The purpose of this position is to perform the efficient and safe operating and maintenance of wind turbine generators including troubleshooting, repairing, and maintaining mechanical and electrical systems on various wind turbines, as well as, responsible for Balance of Plant responsibilities including site ground maintenance and site equipment upkeep.

Responsibilities

  • Perform maintenance, repair and operational activities on wind turbine generators.
  • Perform troubleshooting on wind turbines in a faulted state
  • Conduct oneself in a professional manner ensuring all policies and procedures are adhered to.
  • Have the capability to work up to 70 hour per week if required
  • Have the capability to work on call during weekends as needed, including during inclement weather.
  • Perform inspections of site mechanical and electrical equipment and systems, environmental mitigation measures, and infrastructure to identify operational or maintenance concerns and to ensure compliance with environmental and regulatory requirements.
  • Perform and/or supervise maintenance and repairs to certain site mechanical and electrical equipment.
  • Perform electrical switching operations, as needed, to support the maintenance of the wind turbines and wind farm.
  • Maintain accurate and detailed daily and weekly logs and reports for site activities, incidents, and events.
  • Conduct all activities in such a way to minimize equipment downtime and costs and maximize electrical generation and revenue.
  • Comply with all safety, regulatory, environmental and administrative procedures at all times.
  • Effectively communicate with all members of the team and/or subcontractors as required.
  • Complete projects assigned by OM or others.
  • Travel as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 1 year of experience in operations and maintenance of a wind or energy facility.
  • Experience trouble shooting hydraulic, mechanical and electrical systems.
  • Ability to climb wind turbine towers 300 feet in height.
  • 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, Crane Hand Signals, Voltage Test Procedures, Lock Out – Tag Out, Infrared Testers, Multimeters, Amp Clamps, Meghommeters and torqueing and tensioning procedures.
  • Able to identify, classify problems, evaluate data, establish facts and put forth educated conclusions.
  • Report all scheduled and unscheduled work performed.
  • Proficient computer and software skills, familiar with Microsoft suite products.
  • Valid driver’s license; able to pass a DOT (Department of Transportation) physical and associated requirements.
  • Comfortable working at heights and the ability to perform essential physical functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation; this includes climbing 300’ wind turbines, lifting 50 lbs. above head, and meeting the weight requirement of safety gear, 310 lbs. or less. 

Desired/Preferred Qualifications

  • Technical 2-4 year college degree or comparable Wind Industry certifications / training preferred.

Characteristics Necessary for Success

  • Personal accountability and Integrity
  • Ability to make informed decisions in a quick and nimble fashion
  • Comfortable with a work environment that is fast paced and changes quickly
  • Ability to work within a team with a positive attitude
  • Enthusiastic about the renewable energy industry

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.
  • Responsible for site inventory accountability and replenishment.
  • 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

  • 1 year 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.
  • 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).
  • Proper licensing to work on photovoltaic systems in the state of California.
  • Proper credentials to qualify for a California C-46 license.

Desired/Preferred Qualifications

  • Technical 2 college degree or comparable solar industry certification training.
  • Candidates with knowledge of OHSA 10, NFPA 70e and NABCEP Certification preferred.

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.

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.
  • Able to work overtime and non-standard hours (nights/weekends) as required to ensure project performance.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Travel as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Electrical license valid in the State of Maine.
  • 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.
  • Technical 2- 4 year college degree or comparable solar industry certification training.

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.

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.
  • Responsible for site inventory accountability and replenishment.
  • 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.
  • Able to work overtime and non-standard hours (nights/weekends) as required to ensure project performance.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Travel as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Electrical license valid in the State of Maine.
  • 1 year 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.
  • 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

  • Technical 2-year college degree or comparable solar industry certification training.
  • 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.

The Solar Operations Engineer will be responsible for improving the energy generation and reliability of a portfolio of distributed and utility scale solar and integrated energy storage plants. This position will be the primary technical lead on a team of asset managers, technicians, operations managers and other engineers tasked with the common goal of maximizing safety and project performance.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and manage corrective and preventive operations and maintenance programs for solar and storage systems.
  • Coordinate with performance engineers to develop and implement monitoring algorithms to detect project under-performance.
  • Develop troubleshooting guides and coordinate with on-site technicians to correct failures across all levels of the projects, including balance of plant and battery storage systems.
  • Lead the root cause analysis and remediation plans for defective equipment, enhance the design of problematic parts to improve reliability.
  • Establish and manage relationships with service providers and operations teams to perform repair work.  Ensure relevant standards are implemented for the successful return to service of repaired units in accordance with design and supplier standards.
  • Identify and manage projects to maximize plant performance, safety, and reliability.
  • Identify and manage plant repowering and capacity expansion projects.
  • Support asset management teams to ensure compliance with all aspects of contractual requirements.
  • Be knowledgeable of, and conduct work actions in compliance with industry standards for safety, quality and environmental protection.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 3 years of experience working directly with solar assets in a design or operations capacity.
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering.
  • Experience with solar performance monitoring and data platforms.
  • Experience with SQL, Excel and other technical software.
  • Ability to travel to solar sites up to 20% of the time.

Desired/Preferred Qualifications

  • Master of Science degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering.
  • Knowledge of the National Electrical Code.
  • Knowledge of battery energy storage systems.
  • Experience in Python, R or similar programming language.
  • Experience troubleshooting SCADA and networking systems.
  • Experience in solar system design.
  • Experience with reliability analysis.
  • Extensive knowledge of failure modes, troubleshooting techniques, and other characteristics of industry common transformers, switch gear, inverters, photovoltaic modules and other plant components.

Characteristics Necessary for Success

  • Excellent written and oral technical communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • 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.