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AES Solar Technician I in Florence, Arizona

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This job will be based in Dateland, AZ . A company vehicle and gas card are provided for commuting.

AES CE is an established and rapidly growing renewable energy company with regional headquarters located in Salt Lake City, UT. The AES Operations team is looking for a Solar Technician with Preventative & Corrective maintenance 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 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.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for assigned O&M activities associated with the solar PV sites and substations associated with the utility-scale Solar Energy Plants located in Southern Arizona. Primary sites are located in Casa Grande, Phoenix, Globe, and Yuma areas.

  • 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 (SMA, Advanced Energy, Power Electronics, EATON, TMEIC, SunGrow, and Solectria), Trackers (NEXTracker & ATI), Combiner Boxes, PV Modules, DC Collection equipment and systems, 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 and clearance orders.

  • Operates electrical and mechanical power plant systems.

  • Participates in training as required.

  • 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.

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

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

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.

  • Knowledge of applicable safety and environmental regulations

  • Demonstrates proactive enthusiasm for solving problems and adding value 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 or Solar certification (plus)

  • Experience in solar system installation (plus)

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

Working Conditions:

  • Working outside in a normal solar 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.

  • Travel to sites outside typical area.

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.

Safety comes first at AES. To protect the health and safety of our people, customers, communities and partners, and to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, AES requires all newly-hired people or current AES people applying for U.S.-based role(s), to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be willing to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their date of hire. Except where prohibited by law or not specifically covered in a collective bargaining agreement, new hires and transfers will be required to provide proof of vaccination during onboarding and periodically thereafter. This policy will comply with all applicable laws and is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health authorities, as applicable.

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