Commissioning Technician - US

Engineering, Procurement, & Construction REMOTE US, United States








Company Summary:

Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) is a vertically integrated manufacturer of solar cells, modules, and custom-designed solar power applications. Canadian Solar’s world-class team of professionals works closely with our customers to provide them with solutions for all their solar needs. Founded in 2001, Canadian Solar is one of the world’s fastest-growing companies in the solar industry and has been listed on the NASDAQ since November 2006. Canadian Solar is an equal opportunity employer.

As a subsidiary of Canadian Solar, e-STORAGE is a leading company specializing in the design, manufacturing, and integration of battery energy storage systems for utility-scale applications. At the core of the e-STORAGE platform is SolBank a self manufactured, lithium-iron phosphate chemistry-based battery engineered for utility-scale applications. Through our innovative solutions, we aim to optimize grid operations, promote clean energy integration, and foster a more resilient and sustainable energy landscape.




Position Title:Commissioning Technician - US

Department:Project Implementation and Operations

Reports To:Field Service Supervisor and Commissioning Manager

US Location:     Remote CA, TX or AZ with 100% travel to work on site



Position Summary:

The commissioning technician will be an integral part of the commissioning team, with their main responsibility being to work with and support the commissioning engineer and their manager in the commissioning of BESS sites. The successful candidate must be able and willing to travel and complete tasks at various project sites throughout the country and, on occasion, internationally. Experience with BESS or renewable power generation equipment in a commissioning or service environment is required.



  • Commission BESS sites which use CSI Energy Storage’s Solbank Storage Power Block as part of a commissioning team.
  • Perform task assigned by the commissioning manager and engineer, such as safety system checks, installation inspection, and functional tests.
  • Perform daily routine tasks such as executing commissioning checklists, reviewing and updating the issues list and helping to monitor the performance of commissioned assets.
  • Support the commissioning of the overall control system by testing the network connectivity of all field devices and performing point-to-point tests.
  • Provide on-site diagnostic, troubleshooting and hands-on support.
  • Supervise subcontractors on-site where required.
  • Assist in developing standard operating procedures from lessons learned on-site.
  • Assist with the completion of testing documentation and preparation of test reports in a timely manner.
  • Assist with the identification and compilation of spare parts inventories.
  • Ensure proper LOTO and switching procedures are observed as required.
  • Support client and operation and maintenance contractor training during and after commissioning.
  • Adhere to all health and safety rules and policies.
  • Attending and occasionally leading Plan of Day (POD) meetings.
  • Review vendor commissioning documentation for completeness and accuracy.
  • Maintain deficiencies punch list for each vendor and track completion of various.
  • Work with the commissioning engineer to ensure post-handover site performance is optimized.




Qualifications and Experience:

  • Qualified Electro-mechanical Technician.
  • Minimum 5 years’ relevant work experience in an installation or service environment preferably in renewable energy or power generation
  • Previous training on, or knowledge of inverters highly desired.
  • SCADA experience will be beneficial.
  • Comfortable working in a team or alone, with good communications skills
  • Good practical problem-solving skills.


Candidate must possess a valid driving license and be comfortable with national and on occasions international travel, so must hold an in-date passport.





Knowledge of general and national codes, medium voltage power systems and Energy Storage system applications is an asset

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Demonstrated proficiency using MS Office Applications (Word, Excel)

Previous experience with a CMMS software program preferred

Must possess a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record

First Aid Trained

Must be able to travel to regional locations as needed (over 50% of time)

Ability to function successfully both independently and within a team

Demonstrated professional appearance and conduct