SOLAR TECH I

Country/Region:  US
City:  Cantua Creek, CA
Company:  EDP Renewables North America LLC

EDP Renewables is a global leader in the renewable energy sector nad the world's third-largest wind energy producer. With a sound development pipeline, first class assets, and market-leading operating capacity, EDPR has undergone exceptional development in recent years and is currently present in 17 markets (Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Chile, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, the UK, US and Vietnam). 

EDPR is committed to furthering social advances in terms of sustainability and integration. This is reflected by the inclusion of the company in the Bloomberg Gender Equality index and the fact that it has been certified as a Top Employer 2021 in Europe (Spain, Italy, France, Poland, Portugal and Romania), both of which recognise its employee-driven policies.

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 

Among EDPR's principles we would like to highlight diversity and inclusion as a strength in our values and practices. Reinforcing these principles has a real impact on the satisfaction of commitment, increases talent and the quality of leadership of our professionals. To achieve all our objectives, it intends to attract, develop and retain different profiles, assuming diversity as a key factor and differentiator of fundamental innovation in our organisation. We welcome and value all people, and we are committed to the inclusion and sense of belonging of each person who is part of EDPR.

 

What makes us proud as an employer:

TOP Employer Europe 2021 certification.
Bloomberg Gender Equality Index 2021.
Top Workplaces US 2021.
Certification in Conciliation (Excellence) by the Más Familia Foundation;


Nearest Major Market: Fresno

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