Apprentice Electrican
Job Details
Hopkinton, Massachusetts - Hopkinton, MA

Do you want to work in one of the nation's fastest growing industries? Are you ready to join the front lines of the renewable energy movement? Are you looking for a career that is rewarding and inspiring?  Then Solect is looking for you.

Solect is currently seeking a full-time Apprentice Technician.   The Apprentice Technician is an integral member of the Service/Operations and maintenance crews, who are responsible for maintaining and inspecting commercial/industrial solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. The candidate must demonstrate strong customer communication skills, be self-driven and independent with a passion for the solar industry.  Must be able to manage a large volume of projects while demonstrating excellent work quality. This is a unique opportunity to join a dynamic and growing team in the exciting solar industry and to make a positive contribution to the environment.  Solect is committed to building a culture of excellence through employee development by creating an environment that inspires innovation and teamwork. 

Benefits Available to eligible employees

  • Competitive Salary

  • Profit Sharing Bonus 

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance available

  • Health Savings Account (HSA) with company match

  • Company Paid Short-Term and Long-Term Disability

  • 401(k) Savings Plan

  • 12 Paid Company Holidays

  • Generous Paid Time Off Policy

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Group Accident and Critical Illness Insurance

  • Company assigned fleet vehicle (job specific)

  • Internal OSHA and Technical training (job specific



Key Responsibilities

  • Help to install, maintain, and repair electrical systems and photovoltaic (PV) power generation systems

  • Assist with troubleshooting electrical components, wiring diagrams, transformers, inverters, panels and circuits

  • Tracing out short circuits in wiring, using test meter

  • Working consistently in a safe and effective manner

  • Maintaining tools, vehicles, and equipment. Keeping parts and supplies in order

  • Examining electrical units for loose connections and broken insulation. Tighten connections using hand tools

  • Constructing controllers and panels, using power drills, saws and punches

  • Measuring, cutting, and bending wire and conduit using measuring instruments and hand tools

  • Accurate and effective communication, both verbal and written, to document findings and requirements

  • Learning and using software to aid in project management and documentation


Required Qualifications:

  • Positive driving record and valid state driver’s license

  • Good communication skills and the ability to interact positively in a team environment

  • Willingness and ability to walk a customer’s property which will include terrain and rooftops

  • Ability to work in extreme environments (example: heat, snow, rain, wind, etc)

  • Willingness and capability to climb ladders, stairs, and work on rooftops

  • Ability to lift, pull, and push materials and equipment to complete assigned job tasks

  • Capable to lift 50 lbs of weight frequently throughout assigned workday

  • Ability to work in various positions, including, but not limited to, stooping, standing, bending over, sitting, kneeling and squatting for extended periods of time

  • Superb customer service skills - a high level of professionalism and a positive demeanor is a must


Greater Advantage if you possess:

  • Knowledge and understanding of Solar PV Basics, Fundamentals and Troubleshooting

  • OSHA 10 Certification

  • NABCEP Certification a BIG plus


About Solect Energy


Solect Energy of Hopkinton, Mass., is one of the top ten commercial solar developers in the U.S., according to Solar Power World. The company provides commercial and industrial businesses, cities and towns, and nonprofits throughout New England and Illinois with customized strategies for improving their businesses through solar. Solect’s services include solar financing, design, engineering, installation, operations and maintenance services, and system monitoring. The company installs rooftop and canopy systems, as well as solar energy storage systems that provide businesses with peak load reduction and emergency backup electricity in the case of power outages. Solect has installed more than 550 projects totaling more than 120 megawatts. The company, which was founded in 2009, employs approximately 70 people. For more information, visit us at


Solect Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Company does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veteran status, citizenship, disability, medical condition, genetic predisposition to a disease, lawful off-duty conduct or political activities, or any other legally protected status. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, leave of absence, compensation, and training. Discrimination based on any of the above groups is strictly prohibited.