Senior QA Inspector - Contractor

Institute for Building Technology and Safety
Frederick, MD
Jun 08, 2021
Jun 11, 2021
IT, QA Engineer
Full Time
The residential Solar QA Inspector-Contractor 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. A person in this position is expected to demonstrate (a) Expertise in Photovoltaic (PV) technologies and installation practices; including ability to recognize quality practices and methods associated with such installations. This language was changed prior to initiating "track changes" feature. (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. Removed "and on budget" as this position does not require management of any budgets. A person in this position will be expected to complete the following Schedule and perform Solar QA inspections as assigned by IBTSEnsure that inspections are performed within turnaround times as determined by IBTS.Perform quality assurance inspections/audits of residential and commercial solar system installations.Inspect properties and materials for compliance with plans, specifications, and manufacturers' requirements.Document the audit providing full photo set 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.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.REQUIREDMust have a valid Driver's License and reliable vehicle transportationExcellent organizational skills and attention to detailsOwn 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 teamOwn 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 setMaintain any relevant certifications and/or licenses that are required by your local jurisdiction for carrying out assigned tasks PREFERREDExtensive knowledge of applicable codes, standards, and trade practicesWorking knowledge of reading plans, specifications, and product manufacturers' installation instructionsEDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS REQUIREDHigh school diploma or GED Basic entry level coursework in solar photovoltaics or minimum 6 months experience in the solar electrical industry or related construction employmentOSHA 10-hour certification trainingPREFERREDCombined 3 years or more experience in design or installation of electrical systems and/or inspection of residential electrical or solar electrical systemsExtensive knowledge of applicable codes, standards, and trade practicesWorking knowledge of reading plans, specifications, and product manufacturers' installation instructions3 years' experience in Solar PV installation, design, or inspection services PREFERRED LICENSE OR CERTIFICATION NABCEP Certified PV Installer, OR UL PV Installer CertificationInternational Code Council (ICC) certification as a Residential Electrical InspectorLicense as a General / Electrical Contractor or license/certification as a solar system installerIBEW Journeyman, OR Professional Engineer, OR Licensed Electrician. OR a combination of NABCEP Associate Certification and Journeyman. Bring your passion, expertise, and experience to IBTS! The Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization 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. IBTS is headquartered in Ashburn, VA, with additional offices in Louisiana, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma, Texas, Puerto Rico, and Washington, DC. We are committed to building a community of experts with diverse backgrounds, disciplines, and perspectives who are passionate about our mission. IBTS is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer that maintains a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or sexual orientation. This opportunity is open to Section S3 Residents. Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Explore the opportunities!