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Solar Technician I - Salem, OR

Carolina Solar Services
Salem, OR
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description
Salary: $18-$22/hour

Position Summary: 

The Solar Technician I will be the junior field service technician for CSS’ operations and maintenance of solar facilities. The Solar Technician I is responsible for supporting senior field staff in the safe and timely completion of all service obligations, learning CSS company protocols, and representing CSS in the field. 


Essential Functions: 

  • Prioritize safety daily and actively participates in site safety meetings 
  • Assist with troubleshooting and repairing utility scale solar generators 
  • Assist with commissioning, quality assurance inspection, or preventative maintenance work as needed 
  • Provide timely Field Service Reports back to Operations staff for delivery to clients 
  • Ensure a premium level of customer service 
  • Perform vegetative maintenance as required 
  • Ability to stay overnight occasionally 


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Working knowledge of OSHA 1910.269, NFPA 70E, and 70B 
  • Proficiency reading technical specification documents, site plans, & electrical schematics 
  • Familiarity with tools, terminologies, and processes associated with electrical and mechanical trade work 
  • Basic understanding of the principles of electrical theory and photovoltaic power generation  
  • General computer, network, and technology proficiency 
  • Understanding & experience in the operation and concepts relating to electrical and mechanical trade work 
  • Clear verbal and written communication skills 
  • Team oriented attitude 
  • Values staff development and organizational excellence 


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Valid driver’s license with satisfactory driving record in order to operate a company vehicle 


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • First-Aid/CPR/AED certified 
  • NFPA 70E certified 
  • OSHA 10 certified 
  • Field experience in residential, commercial or utility scale solar PV 


Physical Demands: 

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds frequently including up and down a ladder 
  • Ability to work at high heights with the use of a safety harness 


Work Environment: 

  • ~90% of time spent in-field at utility scale solar facilities 
  • Exposure to weather, extreme heat or cold 
  • Exposure to native plants and, occasionally, animals 
  • Exposure to electrical hazards 


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the position.  All employees may have other duties assigned at any time. 

Benefits Summary: 

We work to offer a competitive compensation and benefits package to eligible employees that are aimed at supporting your health and wellness, financial planning, work life balance, and protection from the unexpected.  


The following benefits are included in addition to your base compensation: 

  • 401k (with 3% Company contribution) 
  • Laptop, cell phone, and unlimited data plan 
  • Seven paid holidays annually 
  • Paid parental leave (4 paid weeks off) 
  • Paid professional development opportunities 
  • Access to Company vehicle for work-related travel 
  • Reimbursement for work-related travel at GSA rates 
  • Long term disability insurance coverage 
  • Solar Sabbaticals (extended period of time off for every three years of service) 

The following additional benefits are available after 30 days: 

  • Medical insurance (with the Company covering 80% of the employee premium and 20% of spouse and/or dependent premiums) 
  • Dental, vision, and life insurance  
  • Paid time off (with the accrual rate increasing annually) 

About CSS: 

We provide solutions for renewable energy systems to support a sustainable future. As stewards of the environment, our team maximizes the impact of every power plant we service through an independent and human focused approach.  


As a force for good committed to the well-being of our people and planet, we prefer hiring and recruiting employees located within 20 miles of our home base or remote depot. With that said, we believe that strategic and creative talent knows no geographical bounds. We accept and encourage applications from candidates regardless of location. 


Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:  

We put safety at the forefront of our work for our employees and clients. This involves creating safe spaces in which we strive for justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in our recruitment and hiring, company culture, leadership, and community partnerships. We are committed to addressing systemic racism and sexism so that all staff are valued and respected. We invite deep listening, diverse perspectives, and healthy dissention that we may better explore the impacts of the decisions we make. This includes providing ongoing opportunities for training, advancement, relationship building through education, volunteerism, and collaboration.  


We are committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, national origin, physical and/or mental disability, genetic information, atypical cellular or blood trait, marital and/or familial status, pregnancy, gender identity and expression, military or veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.  

Carolina Solar Services


Salem, OR
97301 USA