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Invenergy Solar Technician in Herald, California

Invenergy drives innovation in energy. Powered by decades of entrepreneurial experience and unparalleled execution, we solve the energy challenges facing our customers and communities. We provide power generation and storage solutions at scale around the world to create a cleaner energy future. We develop. We build. We own. We operate. We are Invenergy.

Job Description

The Rancho Seco I energy center is a 171 MW-AC solar powered generation facility located in Herald, CA utilizing GE inverters and Fixed tracking . Position OverviewAs a Solar Technician, you will be responsible for assisting in operating and maintaining the facility.

Responsibilities

  • Perform routine mechanical and electrical maintenance on all site solar, substation, and associated equipment

  • Perform vegetation management, up to operating large equipment to maintain the site per the vegetation management plan.

  • Troubleshoot complicated electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic problems including: Inverter faults, Tracker faults, network communications, ground faults, collection issues, substation issues, and general site performance issues.

  • Understand electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic functions of all components of solar site and associated equipment.

  • Conduct site maintenance daily, wearing all required safety equipment, to inspect, maintain, and repair equipment.

  • The Solar Technician will work a schedule of 7:00am – 3:30pm Monday-Friday (40 hours) and will be subject to scheduled and unscheduled overtime and potential night work. The work schedule will vary during the peak maintenance periods.

  • Maintain company tooling, facilities and equipment and a clean safe work environment

    Required Skills

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent

  • One (1) year technical experience (electrical, etc.) and/or technical education.

  • Willing to travel up to 30% of the time.

  • Have availability to work nights during scheduled and unscheduled maintenance activities

  • Must be able to work outdoors in inclement weather

  • Ability to climb / work safely from a portable step ladder

  • Ability to move and manipulate up to 45 kg (100 pounds).

  • Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record.

  • Eligible to work in the United States without the need for employer visa sponsorship now or in the future.

    Preferred Education and/or Work Experience

  • Experience with PV maintenance, including DC systems, AC medium voltage systems, and network communications and monitoring

  • Experience in an industrial environment dealing with machine repair and maintenance (Manufacturing, Automotive, Food Processing, Automation, Facilities) as a maintenance technician, electrician, electronic tech, field engineer or technician, service tech, etc.

  • Ability to understand directions, follow procedures, and complete tasks with minimal oversight

  • Effective communication skills both written and verbal

  • Experience with the operation of various SCADA systems

  • Skilled in the use of testing equipment and tools such as Thermographic Electrical Inspection, I-V Curve Tracing, Meggers, and Ground Fault Detection

  • Strong Analytical and Diagnostic capabilities to troubleshoot and correct problems found

  • Knowledge of National Electrical Code (NEC) and standard practices

  • Ability to read and understand electrical single-line and three-line diagrams / schematics

  • Proficiency with MS Office suite

    Individuals receiving conditional offers of employment will be subject to drug testing and must receive a negative result to begin working for the company.

Salary Range

Hourly Pay Range: $27/hr to $45.75/hr

Benefits

Eligible for medical, dental, vision, 401(k), profit sharing, bonus, paid time off, etc.

Invenergy LLC is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or disability.

Invenergy drives innovation in energy. Powered by decades of entrepreneurial experience and unparalleled execution, we solve the energy challenges facing our customers and communities. We provide power generation and storage solutions at scale around the world to create a cleaner energy future. We develop. We build. We own. We operate. We are Invenergy.

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