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American Energy Care/Sola Solar Installation - Installer in Albany, New York

Solar Installation - Installer

We are currently seeking several positions to join our Solar Team in Albany, New York; The Solar Installation – Installer, installs, builds and helps to manage the construction of our projects for our solar customers. They work with suppliers, the Project Lead or Project Manager and our engineers and the team, to ensure successful completion and closeout of the projects designed, and happy customers.

AEC Solar / Sunpower is one of top-rated Consumer Brands and THE top-rated Solar Solution.

The Solar Installers work to create happy customers and installations they, and their team are proud of!

The installer is helping consumers in their choice for saving money and becoming independent.

The best Warranty in the business.

The longest tenured, most consistent, most stable, Solar/Energy company in the area, delivering the longest tenured, longest lasting, proven, stable product.


Responsibilities include:

Preliminary Site Assessment, Construction and workmanship, ensuring best practices to meet the goals of our installations, and ensuring professionalism, happy clients, and timely delivery at construction close-out. This work includes:

  • Reviewing and approving plans for sites

  • Install photovoltaic (PV) systems, and other energy products in accordance with codes and standards using drawings, schematics, and instructions.

  • Verifying site information from dimensions, to structure and electrical characteristics

  • Climbing ladders and occasionally working on roof tops

  • Accurately layout and install solar racking systems per design on ground and roof mounted systems.

  • Mount and wire PV Modules per specified design.

  • Install required labels on solar system components and hardware.

  • Work collaboratively with an installation team on roof- and ground-mounted PV systems.

  • Completing forms and surveys alone, or with our engineers and partners with information such as:

  • roof dimensions, azimuth, Pathfinder photos

  • electrical service information

  • reviewing layouts with engineering for orientation and system components

  • reviewing rack and flashing layouts

  • Review and approve final BOM for order from our pre-negotiated suppliers with engineer’s involvement as necessary.

  • Consideration and attention to cost, quality, client needs and satisfaction and workmanship during the entire process.

  • Additional duties as required in any facet of our crew or our subcontractors

  • Cleaning up the job site

  • Ensure a working system the installer, the crew, the AEC team and the customer are proud of

Skillsets include:

Solar Skills:

  • Your experience, and education, will guide the Solar knowledge set. We hire people, not simply positions. Share what you know, and the solar skills will be supplemented.

  • You will be trained, but you will be expected to grow and be self-motivated. Solar changes fast, we promote team growth and your thirst for knowledge.

  • Your responsibility will include all things that Solar Installers should know. This will be further clarified at an interview.

  • Familiarity with section 110 of the National Electric Code will be, or is, necessary.

  • NABCEP certification, or goal to get certifications, is a good goal but not required for the installer

  • Experience in construction, electrical and/or solar industry.

  • Experience running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment

  • Experience developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Must be committed to safe working practices, knowledge of OSHA safety standards preferred.

Administrative Skills:

  • Prefer some use of Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word

  • General filing, organization and safekeeping of documents for construction

  • Professionally communicating with customers and vendors as needed as an AEC team member

  • Tracking and entering job related information into our proprietary customer relationship system if requested

Math Skills:

  • Possessing the necessary mathematical skills: unit conversions, fractions, decimals, percentages and basic algebra

  • Paying particular attention to the numbers on all documents: reviewing engineering calculations, performing ohm’s law, ampacities, KW, customer payments, price quotes and vendor sales orders

Communication Skills:

  • Own your communications. Positive. Team Oriented. Clear. Motivating.

  • Ensuring all communications are team oriented, and each team department is involved and aware of key events.

  • Communicate with all individuals on the team as necessary in a positive, on-time, respectful and clear manner.

  • Communicate on phone with clients to ensure satisfaction and commitment to on-time delivery.

  • Communicate frequently via email for tracking purposes with clients, to ensure they are aware of delivery and installation timeline, in a positive manner.

  • Communicate with subcontractors and team members in a polite and professional manner to ensure a positive environment and getting things completed – on time, under budget and exceeding expectations!


  • Ability to work with daily exposure to outside environment including inclement weather.

  • Punctual, regular and consistent attendance.

  • A reliable form of personal transportation.

  • Must be able to work independently, with minimal supervision.

  • Team player with a big picture attitude!

  • High energy, strong drive to win!

  • Persuasive.

  • Self-disciplined and honest. Driven.

  • Interested in long-term career opportunities because we promote from within.

  • Able to successfully pass a pre-employment background screen.

Benefits for Full-Time Positions:

  • Competitive compensation, many positions have opportunity for performance incentives.

  • Paid training with the one of the nation’s leaders in solar power.

  • Benefits package available including health, vision, dental insurance.

  • Attractive vacation, sick and holiday pay.

  • Life insurance offered and provided.

  • 401(k) savings plan.

  • Employee referral program.

  • Career path opportunities for top performers.

  • Rapid growth and opportunity with a locally owned, Nationally backed company.

See more on both the AEC Group of Companies and the AEC Solar Energy group, and apply for team positions here;