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Job ID #60 - Solar Technician


This employer is a northern Canadian-based solar company that specializes in remote energy generation. They service a wide range of customers, designing custom solar power systems tailored to accommodate each client’s needs.

The company’s product offering has grown over the past 6 years, from a residential solar installation focus to providing systems to all industries and individuals. Their operations have grown to include energy storage solutions, research, consultations, and even northern food security with the addition of a hydroponic division.


This is a position for an Electrical Technician, based in Whitehorse, Yukon. 


Strategic Work

  • Identify potential improvements to the installation processes and discuss them with the Crew Chief.

Tactical Work

  • Install solar photovoltaic systems at various worksites.
  • Assist electricians in pulling and strapping cable or installing inverters as required.
  • Work with the crew electrician to commission and test each installation according to the company and manufacturer installation guides.
  • Provide clients with a walk through of their system ensuring they understand how it works, where to disconnect the system, and basic troubleshooting resets as per the company commissioning guide.
  • Install ground mount – Nuance Racking – including installing the earth anchors and testing each anchor with the load locker.
  • Set up scaffolding and ladder systems in keeping with safety standards to allow for safe access to working roof surfaces.
  • Install all components in keeping with Solvest’s training standards and industry best practices as well as product installation manuals.
  • All electrical aspects of the project are to be directly supervised by the crew Electrician.
  • Make every reasonable effort to complete all work in a timely manner and notify the Crew Chief of any delays that will take additional time to address.
  • Check with the Crew Chief if installation instructions are unclear.
  • Only Crew Chiefs or Electricians are to crimp MC4 connections and are responsible for ensuring proper, safe connections.
  • Keep the worksite clean, organized, and safe at the end of each day’s work, to not endanger or impede the homeowner or other contractors in any way.
  • Keep the truck and warehouse tool spaces clean and organized with tools stored in a safe manner.
  • Follow all municipal, territorial, and federal Occupational Health and Safety acts, rules and regulations and conduct all work in a safe manner.
  • Wear the appropriate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for the task at hand including safety glasses, ear plugs, steel toed boots, and gloves. Consult the Solvest COR safety manual if unsure about the required PPE for specified task and/or ask a supervisor.
  • Wear CSA approved fall protection equipment when performing work at heights above 10 feet.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the crew operate vehicles in a safe manner adhering to all federal,provincial, territorial, and municipal laws and regulations governing motor vehicles.
  • Be respectful and polite to the owners of the residence, any other contractors on site, and members of the surrounding community. Do not engage in acts that could be perceived as rude,harassment, aggressive or indecent while on site, and will bring any conflicts with the owner of the residence or neighbors to the attention of the Foreman immediately.
  • Participate in weekly Employee Development Meetings with the Crew Chief with a focus on your goals, performance issues, and resolving problems you are experiencing.


  • Innovation is encouraged. Employees are encouraged to recommend ideas for the improvement of their department and position that are consistent with the company’s strategic objective.
  • Build a culture of trust, where managers are receptive to feedback and new ideas, test them where applicable, and implement them if the results provide a consistent and measurable improvement.
  • Employees will treat one another kindly and with respect. Disrespectful, berating, or belittling behavior towards anyone in the company regardless of seniority will not be tolerated.
  • Customer inquiries will be responded to within 3 business days.
  • All work will be performed in accordance with all government laws, regulations, ordinances, and court rulings in those jurisdictions in which the company operates.
  • All routine work will be documented in an operation manual. The information included in the operations manual is proprietary.
  • All work will be performed according to company policies and standards inherent in all Position Agreements, system action plans, and the employee policy manual.
  • Client and company information will be held strictly confidential outside the company.
  • Managers will be notified in a report or email of any issues to be resolved or deadlines that cannot be met, prior to the due date.
  • Problems with any system must be brought to the attention of the manager in a report, so the system can be improved and the operations manual updated.
  • Employees will adhere to all policies set out in the employee policy manual.
  • Employees will provide staff assistance as requested; each employee may be asked from time to time to cover other areas of accountability and/or departments.
  • Employees will respect each other’s time, space, and need for concentration. Socializing and interruptions must not impede workflow.
  • Employees will have weekly, regularly scheduled meetings with their manager.



The position is located in Whitehorse, Yukon.


This position is posted by Iron & Earth. Your interest in this position would involve participating in the Net-Zero Pathways (NZP) Program, once hired by the employer. 

The Net-Zero Pathways Program will enable self-identified and engaged Indigenous and fossil fuel workers, members of underserved communities (list or not?)  to diversify their skills into the net-zero sector.

NZP is a 7-week program that provides one-on-one case management, employability soft skills teachings, and engagement with employers to recruit and hire skilled workers seeking reliable employment opportunities. 

Week 1: Introduction /overview of the renewable energy sector. NZP offers a fully paid 5-day (including wrap-around financial assistance) employability and employer-based workshop with an overview of the opportunities in the renewable energy sector.

Weeks 2-7: Hands on training. We will assist you for the first 6 weeks of your employment onboarding with an employer in the renewable energy industry.


Interested candidates should send their résumé/CV and cover letter to [email protected]  
Please mention Job 60 when applying.

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