Energy Systems Group

  • Electrician and Boiler Operator

    Job Location US-CA-Coronado
    Posted Date 3 months ago(12/11/2018 12:13 PM)
    # of Openings
    Operations Services
  • Overview



    The Electrician and Boiler Operator performs operations, maintenance, and repair of systems and buildings at company and customer sites ensuring reliable, efficient, and cost effective long term operation. Their primary focus and expertise is with facility photovoltaic/electrical systems. Their secondary role is operating and maintaining boilers for which they are qualified but not necessarily expert.




    • The Electrician and Boiler Operator operates and maintains one or more systems that provide an establishment with such services as heating, cooling, compressed air, steam, high temperature water, and/or photovoltaic/electricity
    • Primary duties as an Electrician involve
      • Perform routine photovoltaic (PV) system maintenance on modules, arrays, batteries, power conditioning equipment, safety systems, structural systems, weather sealing, or balance of systems equipment.
      • Measure and analyze system performance and operating parameters to assess operating condition of systems or equipment.
      • Program, adjust, or configure inverters and controls for desired set points and operating modes.
      • Test operating voltages to ensure operation within acceptable limits for power conditioning equipment, such as inverters and controllers.
      • Performing a variety of electrical trade functions such as the installation, maintenance, or repair of equipment for the generation, distribution, or utilization of electric energy.
      • installing or repairing any of a variety of electrical equipment such as generators, transformers, switchboards, controllers, circuit breakers, motors, heating units, conduit systems, or other transmission equipment;
      • working from blueprints, drawings, layouts, or other specifications,
      • locating and diagnosing trouble in the electrical system or equipment,
      • working standard computations relating to load requirements of wiring or electrical equipment
      • using a variety of electrician's hand tools and measuring and testing instruments
      • In general, the work of the maintenance electrician requires rounded training and experience usually acquired through a formal apprenticeship or equivalent training and experience.
    • Secondary duties as a Boiler Operator involve
      • observing and interpreting readings on gauges, meters and charts which register various aspects of the system's operation,
      • adjusting controls to insure safe and efficient operation of the system and to meet demands for the service provided,
      • recording in logs various aspects of the system's operation,
      • Keeping the boilers, machinery and equipment of the system in good working order.
      • Treating water systems (boiler, chilled water, condensing water, etc) with chemicals and analyze for such things as acidity, causticity, and alkalinity.
      • Drawing fluid samples (oils, lubricants, fuel, etc.) from equipment and perform tests or deliver for testing by others.
      • performing diagnostic tests and measurements on equipment
    • Perform repair response service as directed by Facilities Manager
    • Assist technicians/operators on complex electrical service issues as need
    • Complete regular technical and safety training
    • Ability to work safely from ladders, elevated platforms, and boom lifts
    • Work rotating on-call schedule, nights, weekends, and holidays as needed
    • Work will require occasional travel to other sites to perform maintenance, repairs, or oversight of subcontractors
    • Performs all duties as deemed necessary by managment





    • Journeyman/Master Electrical license
    • Basic computer skills required including data input, work order coordination and daily logs.
    • Six (6) years installation/troubleshooting experience
    • Ability to obtain high pressure boiler operator license within 2 years


    • Associate’s degree (AA or AS) or Technical degree with related experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Experience troubleshooting and maintaining DDC and energy management systems
    • Experience troubleshooting and maintaining HVAC equipment and steam systems
    • Experience troubleshooting and maintaining generators and engines
    • Experience maintaining substations or photovoltaic equipment


    • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
    • Ability to travel once a week every month.
    • Ability to work a shift schedule, including nights, weekends, and holidays as needed.
    • High-level understanding of facility electrical systems with extensive field experience installing, repairing, and modifying electrical systems.
    • Technical knowledge of facility energy infrastructure (mechanical and electrical systems and equipment), energy conservation practices, facility operation and maintenance and other ancillary building systems and equipment.
    • Consistent, long history of doing the "right" thing particularly in the face of adversity or ambiguity.
    • Strong safety background and focus to ensure zero incidents in a very hazardous environment. Never compromise safety in order to just get job done.
    • Maturity and professionalism to effectively handle frequent exposure to senior members at ESG, as well as with external organizations, customers, and the public
    • Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision.
    • Able to obtain access to customer facilities without government escort. Does not require a government security clearance.
    • Able to operate motor vehicles both on and off the facility in performing work duties.
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.)
    • Able to use a Computerized Maintenance Management System in the performance of their duties.
    • Ability to read, analyze and interpret technical procedures, manuals, etc.
    • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions



    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee must occasionally push, pull, lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee must be able to walk, climb stairs, climb ladders, and work at heights using proper fall protection equipment.


    The employee must occasionally work in confined spaces, bending, stooping, or squatting for indefinite periods of time while servicing equipment.


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