360-746-0859  |  4041 Home Rd Ste A, Bellingham, WA 98226

Solar PV Electrician

Washington-based Western Solar is a leading installer of solar PV systems in Western Washington. Boasting one of the most efficient teams in Washington State, we run a tight-knit crew with a commitment to high quality system design, professional installation practices, and customer service. We are seeking to add a Solar PV Electrician to our growing team.

Job Description:

The electrician will be responsible for the photovoltaic electrical system installation from beginning to end. In this position, the electrician will install all necessary parts and equipment using the industry’s best practices and complete knowledge of the NEC codes and standards. They will ensure successful operation of the complete photovoltaic system, while proficiently communicating and updating project status with management. This is an outdoor position that may require work on elevated roofs, in harness, in inclement weather, throughout the year.

Job sites are in Whatcom, Skagit, King, Snohomish, Island, and San Juan Counties. Home office is in Bellingham, WA.

Responsibilities:

  • Installation of all PV system components according to provided system schematics, using industry best practices 
  • Planning and implementing DC and AC electrical runs in an efficient and tidy manner
  • Replacing, upgrading, or installing sub-panels and interconnecting with main electrical service in homes and businesses
  • Communicating with the customer regarding project expectations, equipment locations, and any on-site system adjustments
  • Ensuring successful operation of completed systems
  • Ongoing system maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Maintaining job site and vehicle cleanliness
  • Adherence to OSHA and NEC standards

Requirements:

  • Current Washington Journeyman Residential (02) or Commercial (01) Electrical License
  • Current Washington driver’s license with clean driving record
  • Knowledge of NEC and City building codes
  • Enthusiasm for learning and adopting new technologies
  • Comfortable working on varying roof types in all weather conditions
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Disciplined team player who actively listens, learns, teaches, and communicates effectively
  • Experienced with general construction practices and common power tools
  • Capable of lifting 50 lbs
  • NABCEP certification (desired)
  • OSHA 10 certified (desired)

Compensation:

Pay dependent on experience and education; opportunities to work on prevailing wage projects. Medical/Dental/Vision, paid time off, and matching 401k benefits are offered to all full-time employees. Western Solar offers a $1,000/year educational stipend for authorized continuing education classes/course material. Installation crew receives a quarterly bonus via our installation bonus program.

Who are we at Western Solar?

TLDR: We take our jobs seriously and have fun doing it!

For almost twenty years, it’s been our privilege to help Washingtonians make the transition to clean, renewable energy. From the start, we’ve brought together a team with a diverse set of skills who don’t just work well together, but who genuinely enjoy each other’s company and relish the opportunity to both learn from and support each other. Our driving principles are integrity and craftsmanship; we expect technical excellence and honesty and transparency from every employee, whether they’re dealing with customers or colleagues. We have been voted the best clean energy company in the Best of the Northwest every year since the category was created and with your help we intend to keep it that way.

We REALLY enjoy the nitty gritty of energy dynamics in the PNW. If you’re curious, caring, and hard-working, you’ll probably fit in great at Western Solar. Come join us in the great Pacific Northwest!

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