Full-Time • Temiskaming Shores Region
Position Title: Operations Field Technician
Department: Operation and Maintenance
Reports To: O&M Manager
The Operations Field Technician is responsible for maintenance checks, troubleshooting and repair of project equipment related to any operational solar farms or roof top projects.
The individual must have strong electrical/ mechanical aptitude, troubleshooting techniques and organizational skills to drive and achieve project uptime and production targets of projects. The individual must be capable of working independently or within a team environment.
Troubleshoot daily project system issues to meet uptime goals
Understand hourly production output targets. If there is any danger of not meeting them, execute a plan for correction or elevation of the situation
Perform routine maintenance (PMs, start-up tests, etc.) on equipment and determine when and what kind of maintenance is needed before elevating the problems to O&M Manager or O&M Coordinator
Identify potential problems and suggest changes or corrective actions
Work with other members of the O&M team, sub-contractors and other groups to continuously improve system performance, drive product quality and maintenance cost improvement
Diagnose and troubleshoot various project systems issues such as inverters, switchgear, transformers, breakers, communications equipment, etc.
Follow the maintenance schedules and conduct machine preventative maintenance
Provide machine operation, maintenance and troubleshooting training to operators and others as needed
Assist in developing standard operating documents for machine maintenance, operations and training
Assist with project commissioning and testing providing knowledge expertise
Oversee and Supervise sub-contractors
Ensure that all business activities are performed with the highest ethical standards and in compliance with the Canadian Solar Solution Code of Business Conduct
Adhere to all health and safety rules and company policies
Complete other duties and projects as assigned
Qualifications and Experience:
Minimum 5 years work experience as a maintenance technician in the renewable energy (Solar, wind or similar) environment is an asset
A secondary technical education (College or University) is a desirable asset
Experience in troubleshooting and repairing various types of electrical machinery and equipment
Ability to read and interpret blueprints, diagrams, schematics, drawings, manuals, and specifications
Specializing in electrical systems and equipment
Knowledge of computer systems and networks would be a valuable asset
Strong work ethic, positive team attitude and able to work in a fast-paced environment
Must be willing to work outside normal daytime hours of 8am to 5:00pm (plus nights and weekends) responding to emergency service or project equipment issues
Must be willing to travel for extended periods up to a week. Currently all project locations are within Eastern Ontario
Good written and verbal communication skills (English)
Must have a valid Ontario driver’s licence
We have two positions available, Cornwall Ontario and Kapuskasing Ontario regions.
Canadian Solar follows the principles of dignity, independence, integration and equal opportunity. If you have accessibility or other requirements that need to be considered during the recruitment process, please let us know.
The company reserves the right to change the duties and responsibilities of this position at its own discretion.