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Electrician Apprentice Job Type: Full Time

We are planning to expand our team, including this position, in Autumn/Winter 2023. If joining our team in the future appeals, and you'd like to be notified as soon as this position is open for applications, please just get in touch by emailing us at jobs@purevolt.ie, Thanks.

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*Highlights*

  • Generous monthly bonus structure based on the number of installs completed per month
  • Additional bonus for 5-star reviews received
  • Super organised team so you can just get on with your job
  • Tools provided
  • Branded workwear
  • Paid travel
  • Career development
  • Fantastic team & company culture

About the position

We will have an exciting opportunity for an electrical apprentice. You will be trained in all aspects of solar PV, Battery storage and Electric Vehicle Charger installations from domestic, commercial and agricultural sectors and will be working alongside qualified electricians.

You will be part of a fantastic team and will play a key role in each installation project. Through our generous bonus structure, you will have a direct stake in the success of our company and know your contributions are valued and recognised.

Qualifications

The main requirement is that you must embark on Electrical Apprentice training for the National Electrical Craft Certificate. For more information on requirements and nice to have, keep reading below.

What if I have no experience in Solar? Does that matter?

Not at all. We will provide all the training you will need to transfer your knowledge and skills to solar PV installations.

How does a solar installation work?

  • When a customer contacts us, we do an approx. quote with details of the size of the system. We use our specialised software to look up the property on google maps and then design the most appropriate system to suit their circumstances and needs. We take into account, the direction the property is facing, the pitch and type of roof, the clients current annual consumption, and the times they are most likely to consume the most.
  • Once the initial system design is approved, our head engineer then visits the site to conduct a complete survey of the property. He inspects, measures and ensures everything on the original quote will work and notes any modifications needed. This is to ensure that when you turn up, you have everything you need to complete the job and there are no surprises.
  • Once this is complete, a final system design is drawn up and distributed to the team, including you, with full details of exactly what is required.
  • Once we confirm the delivery of materials and equipment to the site, we agree an installation date with the client.
  • Our roofer completes the first part of the project by installing the solar panels on the roof.
  • Once that is complete, you and the electrician come in to complete the electrical part of the project and bring the system into commission.

Working for PureVolt Solar - Is this the job right for you?

PureVolt Solar are really proud of the positive workplace culture we are building. We aim to keep building a work culture that is best-in-class.

As we grow, we will always strive to ensure our culture stays rooted in its personal, small company feel. We care deeply about our teams and the people that make them up. We operate with a flat-structure where everyone plays an equal and valued role in ensuring the success of the business.

We know that to keep the best people, we need to reward them. This is why we offer generous salaries and bonuses.

We are dedicated to supporting our employees and ensuring that both our team and our clients have a positive experience.

The existing PureVolt Solar team, on the one hand, is a mix of solar and clean energy specialists - and marketing / tech nerds on the other. Why does this matter to you? Well, the marketing guys are the reason we now have more jobs than we can currently install. The tech guys are the reason you will never show up to a job with the wrong parts. And the solar specialists are the reason that, when you arrive at the customer's door, all of their questions have already been answered.

At our core, we really care about what we do.

We believe in Solar.

We believe in fantastic customer service.

We believe in fully supporting and rewarding our employees

If you believe in Solar and you care about how it benefits both the client and the environment - and you are dedicated to providing excellent customer service, then you will be a great fit, and we would really love to speak with you!

Would you like to learn more about what it is like to work for PureVolt Solar?

If you think you might be interested in applying for this role, but would like to know what it is like to work for us, then please let us know.

We will set things up for you to speak with one of our current employees and you can ask them anything you want, in complete confidentiality.

Your Responsibilities

  • You will be working alongside our teams of electricians, learning about solar PV theory and practical knowledge
  • You will gain experience in Solar PV Electrical Equipment installations which include but are not limited to Inverters, Battery Storage Systems, Fireman Switches, Isolators, EV-Charger Points, CT Clamps etc...
  • Running tests on electrical components to ensure a safe and effective installation
  • Liaising with roofing team to schedule times of installation, cable management etc.
  • Inspecting electrical systems and equipment for any damage, malfunctions, and safety hazards
  • Communicate with the homeowner, giving demonstrations on the operation of the system etc.
  • Capture and record all the necessary imagery/ documentation and submit to the administration team for grant processing
  • Adhering to the SEAI Domestic Solar photovoltaic code of practice for installers
  • Provide professional assessments and advice for customers
  • Deliver excellence to our customers by communicating with end customers through all stages of installation.
  • Communicate with the team and admin on projects

Requirements & Nice to Haves

  • Manual Handling Certificate (preferred)
  • Safe Pass (preferred)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Comfortable at working on roofs
  • Health & Safety Focused
  • Full Driving Licence (required)
  • You must be dependable, flexible and take pride in your work

Hours and Location

Location: National - We are currently building out teams across Ireland. So, the locations you will be installing will depend on where you are living.

Full-time role. Monday to Friday (Flexitime) - 39 hours

Have any questions?

That is a good thing! We want to make sure you have every opportunity to assess us. Yes, we want you to be the right person for the role, but we also want to make sure you are happy that this is the right role and company for you. Please, if you have any questions at all, do not hesitate to get in touch. We would be only too happy to help.

Just email us at jobs@purevolt.ie with your questions, and we will get right back to you.

How to apply

To apply, please email us a cover letter and your CV to jobs@purevolt.ie

Closing Date

We are currently going through a phase of growth. As a result, we envision that will be more than one position to fill. Therefore, we are leaving the opportunity to apply open for the foreseeable future.

Recruitment Process

  • We will be shortlisting candidates based on their submitted CV and Cover Letter.
  • Shortlisted candidates will progress to a short phone interview.
  • Finally, we will arrange for the shortlisted candidates to attend in-person interviews.

Our Company Aims

We're an independent Irish solar panel installer with bases in Cork and Galway. Solar is in our DNA, and we're on a mission to see solar panels installed on every roof in Ireland. That way, we can all save money and look after this little planet we all call home.

What we want

We want to see Ireland's homes and businesses switch to renewable energy sources. If that's with us, even better. We're long-term believers, not short-term speculators.

Our plan to get it

PureVolt Solar exist to make it easier for people to make the switch to solar. We do this by giving crystal-clear, honest information and offering the level of service that we would expect ourselves. That's it!

What is in it for us

We want to see our business thrive and grow. But for us, it's about more than just that. Our ultimate goal is to help more people switch to solar so, we can all live in a greener Ireland. That's why PureVolt Solar exists, and that's why we get up in the morning.

Your PureVolt Solar Colleagues

Our team of solar installers are passionate about their work and dedicated to promoting the use of green energy. They understand the importance of sustainable energy solutions and aim to provide high-quality installations that exceed customer expectations. With their extensive experience in the field and genuine enthusiasm for their work, they approach every installation with great care and attention to detail. Our installers take pride in the fact that their work helps to create a cleaner and greener future, and they are committed to continuously learning about and keeping up-to-date with the latest advancements in solar technology. Meet the full PureVolt Solar team.

Daniel Aston (Electrician)
Gary Hanley Carpenter and Roofer)
Luke Daunt-Smyth (Electrical Apprentice)
Jessica Fry (Electrical Apprentice)
Paul Kinsella (Solar Panel Installer)
Tadhg Mulcahy (Electrician)
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The PureVolt Solar team
The PureVolt Solar team
The PureVolt Solar team
The PureVolt Solar team
The PureVolt Solar team

PureVolt Solar Vehicles