Position: OM Technician 2018-01-26T21:53:48+00:00

Position: OM Technician

Staten Solar is hiring an experienced Solar Service Technician with extensive PV installation knowledge in the commercial Solar space. Our Solar Service Technicians are responsible for participating in the commissioning process, completing service calls, troubleshooting solar panel systems and electrical. Must have a top-notch work ethic, good attendance and punctuality, good communication and documenting skills. Base office is located Milpitas, CA. But traveling to the Bakersfield, LA and Sacramento areas will be expected several times per month.

Solar Service Technician Responsibilities

  • Receive PV monitoring data and define response time needed and plan the site visits if necessary.
  • Troubleshoot from data first and then onsite to resolve the problem optimizing resources, time and materials.
  • Responsible for the preventative and corrective maintenance of Photovoltaic (PV) inverters, string boxes and solar panels and other components
  • Assist in the commissioning of the solar array and monitoring systems during project installation when needed
  • Ability to determine when PV systems/components are set up incorrectly in the field
  • Able to replace/install hardware, PV modules, inverters and monitoring equipment
  • Perform commissioning of inverters, padmount transformers, SCADA equipment
  • Mechanical/structural mounting of racking, modules and electrical equipment
  • Calibrate/measure electronic components, transmitters and controllers and maintain and submit records
  • Electrical wiring of solar array/system (AC and DC)
  • Perform voltage testing using appropriate PPE and procedures
  • Prepare reports, if needed to comply with deliverables in O&M contracts
  • Help in all areas of preventative and corrective maintenance as directed by manager with minimal supervision
  • Attend mandatory training sessions on new products, installation methodology, maintenance and safety
  • In the performance of your duties, use equipment and resources in accordance with instructions provided by the company
  • Follow procedures, instructions and work orders as part of your normal work functions
  • Maintains adherence to Company policies, quality, environmental health and safety policies and good housekeeping practices. Identifies gaps in safety standards as well as safety risks in the environment and provides recommendations to higher level technical staff and management
  • Carry out any other tasks delegated by the company


  • Collaborative Attitude
  • Ability to read and comprehend electrical and mechanical schematics, technical manuals, procedures and regulations
  • Experience installing, maintaining and troubleshooting PV systems required
  • Experience installing all types of grid-tier inverters and be able to work with various ground and roof mount racking systems required
  • Experience in PV Component performance and HALT testing preferred
  • Able to read and interpret electrical plans and field layouts
  • PV System site inspection experience preferred
  • Electrical knowledge/training preferred
  • Must have understanding of NEC codes that relate to PV installations
  • May perform required travel for extended periods at a time
  • Must have good prioritization, organization, analytical and planning skills
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Must be flexible, be able to adapt to new situations, have self-control and have high integrity
  • Competent skills using Microsoft office suite: Outlook, Excel, Word

Competitive Compensation
Comprehensive Benefits
Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:
Solar Installation: 1 year
Work references required (3)

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