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JOB TITLE: SOLAR TECHNICIAN/INSTALLER

LOCATION: IBADAN, OYO STATE, NIGERIA

Ashdam Solar Co. Ltd is a dynamic renewable energy company in Nigeria, providing clean, affordable and uninterrupted smart energy solutions.  Our team spirit has a bright future; it is for us a life – long commitment in the greener world.

We are looking for passionate and efficient Solar Technician/Installers to join our team. As  Solar Technician/Installer, the candidates will be responsible for installation, troubleshooting and maintenance of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems.

Job Description/Responsibilities

  • Mount solar rails on roof tops and other structures as required.
  • Install, maintain and troubleshoot Solar panels, Inverters, Batteries, Charge Controllers. Electrical Integration and other components of Solar Installation
  • Configures PV systems based on site conditions and customers’ needs and expectations;
  • Follows building standards and codes when installing panels and support structures.
  • Inspects electrical installation and wiring.
  • Tests operating voltages; calibrates to ensure systems are within acceptable power limits.
  • Meet with customers and discuss project details in order to accommodate their needs
  • Collaborate with sales team to design and customize solar systems for customers
  • Performs routine maintenance on PV systems.
  • Have technical presentations with prospective clients, work closely with other staffs across the company supporting improvements in Quality, New Product Development and all other departments.
  • Perform site audits (take measurements, photographs, notes, and energy audit of project sites)
  • Install, troubleshoot and maintain projects
  • Utilize software systems to design systems and record progress of various tasks
  • Submit and pick up client packages at various location as needed
  • Coordinate, organize and prepare jobsite for inspection process
  • Support branch staff with administrative support, including organization and maintenance of project folders, uploads of pictures, completion of finished folders and work processes
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Good knowledge of PV equipment and installation.
  • Good knowledge of electrical wiring and equipment.
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to read building, electrical plans and equipment manuals.
  • Ability to use hand and power tools to install Solar PV components.
  • Familiarity with productivity tools, including Google Workspace and Microsoft Office 
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Quick to collaborate and coordinate with team members when necessary
  • Strong math and critical reasoning skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all department across the company and other internal and external contacts
  • Willingness to learn new technologies and adapt to changing technical environmentProfessional and personal credibility
  • A self-motivated individual who is able to work independently and is results orientated, with the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Must operate within division policy guidelines using independent judgment in achieving assigned objectives
  • Must be able to communicate in English Language (speak, hear and write) effectively to various intellectual levels.
  • Travel to different cities and towns across Nigeria to perform duties as assigned
  • Good customer service skills

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of a diploma in a related/relevant discipline
  • Good knowledge/experience in the electrical installation industry is preferred
  • Must be computer literate
  • Vocational or technical school training is an advantage.
  • Experience in a similar role is an advantage

Physical Demands:

  • Have full range of mobility in upper and lower body
  • Be able to work in various positions, including, but not limited to, stooping, standing, bending over, sitting, kneeling and squatting for extended periods of time
  • Be able to lift, pull and push materials and equipment to complete assigned job tasks
  • Be able to lift 50 kg of weight frequently throughout assigned workday
  • Ability to set up, secure and climb a 20-foot ladder onto rooftop of various angles and surfaces. Not afraid of working at heights

Application Deadline

30, November 2022

 


Solar Queen Technical Training Scholarship for Women

Building women technical capacities in the renewable energy industry

Significant gaps exist in the participation of women and men in the renewable energy industry and in the access of women and men to technological knowledge base. There is a general and societal belief about girls/women not being technically inclined thereby narrowing female careers to specific job roles which results to lower income, low self esteem, depression, stress, lack of economic growth and much more. 

The overall objectives of the solar queen technical training scholarship is to provide opportunities for women to develop skills and capacities that will allow tham reach their maximum potentials in the renewable energy industry. Specific objectives are;

  • Prepare women for technical roles in the renewable energy industry such as solar installers and field engineers.
  • Bridge the gender gap in the renewable energy industry by building workforce of competent women..
  • Mentor women to be employment ready and to drive solutions in the industry as solar installers or entrepreneurs.
  • Enable companies and organizations to access pool of trained and certified women installers that they can utilize to balance their workforce gender divide.
Eligibility Criteria
Must be a woman
Have passion for renewable energy

Motivated to contribute to universal energy access
Able to finance the remaining 50% of the course fee (N25,000)
Be able to sponsor her living expense during the 5-day training duration  
This program is developed and sponsored by Ashdam Solar Co. Ltd. (www.ashdamsolar.com) in collaboration with Girls and Women Technological Empowerment Organisation – GWTEO (www.gwteo.org). The course is implemented using Ashdam Solar Academy Solar PV Design and Installation course curriculum.  
As Covid-19 preventive measures,
Use of face mask, social distancing, frequent washing of hands and use of sanitizers will be mandated during the training. Participants without face mask ON will not be admitted into the premises of the training facility.
Application Deadline: 31st January, 2021Application now open for the February – March 2021 Cohort
Training Dates

Virtual Training:

8th to 26th February, 2021

Physical Training:

1st to 5th March, 2021

Costs
 
·        50% Course fees are covered by the scholarship (25,000)
·        Travel cost to training location and accommodation not included
·        Average hotel accommodation cost is N6,000 per night. While preferences may reduce or increase the hotel cost.
Physical Training venue
 
Ashdam Solar Academy, S7/588, Behind Real Food and Wine, Lagos Road, Challenge, Ibadan, Oyo State
Virtual Training

Will be hosted via Ashdam Solar Academy, Google Classroom and Zoom

Few pictures from past events


ASHDAM SOLAR PAY SMALL SMALL SCHEME

The Ashdam Solar Pay Small Small Scheme is an installment payment plan designed by Ashdam Solar Company Limited in partnership with financial institutions to support Nigerians to get over the frustrations of little or non-availability of electricity supply by switching to Sustainable self-generation of Electricity and to ease the acquisition of solar, inverter or renewable energy solutions by PAYing SMALL – SMALL . The Ashdam Solar Pay Small Small Scheme removes the barrier of non-affordable Solar and Inverter Systems for qualified individuals and/or businesses through the introduction of up to 2 years payment plan for Solar and Inverter solutions designed to create easier and effective access to clean and reliable energy with quality products/services.

Who can participate?

The Ashdam Solar Pay Small Small Scheme is for all Nigerians, employed and self-employed who own homes or live in a rented apartment, for big and small offices, schools, cooperatives, churches, mosques, banks, military and para-military institutions. All who wish to participate in the program need to produce valid identification, evidence of gainful or self-employment, evidence of responsible citizenship like utility bills, and bank statements. With an initial payment include 20% of component cost  plus installation cost and premium insurance cost for fire and burglary. The balance payment is spreads on tenor up to 2 years with 2% monthly interest on the financed sum, the Solar or Inverter system is installed. All products in the bundle enjoy manufacturers’ warranty of between 1 – 25 years. 

To apply for the Ashdam Solar Pay Small – Small Scheme, CLICK HERE

VIEW ASHDAM SOLAR PRODUCTS AND BUNDLES HERE

The Benefits

The benefits include:

  1. Access to constant Electricity
  2. No recurrent operational cost as there is no need to buy fuel
  3. A substantial reduction on electric bills even if they are estimated
  4. Increased Productivity and 24/7 entertainment
  5. Advanced quality of life
  6. Improved security

Application Checklist (for processing)

1) Completed application form

2) Utility bill for your place of residence

3) Valid Means of identification (International passport/Drivers license)

4) Copy of bank statement( Six(6) months)

5) Proof of employment/self employment