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Roofing Installer at Sunrun

Roofing Installer

Sunrun Des Plaines, IL Full-Time


Sunrun is the nation's #1 home solar company. We believe that everyone should control their own power. We believe that instead of paying more and more each year for dirty power people should have a choice. Our vision is to create a planet powered by the sun by giving homeowners a cheaper, cleaner choice of power. And our mission is to lead the transformation of the energy industry and make solar the preferred way to power homes. We will deliver a compelling customer experience, create a sustainable cost advantage and be the catalyst for explosive growth in home solar.

Many homes do not qualify for solar as-is and require construction upgrades to safely install solar panels. The Home Upgrades team identifies and enables upgrades to roofs, electrical systems, and structural supports of homes to allow solar installation when they would not otherwise qualify.

We are looking for a talented person to join the Home Upgrades team. The Roofing Installer will be responsible for working closely with the Roofing Foreman, Branch Construction Supervisor, and installation teams. The Roofing Installer will be responsible for assisting roof projects and repairs. The Roofing Installer is a working field position that works with a team of 3 to 6 members. The Roofing Installer will be cross trained as a PV Solar Installer as well.


  • Responsible for assisting in the successful re-roof and repair of clients roofs including but not limited to:

  • Safely load and unload roofing materials from the vehicle to the roof

  • Ensure there is adequate materials and equipment to safely and efficiently complete projects

  • Lift roofing materials onto roof using pulleys or ladder

  • Safely remove existing roofing from home

  • Clear debris from roof

  • Install new roofing-composition, tile and single ply roofing according to manufacturer specifications

  • Repair and/or replace damaged sheathing, starter, fascia, and rafters

  • Locate and repair cracked tiles

  • Fill in missing tiles

  • Clear out gutters and drains

  • Locate and fix leaks

  • Repair damage caused from storms and high winds

  • Assist the Roofing Foreman with completing projects within established guidelines and timeframes

  • Ensure attention to detail with an emphasis on safety, quality, customer service, and productivity

  • Effectively learn all aspects of the construction workflow of the project to drive productivity

  • Help maintain project documentation and photo requirements

  • Demonstrate knowledge of OSHA standards related to roofing procedures and enforce safety practices and standards

  • Work within a positive working dynamic on the installation crew and with branch co-workers; Analyze and resolve worker problems and recommend solutions;

  • Perform weekly vehicle inspection for proper tire pressures, oil level, working lights, etc.

  • Ensure accuracy of your own time sheets

  • Maintain excellent lines of communication

  • Perform service calls when necessary

  • Installation of the mechanical systems of ground or roof mounted solar system

  • Assemble the racking and solar array

  • Assemble equipment along with properly sealing all roof penetrations

  • Trenching, concrete work and equipment assembly


  • Must have minimum of one (1) year roofing experience, including concrete tile, clay tile, and composition shingle

  • 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 drivers license

  • Knowledge of standard roofing procedures, methods, materials, systems, and buildings codes as they relate to the roofing process

  • Basic carpentry skills as the relate to roofing; plywood and shiplap replacement

  • Ability to use a tape measure, simple hand tools including a hammer, utility knife, and chalk line, broom and other cleaning tools effectively

  • Professional appearance and customer interaction

  • Have a strong work ethic, high level of craftsmanship/workmanship with strong attention to detail

  • Ability to follow instructions, learn quickly and know when to ask questions

  • Basic computer knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word

  • Possess strong mechanical and construction skills

  • Have excellent verbal communication and documentation skills

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Ability to drive a truck and trailer preferred

  • Ability to work safely in a branch/warehouse/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

    Sunrun is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind. Our commitment to Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging drives our ability to build diverse teams and develop inclusive work environments. At Sunrun, we believe that empowering people and valuing their differences will help us create a planet run by the sun for everyone.

    We are committed to equal employment opportunity without consideration of race, color, religion, ethnicity, 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. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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