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Solar Tech III

Date: Oct 7, 2017

Location: Rancho Cucamonga, CA, US

Company: nrg

NRG is leading a customer-driven change in the U.S. energy industry by delivering cleaner and smarter energy choices, while building on the strength of the nation’s largest and most diverse competitive power portfolio. A Fortune 200 company, we create value through reliable and efficient conventional generation while driving innovation in solar and renewable power, electric vehicle ecosystems, carbon capture technology and customer-centric energy solutions. Our retail electricity providers serve almost 3 million residential and commercial customers throughout the country. More information is available at Connect with NRG Energy on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @nrgenergy.



  • Performs routine (electrical troubleshooting and repair, instrumentation calibration and troubleshooting) and complex (distributed control systems, Inverter troubleshooting) maintenance work, up to their capabilities, as assigned and/or directed by supervisor and work orders from the preventive maintenance management system.
  • Performs corrective, preventive, and emergency maintenance on all PV Solar equipment.     
  • Perform facility water chemistry tests and control treatment chemicals within recommended limits.
  • Prepares and implements switching and clearance orders, while working with Operations Center
  • Operates all electrical and mechanical PV Solar power plant systems.
  • Participates in training as required, JHA, PJB, LOTO documentation.
  • Writes Plant Orders, Plant Procedures, Operating Instructions and other documents as assigned by supervision.
  • Ensures work is performed in accordance with Environmental and Safety requirements.
  • Performs work independently and/or in work crews as needed.



Qualifications: Knowledge/Skills


  • Knowledge of complex analog and digital instrumentation and control systems; proper methods for troubleshooting, repairing, and adjusting instruments and control systems; proper and safe methods to clear equipment; safe use of tools; plant safety rules; reporting procedures and practices, maintenance procedures and practices; electrical and mechanical prints, and solar plant terminology and nomenclature.
  • Qualified to perform routine and emergency operations at a solar generation facility and Switchyard.
  • Four (4) or more years of experience in a power plant or related industry.
  • Proven experience with a multitude of electrical/construction projects and knowledge of basic IT equipment.
  • Understanding of general workplace safety and the ability to follow safety standards as well as help the company improve upon the standards in place.
  • Maturity, professionalism and excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing with superiors and colleagues.
  • Detail-oriented with an ability to synthesize complex analysis, approach new challenges with creativity and summarize information in a manner that supports key decision makers.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in research, highly technical equipment and engineering.
  • Excellent hands on abilities with strong technical skills.
  • Knowledge of applicable safety and environmental regulations.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft office suite applications and ability to learn other computer applications as required.





  • Demonstrates proactive enthusiasm for solving problems and adding value to the company.
  • Maintains a current level of professional knowledge.
  • Focuses on personal growth and development by actively seeking feedback and responding with action.
  • Ability to establish and maintain a positive and professional working relationship with all site individuals.
  • Models professional behaviors of conduct and decorum.
  • Is a strong team player and willing to assist others when necessary and appropriate
  • Knowledge of applicable safety and environmental regulations.





  • Possess 2 year technical degree or equivalent Journeyman certification/qualifications, and 4+ years of field experiences.
  • Ability to communicate clearly verbal and written information and directives; troubleshoot equipment and system problems; detect and correct faulty instruments and control devices; install special or sensitive instruments; prioritize work; read and understand technical information, prints, and engineering data; interpret charts, graphs and gauge scales; and interface and work with others.
  • Qualified to perform all routine and emergency operations at an electric generation facility and HV Switchyard.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of electrical or mechanical fundamentals (Journeyman skills) such as electrical measurements, control circuits, and solid state theory application.
  • Significant I&E, I&C and/or C&I Electrician experience will be considered in lieu of applicable solar experience.



Working Conditions


  • Normal plant and/or office environment, including working at heights, high/low ambient temperatures and high humidity areas.
  • Requires standing, sitting, walking, kneeling, twisting, climbing stairs and ladders, and entering plant equipment to access, inspect, or collect data on plant equipment.
  • Requires use of wear personal protective safety equipment (respirators, safety glasses, hard hat, appropriate footwear, ear plugs, etc.)
  • May be required to work around rotating and energized equipment, hazardous materials and chemicals.
  • Occasionally requires lifting up to 70 pounds, to perform duties and responsibilities.
  • Work overtime and non-standard working hours – (nights) as required.
  • Travel required as needed.

NRG Energy is committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace.  To the extent permitted by law and any applicable collective bargaining agreement, employees are subject to periodic random drug testing, and post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing. EOE AA M/F/Protected Veteran Status/Disability
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Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.

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Nearest Major Market: Riverside
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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