Operations and Maintenance Technician (Solar PV)

Location: Johannesburg

Salary: Market related

Are you ready to supercharge your career while joining a team dedicated to creating a meaningful impact?

Is this you?

You’re a proactive trouble-shooter eager to contribute to the renewable energy industry. A prominent South African renewable energy firm is currently seeking an O&M Technician (Solar PV). Your responsibilities will play a vital role in maintaining the peak performance of our solar PV assets.

What you’ll be doing (and why you’ll enjoy it)

Your duties encompass the swift rectification of on-site faults, identification and rectification of string faults, addressing DC cable-related problems, and troubleshooting communication boards and equipment. Additionally, you’ll be responsible for monitoring and interpreting data, dealing with various inverter models, and ensuring the upkeep of our O&M vehicle. Your role also involves optimizing the solar plant’s performance and collaborating with grid-monitoring relays.


Where you’ll be doing it

Your new workplace is situated in Rosebank, Johannesburg, but adaptability is highly valued. They are averse to excessive bureaucracy and strongly advocate for independence. They view themselves as versatile problem solvers in the field, always ready to adjust to meet specific requirements. This company is at the forefront of delivering sustainable energy solutions in South Africa, encompassing the design, installation, ownership, and maintenance of energy assets for clients across various sectors, including retail, tourism, residential, and commercial and industrial (C&I).

Founded in 2009, they developed and operates over 20 MW of solar PV assets in South Africa. Their team has 100 MW of active development assets nationally and has closed approximately 300 MW of power assets globally.

What you’ll need

Preferably, you are a certified electrician with a background in solar PV or are actively working toward an electrician qualification. A strong grasp of electrical systems and communication equipment is essential. Proficiency in using multi-meters and solar string testers is of great importance. While not mandatory, a minimum of 3 years of experience in the solar energy sector is highly desired.

Holding a Code B driver’s license and possessing a valid Working at Heights certificate, along with computer literacy that includes competence in inverter software, would be advantageous. Your success in this position will be assured through your proactive nature, self-driven approach, and capability to work independently.


What you’ll get

Becoming a part of this team signifies entering a vibrant and forward-looking setting. Here, you’ll be part of a company that highly esteems independence, creativity, and flexibility. As an O&M Technician (Solar PV), your position offers hands-on exposure to the renewable energy field, allowing you to create a significant difference. Moreover, you’ll enjoy continuous opportunities for career advancement, an attractive compensation package, and the fulfilment of being a contributor to the expansion of sustainable energy solutions in South Africa.


How to apply

For a confidential discussion please contact Katharina on (021) 035 1433 or send your CV to k.thieme-schiess(at)thetalentexperts.co.za

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