Bakersfield, California

Overview:

The Non-Certified Electrician will provide electrical expertise to lead the installation of residential solar systems and batteries to ensure conformance to existing national and local building codes. Depending on state requirements, the Non-Certified Electrician performs or assists in a variety of electrical work including main panel upgrades (MPUs), electrical troubleshooting and service work as well as commissioning.  This position will also work with the PV installation crew, filling in and performing other duties when necessary, including leading the crew in the absence of the Foreman.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the installation of electrical systems that interconnect our solar array to the grid power of our customer’s residential property
  • Ensure work performed is of good workmanship and compliant with current NEC and local codes
  • Safely plan and complete solar battery installations and MPUs as assigned and depending on state electrical certification requirements
  • Troubleshoot system problems and resolve electrical issues
  • Work with branch team and home owners to fulfill or assist in any necessary system upgrades/repairs to support our solar equipment
  • Work with local inspectors to satisfy local requirements and expectations as assigned
  • Demonstrate knowledge of OSHA standards related to photovoltaic installations and enforce safety practices and standards
  • Additional duties assigned as needed
  • 5% travel required

Qualifications:

  • Must possess 75% of the hours required to sit for state specific electrical certification exams
  • Electrical installation and repair experience required. Experience with electrical work involving wiring up to 600 VDC and 480 VAC
  • Working knowledge and experience replacing residential electrical services and distribution panels preferred 

 

LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS (include where appropriate)

  • Must maintain a clean driving record with the ability to pass a driving background check. Must be 21 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Certified electrical trainee preferred or required depending on state requirements

 

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

  • Electrical/PV Installation Knowledge: Working knowledge of current NEC codes. Ability to interpret single line drawings and PV systems from roof to meter. Demonstrates knowledge of electrical principles as it pertains to solar interconnection/tie-in and code and how PV systems operate. Understands interconnection activities. Understands basic construction principles.
  • Safety: Adheres to company safety policies and procedures including ability to identify and report safety hazards, and the ability to encourage others to work safely
  • Customer Service: Ability to establish rapport, build relationships and loyalty with external and internal customers and coworkers, and remains tactful when communicating
  • Results Driven: Proven ability to meet deadlines and key metrics. Works independently, as a team player, and drives results in a fast paced, team based environment. Must be willing to assist teammates and build strong relationships to achieve company and department goals
  • Problem Solving: Solid logical decision making and troubleshooting skills with the ability to problem solve in a timely and effective manner. Exercises good judgment. Takes ownership of issues or questions and will escalate problems to the appropriate persons and follow up accordingly with the customer. Knows when to involve supervisors 

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

  • Ability to transport materials and equipment to complete assigned job tasks (up to 50 pounds frequently and up to 100 pounds with assistance)
  • Ability to work on rooftops with various angles and surfaces which requires frequent bending, twisting, squatting, climbing, kneeling, crawling, turning, standing, and balance
  • Ability to work in confined spaces such as attics, basements, and crawl spaces which requires kneeling and crouching
  • Ability to work in outdoor weather conditions including but not limited to: excessive noise, extreme heat, extreme cold, wet environment, and humidity
  • Ability to frequently utilize hand functions requiring fine motor skills including but not limited to: fine manipulation, grasping, and pinching
  • Ability to work within the safe range of equipment such as ladders, fall protection harnesses and other personal protective equipment
  • Ability to work while wearing heavy protective equipment such as arc flash suits, gloves, and face shields
  • Ability to work and maintain balance on roofs and other areas of height
  • Ability to work in the sun and possibly low light conditions
  • Ability to walk on rafters, roof tiles, and roof shingles without damage
  • Ability to distinguish colors such as red, black, yellow, white, green
  • Ability to hear verbal commands and warnings
  • Ability to work with chemicals using appropriate protection

Sunrun is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind. Our commitment to Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging drives our ability to build diverse teams and develop inclusive work environments. At Sunrun, we believe that empowering people and valuing their differences will help us create a planet run by the sun for everyone.

 

We are committed to equal employment opportunity without consideration of race, color, religion, ethnicity, citizenship, political activity or affiliation, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex or gender, or any other basis protected by law. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

Bakersfield, California

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