Westcoast Solar Energy is not one of those typical solar companies in Sonoma County. We offer exciting solar energy jobs with our commercial solar projects taking you places other solar power companies cannot with state-of-the-art solar monitoring technologies.
Solar Installation Jobs
Solar Installation jobs still make up the largest share of solar power jobs in California. Out of the workers who spent more than half of their time on solar projects in 2017, nearly 52% were involved with solar installations. Below are some of the most common careers in Solar Installations:
Solar Photovoltaic Installer
Solar Photovoltaic Installer jobs involve assembling photovoltaic modules and panels, mounting equipment on residential and commercial rooftops, applying weather sealing, and connecting wires.
This essential hands-on work usually requires lifting heavy loads and working at great heights.
Experience in roofing, electrical work, or general construction can certainly boost your job prospects.
Journeyman Electricians are electricians who have completed their Apprenticeship and who have been found by the local, State, or National licensing body to be competent in the electrical trade.
Installation of Conduit, wire, and disconnects, Inverters and connection to utility grid. Proficient with all electrical construction related tools and testing equipment. Capable of managing resources and other technicians. Management of project schedules and deadlines while maintaining high-quality workmanship. Knowledge and understanding of safe working practices and electrical PPE. Capable of reading electrical engineering plans. Knowledge of DAS communication hardware and LV communication wiring.
Ideal Candidate for Journeyman Electrician:
Have at least 5 years of documentable experience in electrical construction
Have good leadership qualities, organization, communication, and computer skills
Apprentice Electricians are on their first step toward becoming a fully licensed and capable Journeyman Electricians. Apprentices start to learn from other Journey and Master Electricians in apprenticeship programs, usually through a local union or trade organization.
A reliable asset to the Journeyman Electrician.
Ideal Candidate for Apprentice Electrician:
Have at least 2-years documentable experience in electrical construction
Have solid organization, communication and computer skills
Solar Installation Manager positions devise and coordinate the overall plan for solar installations.
They are also responsible for setting work schedules, tracking costs, training crew members on proper solar installation procedures, and check the quality of finished work.
Maintain a Safe working environment. Blueprint reading. Layout of roof and ground mount projects. Capable of managing resources and other technicians. Efficient mechanical assembly of racking systems and solar panel mounting. Time management skills. Understand DC circuitry.
Solar Operations Jobs & Solar Panel Maintenance Jobs
For Solar Operations and Solar Maintenance technologies, the job descriptions listed below focus on monitoring performance and making custom adjustments to improve energy efficiency. Keeping solar energy systems up and running requires skills from many different professionals. Below are examples of Solar Operation jobs and Solar Panel Maintenance jobs:
Residential Solar Service Technician
Residential Solar Service Technicians troubleshoot and repair photovoltaic systems for residential areas.
They diagnose issues, replace faulty components, calibrate systems, and solve wiring and electrical problems.
Residential Solar Service Technicians may also communicate directly with customers, and many are also licensed Electricians.
Commercial Solar Design Engineers develop large-scale photovoltaic or thermal solar systems in order to make renewable energy.
This position involves running computer simulations of system performance to identify and improve inefficiencies, devising the specifications to connect solar energy systems to electrical grids and determining best installation procedures.
A successful project always starts with a smart design. Westcoast Solar Energy systems are designed in-house to ensure that our high standards are met and that our customer gets the maximum benefit from their solar array.