Solar Technician Lead
Solar Technician IV, Field Service Tech IV
Lay-out, assemble, install, or maintain utility level solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, models and panels in compliance with site assessment and schematics. Measure, assemble and bolt structural framing and solar modules / panels. Responsible for the on-site operations; corrective, preventive, and emergency maintenance, repairs, and replacement. Comply with and follow all safety, LOTO, company, and operations policies and procedures. Train and mentor new technicians, helpers and laborers. Determine materials, equipment, and installation sequences necessary to maximize installation efficiency. Activate and test PV systems. Perform cleaning, compacting, grading, painting, sanding or stripping operations. Compile or maintain records of system operation, performance, and maintenance. Coordinate work with other crafts and co-workers. Observe functioning of installed equipment or systems to determine need for adjustments, relocation, or replacement. Serve as the person in charge for work team – temporarily assume Technician Supervisor or Site Assistant Manager role as needed. Interact with customers as directed by manager and ensure customer safety. Balance and support facility public relations and community interactions. Ensure all health and safety and operating procedures are followed.
Solar Photovoltaic construction craft and the assembly, installation, or maintenance of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, Reading plans and specifications. Electricity, Mechanical, and Environmental, Microsoft Office software, SQL Server software, and reporting systems, and computerized diagnostic and troubleshooting tools. Maintenance and electronic testing equipment. Heavy equipment required for facility maintenance. Leading and training other technicians. Site management / operations. Customer service.
Minimum of Associates degree (electrical or technical) and 2+ years solar experience. Preference for bachelor's degree in technical field or equivalent experience. (5+ years solar experience). Valid driver's license.
5-7 years' relevant experience in solar energy or a related industry (with required education & training) or 5+ years of field electrician experience with Instrumentation & Electrical, Instrumentation & Control will be considered in lieu of applicable solar experience. High voltage and sub-station maintenance experience. Solar installer and/or construction experience helpful. Experience leading / supervising and training others.
Position Reports To
Journeyman level certification. PV Installer Specialist certification or PV Installation Professional certification desirable (NABCEP)
Career path moves from this role
Solar Technician Supervisor, Engineer (with degree), Project Manager