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Electrical Apprentice and Solar/Battery Installer

Solar Impact
3 reviews
Gainesville, FL
$14 - $17 an hour - Full-time, Apprenticeship


Gainesville, FL

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  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Paid time off

Job Role: Electrical Apprentice and Solar Installer

Who We Are: Solar Impact is a leading solar installer in North Central Florida with a seasoned team of solar professionals. Since our founding in 2007, we have successfully installed hundreds of solar arrays, including landmark solar projects around the state of Florida. We proudly operate an employee-owned company that is working toward B Certification. Our full-time staff includes 23 employees and employee-owners. All positions have ownership opportunities. Our customer base includes homeowners, small businesses, public schools, multi-national companies, agricultural businesses, utilities and many of our own employee-owners. We have also been voted Gainesville Business of the Year for our Commitment to the Environment.

Job Summary: We are looking to add an Electrical Apprentice & Solar/Battery Installer to our passionate and experienced Operations Team. Candidates for this role will have 1-2 years previous electrical and construction experience. Primary job duties include: installing safe and efficient solar PV systems, constantly maintaining a clean and organized work environment, and communicating with customers in a professional and positive manner.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Must maintain a safe work environment, and will be expected to follow Solar Impact and OSHA required safety protocols at all times
  • Work with a team of fellow installers assembling all components related to a solar installation, including; job prep, roof layout, racking and attachment installation, wiring and conduit assembly, and system monitoring installation
  • Organization of tools and parts on installation vehicle and in warehouse will be crucial to the success of this role
  • Participate in online and in person trainings related to safety and solar installation
  • Must show up on time and ready to work each day
  • Communicate regularly with team members to ensure projects are moving along safely, quickly, and efficiently
  • Review projects post install to determine areas for efficiency improvement
  • Participate in Santa Fe College electrical apprentice program
  • Night and weekend availability occasionally required to meet project needs
  • Multi-day and overnight travel to local and regional job sites may be required


  • Must be comfortable climbing ladders, working on rooftops, and regularly lifting heavy objects
  • Must be willing to work in all weather conditions
  • Candidates will be required to pass a fit-for-duty exam
  • Must have high self-motivation to excel in job role & have a passion for the solar industry in general
  • Must pass a pre-employment background check and be insurable to drive company vehicles
  • A valid driver’s license and a reliable means of transportation are required
  • Must be able to manage a high volume of tasks concurrently
  • Must work well in a team environment where collaboration and feedback are encouraged
  • Strong commitment to the environment
  • High School Diploma or GED

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Full-time position, hourly compensation
  • Strong emphasis on professional development and training
  • 80% coverage of health insurance premium, plus significant contribution to HSA
  • Paid vacation/sick days
  • 401(k) after first year
  • Opportunity for company co-ownership

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $14.00 - $17.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • 10 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability

Application Question(s):

  • Do you have experience with Tesla batteries?


  • High school or equivalent (Required)


  • Construction Experience: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Electrical Experience: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Driver's License (Required)

Work Location:

  • Multiple locations

Work Remotely:

  • No