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Solar Technician - Hawtree

Company: ENGIE
Location: Raleigh
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

ENGIE has an immediate opening for a Solar Technician at the Hawtree Project in Chase City, VA. You will operate and maintain the solar site by optimizing generation availability and performance through established procedures with the highest regard for health, safety, and environmental compliance.

What you'll do:

Actively participate in the behavior-based safety program and ensure every team member and contractor complies with all safety procedures and applicable task-oriented job safety analyses
Ensure site safety rules are communicated and adhered to through Site-Specific Orientations, JSAs, and Tailboard Meetings
Demonstrate procedural compliance in all site operation and maintenance activities by utilizing established procedures
Facilitate and implement all daily work as the on-site Tech, including producing Reports including but not limited to Daily, Weekly, Monthly, and Quarterly reports
Operate and repair site equipment, both directly and remotely
Coordinate HV Switching and Curtailments with relevant local utilities and ISOs.
Perform HV switching, substation, and HV equipment lockouts and grounding tasks
Ensure site equipment is kept at the highest possible standard maximizing availability, reliability, efficiency, and profitability
Demonstrate work planning skills, activity scheduling, and follow up to assure work conformance
Perform routine inspections - prepare oil analysis samples, safely using tools (e.g. hot sticks, multimeter, and IR Camera)
Manage contractors, ensuring quality work, is completed safely and promptly
Exhibit excellent interpersonal skills that include listening to other's ideas and viewpoints, earning trust, and resolving conflict situations
Perform as the primary point of contact for all landowners
Maintain site vegetation management process
Manage Spare Parts inventory
Coordinate work on-site between different contractors
Perform the housekeeping functions and equipment cleaning necessary to maintain the site in a clean and neat condition
Recommend operating and/or maintenance changes that will enhance plant performance and availability
Maintain confidentiality of all information available to the position
Comply with all contractual and legal obligations impacting plant operation
Support operations at other sites during unusual events (emergencies, etc.).
Equipment operation training - contractors, other site employees
Demonstrate the consistent use of Root Cause Failure Analysis techniques when solving plant abnormalities and equipment failures
Must be able to analyze complex problems under the pressure of emergency conditions
Use computerized Work Order, Purchase Requisition, and Receiving software

What you bring:

Two plus year diploma in a technical program is preferred (electrical or Instrumentation controls), other degrees may be considered
Two plus years of experience in Solar generation sites, Wind generation sites, Thermal power plants, Manufacturing or Mining operations, or C&I Maintenance
Trades qualifications an asset: (HV Lineman, Electrician, Substation Technician, or Controls Technician)
Be AVO certified as substation technician within 12 months of hire date
Be proficient in using and maintaining SCADA systems
Required to have and maintain a valid driver's license
Required to be on call as deemed necessary by Supervisor
Must be able to personally respond to plant emergencies
Travel to support other Engie renewable generation facilities
Must have demonstrated ability to communicate effectively. Verbal and non-verbal
Must be able to operate a computer terminal (or have the capability of learning), calculator, etc
Must live within an hour of the site

Additional Information/Conditions:

Must be eligible to work for any U.S. employer without the need for sponsorship now or in the future
Must possess a valid U.S. driver's license / clean driving record
Ability to travel domestically
Must be willing and able to comply with ENGIE's policy with respect to COVID vaccination and testing
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time
Must be willing and able to comply with all ENGIE ethics and safety policies
The position consists of 30% work indoors and 70% work outdoors, outdoor work may expose the employee to weather conditions
Ability to meet highest attendance requirements
Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbally
Ability to handle multiple assignments on a timely basis with a high degree of accuracy
Could involve some lifting / up to 50 lbs
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job

Why ENGIE?

ENGIE North America isn't just participating in the Zero-Carbon Transition, we're leading it! Join us as we develop energy that is more renewable, more efficient, and more accessible to everyone.

Unite with us in leading the transformation of the world of energy! ENGIE is looking for talented and motivated individuals to create the future of energy and customer solutions. Join a rewarding and flexible work environment that encourages innovation and creativity to help customers meet their energy challenges today and in the future. Are you up for the challenge?

At ENGIE, our goal is to support, promote, and thrive on diversity, equity, and inclusion. We do so for the benefit of our employees, customers, products and services, and community. So ENGIE is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is also an affirmative action employer. We are firmly committed to creating an equitable and inclusive environment for all employees.

We are committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at ENGIE are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications. ENGIE is committed to providing equal employment opportunities regardless of actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity, or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, civil union, or domestic partnership status, military service or veteran status, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition, genetic information, or any other legally protected category (referred to as "protected characteristics") as defined by applicable federal, state or local law in the locations where we operate.

If you need assistance with this application or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at ENGIENA-ENGIEHR@engie.com. Please note: This email address is reserved for individuals with disabilities in need of assistance and is not a means of inquiry regarding positions or application status.%25220467%

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