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O&M Technician

$25.00 – $45.00 hourly


Last Updated: 1/16/23

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Job Description

The O&M Technician will lead the operation and maintenance of site equipment and systems in a safe, reliable, efficient, and environmentally correct manner. Leads the safe and reliable start-up, operation, shutdown, and maintenance of the solar PV facility’s equipment and systems. Leads and guides the operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of all site equipment and systems. The Tech will lead the development of junior personnel. The Technician will drive optimal site performance in full compliance with operating agreements, all applicable laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.

  • Manage site permitting processes, including ensuring completeness of pre-job safety briefs, and managing LOTO process.
  • Manage site housekeeping standards.
  • Observe and monitor overall site operations, ensuring power production is maintained at optimal level and efficiency. Coordinate with Operating Control Team, off-takers, and suppliers to ensure safe and optimal operations.
  • Report normal, abnormal, or emergency plant conditions to Management/Owners. Take all necessary corrective action(s) in accordance with established policy, procedure, or at the direction of senior management.
  • Monitor plant equipment and systems for safe, reliable, and efficient performance within contractual limits.
  • Lead site restoration after abnormal event and significant outages.
  • Ensure compliance with all safety and environmental requirements, regional and federal regulations, and company policies. Take appropriate actions as necessary.
  • Lead advanced troubleshooting and lead the repair of all field and substation systems and equipment, as applicable.
  • Develop and lead preventive maintenance process for field and substation equipment and systems, as applicable, to support operating agreements and system reliability.
  • Write and lead abnormal switching operations on High Voltage (HV) and Medium Voltage (MV) systems and equipment, including substation equipment and overhead transmission systems, as applicable.
  • Practical knowledge of electrical systems, solar electric systems and their components.
  • Knowledge of building and structural construction techniques.
  • Ability to efficiently troubleshoot system failures.
  • Strong analytical, diagnostic, and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal, written, communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong prioritization skills.
  • Electrical license strongly preferred
  • High school diploma or equivalent

Company Details

Chicago, Illinois, United States
WAVSYS is a solutions company offering contract, contract-to-hire, direct placement and managed services to top companies in the United States.