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Solar Electrical Technician

The Solar Electrical Technician is responsible for the on-site operations and maintenance of small to large solar PV systems, including, but not limited to site safety, electrical system maintenance, sub-contractor management, commissioning, site field reports, and other duties as required to properly maintain and operate the site within the contractual requirements.

Candidates must have a strong background in electrical maintenance and troubleshooting, preferably in commercial solar.

JOB RESPONSBILITIES:

  • Troubleshoot and resolve commercial solar warranty and service issues that arise from modules, monitoring, storage, and balance of system components.
  • Responsible for the completion of all commercial service and warranty related work with a focus on safety, quality, and customer experience.
  • Ability to work with smart devices, gather information, and upload into the CRM Salesforce program.
  • Review site drawings to ensure proper operation and maintenance of equipment.
  • Troubleshoot PV system performance issues. Locate and isolate ground faults, arc faults or any production related issues.
  • Perform basic network troubleshooting in relation to Data Acquisition Systems.
  • Download log files from inverters for submission to manufacturers for review.
  • Planned and unplanned overtime, limited weekend work and travel may be required.
  • Communicate with internal and external customers as required.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Formal electrical training or 4+ years’ equivalent experience in maintaining PV electrical equipment in the commercial solar energy field.
  • 2+ years’ experience diagnosing and repairing solar PV electrical systems.
  • High School diploma or equivalent (Required)
  • Strong understanding of OSHA safety requirements including LOTO, Arc Flash, JSA, etc.
  • Ability to comprehend engineered construction drawings.
  • Capable of managing multiple tasks and adapting to change easily.
  • Experience with monitoring systems to diagnose site problems.
  • Able to work in a team environment or alone with no supervision.
  • Able to work with different computer programs such as MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, and cloud-based software systems such as Salesforce CRM platform
  • Ability to analyze and resolve problems independently.
  • Work around high voltages and currents.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Work in all elements, depending on job location and time of year, including heat, cold, rain, and snow.
  • Perform work at various heights up to 50’, working from ladders, aerial lifts, or other safe working platforms.
  • Ability to lift, squat, deadlift, pull and carry up to 50 lbs. daily.
  • Repetitive use of legs, arms, hands, and fingers.
  • Always wear personal protective equipment (PPE).

Willingness to travel: Required

  • Must be willing to travel within the state of NJ daily
  • Travel to other states about 25% of the time

License/ Certification:

  • Must maintain a clean driving record.
  • OSHA 30, preferred
  • NABCEP, preferred

Benefits:

  • 401k with a match
  • Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid time off
  • Eligible for a discretionary bonus

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