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Lead Site Technician - Solar

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Lead Site Technician - Solar

  • Southeastern USA

  • Full-time, Permanent

As the Lead Site Technician, your primary responsibility will be overseeing on-site operations, maintenance, repairs, and equipment replacement at our operational solar-energy generation site. You will play a pivotal role in ensuring the safety and efficiency of solar field equipment while adhering to governmental regulations and policies.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Operational Excellence: Ensure the proper operation and maintenance of all solar field equipment and associated components, including inverters, tracker systems, transformers, PV panels, substations, switchgears, access roads, fences, and security systems.

  • Team Leadership: Supervise a team of technicians to perform preventative and corrective maintenance, driving teamwork and efficiency.
  • Process Improvement: Proactively identify opportunities for process and procedure improvements and communicate these through the appropriate channels, using Management of Change Protocols.
  • Technical Expertise: Use schematic diagrams to troubleshoot complex mechanical and electrical issues with inverters, tracker control systems, PV panels, and related components.
  • Repairs and Maintenance: Perform mechanical and electrical component repairs and parts replacement to rectify malfunctions, following manufacturer requirements.
  • Data Analysis: Gather information on solar performance and issues, diagnose problems, recommend solutions for intermediate routine issues, and seek assistance for more complex challenges.
  • Safety: Prioritize safety by serving as a role model, identifying safety gaps and risks, and implementing risk mitigation strategies, while adhering to environmental health and safety programs.
  • Quality Assurance: Promote integrity, initiative, and a strong commitment to safety and work quality continuously. Perform preventive maintenance as per OEM maintenance manuals.
  • Reporting: Collect data and prepare reports to meet reporting requirements, working closely with the Remote-Operations Control Center when needed.
  • Quality Control: Conduct QA/QC inspections according to applicable Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and ensure reliable electronic communication between different site locations.
  • Documentation: Thoroughly document all work performed using computer-based service reporting procedures (SAP) and adhere to effective internal controls.
  • Contractor Supervision: Supervise on-site contractors to ensure compliance with all company policies and procedures.
  • Additional Responsibilities: Undertake any other duties as required to support the effective functioning of the solar-energy generation site.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent; technical or trade school certification is a plus.

  • Proven experience in solar field equipment maintenance and operations.
  • Strong knowledge of safety protocols and procedures.
  • Ability to read and interpret schematics.
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills.
  • Proficiency in computer-based reporting systems.
  • Willingness to adapt and learn in a dynamic work environment.

If you would like to apply, send your updated CV to to be considered.

David Allen

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