Job ID 10765

Lead Solar Technician- Wharton, TX

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Renewable Energies
Specialist (2-4 years of experience)
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Enel North America, Inc

Description and Requirements

Who We Are:
Enel is a globally recognized leader in sustainable energy and is consistently named one of Fortune Magazine’s “Companies that are Changing the World.” It is also one of the largest and most trusted energy companies in the world, serving around 70 million customers in more than 30 countries across 5 continents. The Enel Group vision is about Open Power. Open Power means opening energy access to more people; opening the world of energy to new technologies; opening new ways for people to manage energy; opening new uses of energy; and opening more partnerships. These are ambitious goals and we are pursuing them with the passion of more than 65,000 people whose brilliant work is based on our values of Responsibility, Innovation, Trust and Proactivity. At Enel North America, our businesses are leading the energy transition, creating the sustainable energy solutions of the future to help individuals, businesses and communities change energy into lasting value.

The Opportunity:
This position will involve work at multiple solar PV power plants maintaining, testing, and troubleshooting AC and DC circuits ranging from medium voltage (345kV and below) to 12VDC.  The equipment that will need to be maintained includes station service electrical equipment such as motors, and motor controls, electrical switchgear, transformers, inverters, solar PV panels, panel tracking mechanisms, electrical protective devices, main and auxiliary generators, lighting, power supplies, HVAC systems, security and battery support systems.  This position will be responsible for troubleshooting and overhauling such equipment as well as preventative and predictive maintenance activities for the afore-mentioned equipment.  

The position will serve as a Lead Technician who will directly supervise day-to-day activity of the Solar Technicians (up to 10 personnel). This will involve daily scheduling of activities, support activities for the Supervisor/Manager, review/create work procedures, and support daily activities of Technicians by providing technical advice when needed. Attend meetings at the request of the local Supervisor/Manager and fill in when required.
Lead Tech’s review manuals and schematic diagrams to determine the tasks, tools, equipment and parts needed and will coordinate Plan of Days, help troubleshoot complicated issues, and oversee the day-to-day operations of the technicians.

What You'll Do at Enel North America:
  • Provide leadership to a team of up to 10 Field Service Technicians with a focus on reliability-based philosophies to include executing prioritized work schedules, mentoring, coaching, and evaluating performance.
  • Responsible to execute daily scheduling philosophy utilizing a prioritized list of work provided by Planning with a focus on maximizing generation and also ensuring proactive work is prioritized and completed.
  • Responsible for facilitating training requirements such as tasked based certifications, safety training, and compliance training.
  • Effectively gather information regarding plant performance/issues. May diagnose, recommend, and implement solutions up to intermediate routine issues.
  • Act as a safety role model, encourage and recognize others completing safe acts and intervene when unsafe acts are being practiced.
  • Identify gaps in safety standards and safety risks in the environment.
  • Implement effective risk mitigation and provide recommendations to higher level technical staff and management.
  • Demonstrate and promote integrity, strong initiative, and a no-compromise focus on safety and quality of work on a continuous basis.
  • Read schematics in order to troubleshoot complicated mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic problems with variable pitch, speed control systems, and components.
  • Review completed service checklists for accuracy and maintain punch list for future work activities.

Who You Are:
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Comparing, copying, calculating, compiling, analyzing, coordinating, communicating, instructing, and interpersonal skills.
  • Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record.
  • A clean driving record means in the last 3 years, no driving-related suspension, revocation or cancellation, no disqualifying offenses, no more than 2 moving violations and no reckless driving incidents.
  • In the last 5 years, no major driving offenses including DUI/DWI, refusal to test, leaving the scene, driving a commercial vehicle without a CDL, or at-fault fatal accident.
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 25% of time.
  • Ability and willingness to work overtime on holidays and weekends and to work on short notice as needed due to on-call scheduling.
  • Ability and willingness to respond to site emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, as needed.
  • While performing the duties of this job, employee will be exposed to reasonable hot/cold ambient weather conditions prevalent at any given time.
  • Other hazardous conditions includes: exposure to energized electrical equipment and exposure to rotating equipment.

What You've Accomplished:
  • 5+ year’s relevant experience in the renewable energy sector or
  • 3+ years related experience and Associates Degree/Tech School Certification or
  • B.S. Degree (electrical or technical) and 6 months or more of applicable experience.
  • Supervisory experience of field staff as a lead or foreman
  • Ability to use electrical test equipment such as, DMM, meggers and multi process calibration equipment.
  • IR Certificate Level 1.
  • Ultrasound qualifications a plus.
  • Strong knowledge in electrical theory and troubleshooting techniques.
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office software, SQL Server software, facility management and reporting systems, and computerized diagnostic and troubleshooting tools.
  • Familiarity with maintenance and electronic testing equipment (e.g., voltage testers, amp clamps, hydraulic torque equipment, alignment tools, and various hand and power tools).
  • Experience with industrial operations and maintenance.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:
Enel North America is dedicated to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information. We will not discriminate, in any employment decision, against any individual or group on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veterans/national guard/military reserve status. This shall be done in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws in every location in which Enel North America has facilities. Enel North America maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks, where permitted by law. Accessibility – If you require accessibility assistance applying for open positions please contact

What Enel North America Offers You:
  • Enel North America offers its regular full-time employees affordable, quality healthcare for you and your family, life insurance and disability benefits to provide security, and retirement benefits to help you plan for your financial future. In addition, we offer an array of other benefits such as flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement and professional development allowance.
  • Benefits are effective as of day one!
  • Some additional perks to working with Enel North America include:
    • 401k with match fully vested as of day one. Enel-NA matches 80% of the first 5% that you contribute up to set IRS limits.
    • Generous PTO that supports work/life balance including: 4 weeks annually of vacation as well as personal days, volunteer days, your birthday off, paid holidays, and sick time. Proration may apply during first year of employment.
    • Home office set-up stipend
    • Paid leave programs
    • The opportunity to grow and develop your career with the support and mentorship of senior leaders.
    • The opportunity to work for one of the world’s most recognizable and respected brands in the energy industry that believes by working together we can create a new energy era in which the world can become more sustainable.
  • An employee’s eligibility for these benefits shall be subject to the governing documents for such plans and programs and/or company policy. The benefits described above may be modified or eliminated with or without notice in accordance with the governing documents and applicable law.