Advancing Solar Energy in Washington State


Solar Installer - Artisan Electric, Vashon WA

Artisan Electric, Inc. has a solar installer position open to join our residential solar energy installation crew. In this position, the installer would provide direct support to electricians and the project manager. Aside from meeting the skills and qualifications listed below, we are looking for someone who is passionate about renewable energy, has a good work ethic, is a quick learner and professional. Please send a resume and cover letter to:

Responsibilities for a solar installer include:

·         Pre-assemble racking components in our warehouse;

·         Roof work and ground work building out racking and installing modules;

·         Move materials to and from the jobsite;

·         Maintain job site, truck, and warehouse cleanliness;

·         Communicate with staff about progress of solar installation.

·         Attend continuing education classes on PV design and installation, electrical code and safety.

·         Use ropes, harnesses and PPE when appropriate.

  Skills and Qualifications:

·         Experience with hand-held and power tools and their safe usage required;

·         Previous experience in roof work, general construction or solar is strongly preferred;

·         Basic understanding of electrical wiring (AC and DC systems) and how solar PV works is strongly preferred;

·         Ability to work in extreme environments, e.g. hot sun, crawl spaces, wind and rain, etc is required.

·         Must be able to lift 50 lbs.

·         Must have a clean driving record. You may be asked to drive a company vehicle;

·         Reliable personal transportation is required. You may be asked to meet at the job site or carpool with other installers if it's necessary.

·         Must be able to pass drug test and background check.

·         OSHA 10 Certification preferred.


·         Compensation is $15-$20/hour, based upon experience.

·         Orca passes for commuting to and from the island.

·         Medical health insurance after 90 days.

·         Flexible work schedule.

·         A chance to make solar your career path.

About Artisan Electric:

Artisan Electric, Inc. is a small commercial and residential electrical contractor based on Vashon Island, Washington specializing in solar PV design and installation. We are dedicated to economic, social and environmental sustainability as a business ethic.