Downey, California

Everything we do at Sunrun is driven by a determination to transform the way we power our lives. We know that starts at the individual employee level. We strive to foster an environment you can thrive in through our commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging.

Overview

The Certified Electrician 1 will provide electrical expertise to lead the installation of residential solar systems and batteries to ensure conformance to existing national and local building codes. The Certified Electrician 1 also performs a variety of electrical work including main panel upgrades, 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. The Certified Electrician 1 is required to possess and maintain a valid Journeyman License/Electrician Certification or equivalent per local and state requirements.

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 by all electricians is of good workmanship and compliant with current NEC and local codes
  • Complete solar battery installations as assigned
  •  Troubleshoot system problems and resolve electrical issues
  • Safely plan and complete Main Panel Upgrades (MPU)
  • Work with branch team and home owners to fulfill any necessary system upgrades/repairs to support our solar equipment
  • Work with local inspectors to satisfy local requirements and expectations
  • Interface with branch leadership to ensure compliance with ratios and continuing education requirements

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 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
  • Must possess a valid Journeyman License/Electrician Certification or equivalent per local and state requirements, e.g. wireman
  • 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.
  • 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. Adheres to company safety policies and procedures including ability to identify and report safety hazards, and the ability to encourage others to work safely
  • Ability to establish rapport, build relationships and loyalty with external and internal customers and coworkers, and remains tactful when communicating
  • 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
  • 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 

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
  • 5% travel required

Please note that the compensation information that follows is a good faith estimate for this position only and is provided pursuant to acts, such as The Equal Pay Transparency Act. It assumes that the successful candidate will be located in markets within the United States that warrant the compensation listed. Candidates in locations outside this local area may have a different starting salary range for this opportunity, which may be higher or lower.  Please speak with your recruiter to learn more.

The starting salary/wage for this opportunity is:

$41.39 -$55.46

Other rewards may include annual bonus eligibility, which is based on company and individual performance, short and long-term incentives, and program-specific awards.  Sunrun provides a variety of benefits to employees, including health insurance coverage, an employee wellness program, life and disability insurance, a retirement savings plan, paid holidays and paid time off (PTO). A candidate’s salary history will not be used in compensation decisions. 

Recruiter:

Litahni Romero (Litahni.Romero@sunrun.com)

This description indicates the general nature and level of the qualifications and duties required of employees in this job classification, as well as the essential functions a person must be able to perform to do this job.  It is not designed to be a comprehensive inventory of all duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. In addition, due to our focus on safety at Sunrun all roles require the basic ability to speak, read and write English.

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 may require reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process or perform your job if you are employed, please let us know by contacting Kelly Wittman, Director of Talent Acquisition at kelly.wittman@sunrun.com.

Downey, 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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