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Position: Solar Technician
Organization: Merlyn Power
Location: Kitchener, Ontario

Merlyn Power is a solar installation company, the focus of our work is the installation and service of solar energy systems. Mainly on grid PV systems, occasionally with energy storage. Off grid solar PV systems and some solar thermal application work. We are based in Kitchener and have been operating since 2003.

Merlyn is looking for a hands on technical minded individual who can join our team and grow to help in all aspects of the business. The short term intent of this position is to assist with the close of the current solar installation season to ~mid Dec – at which point the successful candidate can transition to indoor activity Jan – Mar until field work commences in early spring 2022.

Starting pay rate of: $22-30 per hour, experience dependant.


  • Prior construction experience and aptitude a must.
  • Solar specific experience would be a strong asset but not required.
  • Valid class G drivers licence
  • Physically fit *
  • Working at Heights certification (to be provided if candidate does not already possess).

*The candidate MUST be able to handle the field work, and in that context must be great physical shape. The rooftop work is hard and at the same time technical, it is several trades rolled into one. We don’t generally install in winter Jan – mid Mar but any dry day above ~-2C and below ~32C is fair territory.

Job Description

Shop duties

  • Housekeeping of shop space, vehicles, organization and cleanup
  • Shop fabrication work and assembly in support of project work
  • Preparation of job material, racking, junction boxes, wiring leads etc
  • Inventory management

Field work as solar installer

Working under supervision of lead installer providing assistance in

  • Layout of rooftop solar array
  • Installation of solar PV mounts and racking system
  • Setup of homerun wiring, junction boxes and bonding system
  • Installation of inverter and running of conduit/wiring from rooftop junction boxes to inverter
  • Commissioning of solar system, including online monitoring setup and handover
  • Installation of array perimeter guard
  • Assistance in service calls, troubleshooting and repair

Level 2 Project management and administration

  • Remote site analysis and system sizing
  • PV system tech support (via remote monitoring)
  • CAD drawing for system design
  • Engineering surveys for structural assessment
  • Single line diagrams and utility application paperwork
  • Preparation of building permit application packages
  • Communication with subcontractors, customers, local authorities and utilities.

Level 3 Development Work

  • Internal improvement – research related to improvements to installation work
    • new vendors, tools, installation processes
  • Marketing -- designing and implementing new marketing compaigns
  • Special projects – In-house technical builds. Examples: LifeP04 battery build, pedal powered generator, solar PV/thermal, solar food dryer etc The potential list is endless!
  • New business development - online presence enhancement

To Apply: 

Applicants are asked to send a cover letter and resume to

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Sep 21 2021    ID: 61400