Solar Installer


CT, Cromwell

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Job Description

We’re Direct Energy (DE) Solar—the leading residential solar specialist in the country; a believer of change, technology, and goodwill; an enthusiast for renewable energy and a greener planet. DE Solar was built to enhance sustainability, reduce the carbon footprint, and lower the reliance on fossil fuels. 

Within six years we’ve grown to 350 employees and completed more than 3,000 installations across 12 states. With rapid growth and expansion slated for 2016, a career at DE Solar offers immense opportunities for you to make a tremendous impact. 
The Solar Installer is an integral member of the installation crews, who are responsible for installing residential solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. The Solar Installer and team members are responsible for precise and timely updates regarding current solar installation projects, while employing best installation and safety practices. 
  • Passionate. You have a high level of energy, motivation, drive, enthusiasm, initiative, commitment and professionalism. You don't get overwhelmed easily. You are extremely keen to learn more about everything from others. 
  • Driven. You are looking to join a team that is passionate, engaging, and energetic about solar energy, Mother Nature, and working outside. You understand what it takes to get the job done; you are a ninja when it comes to grinding away at issues and finding a resolution. 
  • Flexible. You're willing to help out wherever needed and wear numerous hats in doing so. You are versatile enough to be an exceptional team player as well as an effective individual contributor. 
  • Fun. You're a charismatic, gregarious individual who can talk to anyone; you're flexible, courageous, and enthusiastic about making the world a cleaner place for everyone. 
  • Install, maintain, and repair the racking, panels, and stand offs for photovoltaic solar systems. 
  • Install, maintain, and repair the mechanical/structural mounting of racking and modules. 
  • Properly flashing all roof penetrations. 
  • String configurations for solar arrays. 
  • Organize and maintain system components in warehouses, company trucks, and at job sites. 
  • Document completion of completed installation. 
  • Clean up of job site. 
  • Attend mandatory training sessions on new products, installation methodology and safety. 
  • Have the rare opportunity to help save the planet. 
  • 1+ year of experience working on roofs (you must love heights). 
  • 3+ years of construction experience, with residential experience preferred. 
  • Gumption & Grit - You have no problem getting your hands dirty and doing the gritty work that comes along with the heavy lifting. 
  • Physical mobility of upper and lower body. 
  • Ability to work in various positions, including, but not limited to, stooping, standing, bending over, sitting, kneeling and squatting for extended periods of time. 
  • Ability to work in extreme environments (example: heat, snow, rain, wind, etc). 
  • Willingness and capability to climb ladders, stairs, and work on rooftops. 
  • Ability to lift, pull, and push materials and equipment to complete assigned job tasks. 
  • Capability to lift 50 lbs of weight frequently throughout assigned workday. 
  • Superb customer service skills - a high level of professionalism and a positive demeanor is a MUST. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Valid state driver’s license. 
  • Pristine driving record (for example - no DUI within the last 5 years). 
  • Successfully pass a pre-employment criminal background check, national driving record check, and drug screen. 
  • Previous experience installing photovoltaic systems preferred. 
  • North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) certification preferred.

The IndividualDirect Energy and its subsidiaries are an Equal Opportunity Employer - EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability