Commercial Solar Apprentice and JW Electrician – Opportunity for Co-Ownership

Namaste Solar Published: June 20, 2024
Denver or Boulder, CO
Skill Level
Entry Level
Job Type
Design & Construction / Energy / Skilled & Technical Labor

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Do you want to be part of the shift to clean, renewable energy? We are looking for experience electrical apprentices and CO-licensed electricians (JW), no previous solar experience required.

Advance your career with our exclusive on-the-job training program and tuition coverage, where you'll build the skills and knowledge to succeed in the growing solar industry. Are you interested in competitive wages, generous time-off and holidays, and a strong benefits package?

At Namaste Solar, you'll also have the opportunity to become a co-owner in our inclusive and transparent cooperative business, which provides the option to profit-share.

And, we're not the only ones that believe our employee-owned model is a force for good in our communities. We've been awarded B Corp's Best for Workers and Outside Magazine's Best Places to Work 7+ years in a row.


The Solar Energy industry is growing rapidly and Namaste Solar is uniquely positioned to grow with it. Namaste Solar is seeking 3rd and 4th year Commercial Apprentice Electricians or Licensed JW electricians that want to join an experienced and dedicated team of solar experts.

Namaste Solar builds commercial solar systems ranging from roof mounted systems less than 100kW to utility scale ground mount solar PV systems up to 10MW from start to finish. The candidate for this role will be a collaborative team player with exceptional communication skills, a desire to learn the electrical trade, and the capacity to work both autonomously and with a team. This role works with licensed Journeyman Electricians to install both the electrical AC and DC portions of our projects. Namaste Solar supports and helps pay for apprenticeship training in the four-year apprentice program with IECRM (Independent Electrical Contractors Rocky Mountain).

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Starting compensation per hour depending apprentice hours or Licensure
  • Regular 4-day 40 hour work weeks with required overtime as scheduled by construction managers
  • Paid time off including Sick Pay, Designated Holidays, Floating Holidays, and Vacation
  • We offer CIGNA health insurance and dental insurance within the first 30 days
  • Life insurance, short- and long-term disability
  • 401k plan
  • Voluntary life insurance
  • Paid volunteer time
  • Employee assistance program
  • EcoPass to ride RTD
  • Discount to put solar on your home

Key Responsibilities:

Includes but not limited to:

  • Learn from, take direction from, and perform tasks under the supervision of licensed commercial electricians, team leads, and construction managers
  • Work safely in accordance with all relevant safety standards including OSHA and Namaste Solar Safety Programs
  • Keep a clean workspace/jobsite at all times
  • Work on the ground, on ladders, on lifts, and on roofs with varying pitches and heights
  • Work in adverse weather conditions as needed (rain, snow, variable temperatures)
  • Become familiar with and continue to learn all relevant National Electric Code (NEC) requirements for electrical installations
  • Install conduit, pull wire, dig and backfill trenches, set and hang electrical equipment, build racking, place ballast block, install modules, and other relevant tasks to building our projects
  • Be dependable and on time for all required work
  • Continued evolution of skills and knowledge with PV installations
  • Travel to jobsites from home location daily

Skills and Qualifications:

Includes but not limited to:

  • Minimum of 4000 OJT hours registered with DORA and/or JW license
  • Commercial or solar electrical experience
  • OSHA 10 certification
  • Excellent teamwork skills and contributor to a positive team environment
  • Effectively coordinate and communicate with others
  • Able to listen, understand, and act on direction without difficulty
  • A commitment to high ethical standards
  • Support for the JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) efforts at Namaste Solar
  • Flexible with scheduling as needed including overtime
  • Reliable transportation to jobsite locations

You don't need to have these, but you'll be even more prepared for the job if you have:

  • Experience working on a commercial construction site
  • Experience installing large commercial (>100kw) PV systems
  • Experience operating and maintaining heavy equipment
  • OSHA 30
  • NFPA 70E
  • NABCEP Certification

Office Location:

  • Denver/Boulder with travel from home to job site a daily expectation

Physical demands & Work Environment:

  • Physical demands:¬†While performing the duties of this job, employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. Employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Driving required to site locations.
  • Work environment: The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate. Work environment changes can be expected. Work environment is outdoors on the ground and on roofs with infrequent warehouse/office activities. On our project sites, exposure to dangerous electrical gear and wiring, as well as other construction-related hazards, is possible. The daily temperature outside varies from hot to cold depending on the season. Exposure to adverse weather is possible (rain, snow, wind).
  • Travel: Daily travel from home to jobsite is required. Travel to project locations requiring overnight lodging (travel/lodging per diems included) is infrequent but can happen.

Equal Employment Opportunity

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other factors prohibited by law.

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