The Master Electrician has the responsibility for ensuring specified construction project deliverables are efficiently and safely achieved according to the Company and customer milestones within the approved budget and technical specifications.
- Oversee the installation and monitor performance of Photovoltaic electrical and mechanical equipment installed by internal or external resources for the following; NEC compliance, OSHA, industry methods and best practices.
- Have the knowledge and experience needed to provide installation services and continued Operations and Maintenance of electrical equipment up to and exceeding 1000 volts DC including Medium Voltage, Central, string, and microinverters, DC combiner boxes and panels, Rapid Shut Down equipment, disconnects, series and parallel module strings.
- Have the knowledge and experience needed to provide installation services and continued Operations and Maintenance of electrical equipment up to and exceeding 480 volts AC including various switchgear, disconnects, relays, transformers, breakers, and lighting.
- In-depth and extensive knowledge of the latest and previous NEC codes with specific experience on article 690 and have proven ability to calculate and understand voltage drop, breaker and conductor sizing, PV module stringing, equipment grounding and bonding.
- Broad knowledge of solar manufacturer’s mechanical equipment and devices for various different installations including ground mounts, rooftops, carports, canopies, single and dual axis trackers.
- Ability to repair, install, replace, and commission electrical PV circuits, AC/DC circuits, low voltage, Ethernet, and cellular data devices, various electrical and mechanical equipment, and appliances using industry-specific tools and testing instruments at Photovoltaic and other renewable energy sites.
- Must be able to isolate faults in both AC and DC equipment and conductors.
- Responsible for maintaining in-depth familiarity with complex project blueprints and plans; ability to work closely with designers, engineers, project managers, and clients to make changes and corrections necessary to site plans, foundations drawings, layouts, single and three-line electrical schematics, and wiring schedules.
- Leads, guides, and/or trains other Electricians, Superintendents, Project Managers, and Engineers in applicable electrical procedures and techniques.
Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
- Seeks and maintains awareness of changes and training on latest construction technologies, best practices, and lessons learned relevant to the industry.
- Familiar with OSHA policy and safety best practices including 29CFR 1926 and 1910 with a proven track record and ability to calculate, define, and implement arc flash ratings and suitable Personal Protective Equipment.
- Assists Project Managers with project-related assignments including, but not limited to, project planning, tracking, and documentation from project proposal phase to project closeout.
- Updates and tracks project schedules, processes RFI’s, CO’s, and submittal packages.
- Proactive in ensuring that resources (personnel, materials, tools, vehicles, other equipment) are available when needed; work with the procurement team to purchase additional materials as needed.
- Reports work progress, plans, issues, and problems to the Project Manager and department Director in accordance with Company policies and procedures.
- Maintains respectful and professional working relationships with clients and develop professional relationship with potential clients.
- High school diploma or GED; at least 7 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
State of Maryland Master Electrical License required with ability to quickly acquire DC, VA, and DE licensing Reciprocities to MD Master License will be considered.
- Medium Voltage experience and knowledge of equipment preferred.
Strong working knowledge of MS Office programs, including MS Project. Timberline, PlanGrid, and other construction and project management software preferred.
- Troubleshooting: must be able to find the root cause of issues and think logically about solutions.
- Customer Service: ability to manage several customers concurrently, and maintain a professional and personable demeanor when working at construction sites and while in the office.
- Critical Thinking: When diagnosing problems, must think critically in the process of repairing the issue.
- Mechanical Skills: read complex electrical and mechanical blueprints and schematics and use an array of tools and diagnostic devices to service and install electrical parts.
- Knowledge of secondary electrical systems including planning additions or modifications on secondary circuits.
Ability to determine and use the appropriate tools and diagnostic equipment to repair, install, replace, and test up to 1000-volt electrical circuits, equipment and appliances.
- Ability to diagnose and repair electrical controls, industrial motor control centers, and programmable logic controllers for secondary systems up to 1000 volts.
- Ability to lead and train staff.
- Ability to read commercial electrical blueprints and apply NEC through the full range of commercial and industrial maintenance and construction work.
- Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.
- Ability to isolate defects in wiring, switches, motors, and other electrical equipment.
- Analytical and logical reasoning skills.
- Problem-solving and researching skills.
- Time management and organizational skills.
- Be willing to travel to off site and out of office to locations sometimes for extended periods and overnight stays.
- Willingness to work outdoors and indoors in various climates and weather conditions.
- Must possess current valid license to drive with a clear driving record for at least the past two years.
- Must successfully pass background check and pre-employment drug testing.
- Must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for any employer.
- CPR and First Aid certification must be obtained within 6 months of date of hire.
- OSHA 30 must be obtained within 30 days of date of hire.
- Conducts work in both a field-type environment or in a professional office setting with local travel to jobsites to conduct inspections.
- Physical working conditions may involve the following:
- Lifting up to 50 pounds.
- Extended periods of climbing, sitting, walking, standing, reaching, and/or bending, with occasional working on rooftops.
- Extended periods of reading fine print on a computer or in paper-based format.
- Potential Hazards:
- Trips, slips and/or falls while on customer property.
- Chemical abrasives used in office and kitchen cleaning.
- Lifting items up to 50 pounds in weight.
- Other hazardous conditions on customer premises, not otherwise defined here.