Our high growth and leadership position in the renewable energy business offers outstanding opportunities to individuals seeking an exciting work environment in one of the most important industries for the 21st century. First Solar is a leader in the development and manufacturing of thin film solar modules used in grid-connected solar power plants, as well as a provider of complete solar generation solutions for U.S. utilities. Our culture is one where teamwork, continuous improvement, achievement of results, and environmental responsibility are core values. We are seeking new associates who are motivated to contribute their talents to making cost-effective solar energy an important part of the world’s energy mix.
Primary Job Functions:
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First Solar’s Energy Services unit seeks candidates who believe in our mission of providing cost-advantaged solar services through innovation, customer engagement, industry leadership and operational excellence. Members of the Energy Services team have a direct hand in offsetting carbon emissions from traditional energy sources by ensuring that our customers’ power plants are available and performing at optimal levels. Every year, power plants managed by First Solar produced over 11 terawatt hours of clean, renewable energy. This is equivalent to powering 1.2 million homes and removing 1.7 million cars from the road.
The Energy Services team looks for individuals who enjoy contributing to an innovative, forward-thinking team, are effective problem solvers, data and results driven and continuously look for ways to improve processes to help us lead the world’s sustainable energy future.
Directly responsible for a variety of field service functions including, but not limited to, monitoring PV Plant operation through SCADA, commissioning, testing, inspecting, trouble-shooting, repairing, and modifying solar photovoltaic systems. Additionally, this position is responsible for the supervision of contractors to ensure safe, high quality and timely performance of maintenance activities in the field. This position will act as the primary responder to customer service calls or automated service calls generated by remote alarm notification systems, and will be on-call 24/7.
Candidate should be able to fully run the site with limited to no supervision. Should be prepared to take over supervision of the facility in the absence of Site Supervisor or Site Manager.
2 years of experience in a related position.
Experience in operating and maintaining power plant electrical systems, SCADA and controls systems operation, troubleshooting advanced electrical components, and using procedures to perform equipment preventative and corrective maintenance preferred.
High School Diploma or equivalent required.
College or technical degree preferred.
Electrical certifications, state, journeyman, etc. a plus.
Equivalent training in military, utility, or power industry a plus.
Knowledge in electrical safety and arc flash standards.
Understanding of and ability to follow operating, switching, maintenance, safety and environmental procedures.
Must have a safety background with experience in Lockout Tag Out and Job Hazard Analysis
Working knowledge of industrial or power facility operation and maintenance
Understanding of local and national electrical codes.
Ability to read and understand Electrical schematics and prints.
Experienced with medium & high voltage switching.
Basic ability to perform testing and troubleshooting of medium voltage and high voltage equipment, including transformers, potential transformers, current transformers, breakers, relays, contactors, motors and inverters.
Capable of retrieving relay files and documentation.
Familiar with CMMS systems for maintenance tracking.
Proven computer skills in a Windows environment (Microsoft Office Products) is required.
Must possess good English oral and written communication skills
Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and projects.
Self-directed and accountable, able to think critically about processes and issues.
Highest level of Integrity.
Valid Driver's License.
Ensure a safe work environment by promoting strict adherence to company protocols
Oversee personnel in the field and ensure safety, quality and schedule adherence.
Perform and document training on and ensure compliance to Job Hazard Analysis, Pre-Job Brief and Lock-Out-Tag-Out procedures.
Train personnel in safety, environmental and procedural requirements.
Communicate effectively with remote operators
Assist in planning and executing on-site projects, installations, commissioning, quality inspections, and performance testing.
Assist with writing and enforcing work and equipment testing instructions and procedures, including normal and maintenance operating procedures.
Ensure work orders are complete per requirements
Ensure all documentation and required reports are reviewed, complete, submitted and filed.
Communicate cross-functionally across all necessary parts of the organization to achieve resolution to plant issues.
Attend, participate in and pass all assigned training in safety, environmental and other areas as assigned
Maintain work area and site housecleaning to 5S standards
Other duties as assigned
For more information and to apply: http://www.firstsolar.com/en/Careers