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Avangrid Plant Technician II - Renewables in OR, United States

Plant Technician II - Renewables

Company: PPM TECHNICAL SERVICES, I

Location:

OR, US

Company Company

About AVANGRID: AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) aspires to be the leading sustainable energy company in the United States. Headquartered in Orange, CT with approximately $39 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states, AVANGRID has two primary lines of business: Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables. Avangrid Networks owns eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving more than 3.3 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables owns and operates a portfolio of renewable energy generation facilities across the United States. AVANGRID employs approximately 7,000 people and has been recognized by Forbes and Just Capital as one of the 2021 JUST 100 companies - a list of America's best corporate citizens - and was ranked number one within the utility sector for its commitment to the environment and the communities it serves. The company supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2021 for the third consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute. For more information, visit www.avangrid.com (https://www.avangrid.com/wps/portal/avangrid/home)

Purpose

Avangrid Renewables is seeking to fill a Traveling Technician opening. (The company will determine Tech level based on experience and education.) This position is primarily responsible for the onsite operations, maintenance, repairs and replacement of equipment at various remote solar powered generation plants.

Responsibilities

• Operate and maintain solar and wind turbine equipment along with associated infrastructure including substation, collection and transmission systems.

• Read schematics and proficiently troubleshoot complicated mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic problems as well as PLC issues.

• Perform mechanical and electrical component repair or replacement of parts to correct malfunctions following all manufacturers' requirements.

• Comply with all project environmental health and safety programs.

• Perform preventive maintenance in accordance with OEM maintenance manuals.

• Adhere to effective internal controls.

• Perform data collection and prepare reports to meet plant reporting requirements.

• Perform various retrofits and design modifications.

• Perform various QA/QC functions, compile and submit supporting documents of items found.

• If applicable, support Construction in the Mechanical and Commissioning walk-downs.

Additional Responsibilities

• Increase professional knowledge of equipment, including safety regulations.

• Willing to work overtime on holidays, weekends, and on short notice participating in an on-call schedule.

• Ability and willingness to travel up to 90% of the time throughout the NW and support remote solar assets that are currently built and future construction that comes online. Some travel will require overnight stays.

• Due to the nature of solar, much of the maintenance may require working at night. Ability and willingness to work swing shift and work evening, nights, or early morning is essential.

• Perform duties around low, medium and high voltage.

• Ability to work in extremely adverse weather conditions.

Competencies

  • Develop Self & Others

  • Empower to grow

  • Collaborate and Share

  • Be a role model

  • Focus to achieve results

  • Be agile

  • Technical Skills

Skills and Requirements

• One year college or technical school certificate; or 12 months of related experience or wind industry training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Familiarity with maintenance and electronic testing equipment. (i.e. voltage testers, amp clamps, oscilloscopes, megohmmeters, infrared testers, hydraulic torque equipment, alignment and various hand and power tools).

• Advanced computer skills utilizing word processing, spreadsheets, email, facility control, management and reporting systems, including the use of computerized diagnostic and troubleshooting tools.

• Ability to walk up to 2-3 miles daily and up to 70-100 miles during a maintenance cycle.

• Ability to climb towers up to 100 meters on a daily basis to perform maintenance in the nacelle and hub.

• Ability to frequently lift items weighing up to 60 pounds and occasionally lift items up to 100 pounds.

• Ability to work with electrical wires and differentiate between color coded wires.

• Ability to interpret and follow a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

• Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

• Knowledge of heavy equipment required for facility maintenance with a working knowledge of crane and rigging requirements.

• Demonstrated team work, initiative and positive attitude.

• Valid driver's license and acceptable driving record.

• Weight must not exceed 285lbs excluding equipment/gear worn when performing job related tasks.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience in power plant operations and maintenance.

• Experience in solar and wind plant construction, operation and maintenance; including, specific experience in wind turbine and solar power converters and inverters.

• Experience in high voltage switching.

• Directly related experiences gained in fields that require a strong electrical and mechanical aptitude.

• Qualified candidates living in or near the greater local area.

Additional Success Factors

• Effectively provides and receives information orally in individual and group situations. Written expression is clear, concise, and conveys the desired message.

• Ability to foster and participate in a productive team environment by establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with co-workers, managers, customers, contractors, and vendors.

• Ability to efficiently manage multiple, concurrent, time-sensitive projects and priorities.

• Takes action beyond that required by explicit job responsibilities; sets high performance goals and originates action rather than responding to the action of others.

Our Selection Process

AVANGRID employees may be assigned a system emergency role and in the event of a system emergency, may be required to work outside of their regular schedule/job duties.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a medical Fit for Duty exam, background check, references, drug screen, verification of legal right to work in the U.S., and in some cases, a credit check. A credit check will be administered when a prospective employee will be working in Finance, Accounting, Treasury or where duties may involve handling of funds, accounts or cash. A Motor Vehicle (MVR) check will be administered when a prospective employee will be regularly using a company vehicle. Avangrid Renewables is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, status as an individual with a disability, or any other status or class protected by federal or state law.

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Avangrid employees may be assigned a system emergency role and in the event of a system emergency, may be required to work outside of their regular schedule/job duties. This is applicable to employees that will work in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and New York within AVANGRD Network and Corporate functions. This does not include those that will work for Avangrid Renewables

AVANGRID’s employment practices and policies are geared to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. At AVANGRID we provide fair and equal employment and advancement opportunities for all employees and candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. Learn more about equal employment by following this link (https://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf)

If you are an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who is unable to use our online tool to search for or to apply for jobs, you may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting our Human Resources department at 203-499-2777 or careers@avangrid.com

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