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Solar Apprentice (Chantilly, VA)

Company: American Solar Enterprises LLC
Location: Centreville
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

Immediate opening with an established solar company seeking an apprentice to aid in the service, maintenance, and installation of Solar Thermal Heating (hot water) and Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Electric systems. We're looking for a career-oriented, motivated individual with drive and initiative who is a quick learner, an analytical thinker, and good with their hands. Prior Solar experience is preferred but not required. Ability to work on steep roofs and knowledge of hand tools is required. Working with the company owner, you will learn to install and service a wide array of residential and commercial solar systems throughout the Northern Virginia and DC Metro area. Applicants should have a basic understanding of standard hand tools, but all necessary training will be provided on the job. Familiarity with standard construction practices, especially plumbing, electrical & roofing is a plus. An ability to work on pitched roofs is REQUIRED ! Must have reliable transportation and availability to meet for work in Chantilly. Must be able to pass background check to work on Government facilities.We pride ourselves on quality work with strong customer relations and require that candidates be aligned to these principles. Once trained, as a Lead Technician, you will be self-run and step in to manage client contact & on-site projects as assigned.Requirements include: Analytical thinker with the ability to problem-solve independently Fast learner with exceptional attention to quality and detail Excellent customer service and professional appearance Positive attitude with a good demeanor Eagerness to learn Excellent record keeping with detailed written and verbal communication Keep tools, equipment, and van in clean & proper order Self-motivated and adaptable to challenges as presented Ability to be self-run and prioritize tasks in an efficient manner Must be capable of lifting 100 lbs. occasionally and 50lbs regularly No fear of heights Must possess the ability to climb ladders carrying heavy tools Must be able to effectively work on pitched roofs (typically 34 degrees: 8:12 pitch or less) Ability to work on steep pitches using harness equipment is required Ability to work in hot/cold environments & confined spaces (attic, boiler room, crawl space) Must be able to pass a criminal background check Clean DMV driving record (no DUI in the last 5 years) Flexible schedule (sometimes we start very early, sometimes we work very late) Candidates within 30 minutes of Chantilly desiredIf you are not confident in your ability to meet all of these requirements, please do not apply!This is a full-time position paid hourly during the probationary period and will covert to salary afterward, averaging 35-45 hours per week (some weeks are short due to weather). Scheduling typically runs Monday-Friday 9am-6pm but varies daily depending on the projects we're working on. This position does NOT have rigid hours. Some days we start very early, and some days we work very late. Therefore, you MUST have a flexible schedule.This is a relaxed & easy-going atmosphere, like-minded individuals desired. Short tempers and bad attitudes need not apply!This position is for career-oriented candidates. If you're just looking for a Summer job, please do not apply!Starting rate is $18-28/hr depending on experience & ability. Periodic reviews offer room for growth with raises in pay. Apprentice position does not include any benefits such as insurance, vacation, or paid holidays. Benefits may be offered upon advancement to Lead Technician, along with transition from hourly to salary.Please note: there is no smoking in work vehicles or on job sites, vaping is allowed. Alcohol or drug use while on the job will not be tolerated! About the Company - Based in Northern Virginia, American Solar Enterprises, LLC is a 3rd generation family owned business that's been in operation for over 35 years! Core services include the installation, service, and maintenance of solar PV (electric) and Thermal (hot water) systems for homes, pools and businesses throughout the DC metro area. With over a thousand happy customers, we've developed a strong reputation for great customer relations & top-quality work.Job Type: Full-timePay: $18.00 - $28.00 per hourBenefits: 401(k) matching Professional development assistanceSchedule: 10 hour shift 12 hour shift 8 hour shift Day shift Monday to Friday OvertimeCOVID-19 considerations:Our work is mostly outdoors with limited interactions with other people.Application Question(s): Are you able to pass a Federal security background check to work on Government facilities? Do you have any obligations that would prevent you from starting early or working late? Are you able to effectively work on a steep roof? Are you dependable? Do you have reliable transportation and are able to meet in Chantilly Va every morning for work? (Only considering candidates within about 30 minutes of office)Education: High school or equivalent (Required)Experience: Plumbing: 1 year (Preferred) Electrical: 1 year (Preferred) Construction: 1 year (Preferred) Roofing: 1 year (Preferred)Language: Fluent English (Required) Spanish (Preferred)License/Certification: Driver's License (Required)Work Location: One location

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