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

Solar PV Technician

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 Technician to our growing team.

Job Description:

The PV Technician will be responsible for solar PV system installation from beginning to end. This position covers installation of all photovoltaic mounting system components, assisting with electrical equipment, and ensuring successful operation of complete photovoltaic systems, while proficiently communicating and updating project status with other staff. This is an outdoor position requiring 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:

  • Complete projects within established policies and procedures.
  • Complete projects within timeframes and budgets.
  • Maintain high levels of quality assurance and quality control with an emphasis on crew safety.
  • Ensure installation vehicle has all materials, tools, and equipment to perform job safely and efficiently.
  • Assemble the solar array racking, properly seal all roof penetrations, and install all relative equipment.
  • Work exceptionally well with others and provide leadership for the installation crew.
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot system malfunctions and operational issues.
  • Communicate with customers in a professional, considerate, and respectful manner, answering all questions and complaints to the best of your ability.
  • Work closely with electricians to ensure efficient installation of electrical components.
  • Ensure that the job site is kept in clean and professional manner.
  • Maintain all project documentation, permits, manuals, and warranty information while ensuring documents distributed to the proper departments.
  • Maintain communication with project scheduler and prepare for upcoming projects, ensuring all parts and equipment are available and ready for installation.
  • Prepare completed projects for final electrical and structural inspections.

Requirements:

  • Must have full range of mobility in upper and lower body; ability to work in various positions and environments.
  • Ability to lift, pull and push materials and equipment weighing approximately 50 pounds on a regular basis.
  • Professional in appearance, with excellent customer service skills.
  • Great attention to detail.
  • Valid WA Driver’s License and clean driving record required.
  • Maintain either 01/02 electrical license or an electrical trainee card.

Preferred Experience:

  • 1+ years(s) of roofing experience.
  • Electrical experience preferred.
  • Experience complying with OSHA safety requirements and regulations.

Compensation:

Starting at $18-$20/hr with $2,000 signing bonus. 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.

To apply, send your resume with a cover letter by email to gosolar@westernsolarinc.com. Only candidates whose qualifications meet the requirements of the position will be contacted.

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 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!