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Field Technician II – 432305

NovaSource

This is a Full-time position in Fort Gaines, GA posted November 24, 2022.

Field Technician II – (Fort Gaines/Clay County, GA)

About NovaSource
NovaSource Power Services is the service partner for renewables asset owners ready to fuel smart growth. As an O&M-focused company with 20 years of operating experience, NovaSource has the global reach and strategic capabilities to achieve our clients renewables goals around the world.

To serve our clients, we invest into our people. On hire, we assess each employee s experience and expertise, then mentor them to grow engaging and satisfying careers.

Our turn-key services optimize each step of our clients project lifecycles from commissioning to decommissioning and everything in between. Our approach delivers creates success for our clients, stability for our teams, and enables us to build a world-class culture of excellence. And that s how we empower a renewable world.

Basic Job Functions:

Directly responsible for a variety of field service functions including, but not limited to, monitoring PV Plant operation through SCADA, commissioning, testing, inspecting, trouble-shooting, repairing, and modifying solar photovoltaic systems. Additionally, this position is responsible for the supervision of contractors to ensure safe, high quality and timely performance of maintenance activities in the field. This position will act as the primary responder to customer service calls or automated service calls generated by remote alarm notification systems, and will be on-call 24/7.

Candidate should be able to fully run the site with limited to no supervision. Should be prepared to take over supervision of the facility in the absence of Site Supervisor or Site Manager.

Experience:

  • 2 years of experience in a related position.
  • Experience in operating and maintaining power plant electrical systems, SCADA and controls systems operation, troubleshooting advanced electrical components, and using procedures to perform equipment preventative and corrective maintenance preferred.

Education:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • College or technical degree preferred.
  • Electrical certifications, state, journeyman, etc. a plus.
  • Equivalent training in military, utility, or power industry a plus.

Required Skills/Competencies:

  • Knowledge in electrical safety and arc flash standards.
  • Understanding of and ability to follow operating, switching, maintenance, safety and environmental procedures.
  • Must have a safety background with experience in Lockout Tag Out and Job Hazard Analysis
  • Working knowledge of industrial or power facility operation and maintenance
  • Understanding of local and national electrical codes.
  • Ability to read and understand Electrical schematics and prints.
  • Experienced with medium & high voltage switching.
  • Basic ability to perform testing and troubleshooting of medium voltage and high voltage equipment, including transformers, potential transformers, current transformers, breakers, relays, contactors, motors and inverters.
  • Capable of retrieving relay files and documentation.
  • Familiar with CMMS systems for maintenance tracking.
  • Proven computer skills in a Windows environment (Microsoft Office Products) is required.
  • Must possess good English oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and projects.
  • Self-directed and accountable, able to think critically about processes and issues.
  • Highest level of Integrity
  • Valid Driver s License.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Ensure a safe work environment by promoting strict adherence to company protocols
  • Oversee personnel in the field and ensure safety, quality and schedule adherence.
  • Perform and document training on and ensure compliance to Job Hazard Analysis, Pre-Job Brief and Lock-Out-Tag-Out procedures.
  • Train personnel in safety, environmental and procedural requirements.
  • Communicate effectively with remote operators
  • Assist in planning and executing on-site projects, installations, commissioning, quality inspections, and performance testing.
  • Assist with writing and enforcing work and equipment testing instructions and procedures, including normal and maintenance operating procedures.
  • Ensure work orders are complete per requirements
  • Ensure all documentation and required reports are reviewed, complete, submitted and filed.
  • Communicate cross-functionally across all necessary parts of the organization to achieve resolution to plant issues.
  • Attend, participate in and pass all assigned training in safety, environmental and other areas as assigned
  • Maintain work area and site housecleaning to 5S standards
  • Other duties as assigned

Reporting Relationships:

  • Will report to most senior site manager or supervisor depending on site organizational structure.
  • May lead work groups and supervise plant evolutions.
  • May have tasks assigned by advanced technical staff Technician III and above

Travel:

  • Travel will be required depending on the needs of the region

Office Physical Requirements:

All positions in our office require interaction with people and technology while either standing or sitting. In order to best service our customers, internal and external, all associates must be able to communicate face-to-face and on the phone with or without reasonable accommodation. NovaSource is committed to compliance with its obligations under all applicable state and federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. In keeping with this commitment, it attempts to reasonably accommodate applicants and employees in accordance with the requirements of the disability discrimination laws. It also invites individuals with disabilities to participate in a good faith, interactive process to identify reasonable accommodations that can be made without imposing an undue hardship.

Potential candidates will meet the education and experience requirements provided on the above job description and excel in completing the listed responsibilities for this role.

US: Diversity Statement Equal Employment Opportunity

It is NovaSource s policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees. NovaSource disapproves of, and will not tolerate, unlawful discrimination against any applicant or employee because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity, age, religion, disability, family care status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal laws.