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The Field Commissioning Technician will be responsible for executing Engineering Services’ projects such as: on-site inspections, system audits, commissioning verifications, punch list generation, troubleshooting, drawings and design review, technical due diligence, etc., on time, within budget, and in compliance with all technical, commercial, safety regulatory, and environmental requirements to meet or exceed client’s expectations. The candidate may also be involved in SOW development, proposal preparation and reports delivery to our clients (project developers, EPCs, independent power producers, lenders, investors, financial institutions).
The candidate will have the following responsibilities:
· Perform, among others, on-site inspections, technical system audits, commissioning verifications, punch list generation, troubleshooting, drawings and design review, technical due diligence and quality assurance and quality control in genera on solar PV and storage systems including DC, AC, inverters, transformers and familiar with medium voltage equipment and substations.
· Uses, maintains, and secures test devices and tools used to adjust, calibrate, and repair equipment; including clamp-on meters, Insulation Resistance Test, Infrared camera, IV Curve tracer. Familiarity with Electroluminescence equipment is a plus.
· Familiar with repairing procedures of common issues, including ground fault, inverter malfunction/failure, wire damage, blown fuses, and A/C disconnect box failure.
· Completes required paperwork (time sheets, service orders, forms, inventory, expense reports, and equipment related items).
· Safe conduct when interacting with Solar PV and storage systems
· Undertaking inspections of PV manufacturing facilities (Modules, inverters, racking)
· Interfacing with project team to discuss results and risk mitigation
The candidate will report directly to Engineering Services Director.
· At least 3 years of work experience in solar PV industry doing on-site inspections or commissioning work. Familiar with solar industry best practices, NEC requirements.
· Ability to work well with subcontracted Construction personnel in resolution of issues identified in the field during that phase of a project.
· NABCEP certification or other component specific solar certifications a plus
· Training in arc-flash, lock-out/tag-out, and other special protective equipment and procedures.
· Experience with diagnostic analysis; specific knowledge of photovoltaic electrical (IRT or “megger”) testing, IV Curve Tracing, thermal imaging, and continuity tests.
· OSHA 10 certification (10hr) required.
· OSHA 30 certification (30hr) desirable.
· Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
· Work outdoors in harsh conditions including but not limited to desert areas, long hours standing, climbing stairs and ladders
· Excellent verbal and written skills
· Ability to wear personal protective equipment is required (including but not limited to; steel toed shoes, gloves, safety glasses, hearing protection, protective jacket or apron and arm guards).