Renewable Energy Technician

Organization Summary

Are you ready to join a team that is focused on safety and quality?  Do you want to be part of one of the top growing industries in the country? Mortenson Energy Services (MES) has the job for you!  MES has 4 target areas of expertise; Wind Power, Solar, Energy Storage, and High Voltage Transmission.  Presently we are actively pursuing motivated individuals who possess a high level of integrity and exceptional work ethic. Mortenson’s success is not a matter of luck; it’s a result of our ingenuity, expertise, and exceptional people coupled with our unparalleled focus on customer service. Our foundation and culture are based upon our company values of trust, safety, teamwork, responsibility, service and stewardship.  We are inspired by a compelling purpose to build structures and facilities for the advancement of modern society and a mission to create an exceptional customer experience.  Mortenson has built a reputation for being a leader in our industry and in the communities in which we live and work.  Mortenson has been voted a “best place to work” 38 times regionally over the past decade.

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Location in MN
Job type

Depends on qualifications


40 hours a week

Primary Duties
  • Act as a team member to support site work
    • Will be required to perform field work onsite focusing on Safety, Quality, and Efficiency
    • Perform site inspections and reporting as required by contract
    • Perform solar plant scheduled and unscheduled maintenance primarily on inverters and trackers
    • Strong focus on safety, quality, and documentation of work performed
    • Following work instructions, check sheets, and schematics
    • May be required to ascend Wind Turbines
  • Conduct periodic inspections, assist with troubleshooting, maintenance, and repairs
    • Photovoltaic panels, collectors and associated components
    • Site substations, T-lines, and medium voltage interconnect.
    • Site roads, paths, warehouse, vehicles, tools, and equipment
    • Vegetation control over a large facility
  • Inspect and operate site mobile equipment and vehicles
    • Required to perform pre-use and periodic inspections
    • Focus on keeping equipment clean and in good working order
  • Willing to work after hours and weekend on call as site conditions require
  • Interact with local community and landowners in a professional and positive manner
  • Operate under properly performed LOTO conditions
    • May be required to perform LOTO of equipment as an Authorized Person
  • Conduct daily safety and task planning discussions
    • May be required to conduct Pre-task planning, JHA’s, and RA’s
  • Interact with vendors and customers in a professional manner
  • Ability to recognize potential issues and provide safe solutions
    • May be required to provide feedback to Safety and Quality for business improvements

Education and certifications:

  • GED is required
  • Additional post High School education is preferred
  • Minimum 5 years of experience as a technician
  • Electrical Certifications a PLUS!


  • 5+ years Direct work experience in a service or maintenance role 
  • Wind power experience is preferred
  • Solar Construction and maintenance experience is a plus
  • Indirectly related experience will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
  • Medium and high voltage experience

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Attention to detail and safety focused
  • Electrical aptitude
  • Renewable energy experience
  • Responsibility for own transportation to and from work required; work truck may be provided
  • Valid Driver’s License with clean driving record
  • Authorized to work in the United States
  • Self-motivated with high level of integrity
  • Some travel will be required – up to 25%
  • Prolong standing / and working in ergonomic challenging positions
  • Varied climates based upon location / Most work in MN
  • Understand how to troubleshoot electrical circuits
  • Teamwork and communication skills
  • Proficient in English based upon supporting EHS internal and external requirements

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