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The Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that was established to provide unbiased professional building code compliance services, while enhancing the communities in which we work. At IBTS, our mission is to deliver quality services to meet the challenges of governance at all levels while enhancing public safety, economic development, and the general welfare of the community. Our services include Building and Community Development, Energy and Sustainability Services, Disaster Planning and Recovery, Quality Assurance, as well as Compliance and Risk Monitoring.
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This is a contract/consultant position, at a part-time equivalency. Residential Solar QA Inspector performs quality assurance inspection services and reporting of residential solar system installations to ensure compliance with product manufacturers' installation instructions, building/electrical/mechanical/plumbing codes and standards, and industry best practices.
We are looking for Inspectors in the following locations:
A person in this position is expected to demonstrate
(a) Expertise in quality assurance systems, preferably with a strong knowledge of Photovoltaic (PV) technologies and installation practices;
(b) Knowledge as to the application of corresponding building, electrical, and fire codes;
(c) Professionalism in customer relations with all levels of clients and coworkers;
(d) Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of stakeholders; and the
(e) Ability to successfully complete projects on time and within budget.
A person in this position will be expected to complete the following
Perform Solar QA inspections as assigned by IBTS
Ensure that inspections are performed within turnaround times as determined by IBTS.
Inspect properties and materials for compliance with plans, specifications, and manufacturers' requirements.
Document the audit with a full photo taken to illustrate all findings on-site, and provide descriptions of any issues which have noted deficiencies and require corrective action. Complete applicable inspection forms and submit along with photos within 3 days of inspection completion.
Maintain data on residential PV products, installation instructions, test methods, and other documents as deemed appropriate for the work. Must stay continually educated in solar product changes and code requirements so as to provide accurate and complete inspection data.
Participate in monthly calls as provided or directed by IBTS.
Obtain and maintain certifications, licenses, and insurance required for work as an independent contractor in your region.
Must have a valid Driver's License and reliable vehicle transportation
NABCEP Certified PV Installer, OR IBEW Journeyman, OR UL PV Installer Certification, OR Professional Engineer, OR Licensed Electrician. OR a combination of NABCEP Associate Certification and Journeyman.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to details
Own and be able to operate with efficiency and ease: cell phone, digital camera, and computer with internet access (preferably PC)
Able to communicate effectively and professionally with homeowners, business owners, PV installation contractors, and IBTS management team
Own and be able to operate basic tool set including ladder, electrical PPE, measuring tape, compass, inclinometer, flashlight, and screw drivers with basic bit set of Philips, flat, T-25, T-28 Torx, and Allen wrench set
Maintain any relevant certifications and/or licenses that are required by your local jurisdiction for carrying out assigned tasks
Extensive knowledge of applicable codes, standards, and trade practices
Working knowledge of reading plans, specifications, and product manufacturers' installation instructions
International Code Council (ICC) certification as a Residential Electrical Inspector
License as a General / Electrical Contractor or license/certification as a solar system installer
High school diploma or GED
Minimum 6 months experience in the solar electrical industry or related construction employment
OSHA 10-hour certification training
3 years construction and/or inspection experience
Combined 3 years or more experience in design, installation of electrical systems, and/or inspection of residential electrical or solar electrical systems