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Job 58 - Solar PV Installer


This is a 100% employee-owned company which installs and provides consulting services for renewable energy systems. They specialize in designing and installing solar electricity (photovoltaics), solar hot water, solar pool heating, and wind energy.

The company is an experienced photovoltaic installer in the Lower Mainland of BC having installed systems generating more 1,200,000 kWh of clean power and preventing over 38,000 kg of greenhouses gases. They have also facilitated funding for a reduction of an additional 340,000 kg of greenhouse gas emissions.

The company is a member of the BC Sustainable Energy Association, the Canadian Solar Industries Association, the Canadian Workers Coop Federation, and the Canada Green Building Council.


This is a Vancouver-based, full-time opportunity for someone interested in making a shift to the renewable energy sector and wanting to be part of an organization working towards a greener future.  


  • Installing solar photovoltaic panels, inverters, and associated equipment mostly on rooftops of residential/commercial buildings.
  • Installing electrical conservation equipment, energy-efficient lighting fixtures and general electrical work.
  • Troubleshooting and repairing solar photovoltaic and solar thermal systems.
  • Completing (site) assessments and design work for solar installations.
  • Designing solar PV systems and preparing solar assessment reports /quotes.
  • Customer relationship management including responding to customer inquiries.


  • Must be physically fit (able to carry heavy objects up to 50 lbs, use ladders, climb and work safely on roofs).
  • Training / experience installing solar energy equipment and/or working on roofs preferred.
  • Training in photovoltaics / solar hot water design preferred.
  • Fall Safety training or ability to complete.
  • Driver’s license (class 5 to drive company van) preferred.
  • Experience using spreadsheets, word processors and general office software preferred.
  • Experience with electrical work, plumbing and project management also helpful.
  • Training for some of the above may be possible for the right candidate



Vancouver, BC.

This is a Paid Training Position (with the likelihood of full-time employment)

This position is posted by Iron and Earth. Your interest in this position would involve participating in the Net-Zero Pathways (NZP) Program, if eligible.

The Net-Zero Pathways Program will enable self-identified and engaged Indigenous and fossil fuel workers and their communities to diversify their skills into a 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: Employability skills training and overview of renewable energy sector. NZP is 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 job training. We will assist in placing you in a paid on-the-job training for 6 weeks with an employer in the renewable energy industry.


Interested candidates should send their résumé/CV and cover letter to [email protected] 
Please mention Job ID 58 when applying. 

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Iron & Earth’s training programs are funded in part by the Government of Canada's Sectoral Workforce Solutions Program.

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Iron & Earth is committed to partnering with Indigenous workers to empower their communities to become self-sufficient in training programs, clean energy transition projects, and employment opportunities to combat environmental racism. It falls to all of us to continue the work of healing and reconciliation in our communities and our organizations. Our relationship with the land and the people who live here shapes who we are. It is in the spirit of reconciliation and honouring the past that we recognize treaties and agreements wherever they are and wherever we work.

We also acknowledge all peoples who live, work, and play on this land, and who honour and celebrate this territory.
As individuals and teams we may make mistakes along the way, but we are dedicated to growth, openness, compassion, and forgiveness. These principles in our work are essential to building successful and healthy relationships with individuals, communities, organizations, and governments.

We look forward to building a path to lead us to a better relationship with Indigenous nations and the environment around us based on peace, friendship, and respect.