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AES Clean Energy is a rapidly growing renewable energy company headquartered in Salt Lake City, with additional offices throughout the world. The AES Clean Energy Operations team is looking for a Solar Apprentice with the desire to learn and grow in the Solar Technician craft. This individual would play a pivotal role in ensuring that AES Clean Energy operates the portfolio to standards that exceed industry best-practice. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter and have the ability to take direct instructions from Senior Technicians. As AES Clean Energy grows to become one of the leading IPPs in the industry, this role will provide an unparalleled opportunity for professional growth. The position will be based on the big island of Hawaii with regular inter-island travel to attend to the sites’ needs.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
o Based out of your home, travel to distributed and utility-scale solar and battery storage facilities in local region to perform preventative & corrective maintenance
o Perform other technical and administrative duties associated with operating and maintaining a power facility
o Coordinate and manage contractors engaged to support maintenance activities
o Provide limited support for commissioning activities
o Ensure work is performed in accordance with Environmental and Safety requirements.
o Perform work independently and in team environments
Desired Skills, Expertise and Competencies:
o Understanding of general workplace safety and the ability to follow safety standards as well as help the company improve upon the standards in place.
o Ability to operate vegetation maintenance equipment including tractors, riding mowers, and other equipment.
o Ability to learn electrical systems, basic safety principles of LOTO, and electrical safety.
o Ability to excel in a collaborative, cross-functional and geographically diverse organization.
o Maturity, professionalism, and excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing with superiors and colleagues.
o High energy developed interpersonal skills and a strong work ethic.
o Excellent hands-on abilities with moderate technical skills
o Ability to operate personal computer with technical proficiency of standard business software.
o Ability to read, write and understand English.
o Knowledge of applicable safety and environmental regulations.
o Demonstrates proactive enthusiasm for solving problems and adding value to the company.
o Maintains a current level of professional knowledge.
o Focuses on personal growth and development by actively seeking feedback and responding with action.
o Ability to establish and maintain a positive and professional working relationship with all individuals.
o Communicates openly and honestly, does not engage in gossip.
o Models’ professional behaviors of conduct and decorum.
o Strong team player and willing to assist others when necessary and appropriate.
o Ability to establish and maintain positive and professional working relationships
o Supports the development of a productive work culture and resilient team
o Desire to learn new things and teach others
Education / Experience:
o Possess high school diploma or GED.
o Valid State issued Driver’s License
o Working outside.
o Normal plant and/or office environment, including working at heights, high/low ambient temperatures, and high/low humidity areas.
o Requires standing, sitting, walking, kneeling, twisting, climbing stairs and ladders, and entering plant equipment to access, inspect, or collect data on plant equipment.
o Requires use of wear personal protective safety equipment (respirators, safety glasses, hard hat, appropriate footwear, ear plugs, etc.).
o May be required to work around rotating and energized equipment, hazardous materials, and chemicals.
o Occasionally requires lifting as appropriate to perform duties and responsibilities.
o Performs other duties as assigned.
o Work overtime and non-standard working hours as required.
o Travel to sites outside typical area.
AES is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to building strength and delivering long-term sustainability through diversity and inclusion. Respecting all backgrounds, differences and perspectives enables us to improve the lives of our people, customers, suppliers, contractors, and the communities in which we live and work. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and/or expression, race, national origin, ethnicity, age, religion, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. E-Verify Notice: AES will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.
Safety comes first at AES. To protect the health and safety of our people, customers, communities and partners, and to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, AES requires all newly-hired people or current AES people applying for U.S.-based role(s), to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be willing to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their date of hire. Except where prohibited by law or not specifically covered in a collective bargaining agreement, new hires and transfers will be required to provide proof of vaccination during onboarding and periodically thereafter. This policy will comply with all applicable laws and is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health authorities, as applicable.
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