+ 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