Solar technicians are the technical experts that connect the business to the construction and maintenance of our fleet of solar assets from groundbreaking to decommissioning. They oversee the subcontractors during the construction phase of solar energy sites and maintain the systems throughout their contracted life – usually 15 or 20 years. This “life-cycle technical management” allows Greenskies to build career-long relationships with our Solar Technicians who in turn help the business retain the critical lessons learned over the years. Solar Technicians have a portfolio of projects near their home for which they are responsible, but may also be asked to lead the charge into new markets while the company identifies new local Solar Technicians for a permanent role.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Daily travel to regional solar projects that are under construction and operational
Leading and educating subcontractors from site mobilization through project commissioning
Tracking project installation schedules and installation sequences and providing data back to the associated Project Management Group (“PMG”)
Examine the work of the subcontractors to make sure they are meeting Greenskies’ standard of quality and safety.
Orchestrating site mobilization, grid shutdowns, interconnections, witness tests and inspections
Perform head-to-tail project commissioning at the end of the construction phase
Ongoing preventative maintenance visits to each system which will include inspections of wiring and connections, mechanical repairs, torque verification, thermal scans, string tests, inverter inspections, etc.
DC and AC testing included but not limited to polarity, open circuit voltage, grounding continuity, insulation resistance testing
Responding to scheduled and urgent maintenance cases
Completing operations and maintenance reports following every site visit
System monitoring start-up
Communicating with O&M and PMG groups in Connecticut for task prioritization
Representing Greenskies to clients on site in a professional manner
These duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing and other duties will be assigned based on the positions role within the business.
Desire to be part of a team that works unusually hard to achieve its goals
Strong leadership and communication skills
Ability to travel often, including overnight trips as necessary
A strong background in electricity, circuits and electronics
Experience in the solar industry
Experience in construction management
Experience troubleshooting electrical and mechanical challenges
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