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Pattern Energy Group Apprentice Electrician (Solect) in Hopkinton, Massachusetts

Company Overview

Solect Energy, based in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, is the recognized leader in commercial-scale solar and energy storage. We develop smart, customized strategies based on a deep assessment of each customer’s energy needs and requirements, then deliver solar design and installation solutions, operations and maintenance services, and the most advanced energy storage systems. Solect offers proven expertise in development, technology, policy, and incentives, as well as individualized financial guidance. Our practical, systematic approach helps businesses and organizations reduce energy costs and optimize their solar investment. To date, Solect has installed over 130 megawatts of commercial PV systems, with a focus on commercial, industrial, public and institutional properties throughout New England. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter at @SolectSolar.

Solect Energy is a wholly owned subsidiary of Pattern Energy.

Job Purpose

Solect is currently seeking a full-time Apprentice Technician. The Apprentice Technician is an integral member of the Service/Operations and maintenance crews, who are responsible for maintaining and inspecting commercial/industrial solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. The candidate must demonstrate strong customer communication skills, be self-driven and independent with a passion for the solar industry. Must be able to manage a large volume of projects while demonstrating excellent work quality. This is a unique opportunity to join a dynamic and growing team in the exciting solar industry and to make a positive contribution to the environment. Solect is committed to building a culture of excellence through employee development by creating an environment that inspires innovation and teamwork.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Help to install, maintain, and repair electrical systems and photovoltaic (PV) power generation systems.

  • Assist with troubleshooting electrical components, wiring diagrams, transformers, inverters, panels and circuits.

  • Tracing out short circuits in wiring, using test meter.

  • Working consistently in a safe and effective manner.

  • Maintaining tools, vehicles, and equipment. Keeping parts and supplies in order.

  • Examining electrical units for loose connections and broken insulation. Tighten connections using hand tools.

  • Constructing controllers and panels, using power drills, saws and punches.

  • Measuring, cutting, and bending wire and conduit using measuring instruments and hand tools.

  • Accurate and effective communication, both verbal and written, to document findings and requirements.

  • Learning and using software to aid in project management and documentation.

Desired Skills & Experience

Required Qualifications:

  • Positive driving record and valid state drivers license.

  • Good communication skills and the ability to interact positively in a team environment.

  • Willingness and ability to walk a customers property which will include terrain and rooftops.

  • 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.

  • Capable to lift 50 lbs of weight frequently throughout assigned workday.

  • Ability to work in various positions, including, but not limited to, stooping, standing, bending over, sitting, kneeling and squatting for extended periods of time.

  • Superb customer service skills - a high level of professionalism and a positive demeanor is a must.

Greater Advantage if you possess:

  • Knowledge and understanding of Solar PV Basics, Fundamentals and Troubleshooting.

  • OSHA 10 Certification.

  • NABCEP Certification a BIG plus.

Solect Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Company does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship, disability, medical condition, genetic predisposition to a disease, lawful off-duty conduct or political activities, or any other legally protected status. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, leave of absence, compensation, and training. Discrimination based on any of the above groups is strictly prohibited. Any employee who engages in such conduct is subject to appropriate disciplinary action up to and including immediate dismissal. Solect Energy encourages its employees to bring any perceived violation of this policy immediately to the Management who will investigate their concern in as discreet a manner as possible.

ID: 2022-2077

External Company Name: Pattern Energy Group LP

External Company URL:

Street: 89 Hayden Row St.