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WELCOME! SunCommon is a Benefit Corporation that is fueled by the belief that everyone has the right to a healthy environment and safer world.  So we’re tearing down the barriers that have made renewable energy inaccessible with the goal of repowering our communities one home, school, and business at a time.  To this end, we make going solar easy and affordable so that everyone can take part in creating a healthier environment. 

In May 2018, SunCommon and Hudson Solar joined forces for good – to build even more residential, commercial and community solar. This partnership will accelerate our growth, creating new clean energy jobs and investment in Vermont and the greater Hudson Valley region. Organized as a Benefit Corporation and certified as a BCorp – we are committed to the triple bottom line of People, Planet and Profit.

We use an innovative community organizing approach to marketing, via high-touch, personal interactions with home and business owners to help craft the solar solution just right for them.    We do all the legwork to put together a total package that’s easy for the customer. We pick the best equipment manufacturers, line up the finest installers and arrange attractive financing that saves our customers real money – all while doing right by the planet. Our team manages solar projects soup-to-nuts to ensure solar is accessible to all.

We feel huge responsibility to succeed, to honor our triple bottom line commitments to people (our employees and their families, our Customers and residents of the communities where we do business), planet (our beloved local rivers, mountains and forests and the broader globe, given climate change) and profit (providing capital to grow, revenue to share among our employees, and a reasonable return to our investors). This is important work, and we have fun doing it.  Innovation is fun stuff.

Yes, of course we are an equal opportunity employer and we don’t tolerate harassment or other discrimination based upon sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, caregiver status, pregnancy, military or veteran status, race, color, religion, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other legally protected status.

We encourage applications from women, people of color, ethnic minorities, Spanish speaking individuals and persons with disabilities.

We celebrate creativity, cross-function collaboration, high energy, hard work, good play, deep networking and with the acknowledgement that we’ll each make mistakes and learn from them.  We know success.  We know fun.  Come do both with us.

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Solar Electrician

Location: Rhinebeck Office | Rhinebeck, NY | Operations - Install
Job Status: Full-Time

Job Description


SunCommon is looking for either a Master or Journey-worker Electrician that will work as part of an installation crew and will be responsible for overseeing electrical work on SunCommon’s solar installations. Women are highly encouraged to apply! 


This position will:

  • Install photovoltaic (PV) systems in accordance with codes and standards using drawings, schematics, and instructions.
  • Interconnect Inverter and other AC components as specified by design and appropriate codes and regulations
  • Install module array interconnect wiring, implementing measures to disable arrays during installation.
  • Check electrical installation for proper wiring, polarity, grounding, or integrity of terminations.
  • Test and commission equipment, such as inverters and data acquisition system.
  • Program, adjust, or configure inverters and controls for desired set points and operating modes.
  • Install required labels on solar system components and hardware.
  • Perform routine photovoltaic (PV) system maintenance on modules, arrays, equipment, safety systems, structural systems, weather sealing, or balance of systems equipment.
  • Activate photovoltaic (PV) systems to verify system functionality and conformity to performance expectations.
  • Adeptly communicate with customers and staff the status of each job.


The ideal candidate for this position will meet the following requirements:

  • Must have a New York Electrical License (to operate as either a Master or Journeyworker electrician).
  • Ability to perform physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
  • Experience inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
  • Experience analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Keeping up-to-date on electrical code and solar installation technology, and applying new knowledge to your job.
  • Ability to develop specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
  • Experience providing information to customers, supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • Ability to use relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
  • Experience running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment
  • Experience developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
  • Experience getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
  • Ability to identify the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
  • Ability to travel across New York to perform installations.
  • Experience performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork.
  • Commitment to SunCommon’s purpose and vision.


SunCommon provides our employees with competitive pay and a strong package of benefits, including:

  • For the employee’s children, medical, dental, and vision premiums fully paid, and for the employee and other adults, we cost share 50% of the costs of the premiums
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) available to provide pre-tax dollars for your deductible expenses
  • 2 weeks paid vacation leave for years 0-5; 3 weeks for years 5+
  • 6 paid holidays annually
  • 2 personal days, and 2 sick days annually
  • 401K available after 90 days of employment - employees are eligible to make unmatched contributions up to the annually revised statutory contribution limit