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Education & Training for Energy & Water Professionals

Education & Training for Energy & Water Professionals

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Welcome to our one-of-a-kind Energy and Water specific job board webapp featuring postings from around the country!

We've collected current job postings from several sources – including postings from a local network of satisfied employers.  Most of these jobs are applicable to the skills our graduate technicians gain by going through a 2-year degree program however some will require additional background experience. These jobs updated on a daily basis!

Disclaimer: We are neither directly responsible for any of the job posting content listed nor are we the employers of the jobs listed (please do not send us your resumes) . Our website collects listings from around the internet and tries to provide searchable and easily accessible information to people who want to become employed in the industry. As such, we are not able to provide any additional information nor are we able to directly assist with any of the postings.

MAJOR UPDATE 04/24/15 -  Job posts have been cleaned up and the accuracy is greatly imporved! Questions: Please email our creative director, Josh at mandersj@lanecc.edu .

Job Description

The Commercial Field Service Technician will report to the Regional Field Service Manager and provide diagnostic, troubleshooting, preventive and corrective maintenance services to residential and commercial PV systems, electric vehicle charging stations, and energy efficiency installations comprising SolarCity's installed base.

The Field Service Technician will be asked to assist in the commissioning of the solar array and monitoring systems during project installation.

The ideal candidate has significant experience and understanding in the design and installation of commercial and residential PV systems.

Responsibilities

* Perform required preventive maintenance activities on commercial inverters to maintain warranty coverage
* Test, analyze, and repair problems in Photovoltaic Generation Inverters and monitor (DAS) Systems, as well as other components of PV facilities (racking, combiners/recombiners, etc.)
* Perform moderately complex electrical testing and troubleshooting tasks (Voc/Imp, IV curve tracing, ground faults, etc.)
* Use, maintain, and secure test devices and tools used to adjust, calibrate, and repair equipment, including clamp-on meters, IV Curve tracer, thermal scanners, Power Quality Analyzer, etc.
* Interpret As-Built electrical drawings in relationship to PV installations (rooftop, ground mount, and carports)
* Respond to corrective maintenance cases on both commercial and residential PV systems, includes troubleshooting, testing, repairing activities and updating online case logs accurately
* Order parts and equipment through SolarCity supply chain
* Attend and demonstrate outstanding performance at multiple inverter training schools
* Work safely and in accordance with SolarCity and industry standard safety requirements
* Report writing, where required, to comply with deliverables in commercial O&M contracts
* Work closely with members of the Operations Engineering Systems Reliability team to respond to open case directions and provide data where requested
* Prioritize conflicting work requests and escalations
* Work with customers unhappy with the performance or functionality of their systems
* Ensure the vehicle, tooling, electronics, software, and company property issued are accounted for and taken care of
* Work with the electric vehicle charging station teams and understand the systems and installation requirements
* Assist Energy Efficiency teams and understand the systems and requirements
* Support the ongoing development and improvement of the SolarCity Field Service team

Qualifications

* Documented inverter manufacture training
* 2+ years of experience with servicing large, central PV inverters (> 100kw)
* Extensive hands-on experience installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting PV systems
* Comfortable in a fast paced field environment
* Some experience (or at least exposure) with wireless communication and TCP/IP communication protocol (utilized by SolarCity proprietary Data Acquisition System)
* Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal) particularly in a customer-facing environment
* Excellent customer service skills required
* NABCEP Certification strongly preferred
* Journeyman Electrician's card or equivalent required to perform electrical work in the state where work will be performed by the candidate
* Greater trades experience in roofing or electrical a plus
* Have a minimum of one year of PV installation experience
* Proficiency in installing all types of grid-tied inverters and able to work with various ground and roof mount racking systems
* Understanding of the NEC codes that relate to PV installations
* Willing to do residential, commercial and service work
* All candidates must submit and be able to pass a background check and drug test
* Must be able to climb ladders and stairs, lift 100 pounds, and must be able to work on your feet for long periods of time
* Ability to work in extreme environments, e.g. hot sun, below freezing, etc.
* Must be comfortable working with spreadsheets, word processing, and computer-based applications (e.g. time tracking, case management, etc).
* Regular, reliable and predictable attendance required
* Ability to work well with others in a collaborative team environment
* Must have a valid state driver's license
* Must have a clean driving record (example no DUI in last 5 years)
* Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment criminal, driving and drug screen

Benefits for Full-Time Positions

* Competitive pay with many positions incentivized
* Paid training with the nation's leader in solar power
* Full benefits package including health, vision, dental insurance
* Attractive vacation, sick and holiday pay
* 401(k) savings plan
* Employee referral program
* Eligibility to receive equity in the company
* Career path opportunities for top performers

SolarCityis an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws

Job Snapshot

Employment TypeFull-Time
Job TypeSkilled Labor - Trades
EducationNot Specified
ExperienceNot Specified
Manages OthersNot Specified
IndustryEnergy - Utilities - Gas - Electric, Environmental
Required TravelNot Specified
Job ID2015-9735

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