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Apprentice Solar & Battery Storage Technician - North Cornwall / North Devon

The Apprentice Solar & Battery Storage Technician is a site-based role assisting with operational and maintenance duties on utility-scale solar plants above 5 MW in size. The overall purpose of the role is to ensure the solar plants achieve outstanding levels of safety and performance at minimum cost.


This is a fixed term apprenticeship for up to 4 years, leading to an Advanced Apprenticeship in Electrical Installation (Level 3) with day release at Tiverton Campus / Petroc College.

The responsibilities of the Solar & Battery Storage Technician include:

  • Adherence to health and safety requirements always and helping to maintain and improve safety standards across the solar plants
  • Work towards Authorised Person status commensurate with training received, experience gained and in-line with individual job role requirements
  • Assisting the Electrical Technician with planned inspection and maintenance according to legal, technical, manufacturer and contractual requirement.
  • Assisting the Electrical Technician with AC and DC testing, troubleshooting and fault-finding
  • Assisting the Electrical Technician carry out reactive maintenance, fault diagnosis and resolution in a timely manner
  • Assist with the Inspection, testing and maintenance of PV modules, DC string combiner boxes and string inverters
  • Assist with the troubleshooting and repairs on sensors and communication equipment including RS485, Ethernet and fiber optic networks
  • Configuration of computer-based devices and components, including firmware updates
  • Occasionally assisting with ground maintenance or mechanical work
  • Carrying out inductions for sub-contractors and monitoring their work
  • Keeping accurate maintenance records and compiling reports
  • Keeping in close communication with the O&M office
  • Occasionally working away from home for training courses or to cover other sites for up to 1 week at a time
  • Other duties commensurate with the role

Personal Qualities:

  • Strong approach to safe working practices
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Positive, can-do attitude
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Able to respond to changing priorities and emergent issues
  • Enthusiasm for personal development
  • problem-solving skills
  • Computer skills for writing reports, reporting progress and communicating by email
  • Ability to work in challenging environments (weather)
  • Flexible attitude towards working hours – some days may require later evenings

  A company phone, laptop/tablet, full uniform, PPE and tools will be provided.

The ideal candidate will have up to 3 years electrical experience and will need to be located near the operational plants in North Cornwall / North Devon.


There is a requirement to be available for supervised weekend call out duties.

Posted: 29/08/2018

Location: UK & Ireland

Contract Type:Full-Time

Type of Role: Operations, Solar, Storage, Support Services