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Solar Field Service Technician III

Company: EDP Renovaveis
Location: Lucerne Valley
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Job Description:

GENERAL DESCRIPTION The Field Service Technician III (Solar Tech) is responsible for troubleshooting complex electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical systems to maintain solar turbine operation at EDPR NA's solar -energy generation sites. Responsibilities also include active involvement in major correctives and major component repair and replacements in the safest manner possible and at the lowest overall cost. Main accountabilities:

  • Ensure proper operation and maintenance of solar turbines and associated solar turbine equipment
  • Proactively look for improvement opportunities to appropriate processes and procedures and communicate through proper channels or implement improvements using the appropriate control management protocol
  • Assist in Task Base Certification program development and implementation
  • Perform advanced level troubleshooting for component repair and replacements with proficient use of specialized tools and diagnostic processes
  • Effectively gather information regarding turbine performance/issues to diagnose, recommend, and implement solutions to complex issues
  • Demonstrate effective project leadership and delegation for major correctives, retrofits, and main component repair/replacements
  • Closely adhere to all safety standards and procedures and act as a safety role model by encouraging and recognizing others completing safe acts and intervening when unsafe acts are being practiced
  • Identify gaps in safety standards and safety risks in the work environment
  • Implement effective risk mitigations and provide recommendations to higher level technical staff and management
  • Perform data collection and prepare reports in order to meet reporting requirements
  • Perform QA/QC inspections in accordance with applicable SOP
  • Facilitate periodic equipment inspections and reporting
  • Document all work performed using computer-based service reporting procedures
  • Assist teammates in accomplishing operational objectives as well as mentoring lower level technical staff
  • Perform additional duties as required Direct reports: None Travel: minimal, as needed Minimum qualifications:
    • 3+ years of college or technical school education, or an equivalent combination of training and experience
    • 4 - 6 years of relevant experience in solar energy or a related industry
    • Ability to operate a motor vehicle and possession of a valid driver's license
    • Ability to work around low- and medium-voltage equipment
    • Experience with power plant operations and maintenance, solar plant operations and turbines (including turbine power converters specifically), high voltage switching, and post-operational repair and maintenance of turbines preferred
    • Ability and willingness to respond to site emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, as needed, and on short notice as needed
    • Ability to work weekends, holidays, and overtime as needed
    • Strong ability to read, interpret, and understand drawings and schematics to develop work instructions for planned activities ensuring risks are identified and mitigated
    • Understanding of Microsoft products and/or complementing products. (Preferred)
    • Competency in Analytical Problem Solving, Strong Communication, Customer/Partner Relationships, and Technology Expertise. (Preferred). Behavioral requirements:
      • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
      • Ability to lead a crew and provide technical direction on a daily basis
      • Strong attention to detail and execution excellence
      • Continuously demonstrate and promote integrity, strong initiative, and a no-compromise focus on safety and quality of work
      • Able to effectively collaborate with employees at all professional levels to foster strong team environment.
      • Be a champion for change and promote company initiatives enabling team spirit and cooperation
      • Independently execute and perform tasks according to general guidance and operational objectives Physical demands & working conditions:
        • Sitting/Standing/Flexibility: Ability to frequently perform physical tasks including standing, sitting, walking, kneeling, bending, twisting, squatting, and reaching approximately 75% of the time while on solar farm sites; ability to stand and sit for 8 or more hours when in an office environment
        • Walking: Ability to frequently walk across unpaved and rough surfaces when on solar farm sites
        • Speech/Reading: Ability to speak, read, and write English proficiently and deliver a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule form
        • Lifting: Ability to frequently lift items weighing up to 60 pounds
        • Climbing:
        • Ability to routinely climb turbine ladders in excess of 100 meters in height to access work area
        • Weight, including harness and tools, must be in accordance with the weight limit as specified by the ANSI Fall Protection Standards
        • Vision/Hearing: Strong ability to interpret and follow a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule form
        • Tolerance to Extreme Weather Conditions: Ability to work in adverse weather conditions while on solar farm sites
        • Safety: Ability to understand and communicate safety precautions when necessary

Keywords: EDP Renovaveis, Victorville , Solar Field Service Technician III, IT / Software / Systems , Lucerne Valley, California

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