Solar/Storage Technician - Copperhead Job at National Grid Renewables, Riesel, TX

  • National Grid Renewables
  • Riesel, TX

Job Description

National Grid Renewables is a full-service renewable energy company headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. National Grid Renewables has developed over 2,400 megawatts of wind and solar projects that are either operational or currently under construction throughout the United States. National Grid Renewables has a multi-gigawatt development pipeline of wind and solar projects in various stages of development throughout the United States. National Grid Renewables provides custom solutions for utilities and corporations looking to harness renewable energy for business growth. With deep roots in agriculture, National Grid Renewables prides itself on developing renewable energy projects that are farmer-friendly, community-driven, and beneficial for rural communities. 

The technician, based out of Texas, provides the on-site operations, maintenance, repairs, and replacement of equipment at utility scale Solar & Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) generation plants, and leads in all areas of plant operations as directed by the Plant Manager.

  • Ensure strict management and compliance of all company and project environmental, health and safety (EHS) programs.
  • Operate and maintain equipment, including HV equipment, combiner systems, Inverters, pad mount transformers, battery cubes/cores, control panels, MET stations, tracker systems, etc.
  • Provide quality assessments and quality control of the work performed by all third-party contractors.
  • Read schematics to troubleshoot complicated mechanical and electrical control systems and components.
  • Perform mechanical and electrical component repair or replacement of parts to correct malfunctions following all manufacturers' requirements. Includes PV panels, inverter components, string inverters, battery cubes/cores, Met Tower equipment, tracker components, control panels, or other.
  • Perform preventive maintenance in accordance with equipment maintenance manuals.
  • Adhere to effective internal controls.
  • Set up sites for proper tooling, inventory, spare parts, and other equipment necessary to perform efficiently and effectively.
  • Assist the Plant Manager with administration of warranties. Submit and track warranty claims.  Track all on loan parts and reconcile with appropriate parties.
  • Assist with capital improvement programs and retrofits.
  • Assist with vegetation management as needed and determined by the Plant Manager.
  • Participate in a rotating on-call schedule. May require working short notice at times outside normal business hours - Including nights, weekends, or holidays.
  • Occasional travel to maintain efficient operations of the equipment and fleet sites.

  • Minimum of 3 years of related experience or power industry training;
  • Demonstrated experience in solar facility operations and maintenance including a minimum of 3 years experience in a broad range of renewable or other power generation development, design, permitting, construction, or operations.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and communicate effectively across all levels of the organization.
  • Computer skills utilizing word processing, spreadsheets, email, facility control, management and reporting systems, including the use of computerized diagnostic, and troubleshooting tools. 
  • Valid Driver's License & ability to work in adverse weather conditions.  
  • Ability to work around low and medium voltage.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Knowledge of equipment required for facility maintenance. 
  • Proficiency in interpretation of electrical schematics and prints.
Preference may be given to candidates with the following: 
  • Experience in Solar/BESS plant operations or related power plant operations.
  • Master or Journeyman electrical license certified through the state of Illinois.
  • Experience in high voltage maintenance and switching & ability to run test equipment for troubleshooting.
  • Experience establishing and improving preventative maintenance programs.
  • Experience working with Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS).
All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of fit for duty physical & background check. National Grid Renewables is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  National Grid Renewables believe fostering diversity, equity and inclusion is everyones responsibility. Open, honest and respectful ways of working, learning and communicating are the cornerstones of a successful business, and leveraging inclusion and diversity lead to better business results. At National Grid Renewables, were focused on creating a work environment where our people feel respected and included, and therefore empowered to be themselves.

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