Position Title: Journeyman Electrician
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Reports To: COO
Pay: $20 – $24/hour
Supervises (Yes/No): Yes
North Wind’s Vision is to transition our society to one powered by renewable energy. As a member owned cooperative, we are demonstrating a better way to build a successful business in Central Wisconsin. Our members are empowered, educated, and engaged. We work with our clients to install the highest quality solar power systems. Our community is more resilient because North Wind is helping build it. Together we are powering forward a more democratic economy.
We are not your typical contractor. We are re-defining the contractor experience. We pride ourselves on the quality of our installations and our client interaction. Our customers are our greatest source of future business. We treat all customers as we would like to be treated by contractors.
Scope and Impact
Our Electricians work together with DC Leads and Photon Technicians to complete the installation of residential and commercial PV systems. Our installation teams work Monday through Thursday (rarely on Fridays or Saturdays for system interconnects), on rooftops and the ground, all over Wisconsin (Focusing on 5 central WI Counties) in all types of weather.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
1. Lead installation of AC components on photovoltaic systems
2. Coordination with DC Lead Foreperson and crew
3. Ensure crew and job site safety
4. Lead quality AC installations based on system design documents and applicable code
5. Ensure that entire installation meets expected quality standards
6. Collaborate with Project Manager in pre-planning of project tool/equipment requirements, labor needs, workflow, and site utilization
7. Responsible for tool management and assigned vehicle
8. Assist in coordination of work schedule and all electrical work with other trades or subcontractors on project site
9. Ensure install resources are optimally utilized
10. Direct necessary revisions to workflow or resources to meet project schedule
11. Collaborate with designers and project managers to resolve field issues
12. Provide as-built installation and testing documentation in a timely manner
13. Understand and implement best practices while working near energized electrical components
14. Drives company vehicles and operates other equipment such as forklifts and scissors lifts following safety recommendations.
15. Cleans and maintains shop areas, work site, company vehicle, and storage areas
16. Loads and unloads supplies and materials.
17. Follows all safety regulations and guidelines at all times and wears appropriate personal protective equipment as required.
18. Reports any problems or discrepancies to the supervisor in a timely manner.
19. Works schedules as determined by customer needs. Traveling and overnight stays, up to 50% of work schedule, is required.
Qualifications & Requirements
Minimum Education and Requirements:
• Must have current WI Journeyman Electrician (or be able to sit for exam in 3 months)
• High school or equivalent
• Valid WI Driver’s License
• Must be able to successfully pass pre-employment screenings
Required Certifications/Licensure (within first year of employment)
• OSHA 10
• NWREC Forklift Training
• Red Cross First Aid
• NABCEP Associates Certificate or Installer Certificate
Required: 1-2 years working as a commercial or residential journeyman electrician
• 1-2 years solar installation experience
• 1-2 years carpentry skills
Knowledge and Skills Required
Aptitudes that lead to success:
• Strong ability to work with hands, troubleshooting, electrical aptitude,
• Positive attitude
• Excellent communication and customer service skills.
• Must work well in a team environment.
Physical Demands / Work Environment
• Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, employee is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. Employee must lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Must be able to lift and climb ladders to access roofs. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Driving required to site locations
• Work environment: The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate. Work environment changes by project, but can be anticipated to be flat or pitched roofs or ground mounted installations on uneven terrain. High and potentially dangerous exposure to electricity. The daily temperature varies from hot to cold depending on the season.
Total Benefits Package
– Membership in the Cooperative after 2 years. Members share equally in the prosperity of the cooperative and have an equal vote in the cooperative’s decision making.
– Cooperative-wide Performance Based Bonus’s. Critical numbers are established in the beginning of each year and quarterly achievements can equal bonus payout.
– Disability Insurance both long and short term
– HSA Contributions of $100 per month
– $300 monthly contribution towards Health Care Insurance
– Paid Education: Both Professional Development and Personal Enrichment
– Generous equipment allowance for both Safety equipment and tools
– Solar Installation on your home at cost
– Seven paid holidays and 72 hours of paid time off after 120-day probationary period
– Clear pathways for advancement in this rapidly growing business.