Employment Opportunities

Black Hills Solar ​is looking for applicants to join our team in Spring 2022. Temporary/Part-time positions may be available in Q4 2021 / Q1 2022.

Positions available:

  • Electricians

  • Solar Installers

Black Hills Solar is looking for solar installers, electrical apprentices, and other experienced contractors to join our team. We are looking for individuals with an interest in renewable energy who have electrical experience or are interested in an entry-level position in the electrical field. Other skilled construction workers may apply.

This position is paid hourly, Monday through Friday, 30 to 40 hours per week. Pay is dependent on experience. Part-time and full-time opportunities are available. We operate out of Rapid City; applicants must be local.

Responsibilities include job preparation and planning, delivery and installation of equipment, hardware installation, electrical/wiring, record keeping/materials lists, maintaining materials inventory, and maintaining vehicles, tools, and the workspace on a regular basis.

All applicants must be willing and able to work on ladders and roofs as well as attics and crawlspaces and adhere to all safety protocols. 


  • Construction, roofing, and/or electrical experience.

  • Physical fitness to safely lift 50 pounds overhead, work on ladders, rooftops, attics, crawl spaces, and hot/cold environments.

  • Competence to work safely at all times and use PPE including gloves, eye protection, hearing protection, dust masks, climbing harnesses, etc.

  • A valid driver’s license and a clean driving record.

  • Attention to detail and commitment to quality workmanship.

  • Ability to work well as a team and contribute to efficiency and safety on the job.

  • Good communication skills and a respectful attitude.

  • Willingness to grow with the job and take on additional responsibilities over time.

  • Good organizational skills to plan for each day’s tasks and keep daily records.

  • Respectful and friendly interaction with all team members.

  • Non-smoker.


  • Materials inventory and planning for daily tasks. You must make efficient use of time and be well prepared for each job by maintaining materials inventory, loading vehicles, and being on time for each project.

  • Take on installation tasks and support the team leader. You will follow the project plan, record installation reports, and report any problems/changes to the team leader.

  • Carry, lift and position solar panels on roofs and ground-based structures. You will need to safely raise equipment and tools into position.

  • Excavate, trench, operate equipment, and pour concrete.

  • Attend regular team meetings and training.

  • Organize and maintain the workspace, inventory, tools, and vehicles.

  • You must be able to coordinate and cooperate well with your team and be capable of constructive dialogue and problem-solving in order to ensure a high quality of workmanship.


  • Pay increase with experience and proficiency

  • Worker’s compensation / Group health insurance

  • Paid holidays (7 days)

  • Paid time off

  • Bonus pay

To Apply

Apply by contacting us by email. Tell us about yourself, your relevant experience, at least one reference (from a previous employer), and why you believe you qualify. A resume is helpful but not required. You will hear back from us within one week if we would like to schedule an interview.