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Renewable Energy Systems Technician

Blue Planet Energy Systems, LLC

Blue Planet Energy Systems, LLC

Richmond, VA, USA
Posted on Thursday, February 29, 2024

As pioneers in the energy storage sector, Blue Planet Energy stands at the forefront of innovation, boasting over a decade of expertise in deploying cutting-edge lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) technology across residential and commercial projects, both in remote and urban settings within the United States. With a relentless commitment to advancing the field, the company continually invests in next-generation products, prioritizing installer convenience and accessibility, while simultaneously pushing the boundaries of energy storage technology to offer the most advanced solutions available globally.

We are delighted to open a new opportunity within the company for a Renewable Energy Systems Technician. The position is based in Richmond, California and will require frequent travel as needed for site commissioning, product testing and support.

Do you have a passion for renewable energy electrical systems and the mind to try to solve system integration issues? Have you been onsite installing electrical equipment and checking wire connections? This position is for you!

Role Description

This is a full-time role for a Renewable Energy System Technician located in Richmond, CA with some flexibility to work from home as projects permit. The Renewable Energy Support Technician will be responsible for day-to-day tasks including working on electrical engineering systems, product research and development (R&D) assistance, prototype assembly, testing of batteries, data analysis and some light warehouse tasks.

This position may involve periods of travel, with up to 33% travel during certain months to support with onsite system commissions but usually about 10% travel outside of peak season.

This role requires a combination of excellent technical documentation, problem solving, project management, communication and customer service skills.

Must have Qualifications.

  • Electrical Engineering skills
  • Electrical design, prototype assembly, equipment testing and data analysis skills
  • Experience in IT networking: troubleshooting network problems and IP address auditing
  • Comfortable working with electrical maintenance hand tools and devices
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Ability to work individually with minimal supervision, showing a high level of accountability
  • Strong interests in technology, renewable energy, and or energy storage
  • Flexibility in managing a variety of warehouse tasks (handle small shipping and receiving of parts, including dealing with packing slips, etc.)

Other Desirable Qualifications

  • Knowledge and understanding of electrical design codes (UL 508A, NEC, NEMA, NFPA 70E, IEEE, ANSI, NESC standards)
  • Knowledge and application of basic CAD development and creation of package drawings for electrical projects
  • Ability to review schematics, specifications, and drawings for accuracy and functionality.
  • Working knowledge of Modbus and CAN bus communication systems
  • Hands-on experience working with solar PV, energy storage, power electronics and/or electrical installations and strong understanding of low voltage, AC/DC systems, and split-phase and three-phase electrical power
  • Experience working with Li-Ion battery packs or similar power electronics systems is a plus
  • Degree in Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, or related field
  • Experience working in Research and Development (R&D) environment

Position Details:

  • Full time onsite position out of our Richmond, California office. Ability to work 1 day a week from home as projects permit.
  • Based in Richmond, California.
  • Opportunities for professional growth.
  • Health, dental, vision benefits, 401k match, 3 weeks Paid time off to start with + sick leave.
  • Salary depending on experience.

To Apply:

Prepare an original cover letter explaining exactly why this position appeals to you and your relevant experience. Submit your cover letter and resume.

Please note a cover letter is STRONGLY encouraged for your application!