Jul 27, 2022

Field Technician - Solar

  • Knobelsdorff Enterprises
Skilled Trades

Job Description

Job Position: Field Technician 

 

Purpose: The Field Technician is responsible for performing corrective and preventative maintenance, as well as commissioning activities across several Solar Plants. Majority of the Solar Plants are located in Minnesota, with some out of State travel. The role will work closely with the Energy Services Management, Solar Analyst, other Field Technicians, and other groups across the organization.

 

Responsibilities

  • Perform visual inspections of mechanical and electrical components.
  • Troubleshoot electrical, mechanical, and communication issues.
  • Safely work on and operate electrical systems up to 1500VDC.
  • Identify any safety issues and report to management.
  • Fill out Work Orders daily on each task performed.
  • Effectively and professionally communicate with clients, vendors, subcontractors, and internal teams.
  • Be on a rotating on-call schedule and travel on short notice.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction.
  • Ability to lead apprentices and laborers on occasion.
  • Willingness to ask for assistance from Tech Support, Peers, and Management.
  • Knowledge of electrical hazards and LOTO.
  • Knowledge of fiber optic, network, and communication systems.
  • Ability to navigate monitoring platform and identify plant performance issues.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Comfortable working on rooftops and in lifts.
  • Ability to identify hazardous issues while maintaining a high level of safety.
  • Ability to read and interpret electrical drawings and schematics.
  • Knowledge of DAS and SCADA preferred.
  • Knowledge of Thermal Imaging preferred.
  • Knowledge of Solar Commissioning preferred.
  • Knowledge of IV Curve Tracing preferred.
  • Knowledge of operating heavy equipment preferred.

Qualifications

  • The requirements listed in job descriptions are guidelines, not fixed rules. You do not have to satisfy every requirement or meet every qualification listed. If you feel you are an excellent candidate, we encourage you to apply!
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Minnesota Licensed Electrician (Journeyman or Master).
  • Minimum of 5 years in the electrical industry.
  • Must be able to drive daily locally/regionally and be available for periodic overnight travel
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license that represents a history of safe & competent driving.
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to sit, stand, kneel, stoop, walk, and sit for long periods of time
  • Ability to drive several hours per day.
  • Ability to walk several miles per day.
  • Ability to climb ladders.
  • Must be capable of working in inclement conditions to include extreme hot and cold temperatures.
  • Accessibility: If you need accommodations as part of the employment process, please contact Knobelsdorff Human Resources at 651-923-4970or via email at HR@KEway.com.

 

Why Work for Knobelsdorff

In the early 1980s, in a small garage on a plot of family-owned land, Knobelsdorff Enterprises began. At the beginning KE was a small operation, serving local agricultural and industrial facilities. Three decades of hard work, and a commitment to excellence has grown KE into four divisions. Teamwork, and dedication to our core values has expanded our operations nationwide and have grown to surpass 200 employees. We continue to grow, and drive success with the same steadfast dedication, and core values since the start. Join us today!

  • We offer our employees a career with plenty of room to grow. We offer customizable training programs, and educational stipends so employees can continue to develop.
  • Great benefits with a wide selection of options to choose from. Our benefit package includes a competitive compensation and benefits package, including paid health, dental, life, long-term disability, vacation, and a 401(k)-retirement plan with company match
  • We offer an unparalleled culture that allows employees a work/home balance that fits their lifestyle choices. We have paid vacation based on years of service, as well as unpaid vacation to meet your own work/life balance choices.
  • We have full time work booked years in advance to offer you sustainable employment.
  • For more about our culture visit our careers page at https://www.knobelsdorffenterprises.com/careers

EEO

Knobelsdorff is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.


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