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Title Solar Installer 1
Compensation Commensurate with experience, comprehensive benefits
Location San Jose, CA
Description

The Solar Installer 1 works on solar construction projects, usually working on the roof, transferring from one task to another where demands require a worker with varied construction experience and an ability to work without close supervision.
 
Key Responsibilities:

  • Must complete the fall protection training program
  • Must complete 375 kW/DC or 15 months of service
  • Must complete Solar Living Institute PV 100 Introduction to Photovoltaics online class
  • Must have completed 3 ground-mounts, 3 tilt systems, 10 tile roofs
  • Assist Lead Installer with quality solar PV installations in the following areas: roof penetrations, assembling, racking, panel attachment, grounding, homeruns, wire combiner box, and performing voltage testing
  • Read plans, make calculations, and lay out components by measuring distances, snapping/pulling lines
  • Cut, bolt, screw, weld, and attach solar components and structures
  • Use drills, reciprocal saw, chop saw, level, square, tape measure, ladders, sledge hammer, etc.
  • Work with wood, steel, concrete, and aluminum
  • Cut roof membrane and install flashing
  • Apply caulking compounds by hand or with caulking gun to seal crevices
  • Run conduit, copper pipe, flex, and pull wire
  • Mount pipe hangers, cut and attach insulating material
  • Ensure all necessary materials and tools arrive to the job site
  • Assist with overall crew and job site safety; staging materials, tools and loading trucks; general ground support; general site preparation and cleanup
  • Participate in regular safety training
  • Help complete installation reports and paperwork
  • Maintain tool management standards

 
Essential Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Valid driving license insurable by good driving record
  • Good mathematical aptitude and accuracy
  • Communicates effectively, both written and verbal, in English
  • Can work/complete/integrate multiple tasks
  • Can learn skills associated with tool use for a wide array of home improvement measures
  • Good decision-making ability
  • Attention to detail
  • Prompt response to customer needs
  • Positive team spirit
  • Accurate and thorough
  • Works with integrity and ethics
  • Can deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events
  • Follows instructions, responds to management direction
  • Works long hours when necessary to reach goals
  • Resourceful at meeting challenges
  • Exhibits sound and accurate judgment
  • Uses time efficiently
  • Observes safety and security procedures

 
Physical Demands:

  • Employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds
  • Employee must regularly use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and hands and arms to reach
  • Employee must frequently stand, climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
  • Employee must use hand and power tools safely and effectively
  • Exposure to work in high, precarious places; outdoor weather conditions and risk of electrical shock
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