Renewable Energy Lead Technician

Spark Power Group Inc. Published: November 20, 2020
Albany, NY
Job Type
Energy / Project Management / Skilled & Technical Labor /
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~ Spark Power Group Inc., (“Spark Power”) is committed to becoming the Trusted Partner in Power and the leading independent and integrated power solutions provider to the industrial, commercial, institutional, and utility markets across North America. Spark delivers cost-effective, customer-centric solutions that address cost, quality, reliability, and power sustainability to integrate new technologies and help transition our customers to the grid of the future. ~

Position Overview

Site Lead technicians are Renewable Energy Technicians who carry the same responsibilities as renewable energy technicians but also are specifically assigned a group of (utility) assets. They hold extensive familiarity with their designated sites and are considered the subject matter expert on all things relating to those facilities.


  • Perform all duties of a Renewable Energy Technician in an exemplary fashion
  • Conducts self in a professional manner with internal team members and customers
  • Provide up to date information to the Regional Supervisor and Portfolio Managers with regards to their sites
  • Maintain facility buildings in a well-kept and organized manner
  • Manage site inventory and procurement
  • Provide site safety training, orientation, and tours for clients where necessary
  • Lead/assist in PMs, maintaining schedule and keeping up to date on PM status
  • Managing jobs, material procurement, and third-party contractors
  • Participation in weekend on-call and various hours of work resulting in overtime throughout peak production season (May – August)
  • Complete general reporting and documentation of all work performed daily, provide detailed summaries of large jobs to Regional supervisors and Portfolio Managers
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Site Specific Responsibilities:

  • Ownership/accountability of your sites
  • Keep the sites looking clean and tidy – buildings, vegetation, fences, gates, roads, etc.
  • Ensure spare parts inventory is organized, up to date, and able to pull from quickly
  • Ownership of site health and safety including signs, PPE, and documentation
  • Able to tour around owners/guests as necessary and able to speak to any on-going issues or concerns
  • Detailed understanding of the technical aspects
  • Energization/de-energization procedures
  • Lock-out, tag out plans
  • Operations of site-specific PLCs and controls
  • Understanding and access to latest drawings
  • Support troubleshooting on all equipment and push to maximize performance/production
  • Management of all preventive maintenance activities
  • Bi-weekly / monthly inspections to be completed by you such that you can ensure small jobs are cleaned up over time / can pick up where you left off
  • Involved in all major PMs i.e. inverters, combiners, helio, substation shutdowns
  • Aware of all correctives (you may not always be available to fix everything, but you should request to be brought up to speed and have access to the report)


Skills & Abilities:

  • Communication  Excellent written, verbal, telephonic and digital communication with superb customer service skills
  • Critical Thinking – Methodically and strategically approaching problems and tasks and making quick decisions to solve challenges
  • Problem Solving – The ability to notice problems and the root causes early, produce a plan to correct the issue found. Efficient use of time and resources to implement the pre thought out plan. 
  • Attention to Detail  The ability to spot details at close and far range, noticing settings, operations, and site conditions that are different than the norm and adjust accordingly
  • Repairing — Repairing all integral components of Solar Renewable systems using the appropriate tools, experience with power tools and other equipment used in construction as necessary
  • Troubleshooting — Determining root causes of operating errors and device failures, reasoning a corrective action and implementing a plan to accomplish the goal. 
  • Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences, understanding diagrams, drawings, manuals, and device instructions
  • Digital literacy — Proficiency with computers in general i.e.; Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, applying firmware updates, writing reports, proficient in mobile application usage in either Apple or Android, accessing devices via ethernet or Modbus


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Post secondary education with an electrical or mechanical base is an asset
  • ABET/EAC certification will be considered an asset
  • State certified journeyman license
  • Knowledge of National Electrical Code (NEC)
  • Valid Driver’s License with clean driving record 
  • Must be able to lift 34kg (75lb)
  • Work may take place on ladders, platforms, and cramped spaces with constant standing and kneeling. Proper ergonomics as well as hand and body dexterity must be applied when working under these conditions
  • Use of all necessary PPE. Hard hat, safety glasses, green tag safety boots. Cal rated gear, lifeline and harness, and hearing protection when needed. 
  • Technicians work indoors and outdoors, in businesses, schools, institutions, factories, and construction sites. There may be extremes in temperatures when working, both cold and hot
  • Able to determine color codes

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