Solar Garden Technician
Geronimo Energy, a National Grid company, is a full-service renewable energy development company headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with satellite offices located in southwest Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Illinois, New York, Colorado, Alabama and Michigan. Geronimo Energy provides custom renewable energy solutions for utilities and corporations looking to harness renewable energy for business growth. Geronimo Energy has developed a multi-gigawatt renewable energy portfolio of projects that are either currently under construction or in operation throughout the United States. Geronimo has an open work environment that is flat by design and in function.
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40 hours per week
The Solar Garden Technician, based out of Minnesota, provides the onsite operations, maintenance, repairs and replacement of equipment on solar garden generation plant, and leads in all areas of plant operations as directed by the Solar Garden Superintendent.
- Operate and maintain equipment, including substation, combiner systems, Inverters, pad mount transformers, panel, etc.
- Provide quality assessments and quality control of the work performed by all third-party contractors.
- Read schematics to troubleshoot complicated mechanical and electrical control systems and components.
- Perform mechanical and electrical component repair or replacement of parts to correct malfunctions following all manufacturers' requirements.
- Comply with all project environmental health and safety programs.
- Perform preventive maintenance in accordance with equipment maintenance manuals.
- Adhere to effective internal controls.
- Two year college or technical school certificate; or 18 months of related experience or wind industry training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Valid driver's license and acceptable driving record.
- Ability to frequently lift items weighing 1 to 60 pounds and occasionally lift items from 61 to 100 pounds.
- Advanced computer skills utilizing word processing, spreadsheets, email, facility control, management and reporting systems, including the use of computerized diagnostic and troubleshooting tools.
- Ability to interpret and follow a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
- Possession of comprehensive writing skills to meet contractual reporting obligations.
- Willing to work overtime on holidays, weekends, and on short notice. Participates in an on-call schedule.
- Ability to work in extremely adverse weather conditions.
- Ability to work around low and medium voltage.
- Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
- Knowledge of heavy equipment required for facility maintenance with a working knowledge of crane and rigging requirements.
- Familiarity with maintenance and electronic testing equipment. (i.e. voltage testers, amp clamps, oscilloscopes, megohmmeters, infrared testers, hydraulic torque equipment, alignment and various hand and power tools.)
- Willingness and desire to increase professional knowledge of turbine equipment, including safety regulations. May require travel to other solar sites within U.S.
- If selected for an interview, candidates will be asked to review the Functional Job Analysis requirements for this job.