Contract Position: Solar Installation Technician Facilitation

Relay Education

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Full time

Municipal

Technician Educator HVAC Residential Installer Electrician Energy Specialist

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Jun 22

EMPLOYMENT PERIOD:  

  • August 28 to September 7 (Edmonton)   
  • September 25 – October 5 (Calgary)  

Dates flexible based on availability. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: As Soon as Possible  

LOCATION: Edmonton, AB and Calgary, AB (or willing to travel)  

POSITION DETAILS:  

Relay Education is looking for an experienced solar installer to use Relay’s Solar Installation course content and teach program participants how to install basic solar systems. Course content has already been developed. Topics include: 

  • Electricity & solar basics 
  • Energy storage & off-grid systems 
  • Solar Operation & Maintenance 

The position is a contract position, with a schedule of 9 am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday during course times, and coordination with Relay staff prior to and following the course.  

Two courses are scheduled for the following dates. Exact daily syllabus to be confirmed. We are seeking a candidate who are available for one or both contracts: 

  • August 28 to September 7 (Edmonton)  
  • September 25 – October 5 (Calgary)  

Dates flexible based on availability. 

Relay Education will cover the cost of travel and accommodation if needed within Canada. This is a contract position with the potential for extension to future programs. If you are available for only one or neither of these dates but still fit the qualifications, we encourage you to apply as there will be further opportunities. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Teaching participants how to install solar panels from start to finish (hands-on learning) 
  • Teaching participants basics of solar systems and the solar industry (in-class learning) 
  • Transporting required program materials with a wagon or trailer (all equipment and costs will be covered by Relay Education) 
  • Taking daily attendance  
  • Working with Relay Education staff to plan and facilitate training. 

QUALIFICATIONS:  

Relevant life, work, and/or volunteer experience and education including but not limited to:  

  •  2+ years of solar installation experience  
  • Experience or interest in working outdoors in all weather conditions  
  • Experience in speaking to groups and diverse audiences of various age levels;  
  • (Asset) Experience teaching in a formal educational environment;   
  • Ability to take initiative and be accountable for decisions; 
  • Sense of humour and team-oriented work ethic; 
  • Ability to lift 20-50 pounds; 
  • (Required) Reliable access to a vehicle; 
  • (Required) Valid Driver's License; 

The Green Skills Academy is committed to supplying these courses to underserved and underrepresented communities, specifically Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, Newcomers, Women and Gender Diverse. Priority will be given to individuals who are part of these groups.  

COMPENSATION: Compensation will be negotiated based on experience and will be paid on an hourly basis. 

 ABOUT RELAY EDUCATION:  

Relay Education is an innovative charity that educates, assists and engages individuals and communities about renewable energy and energy conservation through diverse learning programs.   

Relay delivers renewable energy, job skills, and environmental education programs in classrooms and communities. Relay is creating systemic change for a greener future and fostering the next generation of green energy leaders. 

For more information about Relay Education, please visit our website: www.relayeducation.com 

 

APPLICATION PROCESS:  

Please send a resume and short cover letter outlining why this position would be a great fit for you at ive@relayeducation.com with “Solar Facilitator” in the subject line. Please email ive@relayeducation.com with any questions.  

We thank all applicants for their time. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

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