Solar Lead Technician
EDP Renewables
Aguascalientes, MEX
hace 5 días

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

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 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-motivator who can lead a team to conduct small corrective repairs and execute EDPR solar maintenance strategy.

MAIN ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Ensure proper operation and maintenance of solar field equipment and associated solar plant components, including inverters, tracker systems, transformers, PV panels, substations, switchgears, access roads, fences, and security systems
  • Supervise a team of 1 to 4 technicians to execute preventative and corrective maintenances
  • Proactively look for improvement opportunities to job appropriate processes and procedures and communicate through appropriate channels or implement improvements using the Management of Change protocols
  • Read schematics in order to troubleshoot complicated mechanical, and electrical, problems with inverters, 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 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
  • 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 policy and procedures.
  • Additional duties as required
  • Direct reports : 1-4

    Travel : Ability and willingness to travel occasionally to other operational sites within the US as needed

    Minimum qualifications :

  • 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, Wind 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
  • 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.
  • Familiarity with maintenance and electronic testing equipment (e.g., voltage testers, amp clamps, oscilloscopes, megohmmeters, infrared testers, torque equipment, alignment tools, various hand and power tools) and with heavy equipment required for facility maintenance, including working knowledge of crane and rigging requirements
  • Competency in Analytical Problem Solving, Strong Communication, Customer / Partner Relationships, and Technology Expertise preferred
  • Behavioral requirements :

  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle and possession of a valid driver’s license
  • Ability to frequently lift items weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to work in adverse weather conditions
  • Ability to work around low- and medium-voltage equipment
  • Ability to interpret and follow a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
  • Written and oral 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, evenings, and weekends and to work on short notice as needed due to on-call scheduling
  • 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 wind 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 on wind 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 and to occasionally lift items weighing between 60 and 100 pounds
  • Climbing :
  • Ability to climb turbine towers up to 95 meters in height approximately 5-10 times per week or as needed
  • 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 wind farm sites
  • Safety : Ability to understand and communicate safety precautions when necessary
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