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RES Service Manager - Solar in Ankeny, Iowa


We are committed to building a workplace where everyone feels heard and respected, and extending our culture of care so that every individual can reach their full potential. We want you to have a sense of belonging and feel valued for your contributions and the perspectives you bring.


The Service Manager – Solar, manages the team of mechanics, shop aligned and site/field-based, and is responsible for oversight, direction, troubleshooting, diagnosing and high-quality repairs on heavy equipment in a field/shop environment. This position covers all equipment utilized on solar projects. Ideally, the individual in this position will be based at our North American headquarters in Denver, CO, or out of our Akeny, IA office, but we will consider remote candidates who are based elsewhere in the US.

Essential Functions:

Essential functions are the basic job duties that an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. These functions require a significant amount of time (at least 10%) in the performance of the job.

  • Manages routine maintenance schedules and communicates schedules for maintenance, repairs and utilization to Equipment Manager and field personnel.

  • Reviews third (3rd) party invoices to ensure repairs and costs are appropriate.

  • Partners with third (3rd) party suppliers to monitor repairs and ensure timely turnaround to keep utilization of assets high.

  • Oversees performance of and schedules basic and advanced mechanical duties, including trouble shooting, diagnostics and repair of equipment in the field, needs to be familiar with all makes of equipment utilized on solar projects with a primary focus on RES asset equipment, for instance, Vermeer PD 10 pile drivers, Utility Vehicles, Skid steers and Fork lifts.

  • Manages and coordinates Survey “hardware” equipment for the PD 10s -Stonex coordination with the site teams.

  • Performs electronic engine diagnosis and troubleshooting.

  • Reports productivity daily.

  • Coordinates maintenance repairs and 3rd party vendors with the onsite solar mechanics.

  • Operates Company vehicle in a safe manner to drive to various site locations.

  • Attends work regularly and punctually, as scheduled or expected.

  • Complies with Employee Handbook, Code of Conduct and Company Policies & Procedures.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Performs ad hoc job-related duties/functions and projects to support the Equipment Manager and Solar department.

  • Communicates with project site and operating group leadership on repair status and needs.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Advanced knowledge in solar equipment

  • Management of multiple direct reports

  • Experience with diagnostic tools, such as CAT ET Systems preferred

  • Ability to read and understand mechanical equipment specifications

  • Technical knowledge in operation and function of all previously listed equipment

  • Ability to troubleshoot and diagnose issues remotely and provide guidance to field service

  • Develop internal processes in line with industry standard service and maintenance guidelines

  • Excellent listening skills

  • Intermediate knowledge in:

  • Verbal and written communication

  • Comprehend and follow directions, verbal and written

  • Meet work goals and deadlines

  • Ability to use hand tools, power tools, machines, and equipment.

  • Functional competencies include attention to detail, customer focus, teamwork, accountability, prioritization.


  • Presents, supports, and leads-by-example with a safety and quality-oriented attitude.

  • Leads by example to show that safety is the most important function, ensuring that all employees follow safe practices while working.

  • Accountable to continually reinforce safe behaviors and correct “at risk” behaviors.

  • Adhere to, and ensure, all site team members understands standard operating procedures.


  • Leads and supports the site team in technical, quality and safety, utilizing system in place.

  • Foster and demonstrate a workplace inclusive of creating opportunity, serving others, building trust, innovation, and exceeding expectations.

  • Manage multiple direct reports.

  • Participates in hiring and selection process to fill positions on the team.

  • Communicates regularly with direct reports on goals, accomplishments, and information on policies.

  • Demonstrates leadership and expertise in eyes of T&D client group.

  • Employee Development:

  • Provides tasks and assignments that challenge and stretch employees’ responsibilities.

  • Conducts regular discussions with employee(s) on personal development. Comfortable with empowering others.

  • Conducts timely, effective performance reviews in accordance with RES guidelines.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • High School/GED required

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Construction Management, or related construction disciplines, preferred.

  • We will consider and evaluate work experience combined with 2+ years of college or technical school with equivalent skills in lieu of Bachelor’s degree


  • Required - Heavy construction equipment experience with equipment relative to Solar construction

  • Required – 2+ years’ of Supervisory experience.

The final agreed upon compensation is based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. This position is bonus eligible.

Anticipated base salary range: $85,000- $100,000

Physical requirements and environment:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability. Reasonable

accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or

responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change, or

new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

RES is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We

prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual

orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected

characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.