Apprentice Electrician (3rd or 4th Year)

Position: Apprentice Electrician, Glenrowan West Solar Farm

Department: Operations and Maintenance

Location: Glenrowan West, VIC 3675

About us: 

Global clean energy solutions provider Gentari is committed to doing our part in solving the world’s most pressing sustainable energy needs: to change how we live today and help secure a better future, focusing on three key business pillars of Renewable Energy, Hydrogen and Green Mobility.

Gentari Australia, formerly Wirsol Energy, is amongst the leading players in the Renewable Energy sector in the Australian market, specialising in development, construction, asset management and maintenance of renewable energy projects across the country. Our growing portfolio comprises of solar & battery energy storage (BESS) across New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland

Helmed by a local team with deep understanding of the Australian energy landscape and supported by a leadership team with global energy expertise and a comprehensive portfolio built on innovation and growth, we are accelerating the transition to a more sustainable future, with benefits for all.

About the role:

We’re expanding further and looking for an Apprentice 3rd/4th Year, or recently qualified Electrician to conduct works at Glenrowan West Solar Farm, to support with the site operations and maintenance.

  • Responsible for all site tasks as assigned
  • Promptly locate, respond to, and execute necessary repairs of faulty equipment to avoid downtime
  • Prepare documentation for works and site visits
  • Carry out necessary and appropriate additional work and retro-fittings for PV installations as required/instructed
  • Interface with, and management of subcontractors and other workers on site, including site inductions, daily pre-start meetings, on-site civil works.
  • Carryout work under the instructions of senior electricians/QTP/Engineers
  • Managing the company’s QHSE policies and procedures on site to ensure they are being adhered to.
  • Reporting any breaches related to safety, site security or performance of the plant immediately to management in accordance with company procedures.
  • Maintain the site maintenance programmes for all equipment.
  • Ensure optimum stock levels of spares and consumables and tools for the site requirements, advising head office accordingly.
  • Maintain accurate running hour reports, energy and fuel readings as required.
  • Carry out mechanical and electrical repairs as necessary.
  • Support to keep the vegetation under control
  • Provide timely review of service-related paperwork and closing jobs.
  • Support and process purchasing transactions for parts and other items as needed
  • Maintain and enhance relationships and communication with internal and external stakeholders
  • Closely coordinate with central solar monitoring centre/ROC.
  • Undergoing company-provided compulsory training, which enables one to fulfill the duties of the role, as directed by management.


About you:

  • Trade qualification as an electrician; supported by current A grade Electrical Licence or 4 year apprentice
  • HV Switching ticket – preferred
  • Previous experience working with power generation and or similar industries;
  • Excellent Electrical troubleshooting skills, with sound knowledge of solar farm installations/operations including SCADA systems, transformers, inverters, combiner boxes etc.
  • Valid First Aid & Low Voltage Rescue / Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (LVR/CPR)
  • Exceptional communication skills and experience dealing with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Current driver’s licence,;
  • Planning, problem solving and coordination skills;
  • Ability to work unsupervised.

Benefits and perks

  • Company vehicle
  • Phone allowance and other great perks (i.e. skin checks)
  • Employer parental leave benefit
  • L&D budget, individual and team allocation
  • Opportunity to work collaboratively with a dynamic team which has successfully delivered a number of large-scale renewable energy projects in Australia.