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Remote PV Plant Operator needed in Rocklin, CA

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PURPOSE OF THE POSITION
The Remote PV Plant Operator will be responsible for day to day monitoring and operation of commercial and utility scale photovoltaic power plants across SMA’s O&M customer base. Utilizing SMA and 3rd party monitoring platforms will review incoming alarms, analyze problems, manage tickets, resolve monitoring network issues, and prepare customer reports. Will remotely control and regulate production and voltage levels through utility transmission systems as directed by Utility System Operators.
PRIMARY DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES
Continuously monitor selected SMA contracted O&M Sites
Review, acknowledge, analyze, and prioritize alarms and alerts
Create and track repair/service tickets to notify field engineers of issues
Dispatch and coordinate field engineers and 3rd party partners
Produce system failure history for vendor warranty purposes
Perform ad hoc analysis and diagnosis looking for site degradation
Communicate with utility system operators (ISO) to regulate plant production, frequency & voltage
Maintain accurate records of PV Solar plant operations
Maintain relationship between SMA Solar Monitoring Center and ISO/Utility Operations Centers in regards to plant control
Create and verify monthly/annual reports for customers and Utility System Operators
Track maintenance schedules and generate maintenance reports
Present to customers during visits to SMA’s Solar Monitoring Center
Maintain standards of operation according to FERC and NERC standards

REQUIRED TRAINING (TYPE / DURATION / FIELD / ADDITIONAL TRAINING)
Associate or Bachelor’s degree, preferably in related field (energy, networking, engineering, computer science), or equivalent experience required.

REQUIRED RELEVANT PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (TYPE / DURATION)
Experience in Plant or Industrial Environment.
Experience in energy related technologies, experience in Alternative Energy Generation a plus
At Least 1 – year plant operations experience
Technical customer support experience a plus
Understanding AC/DC theory and Power generation

**Dates- 1/15-6/15
Per Diem included



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