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Solar Technician III

Company: Clearway Energy
Location: Lancaster
Posted on: November 19, 2022

Job Description:

About Us
Clearway Energy Group is leading the transition to a world powered by clean energy. Along with our public affiliate Clearway Energy, Inc., we own and operate over 7.5 gigawatts of renewable and conventional energy assets across the country. As we develop a nationwide pipeline of new renewable energy projects for the future, Clearway's 5 gigawatts of wind, solar, and energy storage assets offset the equivalent of nearly 8.8 million metric tons of carbon emissions for our customers today. Clearway Energy Group is headquartered in San Francisco, CA with offices in Carlsbad, CA; Scottsdale, AZ; Houston, TX; and Princeton, NJ. For more information, visit

Reporting to the Solar Site Supervisor, the Solar Technician III is responsible for troubleshooting, maintaining, servicing, and repairing solar PV systems and associated equipment. The primary objective is to maintain safe, effective, efficient, and profitable solar PV operation.

Principal Responsibilities & Key Results

  • Executes routine electrical troubleshooting and repair, instrumentation calibration and troubleshooting
  • Performs complex maintenance work such as distributed control systems and inverter troubleshooting as assigned by supervisor based on level of skill and ability
  • Complete work orders for the preventive maintenance management system
  • Performs corrective, preventive, and emergency maintenance on all PV Solar equipment
  • Prepares and implements switching and clearance orders, while working with Operations Center
  • Operates all electrical and mechanical PV Solar power plant systems
  • Participates in training as required, JHA, PJB, LOTO documentation
  • Writes Plant Orders, Plant Procedures, Operating Instructions and other documents as assigned by supervisor
  • Ensures work is performed in accordance with Environmental and Safety requirements
  • Performs work independently and/or in work crews
  • Performs other duties as assigned

    Knowledge & Skills

    • Knowledge of complex analog and digital instrumentation and control systems
    • Proper methods for troubleshooting, repairing, and adjusting instruments and control systems
    • Experience administering safe methods to clear equipment, use of tools and plant safety rules
    • Understanding reporting procedures and practices and maintenance procedures and practices
    • Knowledge of electrical and mechanical prints
    • Familiarity with PV Solar plant terminology and nomenclature
    • Qualified to perform routine and emergency operations at a solar generation facility and Switchyard
    • Understanding of general workplace safety and the ability to follow safety standards as well as help the company improve upon the standards in place
    • Knowledge of applicable safety and environmental regulations
    • Ability to work overtime and non-standard working hours (nights), when needed
    • Ability to operate a computer with technical proficiency of standard business software
    • Able to communicate verbally and in writing and able to work without direct supervision during performance of work
    • Must have a valid state driver's license and good driving record
    • Able to travel (approximately 5%)


      • A high school diploma or GED is required or willing to obtain within the first 6 months of employment.
      • 4+ years of PV solar experience is required. I&E, I&C and/or C&I Electrician experience will be considered in lieu of applicable experience.
      • Two-year technical degree or equivalent Journeyman certification preferred
      • Proven experience with a multitude of electrical/construction projects
      • Demonstrated knowledge of electrical or mechanical fundamentals (Journeyman skills) such as electrical measurements, control circuits, and solid state theory application

        Clearway will not sponsor nonimmigrant visas for this position (H-1B, TN, E-3, etc.).

Keywords: Clearway Energy, Lancaster , Solar Technician III, Professions , Lancaster, California

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