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AES Battery Energy Storage System Technician II in California

Are you ready to be part of a company that's not just talking about the future, but actively shaping it? Join The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES), a Fortune 500 company that's leading the charge in the global energy revolution. With operations spanning 14 countries , AES is committed to shaping a future through innovation and collaboration. Our dedication to innovation has earned us recognition as one of the Top Ten Best Workplaces for Innovators by Fast Company in 2022. And with our certification as a Great Place to Work , you can be confident that you're joining a company that values its people just as much as its groundbreaking ideas.

AES is proudly ranked #1 globally in renewable energy sales to corporations, and with $12.7B in revenues in 2023 , we have the resources and expertise to make a significant impact as we provide electricity to 25 million customers worldwide. As the world moves towards a net-zero future, AES is committed to meeting the Paris Agreement's goals by 2050. Our innovative solutions, such as 24/7 carbon-free energy for data centers, are setting the pace for rapid, global decarbonization.

If you're ready to be part of a company that's not just adapting to change, but driving it, AES is the place for you. We're not just building a cleaner, more sustainable future - we're powering it. Apply now and energize your career with a true leader in the global energy transformation.

The AES Clean Energy Field Operations team is looking for a BESS Technician II. This individual would play a pivotal role in ensuring that AES CE operates the portfolio to standards that exceed industry best-practice. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter and have the ability to take direction from Field Service leads. As AES CE grows to become one of the leading IPPs in the industry, this role will provide an unparalleled opportunity for professional growth.

This position will report to our site in Long Beach

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for assigned O&M activities associated with the Energy Storage sites and substations associated with the utility-scale and distribution scale Energy Storage.

  • Performs/assists with corrective, preventive, and emergency maintenance and operations for which they are qualified to safely and efficiently perform for equipment including but not limited to installed Inverters, transformers, battery modules, DC Collection equipment, AC Collection and Distribution equipment and systems.

  • Performs/assists with routine maintenance work (electrical troubleshooting and repair, instrumentation calibration, basic Inverter troubleshooting), up to their capabilities, as assigned and/or directed by supervisor and work orders from the maintenance management system.

  • Prepares and implements switching HV, MV and LV equipment.

  • Understands and executes the equipment clearance (LOTO) using set procedures. Follow and issue Job Safety Analysis/Work Authorization/Confined Space/Hot Work Permits as per instructions of established safety procedures.

  • Operates electrical and mechanical power plant systems.

  • Participates in training as required. Some training may require limited travel.

  • Performs/assists with technical and administrative duties associated with operating and maintaining a power plant.

  • May assist with site vegetation management plans including running tractors, riding mowers, and other vegetation maintenance equipment.

  • Writes/assists with Plant Orders, Plant Procedures, Operating Instructions and other documents as assigned.

  • Operate BESS facility in compliance with NERC standards and report concerned entities as required.

  • Ensures work is performed in accordance with Environmental and Safety requirements.

  • Performs/assists with technical and administrative duties associated with operating and maintaining a power plant.

  • Writes/assists with Plant Orders, Plant Procedures, Operating Instructions, and other documents as assigned.

  • May perform work independently and/or in work crews, depending upon skills and experience.

  • Must express emotional intelligence and be a collaborative team contributor.

Desired Skills, Expertise and Proficiencies:

  • Understands and promotes general workplace safety and the ability to follow safety standards as well as help the company improve upon the standards in place.

  • Experience with electrical systems and familiarity of basic safety principles to included LOTO and Electrical Safety.

  • Must have experience in operating personal computer with technical proficiency of standard business software. Experience with SCADA and Computerized Maintenance Management Systems is highly recommended.

  • Ability to excel in a collaborative, cross-functional and geographically diverse organization.

  • Integrity and excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing with leaders and colleagues.

  • Promotes the site team; strong teammate and willing to assist others when necessary and appropriate.

  • High-energy, developed interpersonal skills and a strong work ethic.

  • Meticulous, with an ability to synthesize complex analysis, approach new challenges with creativity and summarize information in a manner that supports key decision makers.

  • Excellent hands-on abilities with strong technical skills.

  • Ability to read, write and understand English.

  • Ability to speak and understand Spanish and Portuguese is a plus.

  • Knowledge of applicable safety and environmental regulations

  • Demonstrates proactive enthusiasm for solving problems and making valuable contributions to the company.

  • Maintains a current level of professional knowledge.

  • Focuses on personal growth and development by actively seeking feedback and responding with action.

  • Ability to establish and maintain a positive and professional working relationship with all individuals.

  • Communicates openly and honestly, does not engage in gossip.

  • Models professional behaviors of conduct and decorum.

Education / Experience:

  • Possess high school diploma or GED.

  • Possess Technical degree, Solar certification, Energy Storage Certification (plus)

  • Three (3) years of experience in BEES or,

  • Five (5) or more years’ experience in a power plant.

  • Experience in energy storage system installation.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of electrical or mechanical fundamentals (single craft journeyman skills) such as electrical measurements, control circuits, and solid-state theory application, and/or knowledge of operational characteristics of equipment and associated control devices installed in power facilities.

Working Conditions:

  • Working outside in a normal energy storage power plant and/or office environment, including high/low ambient temperatures and high/low humidity areas, and possibly working at heights.

  • Requires standing, sitting, walking, kneeling, twisting, climbing stairs and ladders, and entering plant equipment to access, inspect, or collect data on plant equipment.

  • Requires use of wear personal protective safety equipment (respirators, safety glasses, hard hat, appropriate footwear, ear plugs, etc.).

  • May be required to work around rotating and energized equipment, hazardous materials, and chemicals.

  • Occasionally requires lifting as appropriate to perform duties and responsibilities.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Work overtime and non-standard working hours as required.

AES is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to building strength and delivering long-term sustainability through diversity and inclusion. Respecting all backgrounds, differences and perspectives enables us to improve the lives of our people, customers, suppliers, contractors, and the communities in which we live and work. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and/or expression, race, national origin, ethnicity, age, religion, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. E-Verify Notice: AES will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.

The expected salary for this position, at commencement of employment, is between $29,75 and $37,19/Hourly; however, base pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements such as annual bonus, in addition to a full range of medical, dental, vision, life, financial, and/or other benefits (including 401(k) eligibility and various paid time off benefits, such as vacation, sick time, and parental leave), dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if a candidate receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and the Company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, Company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

Accelerating the future of energy, together

Our people are our energy and have transformed AES into the type of energy company that the world needs today and in the future. Coming from all walks of life, our people share a passion for improving lives by advancing the energy sector through innovation, collaboration and action.

We are working in an industry that requires new thinking and ways of working together to create solutions that are both economically and environmentally viable, not just one or the other.

We are looking for passionate people to join us in our mission to accelerate the future of energy.

Are you ready to join us?