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AES Solar Technician II in Lancaster, California

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AES CE is an established and rapidly growing renewable energy company headquartered in Salt Lake City. The AES Operations team is looking for a seasoned Solar Technician with field 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 build, train and lead other field personnel. 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:

  • Performs corrective, preventive, and emergency maintenance and operations for which they are qualified to safely and efficiently perform for equipment including but not limited to:

  • Power Electronics HEC

  • Power Electronics HEC 1500V

  • Power Electronics HEM

  • AE 1000NX

  • AE 500NX

  • Eaton XPert 1670

  • Ingecon Sun 1110TL U B400

  • SMA 750CP

  • SMA SC2200-2750

  • DC Combiner boxes

  • ATI Trackers V2, V2.5, V3

  • NexTracker Tracker

  • First Solar Tracker

  • High, Medium, Low voltage Switching

  • Performs other technical and administrative duties associated with operating and maintaining a power facility.

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

  • Performs work independently and/or in work crews.

Desired Skills, Expertise and Competencies:

  • Shown experience with a multitude of electrical/construction projects and knowledge of basic IT equipment.

  • 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, multi-functional and geographically diverse organization.

  • Maturity, professionalism and excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing with colleagues.

  • 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.

  • Proficiency in research, highly technical equipment and engineering.

  • Excellent hands on abilities with strong technical skills

  • Ability to operate personal computer with technical proficiency of standard business software

  • 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.

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

Education / Experience:

  • Possess 2 year technical degree or equivalent Journeyman qualifications (Plus)

  • Three (3) or more years’ experience as a PV O&M solar technician

  • Knowledge of electrical or mechanical fundamentals (single craft journeyman skills) such as electrical measurements, control circuits, and state theory application.

  • Basic knowledge of operational characteristics of equipment and associated control devices installed in power facilities.

Working Conditions:

  • Working outside.

  • Normal plant and/or office environment, including working at heights, high/low ambient temperatures and high/low humidity areas.

  • 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.

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 $28.10 and $33.28/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.

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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