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Field Technician I
at First Solar
Techren 2, NV

Field Technician I
at First Solar
Techren 2, NV

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Our high growth and leadership position in the renewable energy business offers outstanding opportunities to individuals seeking an exciting work environment in one of the most important industries for the 21st century. First Solar is a leader in the development and manufacturing of thin film solar modules used in grid-connected solar power plants, as well as a provider of complete solar generation solutions for U.S. utilities. Our culture is one where teamwork, continuous improvement, achievement of results, and environmental responsibility are core values. We are seeking new associates who are motivated to contribute their talents to making cost-effective solar energy an important part of the world's energy mix.

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Primary Job Functions:

We're changing the world. Let us start with yours.

First Solar's Energy Services unit seeks candidates who believe in our mission of providing cost-advantaged solar services through innovation, customer engagement, industry leadership and operational excellence. Members of the Energy Services team have a direct hand in offsetting carbon emissions from traditional energy sources by ensuring that our customers' power plants are available and performing at optimal levels. Every year, power plants managed by First Solar produced over 11 terawatt hours of clean, renewable energy. This is equivalent to powering 1.2 million homes and removing 1.7 million cars from the road.

The Energy Services team looks for individuals who enjoy contributing to an innovative, forward-thinking team, are effective problem solvers, data and results driven and continuously look for ways to improve processes to help us lead the world's sustainable energy future.

Experience:

  • 1-2 years of experience in a related position

or

  • 1 year of experience as Field Technician Warehouse at First Solar and successful completion of Technician I requirements & training

Education:

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • College or technical degree preferred
  • Electrical certifications, state, journeyman, etc. a plus.
  • Equivalent electrical and practical training in military, utility, or power industry a plus.

Required Skills/Competencies:

  • Understanding of electrical safety and arc flash standards.
  • Ability to follow operating, switching, maintenance, safety and environmental procedures.
  • Must have a safety background with experience in Lockout Tag Out and Job Hazard Analysis
  • Knowledge of industrial or power facility operation and maintenance
  • Knowledge of local and national electrical codes.
  • Basic understanding of Electrical schematics and prints
  • Understanding of electrical principles
  • With oversight, able to retrieve relay files and documentation.
  • Familiar with CMMS systems for maintenance tracking.
  • Proven computer skills in a Windows environment (Microsoft Office Products) is required.
  • Must possess good English oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and projects.
  • Self-directed and accountable, able to think critically about processes and issues.
  • Highest level of Integrity
  • Valid Driver's License.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Ensure a safe work environment by strict adherence to company protocols
  • Responsible for personal safety, quality and schedule adherence.
  • Comply with Job Hazard Analysis, Pre-Job Brief and Lock-Out-Tag-Out procedures.
  • With supervision be responsible for a variety of PM work including measuring, reading, testing and performing maintenance procedures on all site components.
  • Communicate effectively with remote operators
  • Ensure CMMS work orders are complete in their entirety. Prepare documents necessary for procurement and utilization of materials and vendor services.
  • Ensure all documentation and required reports are reviewed, complete, submitted and filed.
  • Communicate cross-functionally across all necessary parts of the organization to achieve resolution to plant issues.
  • Attend, participate in and pass all assigned training in safety, environmental and other areas as assigned
  • Maintain work area and site housecleaning to 5S standards
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Job description subject to change at any time

Reporting Relationships:

  • Will report to most senior site manager or supervisor depending on site organizational structure.
  • May have tasks assigned by advanced technical staff - Technician III and above

Travel:

  • Travel will be required depending on the needs of the region

US Physical Requirements:

Project Site (non-craft) Requirements:

  • Will sit, stand or walk short distances for up to the entire duration of a shift
  • Will climb stairs and/or ladders on an occasional basis
  • Will lift, push or pull up to 50 pounds on an occasional basis.
  • Required to use hands to grasp, lift, handle, carry or feel objects on a frequent basis
  • 20/40 vision in each eye, with or without correction, is required
  • Must be able to comply with all safety standards and procedures
  • May reach above shoulder heights and below the waist on a frequent basis
  • May stoop, kneel, or bend, on an occasional basis

Ability to wear personal protective equipment is required (including but not limited to; steel toed shoes, gloves, safety glasses, hearing protection, protective jacket or apron and arm guards)

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