SOLAR TECH I

Country/Region:  US
City:  Blytheville, AR
Company:  EDP Renewables North America LLC

EDP Renewables is a global leader in the renewable energy sector and currently operates in more than 25 markets. With eight offices and several sites, at EDP Renewables North America, we are experienced developers and operators of renewable energy. Our portfolio includes wind farms, solar parks, energy storage projects, and green hydrogen solutions throughout the continent. We are ranked among the top 5 in the U.S. in operational renewable energy capacity.
 

Our company is part of EDP, a global energy group present in around 30 markets with a particular emphasis on renewable energies. With more than 45 years of experience, we have been consolidating a relevant presence on the world energy scene based on the commitment to be all-green by 2030, leading the energy transition. With more than 13,000 employees around the world, we are committed to using our energy and heart to drive a better tomorrow.

 

What you will do

Role Overview:

The Solar FST I will be responsible for the on-site operations, maintenance, repairs, and replacement of equipment at one of EDPR NA’s operating solar generation sites. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to completing Lock-Out-Tag-Out (LOTO), Tail Board, and job specific documentation that is required to conduct PV solar system maintenance in the safest manner possible. You will also perform inspections of equipment, tools, and facilities for compliance with EDPR policies, governmental safety guidelines, and environmental regulations. 

Main responsibilities:

  • Proactively look for improvement opportunities to job appropriate processes and procedures and communicate through appropriate channels or implement improvements using the appropriate control management protocol 
  • Perform mechanical and electrical component repair and replacement of parts to correct malfunctions in accordance with all pertinent manufacturers' requirements 
  • Seek assistance when encountering  issues outside trained skill level to ensure success in resolution 
  • Comply with all pertinent environmental health and safety programs 
  • Act as a safety role model; encourage and recognize others completing safe acts and intervene when unsafe acts are being practiced 
  • Identify gaps in safety standards as well as safety risks in the environment 
  • Promote integrity, strong initiative, and a no-compromise focus on safety and quality of work on a continuous basis 
  • Perform preventive maintenance in accordance with OEM maintenance manuals 
  • Work with and respond to EDPRs Remote Operations Control Center when necessary 
  • 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 (SAP) 
  • Additional duties as required 

Employment type

Work site

What are we looking for

Minimum Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED 
  •  1 – 2 years relevant experience in PV Solar or a related industry 
  • Familiarity with maintenance and electronic testing equipment (e.g., voltage testers, amp clamps) 
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and have the ability to operate a motor vehicle

Travel:

up to 10%

Behavioral Requirements:

  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle and possession of a valid driver’s license 
  • Ability to work around low- and medium-voltage equipment 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists 
  • Ability and willingness to travel occasionally to other operational sites within the US as needed 
  • Ability and willingness to work overtime on holidays and weekends and to work on short notice as needed due to on-call scheduling 
  • Ability and willingness to respond to site emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, as needed

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 walk .25 to .5 miles per day, including across unpaved and rough surfaces when at 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 and to occasionally lift items weighing between 60 and 100 pounds 
  • Vision/Hearing: 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 25% of the time while on solar farm sites 
  • Safety: Ability to understand and communicate safety precautions when necessary 


Equal opportunities for all
Our vision is that each person combines their unique characteristics and experiences to fulfill our mission of creating new energy for the planet. We are an inclusive employer, ensuring all candidates are treated fairly throughout the recruitment process. We welcome and value all people, and we are committed to fostering a sense of belonging for each person who is part of the EDP group.
 

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. EDP makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time. For further information, please review this notice from the Department of Labor: EEO is the Law poster (https://www.eeoc.gov/poster). You may have additional rights pursuant to recent amendments to federal labor laws. Please review these protections from the EEO is the Law Supplement (https://www.eeoc.gov).
 

Need more reasons to apply?
As a top employer we:

  • Empower our employees through a positive and innovative work environment that promotes collaboration and agile decision-making;
  • Respect and value each person, providing a flexible, healthy, and inclusive workplace with a range of attractive benefits;
  • Provide a meaningful work experience and prepare our people for future challenges through different opportunities for development and internal mobility;


Our efforts have resulted in several distinctions over time, highlighting the EDP group's strong positioning and its dedication and commitment to attracting and retaining the best talent:

  • Top employer certification by Top Employers Institute
  • Part of the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index
  • Global certification as a family-responsible company by Fundación Másfamília
  • Top 100 Workplaces by Houston Chronicle


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