Photovoltaic (PV) Plant Operator and Technician

Job Title

Photovoltaic (PV) Plant Operator and Technician

Supervisor Title

Director of Operations and Maintenance


Based on experience


O & M

Position: Photovoltaic (PV) Plant Operator and Technician
Supervisor: Director of Operations and Maintenance
Classification: Full-time, hourly non-exempt

Summary Description:
The Photovoltaic (PV) Plant Operator and Technician is responsible for daily monitoring of PV plant assets (70%), performing daily proactive and reactive inputs to plant SCADA platforms (10%), and for performing field engineering technician duties as needed (20%).

Photovoltaic (PV) Plant Operator and Technician Responsibilities:
• Responsibility for deep-level solar asset monitoring for PV plants ranging in size from 100kW to over 10MW
• Responsibility for recognizing data validity and performing trend analysis for assisting in report generation
• Responsibility for SCADA platform maintenance, troubleshooting and database mining
• Responsibility for analysis of plant output in relation to expected performance
• Responsibility for diagnosing differences between monitoring failures and power generation equipment failures
• Responsibility for the preventative and corrective maintenance of solar farms, including PV inverters, combiner boxes, solar panels and other components.
• Replacement/installation of hardware, PV modules, inverters, monitoring equipment and any other component within the solar site
• Help in all areas of preventative and corrective maintenance as directed by manager with minimal supervision
• Attend training sessions on equipment as provided by the manufacturer and approved by manager.
• Use of equipment and resources in accordance with instructions provided by the company
• Adherence to Company policies, quality, environmental health and safety policies and good housekeeping practices
• Weekend on call duties for emergency response to significant faults

Requirements (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities):
• Experience in Photovoltaic system monitoring and analytics highly desirable
• Previous SCADA experience preferred
• Networking hardware and software experience preferred
• Previous solar and general construction experience preferred
• Technically knowledgeable with multiple technologies
• Previous background in Operations and Maintenance of DC electrical systems
• Must be flexible, be able to adapt to new situations, have self-control and have high
• Flexibility to work during weekends
• Able to work in varying temperatures
• Not afraid of heights and able to climb on top of roofs
• Able to climb ladders, work with tools, work in crawl spaces
• Ability to transport materials and equipment to complete assigned job tasks (up to 50
pounds frequently and up to 100 pounds with assistance)
• Ability to pass background check and pre-employment and random drug screenings
• Must have clean driving record
• Willing and able to travel based on the needs of the business

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