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Solar Field Service Technician - Maine - Portland OR Brunswick.

Position Overview:

An exciting opportunity awaits those who wish to be part of a dynamic and emerging industry with significant potential for personal growth and experience. A leading company in the solar IPP sector is seeking an enthusiastic individual to join their fast-paced and agile team. Currently, there is one full-time opening for a Field Service Technician in the Portland or Brunswick area.

Company Mission:

This company is dedicated to powering a sustainable future, one project at a time. They develop, finance, own, and operate utility-scale and distributed solar and storage projects nationwide. The company fosters a diverse group of innovative thinkers from various backgrounds, all drawn to work in a purpose-driven organization. They invite motivated individuals to join their mission.
Operational Scope:

The company provides innovative operation and maintenance (O&M) solutions for a variety of asset owners and manages a diverse portfolio of utility-scale and distributed generation solar and storage projects. Currently, they conduct O&M for over 4GW of solar and storage assets across more than 500 sites in 24 states, serving both third-party asset owners and their own fleet.

Position Requirements: The company is seeking a highly motivated candidate with utility-scale solar experience to perform required preventative maintenance activities on solar PV systems. The Field Service Technician (Level 3) will also respond to corrective maintenance cases to troubleshoot, test, and repair PV systems, ensuring adherence to safe practices.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Conduct on-site routine maintenance, service, troubleshooting, and repair of solar photovoltaic facilities
  • Perform DC and AC testing, including but not limited to polarity, open circuit voltage, grounding continuity, communication, insulation resistance testing, and I-V curve tracing
  • Maintain the vehicle, tools, meters, and truck stock
  • Create service reports and maintain spare parts inventory
  • Identify safety hazards and take appropriate action to remove or eliminate them
  • Create operability and major issue/downtime reports
  • Respond on-call for emergencies as directed by the supervisor
Preferred Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:
  • NABCEP Certified Installation Professional
  • 3-4+ years of experience in PV maintenance, including PV DC operations, AC medium voltage systems, network communications, and monitoring
  • Experience with the operation of SCADA, DAS, and UPS systems
  • Skilled in using testing equipment and tools such as Thermographic Electrical Inspection, IV Curve Tracing, Meggers, and Ground Fault Detection
  • Experience in all aspects of PV maintenance, including DC systems, AC medium voltage systems, and network communications and monitoring
  • Diagnostic capabilities to troubleshoot and correct problems
  • Knowledge of the National Electrical Code and standard design/construction practices
  • Ability to read and understand electrical single-line and three-line diagrams
  • Proficiency with the MS Office suite
  • Ability to take direction and complete tasks with minimal oversight
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • OSHA 10 HR Training
  • NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the workplace
  • Must have the ability to travel and work on-call during off-shift hours and weekends
Physical Requirements/Work Environment:
  • Work is to be performed both in the field and in the office
  • Excellent attendance and punctuality
  • Understanding of and adherence to safety and quality procedures and practices
  • Positive project team attitude
  • Must comply with all safety standards and procedures, including the use of PPE (personal protective equipment) such as hard hats, arc flash protection, safety glasses, and hearing protection
  • Must be able to sit, stoop, kneel, bend, stand, or walk for 8-10 hours a day
  • Must be able to lift, push, or pull up to 50 pounds occasionally
  • 15 days of Paid Time Off, with accrual up to 20 days, and 11 observed holidays
  • 10% 401(k) Match
  • Comprehensive package including medical, dental, vision, and health insurance
  • Wellness stipend, family planning stipend, and generous parental leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Phone Bill Reimbursement
  • Fully expensed company travel and mileage reimbursement
  • Annual Holiday Parties and Company Swag

Jack Roberts

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