Borrego Solar’s mission is “to solve the world’s energy problems by accelerating the adoption of renewable energy.” To date we have installed more than 600 MW of solar while maintaining a reputation for quality, deep staff expertise, and a focus on building long-term relationships based on trust and transparency. But being the largest private commercial solar and energy storage company in the U.S. is not enough. Solving the world’s energy problems means moving from MWs to GWs across each of our three core businesses: project development, EPC, and O&M. And that is what we are going to do. Our 5-year goal is to be the leading solar and energy storage provider in the United States. Borrego’s past and future success is driven from our culture of teamwork, integrity, and a commitment to continuous improvement. Be a Part of Our Mission. Join the GW Revolution.
Summary of Position: The Solar Technician 3 is one of the most experienced employees in the field and responsible for leading and training any team members assigned to the team.
Position responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
Demonstrate integrity, strong initiative, work ethic, as well as a focus on safety and quality of work on a continuous basis.
Supervise, lead, and train any Solar Technician 1 or Solar Technician 2 team member assigned to work with the Solar Technician 3.
Perform Preventive Maintenance on solar and battery installations in accordance with Borrego, customer, and OEM standards.
Perform Corrective Maintenance on solar and battery installations in accordance with Borrego, customer, and OEM standards, ensuring that the root cause has been identified and corrected.
Ensure that work being performed in the area meets or exceeds Borrego Solar O&M standards.
Complete assigned task safely, correctly, and within the allotted time.
Ensure all PPE, tools, and equipment assigned to the employee are accounted for, maintained in good condition, repaired or replaced as required.
Interface with SCADA/DAS systems to understand onsite issue with the ability to communicate to both management and customers.
Correctly document all work in a Service Visit and Case within Borrego Solar’s CMMS. Correct documentation includes proper grammar and spelling, photography, thermal photography, and completion of checklists.
Provide technical support for customer issues as requested.
Such other duties and responsibilities as may be determined by the Area Supervisor or Regional Manager.
Safety Duties and Responsibilities:
Safety is a core value in Borrego Solar and the Solar Technician 3 must:
Read, understand and sign all safety procedures.
Attend weekly safety meetings.
Receive, inspect, and maintain all required PPE.
Complete all required safety training.
Ensure every safety incident known to the employee is reported timely and accurately.
Ensure every safety incident involving the employee is fully investigated, documented and corrective actions are implemented.
The successful applicant must pass a criminal, motor vehicle and pre-employment drug test.
Required Skills and Experience:
High school diploma or equivalent.
Ability to communicate in English both orally and writing
Excellent organizational and leadership skills
Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities
Basic computer operation skills and familiarity with internet based program navigation and SalesForce systems
Proven experience understanding and implementing OSHA regulations.
Ability to read, interpret and understand basic drawings and schematics.
Knowledge and understanding of solar plant construction and comprehension of how onsite equipment interacts with the overall plant.
Knowledge of and ability to troubleshoot and repair SCADA/DAS systems which are used to monitor and report onsite performance.
Knowledge of and ability to perform IV Curve tracing, determine if an issue exists and repair it.
Knowledge of and ability to troubleshoot and repair major solar plant components (e.g. central and string inverters, transformers, combiner and re-combiner boxes, switch gears, PV modules, etc.)
Knowledge of and ability to troubleshoot and repair major battery storage components (g. central and string inverters, transformers, combiner and re-combiner boxes, switch gears, battery banks, etc.)
Complete courses and maintain advanced inverter certifications.
A Solar Technician 3 will be required to work under the following conditions:
May be required to travel up to 50% of the time. We are open to candidates within a reasonable commuting distance (approximately one hour or less) to the Bloomington area.
Required to work more than 90% of the time in the field performing Preventive and Corrective Maintenances.
Work in a fast-changing environment which may require quick decisions with limited processes and procedures.
This position has the following physical requirements:
Ability to drive a vehicle.
Ability to stand for long periods of time.
Ability to walk distances up to 5 miles in a day.
Ability to ascend or descend ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, and the like, maintaining 3 points of contact.
Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound.
Ability to maintain body equilibrium to prevent falling and walking, standing or crouching on narrow or slippery surfaces.
Required to have visual acuity which includes depth perception, field of vision and the ability to distinguish between colors.
Ability to work in outside environments which may include but are not limited to, extreme heat (temperatures above 100℉) or extreme cold (temperatures below 32℉) for periods of more than one hour.
Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Borrego Solar’s approach to compensating our employees is unique and progressive. We offer a casual community-based workplace that is upbeat and hard working. We strive for quality workmanship and place a large emphasis on customer satisfaction. We promote from within and are looking for career minded individuals, looking to advance in the growing photovoltaic industry. We offer pay commensurate with experience along with excellent benefits including:
Competitive base salary
Potential for bonuses
Comprehensive benefits package including dental, vision, health, life, and disability insurance
Self-managed flexible work schedules and time-off policies
401(k) plan with company match and immediate vesting
Continuing education and professional development assistance