Solar Plant Operator

AtWork Group
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Job Details

  • Location: Rocklin, CA, 95765
  • Date Posted: 2023-08-31
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Category: Construction/Trades
  • Req Number: JA-000799
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We are seeking a diligent and experienced Solar (PV) Plant Operator to oversee the operational aspects of commercial and utility-scale photovoltaic power plants within our diverse customer portfolio. The role involves real-time monitoring, analysis, reporting, and remote management of photovoltaic systems using both in-house and third-party monitoring platforms. The PV Plant Operator will collaborate closely with field engineers, third-party partners, and utility system operators to ensure the seamless operation and performance of solar power plants. This position plays a pivotal role in maintaining optimal plant efficiency and contributing to the growth of renewable energy initiatives.

Primary Duties:
-- Continuously monitor designated contracted customer sites, ensuring plant performance and reliability.
-- Review, analyze, prioritize, and respond to incoming alarms, outages, and alerts from monitoring systems.
-- Generate, document, and manage repair and service tickets, facilitating prompt issue resolution.
-- Coordinate and dispatch field engineers and third-party partners to address operational challenges.
-- Compile system failure history for vendor warranty purposes, supporting warranty claims.
-- Conduct ad hoc analysis to identify and diagnose site degradation and performance issues.
-- Liaise with utility system operators (ISO) to regulate plant production, frequency, and voltage.
-- Maintain accurate records of PV Solar plant operations, ensuring compliance with industry standards.
-- Foster effective communication between the company's Operation Monitoring Center (OMC) and ISO/Utility Operations Centers regarding plant control.
-- Create, verify, and deliver daily, monthly, and annual reports to customers and Utility System Operators.
-- Track and manage maintenance schedules, generating comprehensive maintenance reports.
-- Provide insights and presentations to customers during visits to the company's Operation Monitoring Center (OMC).
-- Uphold operational standards in alignment with FERC and NERC guidelines.
-- Perform any other duties as required or assigned.

Required Education:
-- Associate or Bachelor’s degree in a related field (energy, networking, engineering, computer science) or equivalent experience.

Required Experience:
-- Experience in a Plant or Industrial Environment.
-- Familiarity with energy-related technologies, and exposure to Alternative Energy Generation is advantageous.
-- Minimum of 1 year of experience in plant operations.
-- Technical customer support experience is beneficial.
-- Solid understanding of AC/DC theory and power generation.

Other Skills:
-- Strong organizational skills for comprehensive issue documentation and resolution tracking.
-- Exceptional verbal and written communication, along with strong interpersonal skills.
-- Proficient problem-solving capabilities, with the ability to analyze situations and propose effective solutions.
-- High attention to detail and accuracy.
-- Ability to work rotational shifts, including holidays and weekends.
-- Proficiency in analyzing complex situations and providing clear recommendations.
-- Aptitude for teamwork and remote support for engineers and customers.
-- Flexibility for periodic domestic and international travel.
-- Comfort with a Non-Standard 12-hour shift schedule with varying start times.

Note: The on-call scheduling will rotate on a weekly basis, with the transition occurring on Mondays. The on-call status continues until the device is handed over to the next designated person on the rotation.