations for which they are qualified to safely and efficiently perform for equipment including but not limited to:
    • SunGrow 3150
    • SunGrow 3600
    • ATI Trackers V2, V2.5, V3
    • High, Medium, Low voltage Switching
  • Performs other technical and administrative duties associated with operating and maintaining a power facility.
  • Prepares and implements switching and clearance orders.
  • Ensures work is performed in accordance with Environmental and Safety requirements.
  • Performs work independently and/or in work crews.

Desired Skills, Expertise and Competencies:

  • Shown experience with a multitude of electrical/construction projects and knowledge of basic IT equipment.
  • Understanding of general workplace safety and the ability to follow safety standards as well as help the company improve upon the standards in place.
  • Ability to excel in a multi-functional and geographically diverse organization.
  • Integrity, professionalism and excellent social skills, both verbally and in writing with leaders and colleagues.
  • High energy developed interpersonal skills and a strong work ethic.
  • Meticulous with an ability to synthesize complex analysis, approach new challenges with creativity and summarize information in a manner that supports key decision makers.
  • Proficiency in research, highly technical equipment and engineering.
  • Excellent hands on abilities with strong technical skills
  • Ability to operate personal computer with technical proficiency of standard business software
  • Ability to read, write and understand English
  • Knowledge of applicable safety and environmental regulations
  • Demonstrates proactivity for solving problems and making valuable contributions to the company.
  • Maintains a current level of professional knowledge.
  • Focuses on personal growth and development by actively seeking feedback and responding with action.
  • Ability to establish and maintain a positive and professional working relationship with all individuals
  • Communicates openly and honestly, does not engage in gossip.
  • Models professional behaviors of conduct and decorum.
  • Is a strong teammate and willing to assist others when appropriate.

Education / Experience:

  • Possess 2-year technical degree or equivalent Journeyman qualifications (plus)
  • Three (3) or more years’ experience as a PV O&M solar technician
  • Five (5) or more years’ experience in a power plant and one (1) or more years’ experience in PV Solar O&M or construction.
  • Shown knowledge of electrical or mechanical fundamentals (single craft journeyman skills) such as electrical measurements, control circuits, and solid-state theory application.
  • Basic knowledge of operational characteristics of equipment and associated control devices installed in power facilities.

Working Conditions:

  • Working outside.
  • Normal plant and/or office environment, including working at heights, high/low ambient temperatures and high/low humidity areas.
  • Requires standing, sitting, walking, kneeling, twisting, climbing stairs and ladders, and entering plant equipment to access, inspect, or collect data on plant equipment.
  • Requires use of wear personal protective safety equipment (respirators, safety glasses, hard hat, appropriate footwear, ear plugs, etc.).
  • May be required to work around rotating and energized equipment, hazardous materials and chemicals.
  • Occasionally requires lifting as appropriate to perform duties and responsibilities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Work overtime and non-standard working hours as required.

AES is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to building strength and delivering long-term sustainability through diversity and inclusion. Respecting all backgrounds, differences and perspectives enables us to improve the lives of our people, customers, suppliers, contractors, and the communities in which we live and work. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and/or expression, race, national origin, ethnicity, age, religion, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. E-Verify Notice: AES will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.