Solar Operations and Maintenance Technician II (New Mexico)
Silicon Ranch Corporation is one of the nation’s leading developer, owner, and operators of utility scale solar energy plants. We deliver energy with zero carbon emissions and zero water consumption needs.
- We focus on providing excellent customer service, while developing creative and cost- effective custom solar energy solutions.
- We work with a diverse set of customers including utilities, electrical cooperatives, military and defense facilities, large industrial and commercial businesses.
- Our customized approach delivers clean energy in a manner that reduces environmental impacts and aids in economic development in local communities through capital investment, increased tax revenues, and job growth.
We are experiencing significant growth and are looking for the following to join our dynamic and fast-growing team:
Position: Solar Operations and Maintenance Technician II
Location: Las Cruces, NM
Overview: This position is responsible for performing operations and maintenance activities within a defined facility or set of facilities. The ideal candidate will have experience in the safe planning and performance of electrical tasks within DC, AC, and MV systems as well performing basic electrical testing using industry standard practices.
- Perform scheduled preventative maintenance tasks on the facility, including substation, UPS, battery backup, and SCADA systems.
- Perform corrective maintenance and repair work as directed, including substation, UPS, battery back-up, and SCADA systems.
- Generate reports as required by the SOP.
- Perform testing using IV Curve Tracers, Power Quality Meters, Insulation Resistance Testers, Multimeters, and other equipment as needed.
- Assist management as needed with field investigations to support predictive analytics, root cause analysis, and serial defect reports.
- Provide subject matter expertise and mentoring to Solar O&M Technician I in electrical systems and electrical safety.
- Assist in creating and reviewing preventative maintenance and corrective maintenance SOP’s, schedules, and checklists.
- Provide site access and oversight of third-party contractors as needed.
- Assist with module washing, land management, and other tasks as directed.
- Attend equipment training as directed.
Reporting: Senior Manager – Field Operation and Power Plant Maintenance
- Basic skills with Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat Reader required.
- Valid Driver’s License
- Working knowledge of NEC, NFPA70E, and OSHA standards.
- OSHA 10 required
- State electrical license or NABCEP certification preferred
Education: High School Diploma
- 3+ years of experience as an electrician, maintenance electrician, or the completion of a recognized apprenticeship program required.
- Solar installation or maintenance experience highly desirable.
- Experience with MV/HV systems, IT systems, Inverters, T&D systems, Substations, or other specialized electrical system is highly desirable.
- Electrical construction and/or commissioning experience is desirable.
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