Electrician (Solar/PV)

June 14, 2023

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Job Description

We are a leading renewable energy company specialising in solar energy solutions in South Africa. We are committed to providing clean and sustainable energy solutions to our clients. As a part of our growing team, we are seeking a skilled and motivated Solar Installation Technician to join us in our mission to drive the adoption of solar power across the country.

Job Summary: The Solar Installation Technician will be responsible for the installation, maintenance, and repair of solar energy systems. This role requires technical expertise in solar panel installation, electrical wiring, and system troubleshooting. The ideal candidate should have a strong understanding of solar energy principles and a passion for renewable energy solutions. The successful candidate will work closely with our project teams to ensure efficient and high-quality installations, meeting both client requirements and industry standards.

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum of N6 in Electrical Engineering
  • Electrical Compliance Certificate (ECOC)
  • SANS 10142-1
  • Must be a Registered Installations Electrician or Master Electrician with the Department of Labour.
  • AREP P4 Level 3 would be advantageous.
  • Proven experience in solar PV system installations, preferably in a technician role.
  • Solid understanding of solar energy principles, PV system components, and electrical wiring.
  • Proficient in the use of hand and power tools required for solar installations.
  • Strong problem-solving and troubleshooting skills to identify and resolve issues related to solar energy systems.
  • Knowledge of local electrical codes, safety regulations, and industry standards for solar installations.Ability to work at heights and in various weather conditions.
  • Excellent communication skills to collaborate effectively with project teams, clients, and other stakeholders.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to maintain accurate records.
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.

Responsibilities:

  • Install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems according to design specifications, applicable codes, and safety standards.
  • Conduct site assessments to evaluate the feasibility of solar installations, including assessing roof conditions, shading analysis, and electrical system compatibility.
  • Perform electrical wiring and interconnection of solar panels, inverters, and other system components.
  • Conduct troubleshooting and repair work on solar energy systems, including identifying and resolving issues related to wiring, connections, and equipment malfunctions.
  • Collaborate with project teams to ensure timely completion of installations, while adhering to project schedules and quality standards.
  • Conduct system performance testing and commissioning, ensuring optimal functionality and efficiency.
  • Maintain accurate records of installations, inspections, maintenance, and repairs.
  • Adhere to all safety protocols and regulations during installations and maintenance activities.
  • Stay updated on the latest industry trends, technology advancements, and best practices in solar energy systems.
  • We offer competitive compensation packages, opportunities for growth, and a dynamic work environment that promotes teamwork and innovation.

If you are passionate about renewable energy and have the technical skills to excel in solar installations, we invite you to join our team. Apply now and be a part of the clean energy revolution in South Africa!