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Solar Technician III

Solar Technician III

locationDesert Center, CA, USA
PublishedPublished: 1/30/2024
Full Time

What The Role Is

Reporting to the Solar Site Manger, 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. This position is will based in our Victory Pass/Arica office located in Desert Center, CA.

What You'll Be Doing

  • 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

What You'll Bring

  • 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.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of electrical or mechanical fundamentals (Journeyman skills) such as electrical measurements, control circuits, and solid state theory application
  • Proven experience with a multitude of electrical/construction projects
  • 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%)

What Would Be Nice

  • Two-year technical degree or equivalent Journeyman certification preferred

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

The pay rate for the successful candidate will depend on geographic location, skills, relevant and demonstrated experience, education, training and certifications, and other factors permitted by law. This role is eligible to earn an annual cash bonus, subject to personal and company performance goals.

Salary Range Across all U.S. Locations$86,000—$112,000 USD

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 manage more than 9.6 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 7 gigawatts of operating wind, solar, and energy storage assets offset the equivalent of more than 9 million metric tons of carbon emissions for our customers today. Clearway Energy Group is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Carlsbad, Calif.; Scottsdale, Ariz.; Houston; and Princeton, N.J. For more information, visit

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
At Clearway, we create a community that isn’t about being the same – it’s about building a team of unique individuals, with different backgrounds & skill sets, coming together to build something big & make a difference in the world. Clearway’s team is dedicated to a clean energy future across a wide spectrum of roles & responsibilities. Embodying our company values and operating principles, unique individuals come together over a common mission. We embrace opportunities to do challenging work that can change the world. We aspire to bring out the best in everyone. We share setbacks, celebrate successes, & act with integrity & accountability to get the job done.

Working at Clearway, Hybrid Together
Here at Clearway, we’re committed to balancing flexibility while fostering strong relationships with our teammates. We do this by prioritizing new hires based near one of our offices in San Francisco, Carlsbad, Scottsdale, Houston, & Princeton. Our office-based employees typically work together from fabulous spaces on Tuesdays & Thursdays to collaborate & learn, build community, get to know one another, & enjoy company-provided meals & events.

Clearway Energy is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience & expertise. We intentionally foster a culture of inclusion that empowers our employees to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities & protected veterans to join the team. Clearway is a proud promoter of employment opportunities to our Military & Veterans.

What We Provide
Clearway offers all eligible employees working 20+ hours per week a comprehensive menu of benefits: generous PTO, medical, dental & vision care, HSAs with company contributions, health FSAs, dependent daycare FSAs, commuter benefits, relocation, & a 401(k) plan with employer match, a variety of life & accident insurances, fertility programs, adoption assistance, generous parental leave, tuition reimbursement, & benefits for employees in same-sex marriages, civil unions & domestic partnerships. For more on Clearway benefits, visit our Benefits Website.

Notice to Applicants
Clearway Energy is strongly committed to a philosophy of equal opportunity and fully complies with equal employment laws, ordinances and regulations for all applicants and employees. We will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to apply and compete for employment opportunities for which they are qualified. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Notice to California Applicants
Clearway Energy is strongly committed to a philosophy of equal opportunity and fully complies with equal employment laws, ordinances and regulations for all applicants and employees.