Solar Power Careers

Below are the career opportunities we currently have open.

+ Community Outreach Coordinator

COMPANY PROFILE

Freedom Solar incorporated as a photovoltaic (PV) installation company with the goal to become the #1 solar contractor in Texas, and a mission to provide complete solar solutions that outperform customer expectations.

Early on, our Founders built systems for Central Texas homeowners one project at a time. The company expanded as the demand for solar grew, and as time passed, Freedom won business from top corporate clients looking to save money by generating their own renewable power. Whole Foods, Office Depot, and the University of Texas all chose Freedom Solar because of their reputation for outstanding craftsmanship and customer service.

Today, Freedom Solar is the alternative energy source provider for thousands of residential, and hundreds of commercial clients across the State. The arrays save natural resources while generating millions of dollars for our clients.

JOB SUMMARY

Freedom Solar is seeking an exceptional individual who is smart, organized, hard-working and passionate about solar. Candidate must be reliable, self-motivated, resourceful, detail-oriented and personable. Strong writing and editing skills with a commitment to accuracy are essential.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: The Community Outreach Manager will support the PR team, and work with external marketing contractors to further the executive vision to improve the visibility of Freedom Solar in local communities.

  • Manage social media and digital marketing initiatives including Constant Contact.
  • Write new original blog content and provide basic updates to company website.
  • Coordinate community outreach events such as block parties and festivals.
  • Build strategic partnerships with community partners and develop alliance programs.
  • Scheduling, organizing, coordinating logistics, preparing materials for and attending stakeholder and community meetings.
  • Conducting in-person outreach, including staffing community events and block-walking as a manager of field marketing representatives.
  • Ability to work independently at times with little supervision, as well as collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Handle administrative duties related to co-op payments.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

A college degree and a minimum three years work experience and/or training related to the duties described above is required.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Expertise with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), WordPress, Facebook, and Constant Contact.
  • Ability to work after normal work hours and on weekends (occasionally required)
  • Willingness to work on controversial issues or projects required
  • Naturally curious and passionate
  • Basic graphic design skills a plus

COMPENSATION: Position is full-time with health insurance and PTO. Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $40,000.00 to $45,000.00 /year (depending on experience)

Job Location:

  • Austin, TX

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Required experience:

  • professional experience, preferably providing account service in a communications consulting capacity, and/or in another fast-paced environment: 3 years

+ Commercial Lead Installer

Primary Purpose: Lead/manage a commercial system installation crew responsible for installing systems from 10kW – 1MW.

Education/Certification

  • Valid Journeyman Electrician license (preferred)
  • Valid NABCEP Certification
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Valid OSHA 10 (30 is preferred)
  • Valid forklift certification (preferred)

Special Knowledge/Skills

  • Knowledge of local electrical codes
  • Knowledge of commercial PV design and components
  • Knowledge of basic trades: roofing, carpentry, plumbing, and metal framing
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints, wiring schematics, and electrical instructions
  • Ability to make field changes and communicate with Project Manager
  • Ability to test voltages from 10V – 1000VDC / 120V – 480VAC
  • Ability to manage up to 20 installers on one project
  • Ability to receive and distribute instructions
  • Ability to communicate problems to Project Manager
  • Ability to Travel up to 50% in a year
  • Ability to drive a truck and trailer safely
  • Ability to operate heavy equipment: skid-steer, forklift, reach boom, scissor lift, articulating boom lift, and skytrack.
  • Ability to fly a DJI Phantom drone safely

Experience

  • 6 years of commercial solar installation experience
  • +6 years of electrical experience (preferred)
  • Key decision maker on > 10 systems over 50kWDC
  • Key decision maker on > 5 systems over 100kWDC

Scope of Work

  • Clearly communicate start times with the crew.
  • Hold safety meetings daily, before any work if performed on site.
  • Organize a job site and keep organized throughout the entire construction process.
  • Install racking system per manufacture’s specifications and Freedom Solar plans on different roof types.
  • Develop field plans for wiring configuration for DC circuits and grounding of the array
  • Manage the panel installation per plans and local codes
  • Install DC and AC equipment per plans and local codes
  • Commission PV systems safely
  • Test system components while the system is operational. Report all findings/issues to the Project Manager
  • Assist in system designs and procurement for commercial systems
  • Work with city and utility officials to constantly improve design and install methods
  • Attend city and utility inspections

+ Residential Electrician

Primary Purpose: Install, maintain, and repair services and solar equipment on residential solar projects while helping to create a safe job site.

Education/Certification

  • Valid Residential Wireman or Journeyman Electrician license
  • Valid driver’s license

Special Knowledge/Skills

  • Knowledge of local electrical codes
  • Knowledge of electrical circuits and service requirements
  • Ability to read blueprints, schematics, and basic one-line diagrams
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions
  • Ability to perform mathematical calculations
  • Ability to operate power tools
  • Ability to diagnose and resolve problems with electrical circuits
  • Ability to bend ½” – 1 ¼” EMT
  • Ability to install EMT on a rooftop

Experience

  • 4 years of electrical experience
  • 2 years of solar experience (preferred)

Scope of Work

  • Install electrical equipment, complete DC conduit runs, and interconnecting the PV system to the existing service.
  • Upgrade customer electrical service when necessary. Panel swap, bus upgrade, install new riser and meter base, add external disconnect, and assessing the existing services for code compliance.
  • System testing – Voltage, amperage, and power tests for each system.
  • Complete commissioning and inspection checklists.
  • Attend city and utility inspections.
  • Support service work orders as needed.

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