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Solar Relay/BOP Technician (Anson)

Company: ENGIE North America Inc.
Location: Anson
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

Located in Anson, Texas, within Jones County the Solar Site Balance of Plant (BOP) Relay Technician will o perate and maintain the solar site by optimizing generation availability and performance through established procedures with the highest regard for health, safety, and environmental compliance. This position will serve as the primary BOP relay technician for the plant installing, maintaining, testing, adjusting, troubleshooting & repairing relay and control equipment in the electrical substation which may include electromechanical, solid-state, and microprocessor protective relays, instrument transformers, indication and KWH/KW meters, controls to all substation equipment including breakers, transformers, regulators, capacitors, reactors and all associated equipment, and remote control equipment including various forms of SCADA. This position is located at the Anson solar site in Anson, Texas (Jones County), and reports to the Site Operations Manager. This is an hourly role eligible for overtime. The selected candidate must live within 50 miles of the site operations and will work approximately 5-% indoors and 50% outdoors. What you'll do: Become a leader in safety, upholding safety as a core value
Actively participate in the behavior-based safety program and ensure every team member and contractor complies with all safety procedures and applicable task-oriented job safety analyses
Ensure site safety rules are communicated and adhered to through Site-Specific Orientations, JSAs, and Tailboard Meetings
Demonstrate procedural compliance in all site operation and maintenance activities by utilizing established procedures
Facilitate and implement all daily work as the on-site BOP Tech, including coordinating with service providers, and contractors, and producing Reports including but not limited to Daily, Weekly, Monthly, and Quarterly reports
Operate site equipment, both directly and remotely
Monitor site performance
Coordinate Switching and Curtailments with relevant local utilities and ISOs.
Ensure site equipment is kept at the highest possible standard maximizing availability, reliability, efficiency, and profitability
Demonstrate work planning skills, activity scheduling, and follow up to assure work conformance
Perform routine inspections - safely using tools (e.g. multimeter and IR Camera)
Manage contractors, ensuring quality work, is completed safely and promptly
Exhibit excellent interpersonal skills that include listening to other's ideas and viewpoints, earning trust, and resolving conflict situations
Become the primary point of contact for all landowners
Manage Spare Parts inventory
Coordinate work on-site between different contractors
Perform the housekeeping functions and equipment cleaning necessary to maintain the site in a clean and neat condition.
Recommend operating and/or maintenance changes that will enhance plant performance and availability
Maintain confidentiality of all information available to the position
Comply with all contractual and legal obligations impacting plant operation
Support operations at other sites during unusual events (emergencies, etc.).
Complete Equipment operation training - contractors orientation, other site's employees
Demonstrate the consistent use of Root Cause Failure Analysis techniques when solving plant abnormalities and equipment failures
Be able to analyze complex problems under the pressure of emergency conditions
Use computerized Work Order, Purchase Requisition, and Receiving software Qualifications What you bring: B.S. Electrical Engineering Technology degree or related technology discipline from accredited university
Or a 2-year associate or technical degree from a technical school in electronics or related field with four years of related work experience
Or combination of education, work experience, or military services may be considered in lieu of a degree
A minimum of 4 years of experience industrial MV/HV voltage application
Trades qualifications considered an asset: (Control Technician, Lineman, Electrician, Millwright)
Ability to effectively use diagnostic equipment
Knowledge to troubleshoot, repair and maintain substation equipment such as: electrical control circuits, transformers, high voltage breakers and collection lines
Proficiency in access substation relay log files and monitoring systems
Ability to put together LOTO for substations, transformers, electrical switches, transmission lines and collectors lines
A valid and clean driver's license (and the ability to maintain such)
Ability to be on call as deemed necessary by Supervisor
Experience to personally respond to plant emergencies
A demonstrated ability to communicate effectively. Verbal and non-verbal; i.e., formal reports
Ability to operate a computer terminal (or have the capability of learning), calculator, etc.
HV experience, able to attain AVO substation technician certification within 12 months of hire
Residence within 50 miles of the site Additional Information/Conditions: Must be eligible to work for any U.S. employer without the need for sponsorship now or in the future
Must possess a valid U.S. drivers license and clear driving record
Must be willing and able to comply with ENGIE's policy with respect to COVID vaccination and testing
Must be willing and able to comply with all ENGIE ethics and safety policies
While performing the duties of this job, the employee could be exposed to weather conditions
Must be capable of frequently standing; walking; balancing, sitting; climbing (ladders, stairs, ramps, catwalks, stacks and the like as required); stooping; squatting; crouching; crawling; kneeling; reaching; grasping; pushing; pulling; lifting (min. 50lbs); feeling; talking and hearing ; Capable of performing repetitive motions as required
Required to have eyesight corrected at 20/40 to accurately read and interpret such as but not limited to instruments, gauges, and manuals
Must be physically capable of entering and working in a confined space (crawl spaces, small enclosed areas, etc.) as required
Must be physically capable of performing demanding work at various heights greater than 250 feet and in adverse conditions during operations, shutdowns, and in fire/emergency activities
Must be physically capable of wearing protective equipment (PPE) including but not limited to - fall protection equipment, hardhat, safety shoes, safety glasses, arc-flash clothing, etc.
Able and willing to perform first aid and CPR Why ENGIE? ENGIE North America isn't just participating in the Zero-Carbon Transition, we're leading it! Join us as we develop energy that is more renewable, more efficient, and more accessible to everyone. Unite with us in leading the transformation of the world of energy! ENGIE is looking for talented and motivated individuals to create the future of energy and customer solutions. Join a rewarding and flexible work environment that encourages innovation and creativity to help customers meet their energy challenges today and in the future. Are you up for the challenge? At ENGIE, our goal is to support, promote, and thrive on diversity, equity, and inclusion. We do so for the benefit of our employees, customers, products and services, and community. So ENGIE is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is also an affirmative action employer. We are firmly committed to creating an equitable and inclusive environment for all employees. We are committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at ENGIE are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications. ENGIE is committed to providing equal employment opportunity regardless of actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity, or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, civil union, or domestic partnership status, military service or veteran status, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition, genetic information, or any other legally protected category (referred to as "protected characteristics") as defined by applicable federal, state or local law in the locations where we operate. If you need assistance with this application or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at ENGIENA-ENGIEHR@engie.com . Please note: This email address is reserved for individuals with disabilities in need of assistance and is not a means of inquiry regarding positions or application status. Job
: Operation / Production Sites Renewable
Primary Location
: North America-United States-Texas-Anson
: ENA Renewables
: Full-time
Nature of Responsibility
: Operational / Administrative role Job Posting
: Jun 8, 2022, 4:27:15 PM
Job Type
: Permanent

Keywords: ENGIE North America Inc., Abilene , Solar Relay/BOP Technician (Anson), Professions , Anson, Texas

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