Photovoltaic Field Technician - Sacramento

Location: Sacramento, California
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The world needs energy professionals who see the big picture.  At OpTerra, we offer careers that empower dedicated individuals to work with a dynamic team across many fields – from engineering and sustainable design, to business development, financing, and marketing. If you want to be part of a large, supportive organization where your voice will be heard, join us to power a brighter energy future together.
 
OpTerra is a pioneer in advancing the sustainable energy economy, energizing opportunity and building positive impact for the communities, institutions, and businesses we serve.
 
As a subsidiary of ENGIE, the number one energy efficiency services provider in the world, OpTerra Energy Services provides a unique and extensive set of energy and sustainability management services to thousands of customers across the U.S.  We have helped our partners achieve over $2 billion in energy savings to date while delivering positive environmental and community impact in the diverse regions in which we work.
 

SUMMARY
The Operations and Maintenance Photovoltaic Field Technician manages the maintenance activities for a large number of solar photovoltaic projects. The associate will interact with his or her supervisor regularly.

RESPONSIBILITIES
The Operations and Maintenance Photovoltaic Field Technician will be responsible for the following:
 
  • Maintain the performance of each photovoltaic project subject to performance guarantees. Respond to trouble tickets in a reasonable timely fashion. Troubleshoot and take corrective action and maintain service reports.
  • Develop work scopes for service work orders on repairs issues that require subcontracted assistance.
  • Review annual preventative maintenance service reports to identify issues that require follow up corrective action. Provide feedback to the PV O&M Manager and plan the corrective action for scope of work.
  • Maintain detailed expense records for all service calls including parts costs, tools, mileage, and timekeeping utilizing company provided software tools.
  • Utilize as well as create and refine reporting systems for summary and status to management.
  • Perform re-commissioning, and site inspections as needed.
  • Comply 100% with all safety requirements
  • Other tasks as assigned by Manager/Supervisor
 
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Required:
  • Certified CA Journeyman Electrician
  • Four years technical or engineering degree
  • 6-10 years of experience
  • Experience with PV design, installation, and/or maintenance, use of computer hardware, software tools, MS tools (i.e. Word, Excel, etc.)


SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Required:
  • The position must abide by and understand the safety requirements of the NEC electrical code, NFPA70 and OSHA 30.
  • All project work must abide by the O&M and/or Performance Guarantee contract terms. Specifically pertaining to the maintenance to be performed on customer sites with respect to customer safety requirements, DOJ Livescan and site access terms and conditions.
  • Collaborative and communicative: The position must work very close with the PV manager for daily tasks and directions.
  • Analytical skills: The position requires reviewing PV system performance reports and troubleshooting under-performance issues as well as outage problems at customer sites.
  • Technical requirement of commissioning, troubleshooting of solar electrical generation systems, and monitoring communication equipment.


WORKING ENVIRONMENT
  • Ability to Travel 90% of the time
  • Normal Office Environment and Field Environment, may be exposed to different weather elements
  • The position may be based out of employee home office with field responsibilities in California


 FURTHER INFORMATION  
  • Location: Sacramento, California.
  • Hours: Full time, 40 hours (Non-exempt)
  • Reports to: O&M Manager
 
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills requires of personnel.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of this position, as listed above.

OpTerra is proud to be an EEOC employer.

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