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Proactive Recruitment: Solar Roof Installer

Brooklyn SolarWorks

Brooklyn SolarWorks

Brooklyn, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

Position: Solar Installer

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Reports to: Director of Installation

Hours: Full-time, 40 hours per week (some evenings/weekends)

About Brooklyn SolarWorks

Brooklyn SolarWorks was founded in 2015 with a purpose and mission to make “solar” appealing, easy, and available for all Brooklyn’s urban homeowners. To meet the challenges of installing solar on NYC rooftops, BSW has pioneered a one-of-a kind solar canopy design and developed unique installation methods. We are committed to building a diverse, sustainably minded, and ever-growing team to best serve our customers and clean energy overall. Our company motto is "Make Sun Fun".

Why Brooklyn SolarWorks

We are committed to building a diverse, sustainably minded, comfortable and ever-growing team that allows us to deliver a high degree of customer satisfaction and provide them with clean energy solutions. We believe and advocate for work life balance and growing at a manageable pace. Our staff and our customers are who we are, and here, their voice truly matters. To get a sense of our culture and environment check out our social media channels: IG, TikTok and FB: brooklynsolarworks, Twitter: bksolarworks.

Company Values: Inquisitive, Committed, Adaptable, and Passionate.

2023 Employee Satisfaction Survey

  • 96% of respondents reported having autonomy and independence in the day to day of my job.

  • 100% of respondents reported the company considers my concerns, thoughts and beliefs when decision making.

  • 100% of respondents reported their supervisor treats everyone respectfully and fairly.

  • 96% of respondents reported the company is committed to improving the diversity of employees.

  • 93% of respondents reported they are satisfied with the employee benefits and perks provided to me.

About the Position

Brooklyn SolarWorks is seeking a motivated and self-starting individual to join our growing installer team. As a Solar installer, you will need to study all pertinent instructions, scope installation areas to determine their appropriateness, and then proceed to position devices.


  • Maintain compliance with all OSHA safety rules and protocols for the company.

  • Packing out the equipment and materials out of the BSW trucks.

  • Assemble and install the support structure for solar PV panels according to building codes, manufacturing specification and standards, and waterproof them.

  • Drive to the associated job locations for each day’s appointment, as assigned by Crew lead/ Manager.

  • Build racking structures according to plan.

  • Measure, Cut and wire up solar arrays to BSW specs according to the 3-line diagram.

  • Communicate with the crew lead and rest of the team on the day's activities, progress and success.

  • Remain on site until the crew lead/ manager clears the team to leave.

  • Clean up job sites and lower materials from off the roof after job completion.

  • Carry out additional duties as required by Crew lead/ Manager.

Required Skill Set

  • Valid CLEAN Driver’s license is required.

  • OSHA 30 certification + 10 SST is required.

  • 2 years of construction experience.

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs, stand, walk and climb stairs/ladders.

  • Comfort with heights / ladders.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Excellent Time Management.

  • Ability to travel and work irregular hours.

Preferred Skill Set

  • A passion for Brooklyn SolarWork’s mission.

  • Solar equipment and installation experience is preferred.

  • Roofing experience is strongly preferred.

Compensation & Mobility Potential:

  • Entry level: $23-27/hr

*We offer competitive compensation that is commensurate with years of relevant industry experience, skills and qualifications, certifications, and licenses.


  • (Free options are available) Health (HSA), Vision, Dental and Life Insurance

  • 401k (Traditional & Roth) retirement plan + 4% tiered company matching.

  • Transportation perks/benefits

  • Paid Time Off

  • 12 Company Holidays

  • Quarterly Profit-sharing Bonus

  • $500 Quarterly Driving Bonus

  • Free Employee Assistance Program

  • Commuter Travel Benefits

  • Occasional Company provided snacks and lunches

  • Additional Voluntary Benefits. .. i.e. HSA, FSA, Pet insurance, STD, LTD etc…

How to Apply:

Interested applicants must provide a resume to be considered. Candidates may apply through:

Career’s Page: https://brooklynsolarworks.com/careers/

Company Website: https://brooklynsolarworks.com/

Email: careers@brooklynsolarworks.com

Brooklyn SolarWorks offers equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, citizenship, immigration status, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Interview Stages:

Candidate Applies- Resume is Reviewed- Interview Request- Interview Conducted- Hire is made.

Remote Status Travel %

Not Applicable 90%