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Our company is built around its people – so it is no surprise our team has grown.

Established in 2012, Maine Solar Solutions into one of the fastest-growing solar installation companies in the state. Our team designs, procures, installs, and services solar electric systems for residential and commercial customers throughout the southern third of Maine. We have a great team of individuals that care about their work and constantly strive to produce the highest quality product and service that they can.

We invest in people, want to see them grow, and empower them to bring new ideas and innovations to life. We have a strong, diverse team of kind, creative and dedicated people who want to find a purpose in their work and support each other in the process.

If you are looking for a job where you are encouraged to share ideas, be creative, and accomplish amazing things alongside fun, kind, and interesting people please read below:


OUR CORE VALUES:

These are some of the values we live by as a company. We work by them. Everyone on our team believes in what we do  — knowing there is real value to be gained from helping people gain energy independence through solar.

  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Treating everyone with kindness and respect
  • A team player, recognizing the potential of and contributions of other team members

BENEFITS:

We want people to thrive at Maine Solar Solutions, and we believe you do your best work when you feel your best. Here are just a few benefits we’re proud to provide our team:

Team Events

TEAM EVENTS

Strong teams are built on strong bonds. Join us for monthly meetings where we have been known to frequent local bowling alleys, host BBQs, try out local brew houses, and even host private restaurant parties.

401K

We’re serious about sharing in our successes. After a year, we offer a 401K plan with up to a 5% employer match.

401K
Work Life Balance

WORK-LIFE BALANCE

We believe that quality time outside the office is vital to our employees’ satisfaction at work. That’s why we offer paid time off and paid holidays so our team members can take time off and come back refreshed. 

EDUCATIONAL REIMBURSEMENT

We provide employees with a Professional Development reimbursement amount each year that can be used for conferences, courses, subscriptions, and books—whatever inspires your curiosity and develops your abilities at Maine Solar Solutions.

Educational Reimbursement
Health Insurance

HEALTH INSURANCE

We provide healthcare, dental, and optical options so you feel great. We also know that peace of mind is important, and we offer our employees company-paid short-term disability. 


OUR TEAM:

Our talented people are the heartbeat behind our work. We listen to each other, and we are interested in each other as friends. But don’t take our word for it, here’s what the staff says about working here:


“I’m grateful to be part of the team at Maine Solar Solutions.  We benefit from a supportive and collaborative workplace that operates with honesty, integrity, and a clear mission.  Maine Solar is respectful of and attends carefully to, the needs of our customers and employees alike. It is rewarding and empowering to work for a business that shares my personal values.”

Heather Hodgkins, Customer Experience and Marketing Manager


“Maine Solar Solutions is a great company to work for. I love that we are encouraged to go above and beyond for our customers! It feels great to be part of a genuine group of people with great attitudes!”

Jacob Bradley, Lead Electrician

Meet more of our team and why they love working at Maine Solar Solutions here.


CURRENT OPEN POSITIONS

At Maine Solar Solutions, our advantage is our people. Check out our open positions below and enjoy a job where you can accomplish amazing things alongside really good people.

Journeyman, Limited or Master Electrician

Are you looking for greater responsibility and compensation that reflects your skills and contribution? Are you excited to install cutting-edge technology and work as part of the team for Maine’s fastest-growing solar company?

Maine Solar Solutions, a leading solar installation company established in 2012 and based in Brunswick Maine, seeks a licensed Journeyman, Limited, or Master Electrician with a commitment to quality, efficiency, and integrity.

It’s a great time to be in the solar industry and Maine Solar Solutions is a well established and respected installer. We design and install grid-tied solar electric systems, battery back-up systems (including Tesla’s Powerwall System) and car chargers. Our work often includes panel and service upgrades for both residential and commercial customers.

Join a company that will value you and your skills!

By joining Maine Solar Solutions, you will help Maine homeowners and businesses move to solar and battery-based systems.

Our electricians enjoy great hours, consistent work, a company vehicle, a friendly team to work with every day, clean job sites, and appreciative customers.

Talk with us if you are currently an electrical subcontractor tired of chasing work, managing the books, and just running your own business. We’d like to show you how a career with Maine Solar Solutions can fit your lifestyle. If you are just starting out as an electrician, take time to meet with us and learn why we offer the best kind of electrical positions available.

And if you are within a few months of earning your license, come join us – we will continue your training and help you across the finish line to licensure!

We look forward to speaking with you!

Qualifications

We encourage newly licensed electricians to join our team. We will train you and help you develop the skills to excel in your trade.

An experienced candidate will:

  • Have a Maine Limited, Journeyman or Master Electrician license and at least 1 years of related experience
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the NEC
  • Demonstrate a practical knowledge of common tasks including wiring, grounding, interconnection, permitting and inspections
  • OSHA 10 hour preferred

Your Roles and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Perform system commissioning and function checks
  • Under the supervision of the Master Electrician, review system and interconnection design for adherence to Electrical Code (NEC) and industry best practice
  • Help to ensure all necessary materials and tools arrive to the job site
  • Ensure the completion of installation reports and commissioning reports
  • Help to maintain tools and trucks in excellent condition.
  • Be willing to work flexible hours to meet customer needs
  • Have reliable transportation and a current driver’s license with good record
  • Basic competence with computers; including Excel, Word, e-mail and web-based applications
  • Be able to successfully pass a pre-employment criminal, driving and drug screen

Personal Characteristics:

  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Confident and Respectful
  • A team player, recognizing the potential of and contributions of other team members
  • Demonstrably organized and detail-oriented
  • A professional appearance and clear communication skills to deliver excellent customer service
  • Flexibility and Patience – adjust quickly to changing priorities and conditions.
  • Proactive – acts without being told what to do. Brings new ideas to the process and procedures

We will provide a fun and fast-paced work environment and welcome you as part of our team. This is a career opportunity. Your contributions will be appreciated and valued. We provide training and education to grow your skills. We will value your contribution and welcome your suggestions to increase efficiency and maintain excellence in our installation and business practices.

Compensation:

  • Full-Time Hourly Position. Our crews regularly work overtime during our busy summer and fall seasons.
  • health insurance
  • dental insurance
  • disability insurance
  • life insurance
  • 401k / profit sharing
  • paid time off
  • paid holidays
  • tuition assistance
  • Compensation will be based on experience; there is room for advancement based on skills gained and demonstration of productivity & leadership

Maine Solar Solutions is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and business need. We hire without consideration to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender, or any other basis protected by law.

We are committed to workplace diversity and encourage applications from female and minority candidates.

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Ability to transport materials and equipment to complete assigned job tasks (up to 50 pounds frequently and up to 100 pounds with assistance)
  • Ability to work on rooftops with various angles and surfaces which requires frequent bending, twisting, squatting, climbing, kneeling, crawling, turning, standing, and balance
  • Ability to climb ladders
  • Ability to work in outdoor weather conditions including but not limited to excessive noise, extreme heat, extreme cold, wet environment, and humidity
  • Ability to work within the safe range of equipment such as ladders, fall protection harnesses, and other personal protective equipment
  • Ability to work and maintain balance on roofs and other areas of height
  • Ability to work in the sun and possibly low light conditions
  • Ability to work in confined spaces such as attics, basements, and crawl spaces which requires kneeling and crouching
  • Ability to hear verbal commands and warnings

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $32.00 – $40.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental Insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
  • Monday to Friday
  • Electrician: 1 year (Preferred)

License/Certification:

  • State of Maine Electical (Required)

Maine Solar Solutions is seeking a customer-centric, detail-oriented, proactive Solar Administrative Assistant to help keep things running smoothly. This role supports our owner, HR/Operations Coordinator, and Marketing Manager but gets to work with all areas of our team. You are the right fit for this role if you can manage a high volume of details and alternate seamlessly between taking direction and working autonomously.

Established in 2012, Maine Solar Solutions is one of the fastest-growing solar installation companies in the state and has just celebrated its 10th anniversary. Our team designs, procures, installs, and services solar electric systems throughout Maine for residential and commercial customers. We have a great team of individuals who care about their work and constantly strive to produce the highest quality product and service they can.

Our company is built around its people – so it is no surprise our team continues to grow. If you are looking for a job where you are encouraged to share ideas, improve processes, and accomplish amazing things alongside fun, kind, and interesting people, please read below.

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT:

  • Provide calendar management for the owner; prioritize inquiries and requests while troubleshooting conflicts; make judgments and recommendations to ensure smooth day-to-day engagements for the owner
  • Though this role will be based in Freeport, this position will be required to assist the owner in our headquarters office in Durham, ME, roughly 2-3 mornings per week. This also includes helping the bookkeeper file and organize invoices.
  • Retrieve the mail and organize it between locations.
  • Some light QuickBooks entries for Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable, including processing customer payments
  • Manage company cell phone program and vehicle registrations
  • Manage the office’s mainline and phone service, answer incoming telephone calls, determine the purpose of callers, and ensure the message gets to the appropriate personnel or department
  • Provide hospitality to all guests and help create a welcoming environment at our sales and design office in Freeport, Maine
  • Order and maintain an inventory of office supplies. Manage customer books
  • Run errands outside of the office. Errands may include the post office, shipping, buying supplies, dropping and picking up permits, running items between offices, and other duties, as assigned
  • Assist HR/ Operations Coordinator in backup support for payroll and onboarding process of new hires
  • Perform data entry, print, scan/copy documents, and file paperwork
  • Collaborate with the Owner, HR/ Operations Coordinator/Marketing Manager on projects/duties as assigned for the organization’s overall benefit

CUSTOMER SERVICE/OPERATIONS DUTIES:

  • Handle general customer service questions via phone calls and emails. This process includes job status calls, assisting with project timelines and documents, and taking leads and referral information
  • Managing tasks using our CRM (currently ZenDesk) to ensure customers move efficiently through our processes. Sending clear and timely communications based on those tasks
  • Assist HR/ Operations Coordinator with submitting and tracking permitting, Interconnection Agreements, and Mosaic loans
  • Assist with tracking and entering warranty information on third-party platforms

You will love this role if you:

  • You are comfortable regularly following up with our team (including management) to check on the status of projects
  • You love customer service (we are a very customer-centric group)
  • Enjoy organizing daily workload by priorities
  • Can patiently educate customers and answer similar questions repeatedly
  • Establish and maintain trust and rapport with potential customers, current customers, and staff because you are transparent and care about a job well done.
  • You enjoy talking on the phone and responding to emails for most of your day
  • Are okay with team members working at various locations. You will communicate with some team members in person, but many only through Slack, email, Zoom, or phone
  • A self-starter— you take the initiative, adapt to changes, and recognize and capitalize on opportunities to improve internal processes
  • Are good-humored
  • Demonstrably organized and detail-oriented— you love processes and databases and have impeccable time management, organizational skills, and attention to detail
  • Inquisitive—you love to ask questions, learn quickly, and are passionate about renewable energy
  • Ethical and Professional; handle confidential and sensitive information with discretion and tact.

Required Experience & Skills:

  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work
  • Eye for detail, solid organizational skills, and the ability to communicate clearly with customers and staff
  • Self-starter takes the initiative and works well independently and as a team.
  • Valid and current Driver’s License
  • Strong command of Google G Suite tools (Gmail, Calendar, Drive) and Microsoft Office Suite tools (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Learn industry-specific spreadsheets, calendars, tracking charts, documents, and other organizational materials
  • Must be able to handle a high email volume and phone calls
  • Will always maintain a high level of integrity and discretion in handling confidential information
  • Copes well with change – comfortable working with an entrepreneurially minded team and in an industry that is evolving quickly

We will provide a fun and fast-paced work environment and welcome you as part of our team. Your contributions will be appreciated and valued. In addition, we provide training and education to grow your skills. We respect your contributions and welcome your suggestions to increase efficiency and maintain excellence in our business practices.

Schedule: This is a full-time hourly, Monday – Friday position.

Location: Though this role will be based in Freeport, this position will be required to assist the owner in our headquarters office in Durham, ME, roughly 2-3 mornings per week.

Conditions/Physical Demands: This role will regularly operate a computer and phone.

Reporting: This position reports to the Marketing/Customer Experience Manager and works under the direction of the Owner and HR/ Operations Coordinator.

Application Instructions: Please apply on indeed.com with a resume.


Maine Solar Solutions is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and business need. We hire without consideration of race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, or any other basis protected by law.

We are committed to workplace diversity and encourage applications from female and minority candidates.


How To Apply:

Current postings are listed on our Indeed.com page found here.

If you don’t see the position you are looking for, send a cover letter and resume to info@mainesolarsolutions.com and tell us why you’d like to join our team! We will keep your resume on file for future openings.

491 US Route 1 Suite 20
Freeport, Maine 04032

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