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Solar Technician

EDF Renewable Services Inc.

This is a Full-time position in Montréal, QC posted January 4, 2018.

Scope of Position:

The Solar Plant Technician is responsible for performing preventative maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of project equipment related to any aspect of a utility solar plant. This position, under specific direction from the site manager, maintains utility solar plant, including but not limited to preventive maintenance and repairs as needed.


Reports to:                           Site Manager

Division/Department:          Solar Operations and Maintenance

Location:                              Ottawa, Ontario

Classification:                      Hourly


The individual must have strong electrical/mechanical aptitude, troubleshooting techniques and organizational skills to drive and achieve project uptime and production targets of projects. The individual must be capable of working independently or within a team environment.


Duties and Responsibilities:

Maintains adherence to Company policies, environmental health and safety policies and good housekeeping practices;

Operate and care for company property and equipment in an efficient and safe manner; Work safely and willing to seek guidance for any work which they are unfamiliar or do not feel competent to perform safely;

Perform routine preventative maintenance on utility power solar plants;

Diagnose and troubleshoot various project system issues such as inverters, switchgears, transformers, breakers, communication equipment, etc.;

Perform reactive maintenance on utility solar plants;

Ensure tasks are performed according to organizational requirements for quality management and environmental, health and safety standards, policies and procedures.

Efficiently complete service orders, preventative maintenance/reactive maintenance documentation, time confirmation and any other required paperwork/documentation for the specific project/assignment, on a daily basis;

Must be willing to participate in the on-call rotational schedule outside normal operation hours (including nights and weekends) responding to emergency service or project equipment issues;

Safely escort/oversee third party technicians/contractors on-site as required;

All additional duties as assigned by the Site Manager or his/her designee.


Essential Skills, Abilities and Experience:

Good communication skills, verbal and written (English);

Ability to follow good communication skills, verbal and written (English);

Conduct themselves in a professional manner;

Strong work ethic, positive team attitude and able to work in a fast-paced environment

Must have basic computer skills including familiarity with MS Office programs (e.g. Excel and Word).

Working knowledge of LOTO criteria;

Understand hourly plant production output targets and what to do If there is any danger of not meeting them, execute a plan for correction or elevate appropriately;

Ability to identify potential problems and suggest changes and/or corrective actions;

Electrical experience (high voltage, medium voltage, low voltage, AC/DC voltage);

Ability to read and comprehend electrical and mechanical schematics, technical manuals, procedures and regulations.


Valued but not required Skills and Experience:

Working experiences in system performance improvements;

Knowledgeable using SAP or another ERP software;

Working knowledge in troubleshooting and repairing various types of industrial electrical machinery and equipment, added value;

First Aid/CPR qualified;

Possible relocation may be required based on business requirements.



3 years combined work/education experience as an Electrical/Mechanical maintenance technician in the renewable energy (Solar or Wind) environment;

A secondary technical education (College or University) is a desirable asset;

Ability to work without direct supervision;

Ability to work outside in all weather conditions;

Capability to perform physical work including lifting heavy weights;

Must have Valid G driver’s license; Maintain Canadian passport, with the ability to travel to the US.


Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are a representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to:

Extreme outdoor weather conditions, including cold, heat, rain, wind, etc.;

High voltage equipment hazards;

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.



Skills Required

  • Education level: High school
  • Work experience (years): 0-2 years


Salary: N/D

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