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Tiger Solar, is looking for an Electrician to join the close-knit team in Charlottesville, VA. While our name is new, we’re the same growing team providing high quality craftsmanship, customer-focused solar installation, and solar service to meet community needs. Past solar experience, while a big plus is not totally required. What is required are intelligence, hard work, the ability to work with a team and the desire to aggressively learn our trade. Solar energy is one of the fastest growing industries in the country, and Tiger Solar is a company that can build your career. The Solar Electrician will be responsible for connecting PV systems to the building electrical system. This is a hands-on construction role that requires an in-depth knowledge of Photovoltaic, AC, and Low Voltage systems. An understanding of the NEC code as well as an understanding of DC wiring system and AC wiring systems is also essential. Job Duties: Install electrical service equipment, wiring and devices required for the installation of residential and light commercial solar PV systems Carry out installation of solar PV systems, including above ground and underground electrical wiring, mounting of inverters, combiners, transformers, and panel boards Facilitate successful completion of all tasks from start to finish while ensuring it meets or exceeds current National Electric Code requirements as well as local jurisdiction requests, and industry best practices/standards Troubleshoot non-working systems, and work with product manufacturers for warranty replacement of defective equipment Work with Homeowner to bring outdated electrical systems up to code to support new PV installations Build productive relationships with local Inspectors to satisfy local requirements and expectations Maintain high-quality control of tools, vehicles, and materials needed for job responsibilities Maintain compliance with all PPE and safety regulations per OSHA Ensure jobs are ready for inspection upon completion of the project Provide an in-depth knowledge of grounding bonding, array, equipment, racking, and fencing Test and commission Photovoltaic Electrical Systems Ensure a safe, efficient, and quality product with adherence to project specifications and ensure a quality installation experience for the customer Take continuing education courses related to the PV industry to stay up to date on the most current code changes, material changes, and changes in industry best practices Train new installers to work safely while keeping quality in mind Requirements Current, valid Master, Journeyman, OR Limited Electrician License within the state with a letter of good standing from Virginia Two years of lead solar installation experience preferred, but candidates with strong electrical experience will also be considered Proficient in heavy equipment use, power and hand tool use, trade-specific tools, materials identification, and general home/building construction techniques used in the construction industry Relationship builder that displays a positive “can-do” attitude with excellent customer service skills and problem-solving skills Exceptional written and verbal communication skills with demonstrated ability to engage a variety of diverse people, both internally and externally Ability to work well with others in a collaborative team environment Ability to perform physical requirements of the project including the ability to lift up to 65 pounds, working in high locations under all season weather conditions Must be a motivated team player with a strong work ethic and grit Must be able to work long and/or extended hours to include weekends, as needed, with ability to travel occasionally and sometimes overnight Familiar with local codes, AHJ standards, NEC code, and industry best practices and standards Understands how to read and interpret blueprints, installation manuals, and specifications Effective time management skills, understands how to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines Valid Driver’s license Background check, Motor Vehicle Record check, and drug screen required What We Offer Tiger Solar is a part of the Tiger Fuel Company and offers an amazing benefit package to our highly valued employees: Health insurance with Anthem Dental & Vision insurance Company-paid life insurance and short-term-disability insurance 401K with company matching Paid Time Off (PTO) Subsidized gym membership and/or gym stipend Paid Parental leave for birth or adoption Adoption cost reimbursement Who We Are At Tiger Solar, you will work with some of the most creative, thoughtful and agile problem solvers looking to make a difference. We are community-minded educators. We believe in high-quality design and exceptional customer-service. Going the extra mile to deliver a solar system that leaves a lasting impact, both on the planet and on the wallet, is important to us. Tiger Solar originated in Central Virginia and now has a national footprint in Maryland, Idaho and Michigan but maintains a small-company, family feel. In 16 years, we’ve completed 1,700 projects across 10 states and 21MW of PV capacity. And really, we’re just getting started. Employment Type: Full Time Years Experience: 1 - 3 years Bonus/Commission: No
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