Our people are our greatest investments.  

Be the light to help us keep our customers connected.  If you are interested in a career and not just a position, Tampa Electric is the place to be! Tampa Electric offers competitive pay, a comprehensive benefits package and opportunities for growth and development in a friendly and professional work environment. We embrace diversity and the inclusion of all. We believe our differences, unique perspectives and talents are our strengths and integral to the success of our company. 

 We’re honored to serve approximately 780,000 customers across West Central Florida and safely provide them with clean, affordable and reliable electricity. We’ve been doing it for more than 100 years, and there’s so much more ahead.   

 Join our team of energy experts as we build on that legacy through innovation, continued solar investments, cost-effective and sustainable energy solutions all while keeping top-notch customer service at the center of all we do.  

Title: Battery Energy Storage System Maint Specialist 
Company: Tampa Electric Company 
State and City: Florida - Plant City
Shift: 8 Hr. X 5 Days



The Battery & Energy Storage System (BESS) specialist’s primary focus shall be to supporting the development, implementation and administering an industry best practice approach to cost effectively achieving the highest level of performance from Tampa Electric’s commercial and utility scale BESS facilities and provide maintenance support for the other Solar facilities. Responsible for supporting, tracking, leading effective inspection, monitoring, environmental compliance, and preventative maintenance (PM) programs for Tampa Electric’s BESS with support for the solar facilities. In addition, responsible for the maintenance of a reliability predictive modeling tool for these facilities.  



  • Responsible for troubleshooting and making necessary repairs to commercial and utility scale BESS system equipment. Perform and document all PM strategies. Support all areas of commercial & utility scale BESS facilities, solar facilities, and collector station design/equipment specification review; health, criticality, and risk assessments; inspection, monitoring, and testing strategies; performance; safety; environmental and maintenance requirements. Including contractor support and documentation as set forth in the Contractor Safety Management Program (CSMP).
  • Assist with the development, implementation and maintenance of a comprehensive data collection and predictive modeling tool for commercial & utility scale BESS facilities to optimize performance, safety, protection of the equipment and optimize O&M costs.
  • Assist with the tracking, analyzing, and reporting of reliability metrics for commercial & utility scale battery energy storage facilities.
  • Assist in the facilitation of system root cause analysis for commercial & utility scale BESS facilities, solar facilities. Assist in facilitation and tracking of resulting action plans to maintain appropriate system performance.
  • All other duties as assigned by the BESS Engineer or performance coach. 


Required: High School Diploma or equivalent. Commercial &/Or Utility BESS training.
Preferred: Associate degree in electrical engineering technology, Electronics Engineering Technology, or related from an accredited university. 


Required: None.
Preferred: Certification in BESS systems. 


Required: Minimum of 2 years of work experience related to the Duties & Responsibilities of this position is required. Related experience consists of: Commercial &/or utility scale BESS Systems, Electrical System Technologies, and implementation. 
Preferred: 4 years of related experience associated with utility scale BESS Systems, Electrical System Technologies, and Utility scale solar. 


Required: A sound understanding of commercial & utility scale BESS & Solar power generation, medium voltage systems, transmission, distribution or substation principals, materials and their applications; Working knowledge of  reliability centered maintenance practices, continuous improvement practices and power generation practices used in electric utilities; Working knowledge of work management systems in power generation;  Ability to organize, lead and resolve technical and process problems;  Good project management skills, time management skills and communication skills.       
Preferred: Working knowledge with utility scale BESS Systems, Solar Tracking Systems and Arrays. Working knowledge with Distributed Controls Systems. Working knowledge using SharePoint and other Web development/maintenance skills.


Must be able to work indoors/outdoors, irregular hours, overtime, and possible holidays. 


Must be able to work in dusty and hot environments.  Must be able to ascend and descend from ladders and stairs.  Walking (sometimes on uneven surfaces), bending and driving as needed.



  • Builds Strong, Collaborative Relationships 
  • Cultivates Innovation and Embraces Change
  • Drives Operational Excellence for Customers
  • Speaks Up on Safety, Health, and the Environment
  • Thinks Strategically & Exercises Sound Judgment

The successful applicant will be required to take and pass a Baseline Medical Examination as part of the pre-employment screening once an offer has been accepted. A pre-employment drug screening, as well as a background check (including education, employment, criminal and motor vehicle) will also be conducted as part of the pre-employment screening. 
For jobs with physical required, list the physical that applies in the posting 
Must successfully complete the following physical worker medical exam: (list one) 
Baseline Medical Examination (generic physical for all jobs requiring physicals)  

TECO offers a competitive Benefits package!!

Competitive Salary *401k Savings plan w/ company matching * Pension plan * Paid time off* Paid Holiday time * Medical, Prescription Drug, & Dental Coverage  *Tuition Assistance Program * Employee Assistance Program * Wellness Programs * On-site Fitness Centers * Bonus Plan and more!


STORM DUTY REQUIREMENTS....Please make sure to read below!!!  Responding to storms will be considered a condition of employment.

TECO Energy and its companies serve a role in providing critical services to our community during an emergency. Team members are required to participate in the response/recovery activities related to emergencies/disasters to maintain service to our TECO Energy customers. Team members are required to work in their normal job duties or other assigned activities. Proper compensation will be made in accordance with the company's rules and procedures.


TECO Energy is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

TECO Energy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law, except where physical or mental abilities are a bona fide occupational requirement and the individual is unable to perform the essential functions of the position with reasonable accommodations.

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities for all individuals, employment decisions at TECO Energy will be based on skills, knowledge, qualifications and abilities.

Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Statement
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

ADA policy
It is the policy of TECO Energy to provide reasonable accommodation for all qualified disabled individuals who are employees and applicants for employment, unless it would cause undue hardship. The corporation will adhere to applicable federal and state laws, regulations and guidelines, including, but not limited to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1970s.


Application accommodations
Applicants may request reasonable accommodation in the application process five business days prior to the time accommodation is needed.


Pre-employment physical exams may be required for positions with bona fide job-related physical requirements regardless of disability. 



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