NOC Specialist II
First Solar - Mesa, AZ

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Our high growth and leadership position in the renewable energy business offers outstanding opportunities to individuals seeking an exciting work environment in one of the most important industries for the 21st century. First Solar is a leader in the development and manufacturing of thin film solar modules used in grid-connected solar power plants, as well as a provider of complete solar generation solutions for U.S. utilities. Our culture is one where teamwork, continuous improvement, achievement of results, and environmental responsibility are core values. We are seeking new associates who are motivated to contribute their talents to making cost-effective solar energy an important part of the world’s energy mix.

Basic Job Functions:
The Operations Specialist II will play a key role in assisting the Operations Center Supervisor (Shift Supervisor) by assuring the highest level of safety, health and environmental standards while achieving maximum production and profitability. The Operations Specialist II will be responsible for supporting all day to day Network Operations Center activities acting as the on-shift Operations Specialist for all assets under a First Solar O&M contracts from development to retirement of solar assets.

All functions of an Operations Specialist I as well as:

Maintain voltage schedules on plants that have a contractual obligations to do so.

Maintain proper voltage setpoints at the point of interconnect per Large Generator Interconnect Agreements

Collaborate with the Regional Maintenance Managers to ensure proper outage planning for all sites under O&M Cognizance

Coordinate with the planner/scheduler to update the weekly/monthly schedules.

Subject Matter Expert for O&M software tools including Maximo, PlantView, Wonderware, etc.

Lead maintenance activities and complex evolutions that occur on site with an emphasis at all times with regards to safety.

Develop and implement processes and procedures to assure compliance with internal controls and quality control for customers and field personnel.

Perform weekly outage classification reviews to meet contractual requirements and properly true up customer Liquidated Damages or First Solar Bonus Payments

Enforce Department of Ministry requirements for all Canadian Assets


6-8 years experience in power plant operations with high voltage experience.

Able to demonstrate competent technical knowledge of plant and system processes and experience in operating electrical and SCADA systems.

Ability to use anilitical software to analyze equipment performance and identify performance issues.

Past interaction with NERC, WECC and CAISO regulations.

Possess knowledge of functional systems interactions and must be able to pay attention to critical elements in a complex and regulated environment.

1 year experience working as a computerized control room operator is highly desired, but not required.


BS degree or formal operations apprenticeship training or equivalent

Experience may be considered if relevant

Required Skills:

Ability to coordinate multiple activities and ensure safty, quality and schedule adherenance.

Ability to take direction, identify problems, develop solutions, conduct analysis independently and in collaboration with others

Ability to work in difficult customer situations

Ability to work in a high stress environment where decisions directly impact personnel safety and equipment reliability

Available for 24-hour on-call duty to meet customer requirements


Proficient computer skills using MS Excel, MS Project, MS Word, and Outlook

Experience working with and troubleshooting plant SCADA systems and computerized maintenance management systems. (Maximo)

Knowledge of Power Factor/Voltage Control systems required

SQL Experience is a plus

Development of Procedures and Processes

Familiarity with regulatory operating and reporting requirements State/FERC/NERC/WECC

Please note

: potential candidates will meet the education and experience requirements provided on the above job description and excel in completing the listed responsibilities for this role. All candidates receiving an offer of employment must successfully complete a background check, pre-employment drug screen, and any other test that may be required for the role.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement:
First Solar Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is the policy of the company to recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a driving force in the success of our company.

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Like the ancient Egyptians who worshiped Ra, First Solar looks to the sun for rising fortunes. The company manufactures photovoltaic (PV)...