AltGen Africa
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    15 November 2023
    17 Highgate Street, Cape Town, South Africa
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    Solar PV
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    Renewable Energy
    Job Location Postal Code
    Western Cape
    Contact Name
    Nicole van der Kolff


    Are you passionate about renewable energy and committed to making a positive impact on the environment? We are seeking a skilled and motivated Electrician to join our client’s dynamic team in the residential and commercial solar PV industry. As a leading player in the sustainable energy sector, we are dedicated to creating a cleaner and greener future. If you are a qualified Electrician with experience in solar PV installations and a strong work ethic, we invite you to be part of our mission to harness the power of the sun.

    Our ideal candidate will be responsible for various aspects of solar PV systems, including installation, maintenance, and repair. You will have the opportunity to contribute to the advancement of renewable energy solutions while ensuring the efficient and safe operation of solar power systems.

    As an Electrician, with a Red Seal qualification, you will be responsible for ensuring that all the solar PV systems that are installed are done according to the specifications and comply with regulations.
    You will also conduct testing and commissioning activities, utilizing specialized tools and equipment to measure electrical parameters, diagnose faults, and ensure compliance with system specifications. Additionally, you will play a pivotal role in documenting all installation, maintenance, and repair activities, preparing detailed reports on system performance, and providing recommendations for improvements and upgrades.

    If you suit the above criteria, then we encourage you to apply to form part of a rapidly growing and passionate team!

    Education Requirements

    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • Completion of an accredited electrical apprenticeship program
    • Red Seal qualified
    • Valid 3-phase wireman’s license as approved by the Department of Labour

    Experience Requirements

    • Proven experience as an electrician, with a focus on solar PV installations
    • Familiarity with residential and commercial electrical systems
    • Experience with issuing certificate of compliance (COC) for a minimum of one (1) year
    • Experience in construction, engineering, or energy sectors is highly desirable
    • In-depth knowledge of three-phase electrical systems and their applications in solar installations
    • Familiarity with solar panel installation practices, wiring methods, and industry standards
    • Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills


    As an integral part of our team, your responsibilities will include the installation and wiring of solar panels, inverters, batteries, and associated electrical components. You will follow wiring diagrams and manufacturer guidelines to connect and route wiring, ensuring efficient power distribution, particularly in three-phase systems.
    Maintenance and repair tasks will be a crucial aspect of your role, involving routine inspections, troubleshooting, and the identification and resolution of electrical issues. Adhering to all safety regulations and industry standards, you will utilize proper lockout procedures and personal protective equipment (PPE) to minimize risks and maintain a safe working environment.
    Collaboration and effective communication are key components of this role, as you will coordinate with team members, project managers, and other stakeholders to ensure the timely completion of projects.


    • Proficient in electrical wiring and circuitry
    • Strong understanding of solar PV technology and components
    • Ability to read and interpret electrical and construction blueprints
    • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
    • Attention to detail and commitment to quality workmanship
    • Knowledge of safety protocols and adherence to industry best practices

    Who Is AltGen?

    We offer recruitment, consulting and employment services with a focus on recruitment for renewable energy and sustainability jobs across the globe. AltGen is a renewable energy recruitment agency with offices in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Kenya, Mauritius, and the United Kingdom, which focuses on developing careers for individuals in our niche space.

    With an experienced and passionate team with over 100 years of combined experience, AltGen plays an integral role in the renewable energy and sustainability industry. We operate throughout the world and are rapidly expanding.

    Our recruitment agency focuses on jobs in: Solar | Wind | Renewable Energy | Biogas | Biomass | Energy Management | Energy Efficiency | Green Buildings | Green Tech | Photovoltaics | Solar Thermal | Energy Storage | Battery Systems | Off-grid | Hydro | CSP | CPV | IoT | AI | AgriTech | FinTech | Green Hydrogen | Wheeling | Energy Trading | ESG | Sustainability | Carbon Management.

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