SOLAR TECH II

Country/Region:  US
City:  Cantua Creek, CA
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:

Responsible for the on-site operations, maintenance, repairs, and replacement of solar field equipment at EDPR NA’s operating solar-energy generation site. To include but not limited to completing Lock out Tag out (LOTO), Tail Board meetings, and job-specific documentation that is required to conduct solar turbine maintenance in the safest manner possible. Perform inspections of equipment, tools, and facility for compliance with EDPR policy and Governmental Safety and Environmental regulations. This person must be a self-motivated, self-starter that has the ability to work alone safely.

Main responsibilities:

-Ensure proper operation and maintenance of solar field equipment and associated solar plant components, including inverters, tracker systems, transformers, substations, and switchgear 
-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 
-Read schematics in order to troubleshoot complicated mechanical, and electrical, problems with investors, tracker control systems, PV panels, and components 
-Perform mechanical and electrical component repair and replacement of parts to correct malfunctions in accordance with all pertinent manufacturers' requirements
-Effectively gather information regarding solar performance/issues 
-Diagnose, recommend, and implement solutions up to intermediate routine issues 
-Seek assistance when encountering? issues outside the trained skill level to ensure success in the 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 
-Implement effective risk mitigation and provide recommendations to higher-level technical staff and management 
-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 
-Perform data collection and prepare reports in order to meet reporting requirements 
-Work with and respond to EDPRs Remote Operations Control Center when necessary 
-Perform QA/QC inspections in accordance with applicable SOP
-Ensure that reliable electronic communication is maintained between the solar field, substation, site office, and home office 
-Facilitate periodic equipment inspections and reporting 
-Document all work performed using computer-based service reporting procedures (SAP)
-Adhere to effective internal controls 
-Supervise contractors on site to ensure compliance with all EDPR’s policies and procedures 
-Additional duties as required 

Employment type

Full Time- Non Exempt

Work site

Scarlet Solar 

What are we looking for

Minimum Requirements:

  • 1+ years of college or technical school education, or an equivalent combination of training and experience 
  • 2 – 5 years relevant experience in solar energy or a related industry, Renewable energy experience is a plus 
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office software, SQL Server software, facility management, and reporting systems, and computerized diagnostic and troubleshooting tools. 
  • Familiarity with maintenance and electronic testing equipment ?(e.g., voltage testers, amp clamps, oscilloscopes, megohmmeters, infrared testers, torque equipment, alignment tools, and various hand, and power tools) and with heavy equipment required for facility maintenance, including working knowledge of crane and rigging requirements 
  • Experience with power plant operations and maintenance, solar plant operations, (including power inverters specifically), high-voltage switching, and post-operational repair and maintenance of solar field components (preferred) 
  • Understanding of Microsoft products and/or complementing products.? (Preferred)  
  • Competency in Analytical Problem Solving, Strong Communication,?Customer/Partner Relationships, and Technology Expertise. (Preferred). 

Travel:

Minimal, as needed. 

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 
  • 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 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 on sites  
  • Speech/Reading:? Ability to speak, read, and write English proficiently and deliver a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or scheduled form 
  • Lifting: Ability to frequently lift items weighing up to 50 pounds 
  • Climbing: ?Weight, including harness and tools, must be in accordance with the weight limit as specified by the ANSI Fall Protection Standards 
  • 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).
 

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  • 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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