Lay-out, assemble, install, or maintain utility level solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, models and panels in compliance with site assessment and schematics. When needed, measure, assemble and bolt structural framing and solar modules / panels. Assist with the on-site operations, corrective and preventive maintenance, repairs, and replacement. Comply with and follow all safety, LOTO, company, and operations policies and procedures. Work with other technicians and laborers. Use appropriate hand tools and power tools to perform a variety of functions. Use materials, equipment, and installation sequences necessary to maximize installation efficiency. Assist with activating and testing PV systems. Lift and carry building materials, tools, and supplies. Mix, pour and spread concrete, asphalt, gravel and other materials. Perform cleaning, compacting, grading, painting, sanding or stripping operations. Maintain records of system operation, performance, and maintenance. Coordinate work with other crafts and co-workers. Observe functioning of installed equipment systems to determine need for adjustments, relocation, or replacement.
Basic knowledge to assist with Solar Photovoltaic construction craft and the assembly, installation, or maintenance of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. Reading plans and specifications. Basic Electricity, Mechanical, and Environmental, Health and Safety Fundamentals. Microsoft Office software, SQL Server software, facility management and reporting systems, and computerized diagnostic and troubleshooting tools. Maintenance and electronic testing equipment. Heavy equipment required for facility maintenance. Safe work practices and LOTO.
A high school diploma or GED is required. 2-year technical degree or equivalent Journeyman certification preferred. Valid driver's license.
Ideally minimum of 1 year solar energy industry or related experience. Field electrician experience with Instrumentation & Electrical, Instrumentation & Control will be considered in lieu of applicable solar experience. Ideally, some experience with power operations and maintenance, substations, solar operations and varying solar technology.
Position Reports To
Journeyman level certification preferred. PV Installer Specialist certification desirable (NABCEP)
Career path moves from this role
Solar Technician II (Associate), Solar Technician III (Senior)