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Electrical Journeyman

at REC Solar, inc.

Posted: 9/15/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1072
Keywords: electrical

Job Description






Title: Electrical Journeyman
Reports to: Construction Superintendent
Location: Southern California

REC Solar is a trusted provider of high-quality solar and energy-saving solutions to a wide range of commercial customers nationwide, including businesses, governments and non-profits. The company provides financed end-to-end service offerings to help its customers reduce energy costs, decrease greenhouse gas emissions and demonstrate corporate sustainability. As a Duke Renewable Ventures portfolio company, REC has access to an unprecedented depth of expertise and partners that we can use to positively impact our customer’s energy strategies.

Our team has unmatched expertise in helping customers maximize their solar investments. Their skillsets, passion and commitment to our clients sets us apart. We are looking for team members that want to make a difference at REC Solar, for our customers and in the world. 



The Electrician reports indirectly to the onsite Electrical Foreman and direct to the Construction Superintendent or Construction Manager and is responsible for efficiently installing the electrical portion of small, medium, or large scale commercial ground, roof, carport, or shade structure solar electric systems while maintaining safety compliance and a quality installation. 


Our ideal Electrical Journeyman will

•Adhere to all company safety policies, procedures, protocols, and training requirements.
•Inform Electrical Foreman and Construction Superintendent/Manager if you observe yourself, co-workers, or other contractor employees in an unsafe condition or performing an unsafe act
•Install all work in a professional and workman-like manner, adhering to the construction plans, construction details, and maintaining quality assurance and control in all work installed
•Communicate to the Electrical Foreman and Construction Superintendent/Manager potential problems encountered during construction that would affect the schedule or require added materials to be procured
•Work with and safely operate all hand, power, powder-actuated, and hydraulic tools and equipment in the performance of the electrical installation (conduit benders, threading machines, drills, saws, etc.)
•Install the AC and DC electrical sections of solar electric systems, including installation of all conduit racking/supports; conduit and wiring systems/methods above and below ground (including understanding and installing correctly conduit and wire to deal with expansion & contraction); equipment pad layouts and form-ups, electrical equipment (transformers, switchgear/boards, panelboards, disconnects, motors, generators, battery storage system, PV modules, etc.) and enclosures (junction/pull boxes, cabinets, etc.); material handling/loading; wire pulling/dressing/terminating; understanding DC electrical systems and configure DC strings/homeruns; conductor/equipment testing, troubleshooting, and commissioning; temporary power; and other electrical items relevant to the NEC
•Work on standard low voltage electrical systems (including low voltage data monitoring) up to 600VAC or 1500VDC
•Work on de-energized electrical equipment only unless trained, authorized, and permitted under the approval of an Energized Electrical Work Permit
•If properly trained and authorized by REC Solar, aid in the installation of non-energized medium voltage equipment, conduit, and wire (up to 35kV) under the supervision of a trained Electrical Foreman/Superintendent authorized to perform medium voltage equipment, conduit, and wire installation (up to 35kV). No commercial employee is permitted to perform medium voltage splicing or terminating unless trained (certified) and authorized by REC Solar
•Install all work in a productive manner tracking time and quantity of material installed via Unit Reporting methods
•Review plan-set and fully understand all electrical aspects of project
•Gain understanding, knowledge, and efficient decision making when it comes to the mechanical portion of the solar installation
•Provide clear, detailed, and accurate instructions to workers
•Plan tasks thoroughly, accurately, and timely
•Ensure that all tools & equipment used by the electrical work-force is used properly and that employees are trained to use specific tools
•Provide daily quality control inspections on work-forces daily installed material
•Follow instruction of onsite Electrical Foreman, Construction Superintendent/Manager and speak up when questions arise
•Willingness to obtain licenses in other states

What you’ll need in order to succeed

•High School Diploma or equivalent
•Four years of commercial electrical experience
•Certifications/Licenses/Experience (Applicable to the State you work in)
oYou must have a certification/license in the state that you are working in that classifies you to perform commercial/industrial work (i.e.: CA = General Electrical Journeyman [GJE], or HI = Electrical Journeyman [EJ]). This certification must be kept current at all times and you are responsible for all costs associated with keeping your certification/license current.
oIn states that don’t have a journeyman certification you must have a minimum of at least 4 continuous years (~8000hr on-the-job hours) of commercial electrical experience
•Knowledge of electrical and general construction, NEC
•Maintain a high attention to detail and quality
•Work at heights and use personal protective equipment
•Physically able to perform all tasks related to installation
•Math ability in relation to electrical calculations (NEC: de-rates, wire sizing, conduit/box fill, etc...)
•Exposure to mechanical, electrical and/or other hazards
•Valid state Driver’s license with clean MVR
•Must have clean background check and drug test

Earn & save for your future

We offer a very competitive compensation/benefits package designed for you to earn, save, and live well.

Industry competitive base salary


Paid Time Off (PTO) package
Medical, dental & vision coverage
401K savings plan
Flexible spending account
Casual work environment & dress code
Opportunity for career growth and advancement

Help us realize our vision

To build a sustainable energy future by providing our customers the power to choose solar and smart energy services to lower cost, decrease greenhouse gas emissions and demonstrate corporate responsibility.

REC Solar is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, pregnancy, religion, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, disability, genetic information, military status, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. REC Solar complies with all applicable state, federal and local laws, regulations and ordinances prohibiting discrimination in places where we operate.