As PV Field Testing Engineer you will be responsible for executing Engineering Services’ module testing with projects including electroluminescence (EL) imaging, I-V curve tracing and visual inspection, you will also participate in report generation from module testing as well as inspections and testing of other PV components and PV systems.
You will also be responsible for executing work within all technical, commercial, safety regulatory, and environmental requirements to meet or exceed client’s expectations, troubleshoot issues that may arise during testing, resolve conflicts, communicate effectively virtually with other members of the team, communicate effectively to coordinate work with client’s representatives onsite, be comfortable working in a small group environment and leading a small execution team, and willing to put in extra effort to coordinate activities across time zones.
Additionally you will execute testing work at client sites across North America, lead small execution teams for module testing to ensure tests are completed properly and with traceability and that work is completed safely, and use, maintain, and secure test devices and tools used to adjust, calibrate, and repair equipment; including , IV Curve tracer, EL test equipment, clamp-on meters, Insulation Resistance Test, Infrared camera. You will also assist in coordination with client representatives prior to arrival onsite and assist in analysis and reporting of test results.
- B.S. in engineering or physics or equivalent (4-year engineering/science degree)
- Basic understanding of the components and operation of PV modules
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal); diligent record-keeping
- Excellent Microsoft Office and computer skills.
- Experience leading small groups
- Experience testing PV modules or cells preferred.
- Experience with DSLR cameras preferred.
- Ability to work outdoors in harsh conditions including but not limited to desert areas, winter conditions, nighttime work, long hours standing, climbing stairs and ladders.
- Ability to wear personal protective equipment is required (including but not limited to; steel toed shoes, gloves, safety glasses, hearing protection, protective jacket or apron and arm guards).
- Ability to lift and move PV modules (weight ~50lb) with a partner may be required.