Petaluma, California


Sunrun is changing the way we get our electricity, and we are looking for Certified Electricians to join the revolution! We need your help to install solar equipment, batteries, and upgrade/retrofit existing electrical systems. Sunrun offers excellent wages and benefits, and career advantages that include performance bonus potential, 401k, a stock purchase plan, and much more. You will experience the reward of helping homeowners save money while reducing the amount of air pollution and CO2 released into the atmosphere. PowerThrough your future and take control of your career with Sunrun. Join us on our mission to create a planet run by the sun.

As a Certified Electrician 3 at Sunrun you will oversee the installation of solar batteries for residential solar projects. The Certified Electrician 3 has experience and interest in emerging solar technology and a passion for installing this new technology on our customers homes. This position will work with PV and battery installation crews to oversee the end-to-end installation of solar batteries.  The Certified Electrician 3 also performs and trains others on a variety of electrical work including main panel upgrades, electrical troubleshooting and service work.


We need your technical expertise to:

  • Safely lead solar battery installations including design review, pre-installation planning and site walk evaluations, ensuring material is properly stocked and the appropriate electrical equipment is installed to local and NEC code 
  • Responsible for the successful installation of residential solar projects including the installation of the electrical systems that interconnect the solar array to the grid power of customer’s residential property
  • Work with branch team and home owners to fulfill any necessary system repairs to support solar equipment installation
  • Mentor others to enhance their overall electrical skills. Train on Sunrun established best practices as well as prepare team members for future positions at Sunrun
  • Work cross-functionally with license holders, AHJ inspectors, and crew members to serve as a subject matter expert on electrical and battery work. Solve for recurring quality issues and failed inspections to increase the installation pass rate
  • When assigned, safely plan and complete main panel upgrades, electrical troubleshooting and service work 
  • Other duties as assigned
  • 10 - 30% travel as required 


We’re seeking a highly motivated teammate with:

  • Minimum 4 years of electrical installation and repair experience and at least 1 year of experience installing home backup products. Must have working knowledge and experience replacing residential electrical services and distribution panels
  • Must possess and maintain valid Journeyman License/Electrician Certification or equivalent per local and state requirements
  • Must maintain a clean driving record with the ability to pass a driving background check and drive company vehicles. Must be 21 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license
  • Demonstrated experience mentoring Electricians
  • Safety and customer focus

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.

Petaluma, California

Our world is getting smarter.

Smarter phones. Smarter technology. Smarter innovations. So why are we still in the dark when it comes to energy? That’s what drives Sunrun to do what we do every day: provide planet-changing home solar in a simple, inexpensive, low-risk way.

The Sunrun vision is to create a planet run by the sun—because we know it’s the one world-changing difference every one of us can all make. We've already helped tens of thousands of homeowners make the switch and we're constantly looking for new ways to make solar accessible to even more homeowners. We're excited for what's ahead and believe this is just the beginning.

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