Take your love for the outdoors to a new level. Make it your career! Creative Energies is looking for motivated environmental enthusiasts who want to be part of protecting our land by way of renewable energy. We are a community of solar craftsmen who care deeply about our co-workers, our customers, and the environment. We are engaged in our communities, live healthy outdoor lifestyles, and try to balance the needs of work and life. We practice what we preach by operating out of Net Zero Energy offices. Creative Energies is devoted to the mountain towns we work, live, and play in. We have come together to do our part in sustaining this amazing world we share. Join our thoughtful team who have come together to create environmentally sustainable communities.
Overview of Position
The Lead Solar Installer is part of a team of solar craftsman who build renewable energy systems throughout the Salt Lake region. As a Lead Installer you are a key part of the team who has the autonomy to direct the installation of the highest quality roof and ground mounted solar arrays. Creative Energies works on a range of projects from small residential to utility scale commercial. The Lead Installer will work on all of these and through excellent leadership and attention to detail they will help the whole team achieve success with each project. This position demands creativity and hard work and provides the rewards of meaningful hands on accomplishments and learning.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities
Project Installation (85% of Time)
Responsible for the accurate construction of solar project and coordination with the electrician crew to build functional solar power systems according to specified designs and make onsite construction decisions
Able to read construction documents including oneline electrical drawings, construction prints and layout drawings
Understands and can apply relevant building, electrical, and fire code requirements to a project
Provides guidance and leadership to installation crew on the job
Participates as a team member on solar installations and service work
Seeks project details prior to loading and departing for projects
Works directly with customers as needed at the time of installation
Delegates and communicates installation tasks to team members
Communicates and reports project updates and team performance to Operations Team
Loads and secures project materials and tools in company trucks and trailers
Supervises site safety on all projects: Understands and follows safety procedures and helps other team members to stay safe
Assures that job sites are clean, orderly and makes sure that all jobsite waste is recycled or properly disposed
Facilitates pre-project planning and post-project debriefings for the install crew
Performs service calls, including system diagnosis and repair; works with technical support services as needed
Project Management and Administration (10% of the Time)
Participates in active communication between the Installation Team and Operations Team
Perform pre-installation site visits
May assist in gathering and submitting permit information
Assembles and records project documentation and effectively uses our web based project software.
Other Areas of responsibility (5% of the Time)
Shop organization and maintenance projects at Creative Energies' office location
Minor repairs or maintenance of vehicles
Order or purchase equipment, supplies or tools for projects as needed
Solar specific training coursework
Assist Installers with training and meeting their responsibilities
Check email and update project tracking tools daily
Work Schedule and Travel:
This is a full-time position; Installers work 40-hour weeks, often as four 10-hour days, with some adjustments made in the winter months.
Project work will occur throughout the greater Salt Lake City area with occasional work beyond our metro area. Majority of your work will be done in the local area as day-trips.
Approximately 1 week per month of travel, average
Travel and associated costs are covered by Creative Energies.
At least 1 year of solar installation experience
Prepared and tolerant to work outdoors in all weather conditions;
A solid understand of jobsite safety, OSHA rules related to construction work
Comfortable and competent to work on roofs, ladders, in attics, and around excavation sites safely and efficiently;
A positive member of a team and clear communication skills;
Must be able to lift 75 pounds;
Must have valid driver’s license
Interest in obtaining NABCEP Certification
About Creative Energies Solar
Creative Energies is a community of adventurous solar craftsmen who care deeply about our customers and the environment. We are engaged in our communities, live healthy outdoor lifestyles, and try to balance the needs of work and family. We practice what we preach by operating out of Net Zero Energy offices that utilize energy efficient and passive solar designs, and photovoltaic systems. Many of our staff have renewable energy on their own homes. Creative Energies is devoted to the mountain towns in which we work, live, and play. Creative Energies is a member of Amicus Solar Cooperative, sharing best practices and aggregating purchasing power with this group of best-in-class regional solar providers.