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AES Land Maintenance Technician in California

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AES CE is an established and rapidly growing renewable energy company headquartered in Arlington VA, with additional offices in Salt Lake City UT, Louisville CO and Long Beach CA.

The AES CE Operations team is looking for a Land Maintenance Technician with experience, 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 learn. As AES CE grows to become one of the leading IPPs in the industry, this role will provide an unparalleled opportunity for growth.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Keeps safety and environment as number one priority and uses PPE when required.

  • Washes panels with panel washing equipment.

  • Performs land maintenance functions as related to vegetation including pulling weeds, mowing, raking, sweeping, and cleaning.

  • Operates landscaping equipment including tractors, sitting mowers, push mowers, weed whackers, and other required land maintenance equipment.

  • Recognizes process improvements and communicates them to the Land Maintenance Supervisor.

  • Applies over the counter chemicals (e.g. Round Up, fertilizer, etc) as indicated.

  • Applicator license credential preferred.

  • Basic computer knowledge including Microsoft Office suite, email, expense reporting, and work order management systems.

Desired Skills, Expertise and Competencies:

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

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

  • Excellent hands on abilities with strong technical skills

  • Ability to read, write and understand English

  • Knowledge of applicable safety and environmental regulations

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

  • 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.

  • Is a great teammate and willing to assist others when necessary and appropriate.

Education / Experience:

  • Possess high school diploma or GED.

Working Conditions

  • Outdoor work at solar power plants that includes some windy, dusty, and high heat conditions.

  • Driver’s License preferred and/or ability to travel to site.

  • 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

  • Occasional travel in CA.

Compensation:

  • Commensurate with experience; competitive.

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 $18,20 and $22,74/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.

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