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Solar Electrical Technician

Tappahannock VA

Job ID: 2020-1620


Strata Solar is a national leading developer of commercial and utility-scale solar farms ranked amongst the top five solar producers in the US. We understand that our employees are the lifeblood of the company. We strive to align company goals with those of our employees. We're constantly innovating to make a difference for our customers, our employees, and our planet. Our mission is to make a difference by developing cost-efficient alternatives to traditional energy sources, without long-term dependence on government subsidies. We’re leading the industry in sustainable energy careers. We hope you’ll join us.



Come join our growing team and make your mark on renewable energy as a solar Plant Maintenance Technician! The Plant Maintenance Technician I is directly responsible for electrical, telecommunication, and mechanical maintenance activities, to include testing and repair of all major and balance-of-system components utilized in solar photovoltaic (“PV”) power generation. This is considered the entry level on our team of technicians. This individual will receive comprehensive on-the-job, classroom-based, and online training pertaining to all aspects of PV fundamentals, installation, testing, maintenance, and repair of small commercial and large utility-scale PV systems. As training milestones are completed, the Technician will become qualified to perform and supervise more and more maintenance activities which will lead to a range of future growth opportunities within Strata. If you have electrical experience and have an interest in furthering your solar maintenance capabilities, please keep reading!



Main Responsibilities:

The Plant Maintenance Technician is responsible for assisting with the performance of all photovoltaic plant maintenance operations, to include but not limited to testing, maintenance, and repair of all major and balance-of- system components utilized in PV power generation.

Develop a strong working knowledge of electrical theory in order to understand electrical design drawings as well as quickly identify & escalate electrical safety hazards

Pull data files, troubleshoot communications issues, and maneuver monitoring software using a PC or Tablet.

Complete and create work tickets on PC or Tablet in our ticketing system.

Conduct basic networking, such as changing IP addresses on laptop to connect with equipment. Complete work tickets on PC in our ticketing system

Use multimeter, low resistance Ohm-meter, PV Analyzer, IR thermometer, IR camera, and hand-held irradiance meter as well as a variety of hand tools in the performance of electrical maintenance work.

Troubleshoot & diagnose common Direct Current (“DC”) faults within the PV plant.

Complete and submit all assigned inspection and testing data as required. Create excellent, detailed documentation within our work ticketing software system so that we can always deliver professional reporting to our customers.


Training: This individual will receive comprehensive on-the- job, classroom-based, and online training pertaining to all aspects of PV fundamentals, installation, testing, maintenance, and repair of small commercial and utility-scale PV systems.



Position Requirements:

Two year degree or Military / Trade / Apprenticeship certificate in electrical or IT related studies preferred**

One year of electrical, Information Technology or other relevant experience preferred**

**On the Job Training program is available for self-motivated, dependable candidates whom may not have the education or electrical experience.

Must have a valid driver’s license with reliable transportation

Ability to pass pre-employment drug screen & criminal background check

OSHA 10 / 30 Certification a plus

Must have the ability to travel, work on-call during off-shift hours and weekends.


Required Skills:

Proficiency to navigate computer and tablet based technology on a daily basis. 20% of Position

Self-motivated with a positive attitude and strong communication skills

Detail orientated with a focus on quality and efficiency

Professional appearance and personality

Practice and comprehend safe work procedures.

Read and interpret maps, instructional manuals, specifications, work site directions, blue prints and written instructions.


Physical Requirements:

Must be able to work in an outdoor environment and be able to travel occasionally to remote project sites.

Must be able to sit, stand or walk for the entire duration of a shift.

Must be able to stoop, kneel or bend.

Must be able to lift, push or pull 50 lbs overhead repeatedly

Must be in good physical condition to perform all job responsibilities.


No third party solicitations or resumes will be accepted for this or any other Strata Solar position.



Posted May 8, 2020

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