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PV Installation Crew Lead/Construction Professional

GreenSpark Solar

GreenSpark Solar is looking to hire! Wanted...hard-working, experienced construction professionals to join our growing solar installation team! We are interested in career minded individuals looking to learn, grow and advance with us in the renewable energy field. Roofing, electrical and or solar PV installation experience is a must. Open until filled.

GreenSpark Solar believes that locally generated clean energy is a cost-effective, market-based solution to combat climate change and an important strategy to strengthen our local community. GreenSpark's success results from our passionate and experienced team, coupled with our commitment to using our businesses as a force of good for nearly two decades. We can be both profitable and collaborative - creating win-win partnerships that benefit the long-term health of our company along with our growing family of solar customers, vendors, subcontractors and our planet.

GreenSpark Solar is an 18-year-old business that prides itself on being a benefit corporation and an awesome place to work. We believe that renewables will have a dominant place in our economy for the remainder of our lives and we are working to increase the positive impact renewables can have on the local environment and the economy.
We have put together a total package that removes all of the legwork and makes going solar easy for our customers. We pick the best equipment manufacturers, line up the finest installers and arrange attractive financing to save our customers real money – all while doing right by the planet and ensuring solar is accessible to all.

The PV Installation Crew Lead role is an advanced position responsible for managing the installation of GreenSpark's residential and light-commercial PV systems from beginning to end. In this position, the Crew Lead will coordinate with the Field Crew Manager and Design and Customer Service, and work side by side with other crew members, while managing the installation of all components for the most aesthetically pleasing, and optimally functioning PV system. The overall goal of the Crew Lead is to work with field personnel to achieve completion of each project with the highest level of safety, quality, efficiency and conformance to the original plans and specifications while being:
Primary on-site customer contact person;
Primary on-site safety role model and enforcer;
Responsible for crew motivation, problem solving and overall morale;
Responsible for ensuring the highest quality installations at each step of the process;
Expected to consistently seek systematic improvements to increase customer satisfaction;
Responsible for updating the Construction Manager on progress of the day, and receiving crew instructions, confirming schedules and implementing tasks and duties daily;
Responsible for managing crews and crew communication and equipment for job site(s), monitoring site and safety conditions and customer concerns, and crew mobilization;
Responsible for updating project documentation, reporting on and preparing commissioning lists, time logs, closeout sheets and completion photographs.

1-3+ years of previous solar PV installation experience preferred;
Exemplary leadership skills;
General construction knowledge to include: roofing, electrical, and carpentry skills;
Knowledge of advanced wiring methods and electrical components, working with up to 600 and 1000 VDC and 480 VAC;
Must be able to troubleshoot electrical components and systems with a high degree of aptitude working independently, or when necessary, in conjunction with manufacturer's technical support;
Ability to adapt or correct Solar PV designs to fit site conditions;
Experience with DC Optimizers, micro and string inverters, and the set-up of monitoring systems;
Previous knowledge of solar power including formal education up to PV 201 or equivalent; NABCEP Certification preferred;
Completion of a minimum of ten (10) hours of OSHA Training (40 preferred) and completion of GreenSpark's Solar PV specific safety course, and experience complying with and applying the safety requirements and regulations;
Experience installing both roof and ground mount systems;
For roof mounts: installation of all equipment and materials up to and including the combiner box;
For ground mounts: installation of all equipment and materials up to and including the combiner box, and additionally, all trenching and outdoor conduit;
Knowledge of electrical theory, National Electric Code (NEC), Uniform Building Code (UBC), local & utility jurisdiction requirements, and applied techniques;
Must be capable of working independently, under minimal supervision, maintain a professional appearance and excellent customer service while providing direction to other crew members;
Must maintain a clean driving record, and be able to safely operate service trucks or other company vehicles. Must be physically able to lift 70 lbs.

GreenSpark provides our employees a competitive salary and strong benefits package including a significant portion of medical and dental premiums as well as a significant contribution toward medical deductible expenses, for the employee and family. Generous vacation and sick leave. And opportunity for overtime pay.

To apply, please using the following link to submit your experience and qualifications; or for more information, send an email with your qualifications and/or questions to We can't wait to hear from you!

GreenSpark Solar is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.
We do not tolerate harassment or discrimination of any kind.

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