O&M Service Engineer


O&M Service Engineer


SMA America


Bakersfield, CA

Salary range



In Person

The O&M Service Engineer is responsible for working to maintain Utility & commercial inverters, PV Solar equipment and customer site equipment in the field at the assigned site. Duties include but not limited to: commissioning, troubleshooting, repairing, and analyzing Utility & commercial inverter applications, regular working with low & medium voltage electricity, and maintaining excellent customer service activities while assigned at a customer site(s).

  • Commissions, troubleshoots, repairs, and analyzes Utility & commercial inverters, PV Solar equipment and customer site equipment in the field, via email, telephone.
  • Develops a detailed knowledge of SMA’s and other Utility & commercial inverter products, associated PV accessories, site equipment and third party accessories that are sold by SMA or installed at a customer’s site for use with the inverters.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of the applicable National Electric and Electrical safety code(s) (NEC, NFPA70E, NESC, OSHA)
  • Regularly works with high voltage DC electricity, Low & Medium voltage three phase power, SCADA or 3rd party monitoring and the relevant software and firmware of the inverters site equipment.
  • Maintains a high level of customer satisfaction while striving to lower the costs of site service.
  • Working from heights, on ladders or lift equipment.
  • Ability to or experience in forklifts.
  • Will work from Remote Home office and travel as required to SMA or customers sites.
  • Other duties as may be required or assigned.

SMA America

  • An Associate’s degree or higher in a technical field is strongly preferred.
  • At least 2 years experience in PV Solar and/or PV Solar O&M
  • At least 3 years of experience in electrical, electronic and/or network communications are required.
  • California Electrical License or Electrical Contractors license preferred.
  • NABCEP Certification strongly preferred.

Additional Information:

  • Knowledge of solar and/or alternative energy markets is preferred.
  • Knowledge of National Electric Code(s) and Electrical Safety Code(s) is preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.
  • Proficiency in the English language, both written and verbal, is required. German and/or Spanish language skills are a plus.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) is required.
  • Attention to detail and a high level of accuracy are required.
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems effectively.
  • This position requires infrequent domestic and international travel.