Field Service Technician (Solar)

Location : Truro, Cornwall, England
Job Ref : AR360
Consultant : Alex Reeves
Sector : Engineering, Manufacturing
Salary : £33k - 37k per year


AR360 – Field Service Technician (Solar)

Location: Truro

Salary: £33,000 – £37,000 + Benefits 


First Military Recruitment are currently supporting our client in the search for a Field Service Technician (Solar).

The purpose of this role is to maintain Solar plants in an optimum operating condition.

Our client is keen to offer opportunities to Ex-Military personnel, but all applications will be considered.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Adhere to all HSE procedures at all times and play an active role in risk assessment.
  • Perform preventative and corrective maintenance of electrical components, inverters (i.e., thermal analysis, performance analysis), modules (i.e., thermal analysis, integrity checks), CCTV/Security Systems, Monitoring systems, Structures (i.e., bolt tightening, corrosion checks).
  • Provide comprehensive reports in line with company standards, in a prompt and diligent manner; these business-critical reports can be prepared remotely, not necessarily at site or in the office.
  • Provide electrical maintenance services for portfolio of solar farms in a specified region. This will require regular travel to sites in your allocated region.
  • On occasions you will be expected to travel to different regions to provide extra support if required.
  • Assist with the compilation of insurance and warranty claims.
  • Take full ownership of assigned sites.
  • Manage relationships local subcontractors.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • A recognised electrical qualification such as City and Guilds 2382-18 (18th Edition), would be an advantage.
  • Any Inverters maintenance course would be an advantage.
  • Testing and inspection certification 2391 an advantage.
  • Electrically trained; BS7671 and Level 3 Electrical NVQ or equivalent (e.g., apprenticeship completed, IET etc)
  • Able to safely pass LV1 assessment.
  • Previous experience working as Electricians Mate.
  • Industrial PV installation maintenance experience.
  • Inverter maintenance experience.
  • High Voltage (HV) Switching experience.
  • Knowledge of network infrastructure (e.g., LAN, routers, switches).
  • Clean, full Driving Licence.
  • Working at heights is an advantage.
  • Be comfortable working in a team.
  • Good time-management and punctuality.
  • Able to work under pressure.
  • Able to prioritise workload effectively.
  • Able to work remotely without close supervision.
  • HSE awareness.
  • Being pro-active, able to work autonomously and use initiative.
  • Problem solving attitude.
  • Naturally inquisitive with strong technical understanding.
  • A ‘can-do’ attitude and willingness to be adaptable.
  • Passionate about renewables (highly desirable).
  • Motivated and willing to receive training and development.
  • Be comfortable in an out-door work environment.

Location: Truro

Salary: £33,000 – £37,000 + Benefits

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