GROUND MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN

Based in Surrey, Walton-on-Thames
Salary up to £25k
Permanent

Verelogic are currently seeking two Ground Maintenance technicians to join our client's Ground Maintenance division. The purpose of the role is to carry out effective ground works on our client's ground mounted and floating solar farm, to help maintain production levels and adhere to planning regulations.

 

Duties and responsibilities 

  • Responsible for the ground maintenance works of solar farms including grass cutting, hedge cutting, spraying, strimming, floating structure maintenance & vegetation removal.

  • To undertake Solar panel cleaning, using a specifically designed tractor mounted rotating brush and pressurized water system. As well as handheld rotating machinery for the floating array.

  • Undertake trenching, digging, fence repairs and other manual tasks to assist the Field Service Engineers with repairs and alterations to sites.

  • To produce digital photographic reports confirming work has been completed and addressing any issues.

  • Manage priorities based on local ground and weather conditions and in line with good practice.

  • To liaise with various individuals including the Planning Team, the Regional Manager, Landlords and other Third Parties, ensuring that work is completed in a timely and efficient manner.

  • Work within all health and safety guidelines.

  • Basic maintenance of ground maintenance equipment.

  • Make recommendations as to the tasks required to best manage the solar sites.

  • Being able to stay away overnight, expenses pre-paid, 2-3 nights a week at peak times.

Europe's Largest floating Solar Park approximately 32 weeks annually 

  • Carry out cleaning of the solar array and walkways

  • Weed management on the Solar array and Land

  • Checking of connecting pins securing and replacing if required

  • General housekeeping of the Solar array and its subsequent equipment.

  • Minor planned maintenance.

 

Knowledge 

Previous experience of working in Ground Maintenance, land management or agricultural is essential.

 

Work Skills 

 

ESSENTIAL 

  • Full UK driving license .

  • Trailer license.

  • Tractor driving experience.

  • PA1 & PA6.

  • Strimmer and brush cutter experience/certificate.

  • Good IT skills and confidence in Microsoft Office and use of a tablet computer.

  • Experience using heavy duty flails.

 

DESIRABLE 

  • Chainsaw License.

  • Excavator license.

  • Telehandler.

 

General Skills/Attributes 

  • Good, professional communicator.

  • Happy working as part of a team as well as being confident working solo. *Majority of time will be spent working unaccompanied.

  • Initiative & organized when forward planning workload.

  • Good time management.

  • Problem-solving & can-do attitude.

  • Be able to navigate smart phones, emails, and apps.

  • Being able to stay away overnight, expenses pre-paid, 2-3 nights a week at peak times.

 

Education and Qualifications 

Minimum GSCE's or similar experience in previous role.

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