System Test Lab Technician

Number of employees

1010

Pittsburgh, PA, USA, United States

Posted on: 2023-06-09

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.

Fluence (Nasdaq: FLNC) is a global market leader in energy storage products and services and digital applications for renewables and storage. With a presence in 30 global markets, Fluence provides an ecosystem of offerings to drive the clean energy transition, including modular, scalable storage products, comprehensive service offerings, and the Fluence IQ platform, which delivers AI-enabled digital applications for managing and optimizing storage and renewables. The company is transforming the way we power our world by helping customers create more resilient and sustainable electric grids. For more information, please visit fluenceenergy.com.
 
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. 

ABOUT THE POSITION: 

As the Systems Test Lab Technician, you will play a critical role in helping Fluence deliver the next generation of energy storage technology through its suite of energy storage products.

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. 

As a System Test Lab Technician at Fluence, you will:

  • Responsible for the initial installation, commissioning and operation of battery energy storage systems.
  • Support hands-on testing of functionality and interoperation of battery energy storage system components (inverters, DC/DC converters, plant controls, battery systems, and balance of plant hardware) and integrated commercial and prototype systems.
  • Responsible for safe operation, troubleshooting and maintenance of the systems and batteries.
  • Help program and administrate the local HMI.
  • Help improve deployment and commissioning processes by being an interface between product and project teams
  • Work with field engineers on rapid solutions to problems as they arise during commissioning/operation of BESS systems
  • Support IT/OT infrastructure like the onsite network, data acquisition server and Fluence Operating System
  • Assist in developing tests, standardized test procedures, and perform testing, including involvement in hands on lab testing during evaluations of prototype systems
  • Responsible for ensuring the technical availability of the lab, testing equipment, and modifications as required to meet requirements of testing criteria.
  • Responsible for assessing working conditions, identifying possible hazards, defining appropriate protective measures, selecting tailor-made work and equipment and coordinating work with others.
  • Organize, support, and carry out the mechanical and electrical design, testing, commissioning and repair of test configurations and prototypes of battery storage systems.
  • Occasionally work outside of normal work hours, if necessary, during periods of intense activity at the lab.
  • Assist in creating lab documentation, including safety protocols, lab-specific work procedures, and lab setup drawings

  • What will our ideal candidate bring to Fluence?

  • Passion for energy storage, collaborative engineering, and learning from others
  • Hands on experience with medium and high voltage AC and DC system 
  • Familiar with the NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace.
  • Knowledge of inverter and battery technology, electrical machines, control and control technology as well as basic knowledge of CAD.
  • Familiarity with communication protocols such as ModbusTCP, CANbus, or DNP3
  • Familiarity with Linux command line interface and operations
  • Familiarity with TCP/IP and Ethernet network architecture/engineering.
  • Experienced in using MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, Visio)
  • Positive attitude and high motivation and enthusiasm for new things – in the spirit of our company values.
  • Bachelors' degree in Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or equivalent lab experience.
  • 3+ years industry experience, with background in renewable energy systems, power conversion, energy storage, PV, power systems control, or similar field.
  • Technical knowledge in broad area of engineering disciplines (Electrical, Mechanical, Network, Sorftware, Safety, Test/Validation)
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
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