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Solar Electrician at Borrego

Solar Electrician

Borrego Lowell, MA Full-Time

Borrego is seeking a Solar Electrician to join our growing team! The Solar Electrician is one of the most experienced employees in the field, and they are responsible for leading and training any team members assigned to the team.  A Solar Electrician maintains a state or local electrical license.

At Borrego, we don’t accept the status quo. We are driven by a culture of teamwork, fearless thinking, safety, and adaptability as we pursue our mission to accelerate the adoption of renewable energy. With more than 850 MW already installed, we’re excited about the “Gigawatt Revolution” and growth happening across our company as we shift from megawatts to gigawatts of large-scale solar and energy storage in the coming years. 

After 40 years in business, Borrego is a trusted name in the solar industry and well-known for our strong employee culture. We combine the stability and wisdom gained by decades in business with an entrepreneurial spirit. Our employees are driven and animated by the [ Link removed ] , an operating framework detailing our mission, vision, strategy, and cultural principles and working systems.

About the Role

Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Demonstrate integrity, strong initiative, work ethic, as well as a focus on safety and quality of work on a continuous basis
  • Supervise, lead, and train any Solar Technician I or Solar Technician II team member assigned to work with the Solar Technician III
  • Perform Preventive Maintenance on solar and battery installations in accordance with Borrego, customer, and OEM standards
  • Perform Corrective Maintenance on solar and battery installations in accordance with Borrego, customer, and OEM standards, ensuring that the root cause has been identified and corrected
  • Ensure that work being performed in the area meets or exceeds Borrego O&M standards
  • Complete assigned tasks safely, correctly, and within the allotted time
  • Ensure all PPE, tools, and equipment assigned to the employee are accounted for, maintained in good condition, repaired or replaced as required
  • Interface with SCADA/DAS systems to understand onsite issue with the ability to communicate to both management and customers
  • Correctly document all work in a Service Visit and Case within Borrego\u0027s CMMS. Correct documentation includes proper grammar and spelling, photography, thermal photography, and completion of checklists
  • Provide technical support for customer issues as requested
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as may be determined by the Area Supervisor or Regional Manager

Safety Duties and Responsibilities:

Safety is a core value at Borrego and the Solar Electrician must:

  • Read, understand and sign all safety procedures
  • Attend weekly safety meetings
  • Receive, inspect, and maintain all required PPE
  • Complete all required safety training
  • Ensure every safety incident known to the employee is reported timely and accurately
  • Ensure every safety incident involving the employee is fully investigated, documented and corrective actions are implemented

While no one individual will possess them all, the successful candidate will bring many of the following experiences, skills, and attributes:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background and motor vehicle record check
  • State or Local Electrical license
  • Ability to communicate in English, both oral and written
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities
  • Basic computer operation skills and familiarity with internet-based program navigation and SalesForce systems
  • Proven experience understanding and implementing OSHA regulations
  • Ability to read, interpret and understand basic drawings and schematics
  • Knowledge and understanding of solar plant construction and comprehension of how onsite equipment interacts with the overall plant
  • Knowledge of and ability to troubleshoot and repair SCADA/DAS systems which are used to monitor and report onsite performance
  • Knowledge of and ability to perform IV Curve tracing, determine if an issue exists and repair it
  • Knowledge of and ability to troubleshoot and repair major solar plant components (e.g. central and string inverters, transformers, combiner and re-combiner boxes, switch gears, PV modules, etc.)
  • Knowledge of and ability to troubleshoot and repair major battery storage components (e.g. central and string inverters, transformers, combiner and re-combiner boxes, switch gears, battery banks, etc.)
  • Complete courses and maintain advanced inverter certifications
  • Excitement about growing along with a fast-paced, dynamic company; comfort with ambiguity and a willingness to build, experiment, and iterate when the path forward is undefined
  • A passion for renewable energy, addressing the climate crisis, and accelerating the clean energy transformation

Working Conditions:

A Solar Electrician will be required to work under the following conditions:

  • May be required to travel up to 50% of the time
  • Required to work more than 90% of the time in the field performing Preventive and Corrective Maintenances
  • Work in a fast changing environment which may require quick decisions with limited processes and procedures

 Physical requirements:

This position has the following physical requirements:

  • Ability to drive a vehicle
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to walk distances up to 5 miles in a day
  • Ability to ascend or descend ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, and the like, maintaining 3 points of contact
  • Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound
  • Ability to maintain body equilibrium to prevent falling and walking, standing or crouching on narrow or slippery surfaces
  • Required to have visual acuity which includes depth perception, field of vision and the ability to distinguish between colors
  • Ability to work in outside environments which may include but are not limited to, extreme heat (temperatures above 100℉) or extreme cold (temperatures below 32℉) for periods of more than one hour
  • Exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects

Compensation, Benefits, and Culture

Borrego uses an internally equitable and externally competitive total cash approach to compensation. Our benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, health, life, and disability insurance; a comprehensive wellness program; 401(k) plan with company match and immediate vesting; continuing education and professional development assistance; and self-managed flexible work schedules and time-off policies.

Our corporate culture fosters collaboration, a growth mindset, and the ability to take risks — and we value innovative thinkers who will help us reach our ambitious growth goals. We believe that flexibility and work-life balance are important parts of long-term employee happiness and productivity. Our employees are trusted to get their work done and are given the freedom to do so when they are their most efficient, creative, and engaged.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Borrego values the diverse perspectives, skills, experiences, and contributions of all employees. We want all our employees to feel like they belong and are empowered to be their most authentic selves at work. We’re actively committed to fostering diversity and creating an inclusive environment not only within our own organization but also within the renewable energy industry.

We seek a diverse candidate pool in this – and every – search. Borrego provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetics, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state, federal and local laws. In addition to federal law requirements, Borrego complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. EEO M/F/D/V.

A Note to Third-Party Recruiters

Borrego\u0027s People + Culture team coordinates all recruiting and hiring at our company. Borrego does not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters, staffing firms, or related agencies. Resumes are only accepted from third-party recruiters, staffing firms, or related agencies if a signed agreement is in place AND if external recruiting assistance is authorized by the People + Culture team for a specific position. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Borrego. Borrego is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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