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Commercial Solar Journeyman Electrician

at Namaste Solar

Pay: $22 to $26/hour
$22-$26 DOE
Posted: 8/9/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1160347

Job Description

  • 08-Aug-2019 to 06-Sep-2019 (MST)
  • Boulder/Denver
  • Denver, CO, USA
  • $22-26 DOE
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

About Namaste Solar

We're not just installing solar. We're building a better future. Working as a commercial solar electrician at Namaste Solar is a chance make money and make a difference. It's also a chance to work on Colorado's top commercial solar installation team. With over 6,000 solar installations since 2005 and a commitment to excellence in everything we do, we're passionate about doing work we love and that's making a positive impact in Colorado and beyond. Simply check out our online customer reviews to see why you'd be working with the best solar team in Colorado. We're also a certified B Corporation which means we meet the highest standards of social and environmental responsibility. We are people using business as a force for good.

 

Learn, Grow, Thrive

Namaste Solar is a 5-time Outside Magazine's Best Place to work award winner 2013-2017 and recently won Inc. Magazine's 2018 Best Workplaces. We offer an outstanding compensation package that includes 2 weeks paid time off and 10 floating holidays (starts accruing immediately), 401k, and generous benefits including health, dental and vision within 30 days. Wait, it gets even better: We also offer a pay review after 6 months with the opportunity for an increase and we offer attractive promotional opportunities as we hire from within for positions throughout our residential, commercial, O&M, design and operations teams. And there's one more thing we offer that no other local construction or solar company offers solar installers: the chance to become a co-owner of the company, learn about business through a "Namaste Solar MBA", and share in the rewards of being a business owner. Namaste Solar is a place where you can learn, grow and thrive all while doing work you love, working alongside amazing like-minded people, and making a positive impact in your local community.

 

Journeyman Electrician Job Description

Our solar installer teams work Monday through Thursday (occasionally on Fridays and some nights for system interconnects), on rooftops and the ground, all over the front range of Colorado and occasionally beyond in all types of weather.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure crew and job site safety
  • Perform quality AC installations based on system design documents and applicable code for assigned portion of project
  • Ensure that installation meets expected quality standards
  • Train crews on AC component of commercial PV project implementation; support site lead journeyman electrician as necessary
  • Implement Namaste Solar Quality Control Program
  • Collaborate with site lead journeyman in pre-planning of project tool/equipment requirements, manpower needs, workflow, and site utilization
  • Coordinate schedule and all electrical work with site lead journeyman and subcontractors onsite.
  • Collaborate with site lead journeyman, design team, construction manager, and project managers to resolve field issues
  • Ensure install resources are optimally utilized
  • Provide as-built installation and testing documentation in a timely manner
  • Understand and implement best practices while working near energized electrical components

Essential Functions (Specific Tasks/Deliverables)

  • Quantity take off and material procurement
  • Install PV systems including equipment layout, conduit and wiring runs, DC & AC disconnects, inverter installation, grid interconnection, QA/QC, and testing
  • Mentor PV installers and apprentices in AC skill development
  • Communicate with inspectors and various stakeholders on project specifics
  • Complete required safety training(s)
  • Remain physically capable of performing work
  • Ensure safety of entire job site
  • Jobsite daily reporting and job hazard analysis (JHA) review
  • Weekly jobsite safety meeting
  • Lead QA/QC and testing of system prior to commissioning
  • Produce project as-built documentation
  • Photo documentation of installation

Standards & Expectations

  • Develop skills and knowledge in solar PV installations
  • Assure installations are above industry quality standards
  • Willing to travel and work on occasional remote projects located more than 3 hours from Denver

Essential Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Must have a current Journeyman Colorado Electrical License
  • OSHA 10 certification
  • Expert working knowledge of OSHA standards
  • Expert understanding of electrical wiring, sizing conduit, sizing wire, and conduit bending
  • Solution oriented problem solving abilities
  • Comfortably able to lift 50lbs, climb ladders, and work on roof tops in varying temperatures
  • Excellent teamwork skills ability to foster a positive team environment through collaborative decision making
  • Ability to read, understand, and edit electrical and structural plans and interpret field layouts
  • Effectively coordinate and communicate with others
  • Demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards and a diverse workplace
  • Ability to succeed in a fast paced, community environment
  • Ability to challenge and debate issues of importance to the organization
  • Proficient with computers and Microsoft Office Suite

Not needed now but you'll be even more prepared for the job if you have

  • OSHA 30 certification
  • NABCEP certification
  • Experience working on commercial construction projects
  • Expert understanding of AC & DC solar installations including fixed and tracking ground mount racking systems
  • Experience working on large commercial (>250kW) roof mounted PV systems
  • Experience working on large commercial (>1MW) ground mounted PV systems
  • Willingness/ability to achieve licensure in states adjacent to Colorado
  • Experience with Medium Voltage Electrical Installations
  • Experience in Construction Management
  • Experience designing and permitting commercial PV systems

Compensation and Terms

  • This position is full-time, based in Denver or Boulder. Must be able to commute to either location
  • Hourly rate dependent on experience with pay increase eligibility after 6 months and ample career growth and promotion opportunities
  • Opportunity for 4-day, 40-hour work week
  • Volunteer overtime opportunities
  • 2 weeks paid time off and 10 floating holidays (starts accruing immediately)
  • Health, dental and vision within first 30 days
  • Paid volunteer time
  • Co-ownership opportunity and Namaste Solar MBA

Physical demands & work environment

  • Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, employee is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. Employee must lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Must be able to lift and climb ladders to access roofs. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Driving required to site locations
  • Work environment: The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate. Work environment changes by project, but can be anticipated to be flat or pitched roofs or ground mounted installations on uneven terrain. High and potentially dangerous exposure to electricity. The daily temperature varies from hot to cold depending on the season.

 

Namaste Solar provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to age, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, mental and physical disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, or any other applicable status protected by federal, state and/or local law.