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Operations Site Supervisor-Willowbrook


Willowbrook, OH, US, 45697


RWE Renewables Americas LLC Willowbrook

To start as soon as possible, Full time, Permanent


Purpose of position:  Supervise the overall operations and maintenance of one solar farm and all related facilities to assure safety and maximize availability in accordance with Operations mission: to improve safety, increase the knowledge and technical capability of our people, increase production, reduce O&M costs, and to standardize processes globally.


Essential Functions:


  • Ensure the highest level of health and safety practices on the assigned solar farm. This includes wearing and demonstrating the proper use of essential safety equipment, including a personal fall arrest system, as well as identifying potential hazards on the job. 
  • Pass physical fitness tests required for the company.
  • Lift, carry, and transport essential equipment, tools, and materials to job site.
  • Assure operations performance targets (availability, dispatch, power vs. solar performance, budgets, etc.) are achieved for the assigned solar farm.
  • Ensure operation and maintenance of the solar farm is in compliance with contracted requirements and performance targets.
  • Ensure that all maintenance activities, including those performed during scheduled outages and overhauls, are accurately recorded and documented to identify the failure history, mean time between failures and root causes.
  • Supervise, train and motivate personnel assigned to his/her solar farm.
  • Prepare the annual site O&M budget and recommend capital improvements/enhancements.
  • Supervise the activities of the O&M Contractor to ensure operation and maintenance of the solar farm is in compliance with contracted requirements and performance targets.
  • Ensure daily, weekly and monthly operations reports are prepared and submitted on time.
  • Ensure compliance with all local, state and federal regulatory requirements.
  • Interface with landowners, local and state authorities and the general public, where required.
  • Occasional travel required for training, offsite meetings, and support of other solar farms where required.


Work Experience/Education Requirements:


  • At least 7 years of work experience in operations and/or maintenance of electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, or pneumatic systems, including at least 2 years in the solar industry, and including at least 2 years in a lead or supervisor position. 
    • SUBSTITUTION CLAUSE:  A 2 year or 4 year college degree from an accredited school, other than correspondence or on-line, in Business or a technical hard science (engineering, physics, power, or closely similar) may substitute for 2 years of experience. A current journeyman or master electrician license may substitute for 2 years of experience. A solar technician certificate program can substitute for 1 year of experience. Each 5 years of US military service in a technical rating may substitute for 1 year (with Honorable discharge)
  • Must have an unrestricted driver license in good standing.

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RWE represents change, innovation and sustainability. As one of the world’s leading generators of electricity from renewable energy sources, we aim to be carbon-neutral by 2040 and to enable a sustainable life for people around the world. To achieve this, we are looking for dynamic and motivated people to join us in creating a sustainable and secure energy future.


RWE Renewables GmbH, based in Essen, Germany, is RWE’s youngest subsidiary and one of the world’s leading companies in the field of renewable energies. With an international team of around 3,500 employees, we are drivers of the energy transition – and provide electricity for a sustainable life. Our total capacity of more than 9 gigawatts results from onshore and offshore wind parks, photovoltaic plants and battery storage. We focus on growth: on the American continent, on the European core markets and on new markets in the Asia-Pacific region.

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