Solar Power Careers

Below are the career opportunities we currently have open.

+ Commercial Installer

Freedom Solar is currently looking for Solar Installers to work in the field of solar PV system installation.

Job Responsibilities

· Layout and assembly of solar modules and mounting hardware

· Mounting of racking, modules and electrical equipment

· Electrical wiring of solar array/system (AC and DC)

· Ensure installations meet safety and quality control standards

· Organize and maintain system components in company trucks, and at customer job sites

· Ensure that installations pass inspections

· Clean up of job site

Qualifications

· Previous solar installation experience required

· Ability to read and interpret drawings, sketches, layouts and wiring diagrams

· Ability to work in various positions, including, but not limited to, stooping, standing, bending over, sitting, kneeling and squatting for extended periods of time

· Be able to lift 50 pounds of weight frequently throughout assigned workday

· Attention to detail

· A good driving record

· Must be able to learn quickly and work well in a team environment

· Professional appearance and client interaction

· NABCEP Installer or Certificate of knowledge is a plus, but not required

+ Residential Installer

Freedom Solar is currently looking for Solar Installers to work in the field of solar PV system installation.

Job Responsibilities

· Layout and assembly of solar modules and mounting hardware

· Mounting of racking, modules and electrical equipment

· Electrical wiring of solar array/system (AC and DC)

· Ensure installations meet safety and quality control standards

· Organize and maintain system components in company trucks, and at customer job sites

· Ensure that installations pass inspections

· Clean up of job site

Qualifications

· Previous solar installation experience required

· Ability to read and interpret drawings, sketches, layouts and wiring diagrams

· Ability to work in various positions, including, but not limited to, stooping, standing, bending over, sitting, kneeling and squatting for extended periods of time

· Be able to lift 50 pounds of weight frequently throughout assigned workday

· Attention to detail

· A good driving record

· Must be able to learn quickly and work well in a team environment

· Professional appearance and client interaction

· NABCEP Installer or Certificate of knowledge is a plus, but not required

+ Site Assessor

The Site Assessor is responsible for providing a high level of service and expertise in the site evaluation, measurements, shade reporting, qualification, special needs, and overall ability to support solar array. Other responsibilities include:

  • Document electrical set-up and capabilities
  • Document any existing structure or facility variances
  • Confidence & aptitude navigating commercial & residential roofing systems including multi-story structures, with OSHA 10 training certification & safety harness experience
  • High knowledge of commercial & residential electrical experience.
  • Attending project, weekly operational and safety meetings
  • 40% travel statewide / Weekend availability upon request
  • Effective, accurate & timely communications with Service Dept.
  • Daily reporting, Computer Skills, Emails, Uploads and SWF reporting
  • Assist other departments as directed
  • All other duties and tasks as assigned

Qualifications

  • Must be highly organized and process-oriented
  • Possess strong problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required
  • Excellent customer service skills required
  • Must have a valid state driver’s license

Benefits for Full-Time Positions:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Full benefits package including health, vision, dental insurance
  • Attractive vacation, sick and holiday pay
  • Employee referral program
  • Career path opportunities for top performers

+ Residential Energy Consultant - San Antonio Area

Job Description

Overview

The Residential Energy Consultant is responsible for educating, qualifying, and advising future customers on the benefits of smart energy conservation and consumption practices. Our relationships with the industry’s largest Manufacturers can be leveraged to target multiple customer profiles. You will have unlimited earning potential and your overall compensation will be 100% Commission based. Average first year earnings of $75,000-$120,000 - thru uncapped commission and bonus structure. This position is based in San Antonio and will report to the area sales manager.

Responsibilities:

  • Consult with prospective customers on solar energy solutions for their home
  • Achieve sales goals including quotas, lead response timeliness, meeting conversions, etc.
  • Participate in on-the-job training, classroom instruction, self-study, licensing (if applicable), and lead qualifying activities
  • Qualify prospective customers using established and creative lead method to build your book of business
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with your sphere of influence and the community
  • Work with our Affiliate Partners and Vendors to ensure flawless execution of lead response, lead nurturing, etc.
  • Weekly reporting
  • Participation in events selected for outreach to prospective solar customers

Qualifications:

  • Good attitude & team player
  • Experience in sales or client service environment preferred
  • Results oriented with demonstrated organizational and time management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills to build rapport with prospective and existing customers
  • Ability to work semi-autonomously in a fast paced environment
  • Analytical skills to understand complex financial returns for energy investments

Self-motivated, energetic personality with exceptional sales skills as well as willingness to initiate and implement process improvements

Required steps:

You are required to submit a resume and cover letter as part of the application process for this position. If your profile is deemed a good fit for the role, you will be contacted to schedule a telephone interview. Upon completing the phone interview you may be invited for an in-person interview to complete the application process.

Benefits:

We recognize that talented people are attracted to companies that provide competitive pay, upward mobility, and an exciting fast paced culture. For this reason we offer a growing Benefit Plan that includes the following:

  • Uncapped Earning Potential
  • Health Insurance
  • Access to dedicated company vehicles for sales calls
  • Participation in the Freedom Solar Fitness Team
  • Generous employee discount program for solar
  • Participation in Eradication of Darkness projects

Overview:

Founded in 2007, Freedom Solar started as an installation company, constructing some of the largest solar projects in Texas. After establishing ourselves as a leading photovoltaic (PV) panel installer, Freedom Solar expanded the business model to offer services directly to residential, commercial, and institutional markets. Since that time, we have installed over 10 megawatts of solar panels, including hundreds of residential customers and well known corporate clients such as Whole Foods, Office Depot, Lake | Flato, and the University of Texas to name a few.

Freedom Solar lets accountability shape our work and believe that aligning our interest with our customer goals is paramount to achieving their long-term needs. Our passion for installing quality solar systems encompasses a 25-year history by our dedicated design and installation team. Our team is committed to fostering sustainable energy solutions while providing a focus on your bottom line.

+ Commercial Lead Installer

Primary Purpose: Lead/manage a commercial system installation crew responsible for installing systems from 10kW – 1MW.

Education/Certification

  • Valid Journeyman Electrician license (preferred)

  • Valid NABCEP Certification

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Valid OSHA 10 (30 is preferred)

  • Valid forklift certification (preferred)

Special Knowledge/Skills

  • Knowledge of local electrical codes

  • Knowledge of commercial PV design and components

  • Knowledge of basic trades: roofing, carpentry, plumbing, and metal framing

  • Ability to read and understand blueprints, wiring schematics, and electrical instructions

  • Ability to make field changes and communicate with Project Manager

  • Ability to test voltages from 10V – 1000VDC / 120V – 480VAC

  • Ability to manage up to 20 installers on one project

  • Ability to receive and distribute instructions

  • Ability to communicate problems to Project Manager

  • Ability to Travel up to 50% in a year

  • Ability to drive a truck and trailer safely

  • Ability to operate heavy equipment: skid-steer, forklift, reach boom, scissor lift, articulating boom lift, and skytrack.

  • Ability to fly a DJI Phantom drone safely

Experience

  • 6 years of commercial solar installation experience

  • +6 years of electrical experience (preferred)

  • Key decision maker on > 10 systems over 50kWDC

  • Key decision maker on > 5 systems over 100kWDC

Scope of Work

  • Clearly communicate start times with the crew.

  • Hold safety meetings daily, before any work if performed on site.

  • Organize a job site and keep organized throughout the entire construction process.

  • Install racking system per manufacture’s specifications and Freedom Solar plans on different roof types.

  • Develop field plans for wiring configuration for DC circuits and grounding of the array

  • Manage the panel installation per plans and local codes

  • Install DC and AC equipment per plans and local codes

  • Commission PV systems safely

  • Test system components while the system is operational. Report all findings/issues to the Project Manager

  • Assist in system designs and procurement for commercial systems

  • Work with city and utility officials to constantly improve design and install methods

  • Attend city and utility inspections

+ Residential Electrician

Primary Purpose: Install, maintain, and repair services and solar equipment on residential solar projects while helping to create a safe job site.

Education/Certification

  • Valid Residential Wireman or Journeyman Electrician license
  • Valid driver’s license

Special Knowledge/Skills

  • Knowledge of local electrical codes
  • Knowledge of electrical circuits and service requirements
  • Ability to read blueprints, schematics, and basic one-line diagrams
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions
  • Ability to perform mathematical calculations
  • Ability to operate power tools
  • Ability to diagnose and resolve problems with electrical circuits
  • Ability to bend ½” – 1 ¼” EMT
  • Ability to install EMT on a rooftop

Experience

  • 4 years of electrical experience
  • 2 years of solar experience (preferred)

Scope of Work

  • Install electrical equipment, complete DC conduit runs, and interconnecting the PV system to the existing service.
  • Upgrade customer electrical service when necessary. Panel swap, bus upgrade, install new riser and meter base, add external disconnect, and assessing the existing services for code compliance.
  • System testing – Voltage, amperage, and power tests for each system.
  • Complete commissioning and inspection checklists.
  • Attend city and utility inspections.
  • Support service work orders as needed.

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