MPU Electrician


The Main Panel Upgrade Electrician is responsible for providing the technical expertise to safely plan and perform main panel upgrades for residential solar projects. This position will work both independently and with the Solar Installation crews, performing other electrical work related to solar installations.


  • Safely plan and complete Main Panel Upgrades (MPU)

  • Ensure that the work is performed in a professional and workmanlike manner to conform to existing national and local building codes

  • Work cooperatively with team members to complete residential solar installations and Bright Box (storage) installations as needed

  • Diagnose and troubleshoot system components to resolve electrical issues

  • Lead the installation of electrical systems that interconnect the solar array to the grid

  • Ensure work performed by all electricians is of good workmanship and compliant with current NEC and local codes

  • Work with branch team and home owners to fulfill any necessary system repairs to support solar equipment installation

  • Interface with branch leadership to ensure compliance with electrician / labor ratios and continuing education requirements


Ability to drive a vehicle during the normal course of business. Must maintain a clean driving record with the ability to pass a driving background check. Must be 21 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license.

  • Must possess and maintain a current and valid state Journeyman License/Electrician Certification

  • Minimum 3 years of electrical installation and repair experience

  • Working knowledge of current NEC codes

  • Must have working knowledge and experience replacing residential electrical services and distribution panels

  • Ability to effectively manage work to achieve required timelines

  • PV Solar installation experience is preferred but not required

  • Must be experienced with all required hand and power tools associated with the electrical trade

  • Strong interpersonal/human relations skills

  • Strong analytical and creative problem solving skills

  • Ability to read and interpret single line drawings

  • Must be comfortable working from ladders and at heights

  • Willing to lead and develop apprentices

  • Must maintain a clean and valid driver's license

  • Must be able to pass a drug test and background check

  • Ability to work safely in a branch/warehouse/field rooftop environment

  • Ability to operate office equipment including computers and determine accuracy of work

  • Ability to interact with co-workers and participate in meetings


  • Ability to transport materials and equipment to complete assigned job tasks (up to 50 pounds frequently and up to 100 pounds with assistance)

  • Ability to work on rooftops with various angles and surfaces which requires frequent bending, twisting, squatting, climbing, kneeling, crawling, turning, standing, and balance

  • Ability to work in confined spaces which requires kneeling, crouching and climbing ladders

  • Ability to work in outdoor weather conditions including but not limited to: excessive noise, extreme heat, extreme cold, wet environment, and humidity

  • Ability to frequently utilize hand functions requiring fine motor skills including but not limited to: fine manipulation, grasping, and pinching

  • Ability to frequently utilize gross motor skills including but not limited to: pushing, pulling, and reaching


This description indicates the general nature and level of the qualifications and duties required of employees in this job classification, as well as the essential functions a person must be able to perform to do this job. It is not designed to be a comprehensive inventory of all duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


Sunrun Inc. and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and make employment decisions on the basis of merit and business need. We hire without consideration to race, color, religion, citizenship, political activity or affiliation, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex or gender, or any other basis protected by law.

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