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Service Technician

Location: Bloomington, IL, United States
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Solar Service Technician at Freedom Forever 
 
Are you passionate about renewable energy and making a positive impact on the environment? Do you enjoy working in a dynamic and fast-paced industry? Look no further! Freedom Forever, a leading residential solar company, is seeking a talented and motivated Solar Service Technician to join our team. 
 
As a Service Technician you will report to the Regional Service Manager and are responsible for completing service calls as dispatched, providing diagnostic, troubleshooting solar panel systems and electrical, preventive, and corrective maintenance services to Freedom Forever's installed Residential systems. 

 
  
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:   
  
  • Responsible for the preventative and corrective maintenance of Photovoltaic (PV) inverters, string boxes and solar panels and other components 
  • Assist in the commissioning of the solar array and monitoring systems during project installation when needed 
  • Ensure that PV systems are setup correctly 
  • Perform re-roofs, roof repairs, drywall repairs as needed 
  • Install hardware, PV modules, inverters, and monitoring equipment 
  • Perform commissioning of inverters and inspection of solar panels 
  • Mechanical/structural mounting of racking, modules, and electrical equipment 
  • Respond to corrective maintenance cases on PV inverters, string boxes and solar panels; this includes troubleshooting, testing, and repairing activities 
  • Electrical wiring of solar array/system (AC and DC) 
  • Perform voltage testing using appropriate PPE and procedures 
  • Prepare reports, if needed, to comply with deliverables in O&M contracts 
  • Help in all areas of preventative and corrective maintenance as directed by manager with minimal supervision 
  • Attend mandatory training sessions on new products, installation methodology, maintenance, and safety 
  • Ensure tasks are performed according to organizational requirements for quality management and environmental, health and safety standards, policies, and procedures 
  • Maintains adherence to Company policies, environmental health and safety policies and good housekeeping practices; identifies gaps in safety standards as well as safety risks in the environment and provides recommendations to higher level technical staff and management 
  • Ability to repair all types of Roofs as well as Ground Mounts 
  • Ability to add or remove panels on solar systems 
  • Able to identify/isolate roof leaks 
  • Ability to understand or have experience in Electrical Panels including Sub Panels (Modera derate conduit bending, relocating circuits, etc.) 
  • Ability to understand or have experience in Monitoring equipment (Cat5, Zigbee, Router, Range Extender and ETC) 
  • Able to read and understand plans 
  • Ability to understand or have experience with all AHJ guidelines within region 
  • Ability to troubleshoot an inverter that is reporting production loss 
  • Ability to understand or have experience with all types of Solar Equipment (Enphase, Solaredge, Sunpower and ETC 
  • Complete RMA’s and log project documentation 
  • Understand of battery backup systems (Enphase, LG and ETC )  
  • Experience in Electrical troubleshooting (Power outage, shorts, faults and ETC) 
  • Understanding of Standalone Metering equipment (CT for production and consumption) 
  • May perform required travel for extended periods at a time  
  • Perform other duties as assigned 
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:  
  
Education & Certifications:  
  
  • High School Graduate or GED 
Experience:  
  
  • Must have a minimum of 1+ year solar experience 
  • Must have electrical and roof racking experience 
  • Experience installing all types of grid-tier inverters and be able to work with various ground and roof mount racking systems 
  • Experience in PV Component performance and HALT testing 
  • Experience in Electrical troubleshooting (Power outage, shorts, faults, and ETC) 
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:  
   
  • Familiarity with electrical plans and field layouts 
  • Ability to read and comprehend electrical and mechanical schematics, technical  manuals, procedures, and regulations 
  • Must understand NEC (National Electrical Codes) codes that relate to PV installations 
  • Good motivation with an attention to productivity, detail, and safety 
  • Able to work safety with heights on ladders and in confined areas 
  • Be able to lift, pull and push materials and equipment to complete assigned job tasks 
  • Must be willing and able to climb ladders, stairs, work on rooftops and able to work on your feet for long periods of time 
  • Be able to lift 50 pounds of weight frequently throughout assigned workday 

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TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS (Employee is required to travel for business purposes, not including commute to and from work.)  If required to travel, must have a valid Driver's License/Insurance and the ability to drive a personal vehicle to different sites.  
Freedom Forever is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable law, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to: veteran status, uniformed service member status, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age (40 and over), pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics) or any other consideration protected by federal, state or local law. Our commitment to equal opportunity employment applies to all persons involved in our operations and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee, including supervisors and co-workers. 
Employees of Freedom Forever must submit to a criminal history check, MVR check and a 9-panel drug screen that includes the following: Amphetamines, Cocaine Metabolites, Opiates, Phencyclidine (PCP), Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines, Methadone, Methaqualone, Propoxyphene. 

Job based in Illinoisnot seeking remote employees.
 
  
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