Entry-Level Solar Energy Installer

Recruiting Contact

Taitem Engineering
110 South Albany Street
14850 Ithaca , NY
United States
New York US
Position Status: 
Full Time
Position Type: 
Salary Schedule: 
Per Year

Taitem Engineering is receiving applications for a full-time entry-level solar energy installer.

Position Title: Entry-Level Solar Energy Installer

Timeline:  Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply immediately.  Cover letters and resumes must be received via email by 5PM Friday, August 23.

Company: Taitem Engineering is a progressive engineering firm based in Ithaca, NY, specializing in design work with a focus on green building, energy studies, energy research, energy audits, quality assurance, and renewable energy system design and installation, including solar electric, solar thermal and geothermal systems. Taitem stands for “Technology As If The Earth Mattered,” reflecting the firm’s commitment to the environment.

Location: Company headquarters are in Ithaca, NY, with projects throughout the Fingerlakes region.


This is an entry-level renewable energy installer position for a person who has —

  • an interest in and aptitude for installing solar-electric systems,
  • an excellent work ethic and
  • dedication to quality work.

Responsibilities include assisting with installations for residential and commercial customers and working with a Crew Chief to ensure a complete high-quality installation in the most efficient manner possible. Specific work includes assisting with all aspects of project work including —

  • roof attachments,
  • racking assembly,
  • foundation excavations,
  • concrete pours,
  • trenching,
  • module installation,
  • electrical wiring,
  • conduit installation,
  • monitoring setup, and
  • system commissioning.

Essential Skills and Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated mechanical, electrical, or construction experience or a strong aptitude for these skills.
  • Interest in renewable energy systems and how they operate and
  • Ability to perform high-quality, efficient work
  • Ability and comfort working outside in all seasons, working on roofs, and working with ladders, scaffolding, lifts, and hand and power tools
  • Excellent customer and co-worker interaction skills
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Willingness to travel to project sites within a two-hour radius around Ithaca

Compensation: Compensation will be competitive and will fit the experience and skill set of the applicant. Available benefits include medical and dental insurance, a 401(k) plan, paid time off and an Employee Assistance Program. Some tools are provided but it is desirable for the installer to build and maintain his or her own toolset over time. Additional training in the renewable energy field is also available and is highly encouraged.

Please note that this is an entry-level position with significant opportunity for advancement to positions such as Crew Chief or Operations Manager. 

Taitem Engineering is committed to creating a diverse workplace and encourages applications from candidates who will help us achieve this goal. We encourage applications from women and people of color.

To be considered for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter via email to Melissa Kemp, Project Development Manager, at mkemp@taitem.com. Please no paper applications and no phone calls.

Taitem Engineering, PC is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.