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Electrical Engineer - Operations

Solarcycle

Solarcycle

Other Engineering, Operations
Odessa, TX, USA
Posted on Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Do you want to be on the cutting edge of the clean energy/climate tech industry? Are you excited about the intersection of renewable energy and the circular economy? We are too. And that’s why we launched SOLARCYCLE, Inc, a tech-driven recycling platform designed to maximize solar sustainability.

The solar industry needs a global end-of-life partner to restore, renew and ultimately recycle yesterday’s solar panels for tomorrow’s clean energy projects. SOLARCYCLE aims to be the partner of choice for solar asset owners looking for a responsible solution to their end-of-life system needs.

Solar power is one of the most powerful tools humanity has in our fight against climate change. But for solar to truly scale to its full potential, we need to create renewable supply chains and a vibrant secondary market for upcycled panels and recycled materials. SOLARCYCLE was founded by experts and advocates in solar, climate and circular economy. Our investors come from the frontlines of the solar industry, including the founders of SolarCity, SunPower and Nextracker. This is the next frontier – ensuring a cleaner, more sustainable and domestic supply of the critical minerals needed for the next wave of solar. We exist to make clean energy massively scalable and even more sustainable by radically advancing recycling technology and infrastructure for the solar industry. If this resonates with you, we really want to meet you.

About the role

We are seeking an experienced Electrical Engineer to join our Solar Panel Recycling Plant team. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing, designing and maintaining electrical systems and equipment in the plant. The ideal candidate will have experience in electrical engineering, solar power, and recycling technologies.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain electrical systems in the plant, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and industry standards.
  • Design electrical equipment, including control systems, switchgear, and instrumentation for plant operations.
  • Analyze electrical problems and develop effective solutions to ensure plant operations are optimized.
  • Oversee installation and commissioning of electrical systems and equipment, ensuring proper functioning and safety.
  • Develop and maintain preventive maintenance schedules for electrical systems and equipment, ensuring reliability and longevity.
  • Collaborate with other engineers and stakeholders to identify opportunities for improving energy efficiency and sustainability in the plant.
  • Stay up to date with the latest technological advancements in solar power and recycling technologies and integrate them into the plant's electrical systems.
  • Ensure that all electrical work is carried out safely and in compliance with established safety protocols.
  • Document and report all electrical work carried out in the plant.
  • Train and supervise other electrical personnel in the plant as necessary.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's or master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related field.
  • Experience in electrical design, installation, and maintenance in industrial settings.
  • Familiarity with solar power and recycling technologies is desirable.
  • Knowledge of relevant electrical codes and regulations.
  • Proficiency in relevant software and tools, such as AutoCAD and PLC programming software.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team.