Solar Energy Technician (Seattle and Portland)


How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in A&R Solar! We’re excited to have you apply.

To be considered for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to, and we will contact you if we want to learn more about you. Due to the number of applicants, we may not get back to everyone who applies.

Please note whether you would like to work in Seattle or Portland. We are currently hiring for both locations.

Please, no phone calls.

A&R Solar is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace and strongly encourages applications from military veterans and female and minority candidates.

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Position Overview

We’re just like you. We believe that solar energy production for our homes, businesses and cities is a win-win proposition for job creation and a cleaner environment.

A&R Solar is a leading solar installer in the Pacific Northwest, bringing together passionate, talented people who want to do the right thing for our customers and the environment. With industry firsts like B-Corporation status, charitable solar programs, and our 10-year performance guarantee, we believe that investment in our staff and our communities is the new standard.

Solar technicians attach the racking and solar panels to the roof or other structure, such as a ground mount, carport, or awning. You should be able to understand system design and layout, secure racking and solar panels according to plans, and troubleshoot issues related to the solar array. And here’s the big one–you can’t be afraid of heights!

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  • Working off of plans to complete designed installation
  • Layout and assembly of array mounting hardware and infrastructure
  • Installation of PV Modules and DC runs
  • Installation of PV Balance of Systems and AC runs
  • Communicate with clients and staff about progress of solar installation
  • Move materials
  • Roof work (CANNOT be afraid of heights)
  • Maintain job site, truck, and warehouse cleanliness
  • Pre-assemble components in the shop
  • Attend continuing education classes on safety, installation practices, electrical code and theory


  • Knowledge of residential electrical, building, and roofing systems
  • Knowledge of the safe use of hand-held and power tools
  • Experience working with various building and roofing materials
  • Ability to work in extreme environments, e.g. hot sun, crawl spaces, wind and rain, etc
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Basic blueprint/schematic reading
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to take lead role on projects
  • Customer service/communication skills
  • Scheduling/planning skills
  • Must have own hand tools and an operating vehicle
  • Must maintain a current driver’s license
  • OSHA 10 Certification required within 12 months


  • Salary – $18-$22/hour


  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Education assistance
  • At-cost solar PV system for your home
  • Dental insurance
  • Retirement benefits
  • Ownership opportunity (after 3 years)
  • Recreational/gym annual stipend
  • Vision insurance
  • Phone reimbursement
  • Maternity/paternity leave
  • Work wear stipend for crews


We’re eager to hear from. Please send your resume and cover letter to Make sure to indicate if you are interested in working in Portland or Seattle. No phone calls, please!

I love working for A&R because I feel like I’m part of something much bigger than myself. I love that I work with such amazing people who are all so passionate about renewables and making the world a better place!