Solar Field Service Technician

Location: Jeffersonville, GA
Date Posted: 08-08-2017
About MaxGen

At MaxGen Energy Services (http://maxgenservices.com/) our Mission is to be the Industry Leader in providing Safe, Professional, and Reliable Operations & Maintenance Services to our Nation’s Clean Energy Infrastructure.

Our company has a nationwide footprint and provides central operations and field maintenance services to hundreds of asset owners in the United States.  MaxGen currently manages some of the largest operating solar fleets in the country and has a distinguished reputation for safety and performance.
 
MaxGen also has significant experience with the development, design, installation, and maintenance of electric vehicle service equipment (EVSE) and battery energy storage systems (BESS). As an OEM service provider to many manufacturers, MaxGen has amassed industry-leading experience with EVSE and BESS installations.
 
This combined experience and expertise brings our customers unparalleled service, asset performance, and strong partnership in the long-term care and operation of their energy asset portfolios. 


SUMMARY
 
The Solar Field Service Technicians is responsible for the onsite maintenance and operation of large remote solar power plants, including but not limited to site safety & environmental, electrical system maintenance, control systems, sub-contractor management, vegetation management, site field reports, and other duties as required to properly maintain and operate the site within the contractual requirements. This position will work closely with the Remote Operations Center Client Services and must be able to work independently with little to no supervision and will be required to work in the field under various conditions including night work as required. Candidates must have a strong background in electrical maintenance and troubleshooting, preferably in the renewable energy field.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsibilities
The following responsibilities are not limited to:
  • Onsite safety and environmental compliance adherence
  • Conduct site safety assessments and identify all safety hazards on job-site, lead daily safety meetings, properly generate and complete JHA, LOTO, and other safety related documentation as per OSHA and site specific requirements.
  • Review site manuals and drawings to ensure proper operation and maintenance of equipment
  • In field work including electrical and mechanical preventative and corrective maintenance of site equipment, vegetation management, site field reporting, work order completion, and other work as needed.
  • Perform testing on equipment, including but not limited to; insulation testing (megger testing), I-V curve testing, thermal imagery, torque tests and performance evaluations.
  • Troubleshoot PV system performance issues and locate & isolate ground faults.
  • Perform OEM testing, troubleshooting, repairs and upgrades/ revisions to a broad range of equipment in the renewable industry.
  • Quality assurance for all work performed on site
  • Must be able to work closely with Remote Operations Center (ROC) to react and resolve production related issues as they arise in the field
  • Vegetation management and overall site cleanliness
  • Communicate with internal and external customers as required
  • Work closely with the Planning and Scheduling team to ensure maintenance schedules are adhered to and work orders are completed accurately and on time
  • Generate professional service specific reports using work order system or Microsoft Office that can be presented to the customer.
  • Ensure that all issues at the site are documented in the work order system and are addressed in a timely manner.
  • Planned and unplanned over time and night work may be required
 
QUALIFICATIONS
 
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Required:
High school Graduate
Formal electrical training or 5 years’ equivalent experience in maintaining power generation electrical equipment
 
Preferred:
Electrical – Certified Electrician (Journeyman level) form relevant state
 
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
 
Ideal Candidate will have:
  • Strong understudying of OSHA safety requirements including LOTO, Arc Flash, JHA/JSA, etc.
  • Valid state drivers license
  • 1 plus years of PV power plant maintenance experience
  • Strong electrical, electronic and mechanical troubleshooting skills. Technical knowledge of solar, and PV, related applications.
  • Strong work ethic, be a self-starter and work with little to no supervision.
  • Excellent technical and non-technical verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience using a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) to generate, track, and complete site work requirements.
  • Experience with using plant control and monitoring systems to diagnose plant problems and monitor site daily performance
  • Ability to understand and work within company business processes and ensure an efficient working environment.
  • Demonstrates safe work practices and quality orientation
  • Able to work within a project team and to spend long hours alone
  • Ability to analyze and resolve problems independently with a high level of results orientation.
  • Strong MS Office skills
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT
 
  • Travel may be required – up to 25%
  • Job requires working in all elements, depending on job location, time of year, heat, cold, rain & snow.
  • Perform work at various heights up to 50’, working from ladders, bucket trucks, scaffolding, catwalks, aerial lifts or other safe working platforms.
  • Work in restricted areas like trenches or switchgear rooms and infrequently like manholes, utility tunnels, crawl spaces, attic spaces, etc.
  • Working around high voltages and currents.
  • Wear personal protective equipment (PPE), including hard hat and safety glasses at all times.
  • Repetitive use of legs, arms, hands and fingers
  • Working days, nights, weekends, and overtime as required.
 
MaxGen is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to engaging a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.
 
 
 
 
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