Solar & Storage Technician

  • Engineering
  • 31/01/2024
  • Cornwall

Job Information

Salary :

£35,000 - £40,000 plus bonus

No. of Openings :

2 openings

Job Type :

Permanent

Job Description

Solar & Storage Technician sought after for the Truro/ Redruth/ Camborne/ Falmouth. You will be working for a market leading company where support, career development and growth is on offer.

What will you get?

  • Salary offering £35K – £40K
  • 25 days holiday per year
  • Flexible working
  • Pension and healthcare package
  • Parking
  • Training package plus Bonus paid annually.
  • Locations include Truro/ Redruth/ Camborne/ Falmouth

What will you be doing?

  • Follow and manage health and safety requirements and help to maintain and improve safety standards across the plants
  • Achieve and maintain Authorised Person status determined by training received, experience gained and in line with individual job role requirements
  • Undertake planned inspection and maintenance according to legal, technical, manufacturer and contractual requirements
  • Inspect, test and maintain plant and equipment.
  • Undertake AC and DC system testing, troubleshooting and fault-finding
  • Perform reactive maintenance, fault diagnosis and resolution promptly
  • Troubleshoot and repair on sensors and communication equipment including RS485, Ethernet and fibre optic networks.
  • Configure computer-based devices and components, including firmware updates
  • Occasionally assist with ground maintenance, cleaning or mechanical work
  • Induct and manage sub-contractors, ensure their safe working and undertake quality checks on their work.
  • Keep accurate maintenance records and compile reports
  • Keep in close communication with the O&M office and team functions
  • Travel between the sites and offices
  • Occasionally work away from home for training courses or to cover other sites for up to 1 week at a time
  • Other tasks determined by the role

What do you need to do the job?

  • Knowledge of central inverters desirable
  • Principles of High Voltage operations
  • Technical understanding of AC, DC, SCADA, instrumentation and communications networks
  • Good knowledge and understanding of solar PV technology is essential
  • Good knowledge and understanding of HVAC, fire protection, security systems is desirable
  • Good knowledge and understanding of battery storage technology, although training can be given in this area
  • Experience, reading, writing and amending Risk Assessments and Method Statements
  • Experience working with equipment vendors to support diagnosis of faults
  • DC and LV installation, fault finding, testing and commissioning
  • Experience working remotely
  • Solar PV installation and O&M experience (MW-scale or large commercial ground-mount)
  • Battery storage installation and O&M experience (MW- scale) is desirable
  • Experience installing or maintaining ethernet and fibre optic communications
  • Experience working with SCADA or data monitoring systems, Work with Central inverters and Work with High Voltage switchgear

Skills and Attributes

  • Approach to safe working practices, Excellent communication skills, fluent written and spoken English, Able to respond to changing priorities and emergent issues, Enthusiasm for personal development, Able to read and interpret schematic diagrams and technical manuals, Computer skills for writing reports, reporting progress and communicating by email, Passion, Accountability, Collaboration, and Excellence, Full UK driving licence, Approved Electrician, Inspection and testing qualifications (C&G 2391 or 2394/5) highly valued, First aid qualifications, Health & Safety qualifications (e.g. IOSH Managing Safely, SMSTS)

APPLY NOW or call Steve Clarke at the Exeter office on 01392 691690