Reports directly to the O&M Manager. The Solar plant operator is responsible for the overall operational performance of the facility. Duties of the Solar Plant Operator may include start up, shutdown, and emergency procedures for safe plant operation, routine preventative and predictive maintenance, maintenance of plant logs, records, and data sheets, assistance in investigation of plant problems, inventory control and parts ordering, plant system and program ownership, and creation and/or review of plant operational procedures.
Coordinates and manages all activities required under the solar plant M&M agreements and equipment warranties. Manages contractor activities and manufacture warranty work. Ensures safety training is up to date on contractors and vendors.
Authorizes work requests, approves lock out procedures and plans, provides detailed information for monthly reporting, and responds to and coordinates resolutions to equipment malfunctions
Operate and regulate equipment according to readings and administer Data Acquisition system updates or modifications
Works with control room operator to advise of activities in the solar field.
Performs minor maintenance on systems and equipment within assigned Area of Responsibility (AOR), tunes and adjusts equipment as required, attends various equipment specific training sessions
Performs periodic environmental, and safety inspections. Documents and repairs discrepancies
Performs outage planning for AOR, directs and coordinates contractors as necessary to repair systems within AOR
Conducts periodic documented equipment inspections in order to assess needs for maintaining and improving plant reliability and availability
Manage additional key responsibilities as assigned by the O&M Manager
Generates work orders and purchase requisitions
Conducts daily security checks and controls all access and activities at solar plant
Assists in budget preparation for O&M and Capital expenditures within AOR
Review, develop, update, and train on operating procedures as necessary to assist all others in operation of the plant
Assists and coordinates facilitates testing to determine health and viability of all plant systems
Ability to read and write in English and perform basic mathematical computations
Competency in the following areas: figural reasoning, verbal reasoning, math, mechanical understanding, prudence, and communication skills. Competency is demonstrated through satisfactory completion of the Operations Qualification Training.
Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization
Computer proficient in MS Office, Word, Excel or similar software, DataStream
Must be able to work 10 or 12-hour shifts and weekends when necessary. During maintenance periods, night shift work will be required.
Knowledge of principles of electrical equipment and maintenance practices, and appropriate electrical safety procedures are required. Must have experience with DC circuits. Knowledge of DC inverter theory is a plus.
Ability to lift up to 50 pounds from the floor to the waist.
Must be able to work independently in areas of expertise.
A formal training program and/or recognized apprenticeship are highly desirable or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, drawings, and procedure manuals. Ability to write reports and correspond effectively to all employees of the organization
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Demonstrated use of a calculator to perform the above calculations is sufficient.
Ability to solve practical problems and provide applicable solutions. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral diagram, or schedule form.
While performing the duties of this job talking and hearing skills are regularly required. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, used hands, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Aid in budget preparation and monthly reporting
Reasonable accommodations may be provided by Sempra Global to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions, as defined per Company policy
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