Lead PV Installer

Ideal Energy Published: December 6, 2021
Fairfield, Iowa
Skill Level
Mid Level
Job Type
Skilled & Technical Labor / Energy

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Founded in 2009, Ideal Energy is Iowa’s pioneering solar company. Our significant installation experience, comprehensive portfolio, and innovative financing have made us a qualified leader in the Midwest. Ideal Energy’s in-house design, construction and service teams manage all aspects of our solar installations with professional engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services.

Our expertise is demonstrated in the quality of our system design and construction, verified solar production, optimized system integration, and satisfied customers. Our company is committed to providing forward-thinking solar solutions, outstanding service, and the highest quality of construction available in the solar industry today.

Position Overview

The Lead PV Installer is responsible to provide leadership and supervision to the field installation crews, communicate the daily job status data to the Project & Operations Managers, and ensure successful completion of solar arrays/systems installation. The Lead PV Installer completes daily project logs using designated software, notes any changes or deviations to construction drawings, and is responsible for overseeing inventory for each installation.

The ideal candidate for this position is an experienced solar PV technician and leads efforts in practicing safe working practices for the crews. The Lead PV installer ensures adequate progress of work, offers training and instruction to installation team crewmembers, and notifies the Project Manager or Operations Manager of any issues that may arise.

Note: This position requires travel.

  • Oversees inventory for each installation job
  • Oversees layout and assembly of solar modules/array and mounting hardware
  • Oversees daily check-offs from job folders for all equipment, components, and tools to be loaded on vehicles or trailers
  • Supervises crew members and installs arrays within established timelines
  • Assembles solar array racking, mounting hardware, properly seal all roof penetrations, and installs all relative equipment
  • Document completion of installation
  • Completes daily logs of job status and reports updates the Operations Manager
  • Notes any deviations in construction for updated As-Built documents
  • Oversees daily clean-up of jobsite
  • Oversees best construction practices, safety and OSHA compliance on job site at all times
  • Attend mandatory training sessions on new products, installation methodology and safety
  • Additional duties required as needed
  • Minimum 2 years of experience with solar PV required
  • Arrive at shop early ready to start work, weather dependent at 7am or 8am. Weather permitting, some works days last 10-12 hrs
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs
  • Ability to work in extreme environments (example: hot sun, cold, crawl spaces, etc)
  • Must be willing and able to climb ladders, stairs, work on rooftops and able to work on your feet for long periods of time
  • Basic computer skills including familiarity with Microsoft Office programs
  • Basic tablet and smartphone skills
  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required
  • Excellent customer service skills required
  • Thrive in a team environment, display leadership qualities
  • Provide instruction and training to installers
  • Must have a valid state driver’s license
  • Must have a clean driving record (example- no DUI in the last 5 years)
  • Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment criminal, driving and drug screen


  • $45,000+-$TBD depending on skills and experience

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