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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 in 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:

Responsible for assigned aspects of the maintenance and operation of utility-scale PV power plants. Duties include monitoring PV Plant operation through SCADA, commissioning, testing, inspecting, troubleshooting, repairing, and modifying AC and DC solar PV systems, including inverters, PV module arrays, transformers, switchgear, and metering systems.

Experience:

  • 1 – 4+ years of experience in a related position or Journey level certification.
  • 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.

Education:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Electrical certifications, state, journeyman, etc. a plus.
  • Equivalent training in the military, utility, or power industry is a plus.

Required Skills/Competencies:

  • Demonstrated knowledge in electrical safety and arc flash standards.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and ability to follow operating, switching, maintenance, safety, and environmental procedures.
  • Must have a strong safety background with experience in Lockout Tag Out and Job Hazard Analysis
  • Working knowledge of industrial or power facility operation and maintenance
  • Knowledge of local and national electrical codes.
  • Proficiency in reading and understanding Electrical schematics and prints.
  • Proficient at medium & high voltage switching.
  • In-depth experience testing and troubleshooting 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.
  • Fully fluent in utilizing a CMMS system 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 manage 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 strict adherence to company protocols,
  • Responsible for personal safety, quality, and schedule adherence.
  • Comply with Job Hazard Analysis, Pre-Job Brief, and Lock-Out-Tag-Out procedures.
  • With supervision be responsible for a variety of PM work including measuring, reading, testing, and performing maintenance procedures on all site components.
  • Communicate effectively with remote operators.
  • Ensure CMMS work orders are complete in their entirety. Prepare documents necessary for procurement and utilization of materials and vendor services.
  • Ensure all documentation and required reports are reviewed, complete, submitted, and filed.
  • Communicate cross-functionally across all necessary parts of the organization to achieve a 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 managers or supervisors depending on on-site organizational structure.
  • 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 opportunities 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.

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