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Sunnova Energy International Inc. Solar Helper - NJ in Trenton, New Jersey

Brief Description of Sunnova

Sunnova is a different kind of Power Company, offering solar and storage services to homeowners within the United States and its territories through our network of local solar dealers and solar standard community homebuilders. Our mission is powering energy independence TM and changing the energy industry. At Sunnova, we believe in achieving more by working together; our diverse workforce allows an inclusive and innovative culture to power our long-term growth. Our people focus on thinking beyond traditional limits – and to do that, we need the creativity and energy of every person.

Come be a part of the fastest growing segment of the energy industry!

The Solar Electrician Helper Position

Sunnova Energy is searching for a Solar Electrician Helper for our Maintenance and Service group. Sunnova owns and maintains a distributed fleet of residential solar systems across 30+ states and several U.S. territories. All monitoring and inbound customer service calls are handled in-house. We utilize a highly skilled team of technicians as well as third-party service partners, to maintain and service our fleet. The Solar Helper’s primary responsibility is to assist Solar Technicians with maintaining the performance of the solar systems, provide excellent customer service to our Customers, ensure a smooth workflow, and optimally performing solar systems.

Solar Electrician Helper Responsibilities

  • Assists Solar Technician in performing maintenance and service tasks for solar customers in assigned territories

  • Assists Solar Technician in evaluating systems accurately for maintenance, warranty, design, and other purposes

  • Assists Solar Technician in providing Tier 1 troubleshooting for all performing solar systems

  • Develops knowledge of all roof types, the appropriate flashings, and mounts, while working at various heights

Minimum Requirements

  • High School Diploma (or GED)

  • 0-1+ year experience as an electrical technician, solar installer, or solar maintenance technician

  • Current, valid Driver's license with acceptable Motor Vehicle Record

  • Proficient in speaking, reading and writing English

  • Electrical training

Preferred Qualifications

  • OSHA 30 Certified

  • Formal electrical apprenticeship and/or vocational training

  • 0-1 + years’ labor experience in electrical trade, general construction, or mechanical experience

  • 0-1 + years in the Solar Electric Industry

  • Bilingual, English and Spanish

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office

  • Organized and maintains a professional appearance

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Reads and interprets blueprints, schematics, and wiring diagrams

Working Conditions

  • Location varies depending on job site

  • Estimated 10% travel time

  • Able to work an adjusting schedule and respond to emergencies

  • Driving Required; Valid Driver’s License and Motor Vehicle Report required

Physical Requirements

  • Long hours spent outside of residential rooftops, driving to customer residencies, some ground and rooftop work

  • Various weather conditions include cold and snowy, hot and humid, and everything in between; must be comfortable working in different environments

  • Able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds; assistance may be provided for oversized items

  • Able to sit, stand, walk, and drive for up to 8 hours at a time

  • Work postures include reaching, kneeling, pushing, pulling, squatting, crawling, bending, twisting, climbing, and handling objects above/below the shoulder

Location: New Jersey


We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you are selected for a position, your employment will be contingent upon submission to and successful completion of a post-offer/pre-placement drug test (and medical examination if required by the role) as well as pre-placement verification of the information and qualifications provided during the selection process.