Generation Solar seeks a highly motivated individual to join us in the position of Solar Electrician. This person will lead the preparation, installation, and service of solar electric systems and battery energy storage systems in residential and commercial applications, both on and off grid. This is a full time permanent position; start date is negotiable. The position will remain open until the ideal candidate is found. Seriously – we’re looking for a really good match. If you’re not it, please look elsewhere.
The successful candidate will be:
Good natured, quick to smile, and consistently constructive;
Registered as a Construction and Maintenance Electrician in Ontario;
Experienced in the installation, troubleshooting, and repair of solar electric systems for both residential and commercial applications;
Committed to a career in the renewable energy industry and to climate change mitigation;
Excited about the benefits and opportunities of working for a small, dynamic company in a growing industry;
Technically minded and an analytical problem solver;
Flexible and adaptable;
Able to demonstrate high quality standards and commitment to a superior customer experience;
Able to follow broad directions and also able to lead an installation team; and
An excellent and proactive communicator.
Generation Solar is a green energy company. We design, supply, install, and service solar electric systems and battery energy storage systems for commercial and residential applications. Founded and based in Peterborough, we’ve been riding the Solar Coaster since 1998. If you’ve followed the industry, you’ll be aware that 90+% of solar companies in Ontario over the last 12 years are no longer in business. We are. Why? Because we’re committed to our clients, to our community, and to taking smart steps to a better world. Join us.
If you meet our requirements and bring relevant skills and experience submit an application with a relevant cover letter and resume.
Lead the electrical installation and maintenance of solar electric systems, battery energy storage systems, and EV chargers.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under supervision of the Master Electrician and the Construction Manager:
Lead the electrical Installation of solar energy systems
Oversee the electrical portion of the installation of solar collectors on racks, roofs, poles, etc
Install wiring from solar combiner/junction boxes all the way to electrical service entrance
Place and wire equipment such as batteries, inverters, disconnects, etc
Make connections to customer services under a range of conditions and applications, including residential, commercial, and industrial.
Run wire and conduit (all types); pull wire; dress wires and make connections; install grounding systems; install electrical services; etc.
Communicate with team members about challenges and successes
Set and maintain high quality standards, both for the work performed and for the conduct of the installation team
Collaborate in planning and preparation
Estimate required labour and materials
Get supplies and pick up orders from vendors
Accurately track/label purchases and receipts by job
Keep standard stock supplies refreshed; identify and implement general maintenance on tools and equipment
Troubleshoot solar energy systems; perform routine maintenance and inspections; diagnose and solve problems
Supervise one or more Registered Apprentices and/or Installation Assistants
Other related duties as required
Valid G driver’s license and clean driving record
Registered in Ontario as a Construction and Maintenance Electrician (Trade code 309A)
Level 1 Infrared Thermographer certificate
Relevant technical certificates
Demonstrated solar energy system installation, commissioning, troubleshooting, and repair skills
Organizational: job site, work plan, tools, lists
Interpersonal skills: demonstrated ability to work constructively with others, both in subordinate and supervisory roles; sensitivity to needs and concerns of clients; good communication skills, both written and spoken
Analytical problem solving, troubleshooting, idea creation
Technical aptitude including mathematics, physics, mechanical systems, tools, etc.; Ability to work at heights; knowledge of the OESC and its application
Ability to read and interpret drawings and communicate through sketches
Indoors/Outdoors, most weather conditions
Constrained spaces such as attics and crawlspaces
Roofs: flat and sloped, shallow and steep, variety of construction methods – use of fall arrest equipment required.
In client’s homes and other private spaces; residential and commercial applications
Variable hours of work
Frequent travel; jobs may span multiple days out of town, staying on site or in motels, etc.
Agility and manual dexterity
Good eye sight and hearing, colour vision
Work at heights
None, however supervisory responsibility over one or more apprentices/assistants.Start Your Application