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AES Atlas Operator in New York

At AES, we raise the quality of life around the world by changing the way energy works. Everyone makes an impact every day in our small, global teams. Apply here to start an extraordinary career today.

At AES, we raise the quality of life around the world by changing the way energy works. Everyone makes an impact every day in our small, global teams. Apply here to start an extraordinary career today.

Embark on an exciting journey with AES as we pioneer the future of energy through Atlas, our innovative growth venture. Atlas, propelled by an AI-enabled robot, is transforming the construction of solar projects by expediting their completion. As a pivotal contributor to our mission of scaling solar energy production at an unparalleled pace, Atlas is leading the charge to meet the urgent global demand for net-zero emissions.

The Atlas Operator will be a vital member of the Atlas solar innovation business, responsible for operating Atlas robot, the AI-enabled solar module installation robot developed by AES with its key industry partners. The Atlas Operator will also be responsible for operating heavy machinery, specifically skid steers and forklifts, within the context of solar construction projects.

A successful candidate will be highly motivated, passionate about their work, and eager to push the boundaries of what is currently achievable in the field. This mission-driven individual will be responsible for actively advancing, deploying, and executing module installations with ATLAS. This individual will assume the responsibility of operating machinery, handling materials, performing daily inspections, and collaborating closely with other team members. As an operator in the Atlas business, this position will work collaboratively across Atlas, including engineering, business leadership, and construction management, providing feedback, issues list, installation reports, and brainstorming solutions to be implemented on sites. Atlas team members are firm believers that accelerating decarbonization necessitates audacious actions, empowering the world to fulfill future needs.

Major R esponsibilities

  • Safety Compliance: Comply with all safety regulations and procedures, ensuring a safe working environment at all times.

  • Operate Machinery: Operate skid steer and forklift machinery safely and efficiently, ensuring all tasks are completed in a timely manner.

  • Material Handling: Load, unload, and transport construction materials as per project requirements.

  • Solar Installation Assistance: Assist in the installation of solar panels and related equipment, ensuring all installations are done according to specifications.

  • Equipment Maintenance: Perform routine inspections and preventive maintenance on equipment to ensure optimal performance.

  • Team Collaboration: Collaborate closely with other team members, including engineers, business development professionals and construction workers.

  • Support on the development of Atlas operations plan based onproject requirements within the established schedule.

  • Work across Atlas and field construction leadership teams to build excitement and confidence around Atlas vision and objectives, and secure direct and indirect resources.

  • Support daily installation updates and reporting to senior managers.


  • Founder’s mentality : Entrepreneurial passion for getting things done and a “make it happen”attitude with an intellectual curiosity to seek new opportunities.

  • Certification: Must possess a valid certification to operate skid steers and forklifts from a recognized institution.

  • Experience: Proven experience as a skid steer and forklift operator is required. The ideal candidate should have at least 2 years of experience operating heavy machinery in a construction environment. Foreman experience is a plus.

  • Solar Construction Experience: Experience in solar construction is highly desirable.Candidates with experience in installing solar panels, wiring solar systems, or other related tasks will be given preference.

  • Safety Training: Completion of safety training related to heavy machinery operation is required. This includes understanding of safety protocols, emergency procedures, and use of personal protective equipment.

  • Skill and Behavior: Capability to work dynamically and collaboratively across multiple teams in a fast-paced andtechnical business environment with minimal supervision.Excellent communication skills. Results-oriented, “can-do” attitude, and “get things done” mentality; comfortable with uncertainty and ambiguity; no compromise on attention to quality and details.

  • Problem-Solving Skills: Ability to troubleshoot issues with machinery and make quick decisions on field.

Travel: 100% travel

Languages: English 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 $27.75 and $33.36/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.