Journeyman Electrician (Also Seeking Apprentice)

Solect Energy Published: June 27, 2020
Location
Hopkinton, MA
Job Type
Full-time
Categories
Energy / Skilled & Technical Labor /

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Description

~ Solect Energy is one of the largest commercial solar developers in Massachusetts, and the tenth-largest in the country. The company helps commercial and industrial businesses, state governments, cities and towns, public and private schools, higher education institutions, and nonprofits in New England and Illinois transform the way they manage and optimize energy. ~

Solect’s services include financing, design, engineering, installation, operations and maintenance, and system monitoring. Products include rooftop, canopy and ground-mounted solar energy systems; and battery storage systems that provide electricity during power outages and help businesses save money when utility prices are at a premium.

Through its partners, Solect provides access to financing options including loans, operating leases, capital leases, and Power Purchase Agreements (PPA). The company has installed more than 100 megawatts of solar on more than 500 facilities, helping business owners improve their financial positions with solar. The company’s service business, which ensures optimal system performance, has a 99% renewal rate. Based in Hopkinton, Mass., Solect was founded in 2009 and employs 70 people. Visit our website for more information. 

Position Overview

The Journeyman Electrician role is an integral member of the service and maintenance team, which is responsible for maintaining and inspecting commercial/industrial solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. The candidate must demonstrate strong customer communication skills, be self-driven and independent with a passion for the solar industry.  Must be able to manage a large volume of projects while demonstrating excellent quality work.

NOTE: Solect is also currently seeking to hire an experienced Apprentice Electrician. The Apprentice Electrician is an integral member of the Service/Operations and maintenance crews, who are responsible for maintaining and inspecting commercial/industrial solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. The candidate must demonstrate strong customer communication skills, be self-driven and independent with a passion for the solar industry. Must be able to manage a large volume of projects while demonstrating excellent work quality.

Key Responsibilities

  • Troubleshooting electrical components, wiring diagrams, transformers, inverters, panels and circuits
  • Provide leadership to apprentice electricians
  • Tracing out short circuits in wiring
  • Thermal imaging use as a tool to identify solar array issues
  • Working consistently in a safe and effective manner
  • Maintaining tools, vehicles, and equipment. Keeping parts and supplies in order
  • Accurate and effective communication, both verbal and written, to document findings and requirements
  • Learning and using software to aid in project management and documentation

Skills, Experience & Capabilities

Essential Requirements:

  • Journeyman electrician license in good standing, required
  • Positive driving record and valid state driver’s license
  • Good communication skills and the ability to interact positively in a team environment
  • Willingness and ability to walk a customer’s property which will include terrain and rooftops
  • Ability to work in extreme environments (example: heat, snow, rain, wind, etc)
  • Willingness and capability to climb ladders, stairs, and work on rooftops
  • Ability to lift, pull, and push materials and equipment to complete assigned job tasks
  • Capable of lifting 50 lbs of weight frequently throughout assigned workday
  • Superb customer service skills – a high level of professionalism and a positive demeanor

Greater Advantage if you possess:

  • Knowledge and understanding of Solar PV Basics, Fundamentals and Troubleshooting
  • OSHA10 Certification
  • NABCEP Certification a BIG plus
  • WILLINGNESS AND EXCITEMENT TO LEARN!!!

Compensation

  • Competitive Salary
  • Profit Sharing
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance available
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability
  • 401(k)
  • Company assigned fleet vehicle
  • Voluntary Accident and Critical Illness Insurance
  • Internal OSHA and Technical training

Solect Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Company does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship, disability, medical condition, genetic predisposition to a disease, lawful off-duty conduct or political activities, or any other legally protected status. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, leave of absence, compensation, and training. Discrimination based on any of the above groups is strictly prohibited.

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