Renewable Energy Tradesperson

Renewable Energy Tradespersons select, install, set up, test, fault find, repair and maintain renewable energy equipment and systems (note: it does not include electrical work covered by licensing requirements declared by the Electrical Regulators Advisory Council (ERAC) for an 'Electrician's licence'.)

Personal requirements of a Renewable Energy Tradesperson may include:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Problem solving
  • Technically minded
  • Attention to detail

Renewable Energy Tradespersons may complete the following tasks:

  • Dismantle, assemble and fabricate electrotechnology components
  • Solve problems in extra-low voltage single path circuits
  • Solve problems in multiple path d.c. circuits
  • Fix and secure equipment
  • Use drawings, diagrams, schedules and manuals
  • Lay wiring/cabling and terminate accessories for extra-low voltage circuits
  • Solve problems in single phase low voltage circuits
  • Solve problems in electromagnetic circuits
  • Verify compliance and functionality of a renewable energy installation
  • Carry out basic repairs to renewable energy apparatus by replacement of components
  • Solve basic problems in photovoltaic energy apparatus
  • Diagnose faults in RE control systems
  • Solve problems in stand-alone RE systems
  • Install stand-alone photovoltaic power systems
  • Maintain documentation
  • Source and purchase material/parts for installation or service jobs
  • Provide quotations for installation or service jobs
  • Deliver a service to customers
  • Use basic computer applications relevant to a workplace
  • Comply with scheduled and preventative maintenance program processes
  • Provide basic instruction in the use of electrotechnology apparatus
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Install and set up grid connected photovoltaic power systems
  • Install, configure and commission grid connected photovoltaic power systems
  • Assemble and set up photovoltaic energy apparatus in a domestic dwelling
  • Use engineering applications software
  • Install small wind energy conversion systems for stand-alone applications
  • Locate and rectify faults in electrical low voltage equipment following prescribed procedures
  • Apply lead-free soldering techniques
  • Perform manual heating, thermal cutting and gouging
  • Conduct electrical tests on low voltage electrical machines

This position requires a Certificate in Renewable Energy plus on-the-job training.