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Project Technician

Daystar Power

Daystar Power

Bryanston, Sandton, 2191, South Africa
Posted on Friday, February 16, 2024

Daystar Power Group is a Pan-African provider of solar and hybrid power solutions, offering its systems on a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), fixed monthly fee lease, or buy-out basis. All our solutions are accompanied by comprehensive maintenance services, to ensure the solutions run 365 days a year. We are currently operational in seven countries including Nigeria, Ghana, Togo, Senegal, and Ivory Coast, and have recently launched in South Africa and Tanzania.

We are seeking a detail-oriented and experienced Project Technician who will ensure the reliability and efficiency of power generation systems throughout their lifecycle.

Daystar Power Group is an equal opportunity employer, committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit all forms of discrimination and harassment based on race, colour, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Qualified women are encouraged to apply.

Key responsibilities:

1. Technical Support:

  • Provide technical support for the planning, installation, and maintenance of power generation systems.
  • Collaborate with engineers and project managers to ensure technical requirements are met.

2. Installation and Commissioning:

  • Assist in the installation and commissioning of power generation equipment, including solar photovoltaic systems (Rooftop and ground mount), battery energy storage systems, microgrid controllers, meteorological stations, and other relevant systems.
  • Interface with Original Equipment Manufacturers or other specialists where required.
  • Conduct tests to ensure proper functionality and compliance with specifications.

3. Maintenance and Repairs:

  • Perform routine maintenance tasks on power generation equipment to ensure optimal performance.
  • Troubleshoot and repair technical issues promptly to minimize downtime.

4. Data Collection and Analysis:

  • Collect and analyze data related to power generation systems, including performance metrics and efficiency.
  • Provide insights and recommendations for system improvements based on data analysis

5. Documentation:

  • Maintain accurate and detailed records of equipment specifications, maintenance activities, and repairs.
  • Update project documentation as needed

6. Safety Compliance:

  • Adhere to and enforce safety protocols and guidelines during all project activities.
  • Participate in safety meetings and training sessions.

7. Quality Control:

  • Assist in implementing and maintaining quality control processes for power generation- and control systems.
  • Conduct inspections to ensure compliance with industry standards (NRS, SANS)

8. Inventory Management:

  • Monitor and manage inventory levels of spare parts and equipment.
  • Coordinate with procurement for the timely acquisition of necessary components.

9. Collaboration:

  • Work closely with project managers, engineers, and other team members to achieve project objectives.
  • Communicate effectively and contribute technical expertise to project planning and execution.

10. Training and Knowledge Transfer:

  • Provide training to other team members on equipment operation, maintenance procedures, and safety protocols.
  • Stay informed about industry developments and share knowledge with the project team.

11. Troubleshooting:

  • Respond to technical issues (AC, DC, and Communications) and troubleshoot problems in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Collaborate with relevant teams to implement corrective actions.
  • Other tasks as may be assigned by the Project Engineer or Head of Technical.