Lead Solar Technician

Lead Solar Technician

Company: Longroad Energy


Location: Benton, ME

Job Description: About Longroad Energy Longroad Energy is a Boston, MA headquartered renewable energy developer focused on the development, ownership, and operation/asset management of wind and solar energy projects throughout North America. Founded in 2016, Longroad owns 1.6 GW of wind and solar projects across the United States in addition to operating and managing a total of 3.5 GW of wind and solar projects on behalf of Longroad and third parties. Our vision is to create lasting value for our shareholders, communities, and employees by responsibly developing, owning and operating renewable energy projects. We have assembled a world-class team with a passion for renewable energy innovation and a commitment to developing renewable projects throughout the US. Job Purpose The purpose of this position is to perform the efficient and safe operating and maintenance of multiple solar generating facilities from DG to utility scale including troubleshooting, repairing, and maintaining mechanical and electrical systems. Responsibilities Perform maintenance, troubleshooting, repairs, balance of plant and operational activities on fixed and single axis solar tracking systems, collection lines, combiner boxes and panels. Working knowledge of monitoring systems SCADA and DAS. Manage and direct team of technicians. Responsible for site inventory accountability and replenishment. Demonstrate work planning skills, activity scheduling and follow up to assure work compliance. Demonstrate procedural compliance in all site operation and maintenance activities by following established procedures. Ensure site equipment is kept at the highest possible standard maximizing availability, reliability, efficiency, and profitability. Coordinate Switching and Curtailments with the Remote Operations Center. Effectively communicate with all members of the team and/or subcontractors as required. Conduct oneself in a professional manner to ensure adherence to all Longroad policies and procedures are adhered to. Report all scheduled and unscheduled work performed Required to be on call as deemed necessary by supervisor. Willing to work a 60 hour per week + if required including nights for certain maintenance activities. Able to work overtime and non-standard hours (nights/weekends). Perform other duties as assigned. Travel as needed. Minimum Qualifications Electrical license valid in the State of Maine. Technical 2- 4 year college degree or comparable solar industry certification training. 3 years of experience in operations and maintenance of a solar facility including balance of plant (BOP) activities. Experience troubleshooting hydraulic, mechanical, electrical systems, combiner boxes, inverters, etc. Able to perform quality control inspections and create reports on work completed by contractors or other techs performing work on site. Familiarity with CPR, First Aid, Hydraulics, Voltage Test Procedures, Lock Out – Tag Out, Infrared Testers, Multimeters, Amp Clamps, Megohmmeters and torquing and tensioning procedures. Able to identify and classify problems, critically evaluate data, establish facts and put forth conclusions. Proficient computer and software skills including Microsoft Office products. Demonstrated leadership experience. Valid driver’s license. Ability to work in outdoor weather conditions including but not limited to: excessive noise, extreme heat, extreme cold, wet environment, and humidity. Ability to frequently utilize hand functions requiring fine motor skills including but not limited to fine manipulation, grasping, and pinching. Ability to frequently utilize gross motor skills including but not limited to: pushing, pulling, and reaching. Ability to occasionally lift and/or carry objects weighing 25 pounds or less such as inverters or ladders. Ability to transport materials and equipment to complete assigned job tasks (up to 50 pounds frequently and up to 100 pounds with assistance). Desired/Preferred Qualifications Knowledge of OHSA 10, NFPA 70e and NABCEP Certification. Characteristics Necessary for Success A collaborative style and a can-do attitude. Comfortable with fast paced, rapidly changing environment. Ability to make informed decisions quickly. Passionate and enthusiastic about alternative energy Integrity and accountability. Benefits of Working at Longroad Energy We are dedicated to providing our employees with the support and resources they need to stay healthy, secure their future, and be successful in their careers. Benefits at Longroad include the opportunity for merit-based salary increases, incentive plan participation, eligibility for our 401(k) plan and matching, and comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance. Our robust time-off policy includes accrual of 18 vacation days in your first year, paid holidays, and paid volunteer time. We offer paid parental leave to help support employees as they transition into parenthood. Learn more about our employee benefits. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Diversity, equity, and inclusion matter - at Longroad, in our industry, in our communities, and in society at large. We embrace our responsibility to build and promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive working experience and drive change where we live and operate. We work to actively promote and celebrate diversity, equity, and inclusion. We foster a supportive space that empowers everyone at Longroad to learn about, discuss and ask questions related to embracing and honoring identity. We collaborate with our community, colleagues, and industry in the ongoing pursuit of evolving and growing an inclusive and diverse environment. Learn more about our DEI commitment. Longroad Energy Values At Longroad, we SHINE. We aim to be the most trusted renewable energy company on the long road to a green future. We are an experienced team of problem solvers and promise-keepers who develop sustainable solutions that meet today’s challenges and make a lasting impact on people and our planet. Learn more about our SHINE values. Longroad Energy is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (“EOE”). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, citizenship, or any other legally protected status. Longroad Energy prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities and will reasonably accommodate applicants with a disability, upon request, and will also ensure reasonable accommodations are made for disabled employees. Longroad Energy is firmly committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities in all employment practices and personnel actions, including advertising, recruitment, testing, screening, hiring, selection for training, upgrading, transfer, demotion, layoff, discipline, termination, rates of pay, and other forms of compensation.

Job Type: Full-time

Company Description: We develop, own, and operate renewable projects that enable the clean energy transition. It’s a “long road” for every project; however, we have the passion and commitment to see that they deliver significant benefits to all stakeholders. With 20+ years of experience, we have a great track record of delivering responsible renewable projects – even before starting Longroad in 2016. We’ve developed 66 projects totaling 6.5 GW of wind and solar projects, 20 of these at Longroad, totaling 3.2 GW.

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