Site Operator - Alpaugh


RWE Clean Energy, LLC

Functional area: Operations & Maintenance 

Remuneration: Non-Exempt



The Site Operator is responsible for the on-site generation of renewable energy for RWE Clean Energy (RWECE) assets.  The candidate will be responsible for operating, maintaining and monitoring renewable energy assets (wind, solar, etc.) and energy infrastructure projects through close collaboration with RWECE’s operators, engineers, asset managers, project managers and developers as well as on-site subcontractors. 


The candidate will be responsible for operating one or more plants (home base), as well as overseeing all operations, maintenance, and event responses at the other plants in the region.  The candidate will furthermore be responsible for ensuring all operations and maintenance activities in the region are performed in accordance with industry best practices and best safety, practices, RWECE procedures, plans, and guidelines as well as all pertinent laws and regulations.  


  • Plant Maintenance – Maintain and repair plant components; troubleshoot and resolve problems that may arise.  Perform preventive maintenance to ensure long term profitability, plant reliability and risk minimization
  • Plant Operations – Oversee production of renewable energy at a particular site(s), ensuring that plants operate within design parameters in a reliable, safe and efficient manner. Monitor production to ensure plants are meeting performance expectations.  Resolve operational abnormalities
  • Technical Support – Perform operational analysis as required to support Asset Management and Project Development. Create and distribute daily, weekly and monthly operational reports
  • Technical Expertise – Stay abreast of codes and standards as they relate to the industry.  Develop relationships with suppliers that result in beneficial synergies
  • General – Manage contractors as required, act as local RWECE liaison, develop long range plans and work with local civic groups as required
  • Other duties and responsilbiities as assigned by manager



  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Electrical engineering degree preferred
  • Licensed Electrician
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a related renewable energy field, with direct expertise in electrical engineering preferred
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in power plant construction/operations environment
  • Prior experience with power generation, renewable and gas facilities is a plus
  • Unrestricted driver license in good standing
  • Willing to relocate to within 1 hour drive of site
  • Ability to push/pull/lift tools and equipment weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to work safely in extreme environments (hot sun, cold, etc.)
  • Ability to walk, climb, and stand extensively during the work day
  • Knowledge of and experience with the use of hand and power tools
  • Knowledge of environmental and safety policies and procedures
  • Ability to work within tight deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability and willingness to travel to and from job sites as assigned 
  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • This position is a combined field and office-based role with some travel and visits to other RWECE office and field locations

  • Must be able to sit, walk, or stand for long durations of time


Pay range: The annual base salary range for this position in California is $69,068 - $103,602. The listed salary range represents our good faith estimate for this position and represents the range for new hire salaries across all U.S locations. Please note that the salary information is a general guideline only. RWE considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s education & work experience, training & certifications, and key skills as well as market and business considerations at the time of the offer.

Benefits offered: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, 401(k) match, Flexible Spending Accounts, EAP, Education Assistance, Parental Leave, Paid time off, and Holidays. Eligible employees also participate in short-term incentives, in addition to salary.

RWE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

For 125 years RWE has been the source of energy for millions of people across the globe. Now we’re making all that energy green. This decade alone we’re investing €50bn into renewables and will be carbon neutral by 2040 – ten years earlier than most other global targets. This is a chance to play a key role on our journey.

Join our renewables specialists, working across the clean energy spectrum to grow our operations to 50 GW by 2030 – with some of the world’s largest on and offshore wind farms and industry-leading hydrogen initiatives. We’re also considered innovators in solar development including floating photovoltaics and agri-photovoltaics. Or add your expertise to our supply and trading operations, brokering renewable electricity, green gas, commodities, and CO2 emission allowances from one of our advanced energy trading floors.

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Any questions? Contact in Recruiting: Dulce Cruz, 

Nearest Major Market: Visalia
Nearest Secondary Market: Tulare

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