Neil Kelly Company, a family-owned residential remodeling business, has an immediate opening for a PV Installer in its Portland operations.  The PV Installer works with others in Neil Kelly’s Home Performance/ Solar Division on installing solar systems, maintaining solar systems and residential retrofits related to energy efficiency.  In this position, the PV Installer will direct the installation team, coordinating with onsite electricians, communicate job status data to the Project Manager, and ensure the completion of installation of all solar arrays/systems. A clear understanding of NEC and local building codes as they relate to PV installation is required and a NABCEP PV Installation Professional certification is preferred.  It is the responsibility of every Installer to ensure safe work practices for the whole installation team. General construction work requires climbing ladders, stairs and work on rooftops and working conditions can be extreme; hot sun, and cold rain or in crawl spaces of the home.

The successful candidate will have 1 year of solar installation experience, 1-3 years roof work, basic residential construction knowledge or carpentry experience and good interpersonal and teamwork skills, and be customer service and quality work oriented. Proficiency in installing all types of grid-tied inverters and ability to work with various ground and roof mount racking systems is a must. Excellent time management and organizational skills required.  Must speak, read, and understand English and be competent in basic construction math. Basic computer skills including familiarity with Microsoft Office programs is a strong plus.  The employee must provide their vehicle and their own tools. Neil Kelly is a drug-free workplace.  Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and good driving record.  This is a waged position with benefits.

Neil Kelly Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to, or fax to 503-331-9403.

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