Lay-out, assemble, install, or maintain utility level solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, models and panels in compliance with site assessment and schematics. Measure, assemble and bolt structural framing and solar modules / panels. Responsible for the on-site operations; corrective, preventive, and emergency maintenance, repairs, and replacement. Comply with and follow all safety, LOTO, company, and operations policies and procedures. Train and mentor new technicians, helpers and laborers. Use appropriate hand tools and power tools to perform a variety of functions. Determine materials, equipment, and installation sequences necessary to maximize installation efficiency. Activate and test PV systems. Lift and carry building materials, tools, and supplies. Mix, pour and spread concrete, asphalt, gravel and other materials. Install power whips and harnesses. Perform cleaning, compacting, grading, painting, sanding or stripping operations. Compile or maintain records of system operation, performance, and maintenance. Coordinate work with other crafts and co-workers on the job. Observe functioning of installed equipment or systems to determine hazards and need for adjustments, relocation, or replacement.
Solar Photovoltaic construction craft and the assembly, installation, or maintenance of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, Reading plans and specifications. Basic Electricity, Mechanical, and Environmental, Health and Safety Fundamentals. Microsoft Office software, SQL Server software, facility management and reporting systems, and computerized diagnostic and troubleshooting tools. Maintenance and electronic testing equipment. Heavy equipment required for facility maintenance, including working knowledge of crane rigging requirements. Safe work practices and LOTO. Leading people and interacting with customers.
Minimum one-year technical college, trade school or associate's degree. Preference for bachelor's degree in technical field or equivalent experience. Advanced electrical and mechanical courses. Valid driver's license.
3-4 years' relevant experience in solar energy or a related industry (with required education & training) or 3+ years of field electrician experience with Instrumentation & Electrical, Instrumentation & Control will be considered in lieu of applicable solar experience. Solar installer and/or construction experience helpful. Experience leading or training others.
Position Reports To
Journeyman level certification preferred. PV Installer Specialist certification or PV Installation Professional certification desirable (NABCEP)
Career path moves from this role
Solar Technician Lead or Supervisor, Engineer (with degree), Project Manager