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PV Plant Operator

Company: Orion Talent
Location: Rocklin
Posted on: June 15, 2022

Job Description:

Position Description: PV Plant Operator
The Remote PV Plant Operator will be responsible for day-to-day monitoring and operation of commercial and utility scale photovoltaic power plants. Utilizing 3rd party monitoring platforms will review incoming alarms, analyze problems, manage tickets, resolve monitoring network issues, and prepare customer reports. Will remotely control and regulate production and voltage levels through utility transmission systems as directed by Utility System Operators.

Position Responsibilities:
--- Continuously monitor selected contracted O&M Sites
--- Review, acknowledge, analyze, and prioritize alarms and alerts
--- Create and track repair/service tickets to notify field engineers of issues
--- Dispatch and coordinate field engineers and 3rd party partners
--- Produce system failure history for vendor warranty purposes
--- Perform ad hoc analysis and diagnosis looking for site degradation
--- Communicate with utility system operators (ISO) to regulate plant production, frequency & voltage
--- Maintain accurate records of PV Solar plant operations
--- Maintain relationship between Solar Monitoring Center and ISO/Utility Operations Centers in regard to plant control
--- Create and verify monthly/annual reports for customers and Utility System Operators
--- Track maintenance schedules and generate maintenance reports
--- Present to customers during visits to Solar Monitoring Center
--- Maintain standards of operation according to FERC and NERC standards

Compensation and Benefits:
--- Salary: $28.85
--- Medical, dental, vision, life insurance
--- 401k match
--- 16 days of PTO & 12 paid national holidays
--- Shift: 12-hour shifts:
o 4 days on, 5 days off, 4 days on

--- Associate or bachelor's degree, preferably in related field (energy, networking, engineering, computer science), or equivalent experience required.
--- Experience in Plant or Industrial Environment.
--- Experience in energy related technologies, experience in Alternative Energy Generation a plus
--- At Least 1 - year plant operations experience
--- Technical customer support experience a plus
--- Understanding AC/DC theory and Power generation

Other Specialized Skills:
--- Strong organizational skills to document and track issues through inception to resolution
--- Strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills required
--- Outstanding problem-solving skills, ability to analyze situations and recommend solutions
--- Proficiency in the English language, both written and verbal required
--- Attention to detail and a high level of accuracy required
--- Ability to work rotating shifts, including holidays and weekends, required
--- Ability to analyze complex situations and recommend clear solutions
--- Ability to work in a team environment and support engineers and customers remotely
--- This position may require periodic domestic and international travel.
--- The position requires 3rd party NERC operator training & certification (Completed after employment if not already currently registered and credentialed)
--- This Is a Non-Standard 12hr shift schedule with varying start time depending on Calendar month and may be changed at any time by the direct manager.
--- Time response and after hours on call
--- The person on call after hours will be no more than 30mins travel time from base SMC location. A tentative arrival time from call is 45mins to SMC base location.
--- On call device will be rotated on a weekly basis (Monday- Sunday) with device being turnover on the next oncoming Monday. Please note person will still be on call until device is turn to the next person the on-call rotation

Keywords: Orion Talent, Rocklin , PV Plant Operator, Professions , Rocklin, California

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