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Northbrook, Illinois
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United States
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Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Renewable Energy Laboratory Technician

Overview:

Our Renewable Energy/Inverters Laboratory tests industrial grade products that are designed to send energy to the grid, load banks, or batteries. The testing conducted here ranges from Unintentional Islanding, to Voltage/Frequency trips, to Temperature Tests. Specialized test equipment is regularly used based on the intended device application. This equipment includes solar simulators, grid simulators, power analyzers, and various loads. The products tested in this lab can range from 30W to 300kW, they include:
  • Inverters
  • Combiner Boxes
  • Solar Chargers
  • PV Modules and Mounting Hardware
  • Battery Chargers
Some Equipment to be Familiar with would be:
  • Power Analyzers/Oscilloscopes
  • Data Acquisition Systems
  • Grid Simulators
  • Solar Simulators
  • Resistors, Inductors, Capacitors


Responsibilities:

RESPONSIBILITIES FOR A RENEWABLE ENERGY LAB TECHNICIAN:
  • Examines test samples and read blueprints, schematics, wiring diagrams, measuring instruments, and operational instructions. Evaluates test performance and reviews test and construction data with supervisor.
  • Builds and/or adapts setup and test equipment to new situations, based on data sheets and instructions from engineering department personnel. May direct staff in test setups.
  • Operates designated machines and special laboratory equipment. Performs routine maintenance of designated test equipment and laboratory area.
  • Receives instructions from and reports data to engineers and other laboratory personnel. May communicate with clients during the setup and performance of a test to demonstrate or otherwise illustrate equipment test methods and/or to discuss test results. May communicate with UL field representatives to discuss additional follow-up tests, samples, equipment, methods and/or results.
  • Records observed or calculated data on appropriate UL forms and prepares data sheets and test reports. May plan tests, evaluate test results and report opinions and interpretations, as directed.
  • Integrates continuous improvement concepts and techniques into all aspects of the job.
  • Performs other duties as directed.


Qualifications:

QUALIFICATIONS FOR A RENEWABLE ENERGY LAB TECHNICIAN:
  • Associates Degree in Electronics, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy or related field.
  • Previous solar inverter testing experience and familiarity with UL1741 and IEEE1547 strongly preferred.
  • Strong Communication skills and ability to interact with customers
  • Proven ability to be innovative and creative
  • Desire to work in a team oriented environment
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