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Industry:
Technician
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
High School or equivalent

O&M FIELD SERVICE TECHNICIAN

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION 

The O&M Field Service Technician is responsible for maintaining Utility & Commercial PV plants in the field. Duties include maintaining, troubleshooting, repairing, and basic analyzing of PV plants, Utility & commercial inverter applications and all associated equipment and site assets. 

PRIMARY DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Maintains, conducts basic troubleshooting & repairs, and analyzes Utility and commercial PV Plants and equipment in the field, via email, telephone and site visits.
  • Develops a knowledge of SMA’s commercial inverter products, associated SMA accessories, and third party accessories.
  • Develops and maintains knowledge of PV plant operations, designs and basis of operations and design.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of the National Electric Code (NFPA 70), NFPA 70E, NESC.
  • Regularly works with high voltage DC electricity, three phase AC power, and the relevant software and firmware of the PV SCADA and control systems and solar inverters.
  • Maintains a high level of customer satisfaction while striving to lower the costs of O&M.
  • Other duties as may be required or assigned. 

REQUIRED TRAINING (TYPE / DURATION / FIELD / ADDITIONAL TRAINING) 

  • An Associates’s degree in a technical field is strongly preferred or Apprentice/Journeyman training in electrical or PV field with 2+ years experience.. 

REQUIRED RELEVANT PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (TYPE / DURATION) 

  • At least 3 years of experience in electrical, electronic and/or network communications are required.
  • Prior experience in the solar energy industry is strongly preferred.

OTHER SPECIALIZED SKILLS 

  • Knowledge of PV solar and/or alternative energy markets is required.
  • Knowledge of National Electric Code is required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.
  • Proficiency in the English language, both written and verbal, is required. German and/or 

Spanish language skills are a plus. 

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) is required.
  • Attention to detail and a high level of accuracy are required.
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems effectively.This position may require periodic domestic and international travel. 

Extent of responsibility: Regional

REQUIRED LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY: English

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