Commissioning Technician

Number of employees

1010

Arlington, VA, USA, United States

Posted on: 2024-02-26

Category: energy

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Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Intermediate

Salary

Salary not provided

About the company:

Fluence is the leading global energy storage technology and services company, created and backed by Siemens and AES, two industry powerhouses and pioneers in energy storage. Fluence unites the scale, experience, breadth, and financial backing of the two most experienced icons in energy storage.

Our mission is to create a more sustainable future by transforming the way we power our world. Energy storage is critical to this transformation, yet today the market is fragmented and customers face the challenge of finding a trusted technology partner amidst conflicting technical claims, inexperienced vendors and installers, and new market entrants with limited power sector knowledge.

Fluence brings the proven technology solutions and services that overcome the commercial and regulatory barriers that stand in the way of modernizing our energy networks. We are the partner that can deliver at a global scale with the most experienced and knowledgeable team in the world.

About Fluence: Fluence Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq: FLNC) is a global market leader in energy storage products and services, and optimization software for renewables and storage. With a presence in over 47 markets globally, Fluence provides an ecosystem of offerings to drive the clean energy transition, including modular, scalable energy storage products, comprehensive service offerings, and the Fluence IQ Platform, which delivers AI-enabled SaaS products for managing and optimizing renewables and storage from any provider. Fluence is transforming the way we power our world by helping customers create more resilient and sustainable electric grids.
For more information, visit our website, or follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter. To stay up to date on the latest industry insights, sign up for Fluence's Full Potential Blog.
 
OUR CULTURE AND VALUES

We are guided by our passion to transform the way we power our world. Achieving our goals requires creativity, diversity of ideas and backgrounds, and building trust to effect change and move with speed.

We are Leading
Fluence currently has thousands of MW of energy storage projects operated or awarded worldwide in addition to the thousands of MW of projects managed by our trading platform—and we are growing every day.

We are Responsible
Fluence is defined by its unwavering commitment to safety, quality, and integrity.

We are Agile
We achieve our goals and meet our customer’s needs by cultivating curiosity, adaptability, and self-reflection in our teams.

We are Fun
We value the diversity in thought and experience of our coworkers and customers. Through honest, forthcoming, and respectful communications we work to ensure that Fluence is an inclusive and welcoming environment for all. 

The technicians must function with a high level of accountability and accuracy.  Technicians must function as an engaged and valued contributor to the Commissioning Engineering team.  Job ownership is critical to the success of all Fluence projects.  The technician will hold a key responsibility for meeting timelines and schedules, scopes of work, quality assurances and inspections, successful testing, and project completion. 

Fluence IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and fully subscribes to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity to ensure that all applicants and employees are considered for hire, promotion, and job status without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital or familial status. 

What does a Commissioning Technician do at Fluence?

  • Inspect, test, and energize utility-scale power and controls equipment, executing and completing check sheets, as required. 
  • Interpret single-line drawings and schematics.  Validate project installation and configurations.  Develop and submit redline drawings. 
  • Perform electrical installation testing and phase rotation testing. 
  • Troubleshoot control wiring and I/O racks. 
  • Configure TCP/IP and modbus protocols. 
  • Monitor Fluence Product Deliveries and conduct the defined Quality Inspections while documenting the locations as to where Products are placed.  
  • Complete all defined Inspection Test Plan and Quality Checklist daily through the Fluence provided data collection systems.  
  • Maintain full attendance to all required safety trainings for both personnel and safe handling of the Fluence Products and report all non-conformances to the Fluence Management Team. 
  • Maintain a professional and clear line of communication with all on-site staff.  
  • Attend all internal coordination calls for both Commissioning and Quality to remain abreast of actions that affect the employee work scope.  
  • What does the ideal candidate look like?

  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills related to electrical troubleshooting. 
  • Passion for your work, and communication skills such that your passion motivates colleagues, clients, suppliers, and contractors.  
  • Maintains open lines of communication to supervisors, engineers, and managers.  Utilizes stop-work authority when warranted.  Alerts project team members immediately of issues and concerns. 
  • Excited to self-learn new skills on engineered systems with minimal oversight. 
  • Able to travel extensively for all commissioning activities (>75%).  Must be available for frequent and extended overnight trips, including over weekends and holidays. 
  • Preferred Experience: 
  • High school diploma with at least 2 years demonstrated experience with the installation and commissioning of electrical equipment with multiple inputs, such as switchgear, inverters, motor control centers, etc. 
  • Knowledge of inverters (1MW or larger). 
  • Experience with battery energy storage systems, including 1500 VDC and 630 VAC. 
  • Experience with Managed Ethernet Switches, Media Converters (Fiber & Serial).  
  • Experience with using electrical testing equipment, including meggers and multimeters. 
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