Solar Installation & Maintenance Technician

VCT Group Inc. - Kitchener-Waterloo, ON (30+ days ago)

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Position: Solar Installation & Maintenance Technician
Location: Kitchener, ON
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and previous work experience


VCT Group (“VCT”), formerly Vigor Clean Tech, is a renewable energy system developer that helps people meet their investment goals while making a positive environmental impact. Over the past ten years, we have originated and developed a portfolio of over 200 solar PV systems ranging in size from 4kW to over 750kW. These installations include different types of rooftop and ground-mounted systems including dual-axis tracking technologies and carports. In partnership with our customers, we have produced over 50 million kWh of clean energy, reducing carbon emissions by more than 2,000 tonnes. While much of our construction has focused on financial and environmental impacts, we also maximize the positive aesthetic impacts of solar PV and looking forward, we are extending our solar expertise into developing micro-grid, battery storage and electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

VCT Group also founded and operates a renewable energy co-operative named CED Co-op. CED Co-op has raised over $17 million in investments from its 750 members, on its way to developing a portfolio of over $40 million worth of renewable energy projects. VCT led CED Co-op to be the first co-operative in Canada to become a public corporation, enabling these investments to be held in RRSP, RESP, TFSA and RRIF investment portfolios.

VCT Group is seeking a motivated, hands-on individual to join our installation crew, working out of our Waterloo Region office reporting to the Construction Superintendent or Site Foreman. The candidate will preferably have construction/mechanical experience and possess exceptional on-the-job problem-solving skills. The available position is for a four to eight-month contract.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Mechanical installation of solar PV systems, EV chargers, battery storage systems, etc.
  • Installation, commissioning, and configuration of electronics control and monitoring systems
  • Hands-on service, repair, and maintenance fieldwork
  • Diagnose failed electronics components
  • Uphold VCT’s standards of quality and professionalism

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience in the construction industry. Preference is given to experience with Solar PV installations.
  • Minimum high-school diploma with preference given to post-secondary education related to construction or civil engineering technology or equivalent work experience
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, customer care and quality of work
  • Excellent teamwork and communication skills
  • Current G class Driver’s License and clean Drivers abstract
  • Forklift, First Aid/CPR and Working at Heights Certification an asset; training to be provided by VCT if necessary

About you – you’ll probably be a pretty good fit if some of the following describe you:

  • You’re a bit of a perfectionist, in a healthy way, you value precision and accuracy.
  • You can’t stop yourself from critically evaluating everything you see, from a position of curiosity rather than arrogance, thinking of ways it can be done better – you’re a bit of an inventor.
  • You like to stay informed of the latest technologies in the industry, you already own an electric vehicle, or can hardly wait to get one, and are keenly aware of your environmental footprint.
  • You somehow continually manage to get more done in a day than your peers.
  • You get a great deal of satisfaction when you stand back at the end of the project and look at what you just built with pride.

Interested candidates should forward their resume and cover letter through this website. We would like to thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those potentially suitable for the position will be contacted. Please refer to the job position for which you are applying in the subject line of all correspondence.

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Salary: $18.00 to $22.00 /hour


  • Kitchener-Waterloo, ON (Preferred)