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Duke Energy Solar Tech I - Commercial - Rosamond, CA in Various Locations, California

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Note: this position is located in the Rosamond, CA area.Job Summary

This is the both the entry level and initial training level for the series. This training level is intended to train for the less difficult (technical) work. Trainees, under close supervision and in accordance with established safety and technical procedures, learn and perform increasingly difficult duties of a semi-technical nature in a specialized program. When incumbents become proficient in their duties, they work under general supervision and guidelines performing routine tasks and assist higher level technicians more complex and difficult tasks. A Level 1 will have received the initial DRA training and will have completed the core concepts knowledge requirement. A Level 1 will need to be teamed up with a Level 2, 3, or 4. Employees at this level will receive instruction and oversight as new or unusual situations arise while they become more familiar with operating procedures and policies.


Maintenance of Solar facilities• Diagnose and resolve faults on solar as they relate to mechanical or electrical issues.• Perform pad mounted Transformer switching in accordance with all Lock Out / Tag Out Procedures• Perform corrective tasks on solar equipment• Work as scheduled during the week and on call as required by manager• Maintain a high level of safety awareness at all times• Work in a outdoor environment for an extended period of time• Operate grounds keeping equipment including but not limited to weed eaters and lawn movers Compliance & Administrative Record Maintenance• EH&S Documentation• Complete necessary paperwork (work order, timesheet, tool and PPE inventory, and additional paperwork as necessary)• Work within Maximo to complete work orders Add 'l Support for Sites• Willing to travel and assist other Duke Energy Generation Services solar facilities when needed.

Required Qualifications

• Associates degree or• Technical degree• In lieu of Technical degree(s) listed above, High School/GED AND 1 year(s) related work experience

Desired Qualifications

• In addition to desired degree, 1 year related work experience

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Completion of a Solar training program is preferred.

  • Additional years of wind turbine or solar experience is strongly preferred

  • Experience with multiple solar supplier technology

  • High voltage and sub-station maintenance experience

  • Familiarity with mechanical and electronic testing equipment (i.e. voltage testers, amp clamps, oscilloscopes, and various hand and power tools)

  • Knowledge of heavy equipment for facility maintenance

Working Conditions

  • The position may be located at a specific solar facility or part of a mobile team. The positions will require fieldwork at a Solar facility as well as office work when necessary. The work schedules can vary depending on business need and can include changes in normal shift assignments, overtime, callout, and holiday and weekend work. Exposure to the natural elements (i.e.- weather, heat/cold, noise, dust, humidity, and wildlife) are associated with the work environment.

Specific Requirements

  • Valid driver's license

  • Complete Initial Training in Duke Renewable Academy

Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable)No

Represented/Union PositionNo

Visa Sponsored PositionNo

Posting Expiration Date

Saturday, January 16, 2021

All job postings expire at 12:01 AM on the posting expiration date.

Please note that in order to be considered for this position, you must possess all of the basic/required qualifications.

We are one of the largest electric power holding companies in the United States, supplying and delivering electricity to approximately 7.4 million U.S. customers. We have approximately 52,700 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Carolinas, the Midwest and Florida – and natural gas distribution services serving more than 1.5 million customers in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and the Carolinas. Our commercial and international businesses own and operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a portfolio of renewable energy assets.

Regardless of your skill set or specific interest, we're looking for the best and brightest talent in the industry. Our people make us great - and we're always looking for more. Find your career path today at Duke Energy, where it's more than a career - it's a chance to make a difference in people's lives.

Duke Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the laws set forth in the Department of Labor EEO Poster and Supplement.