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    Updated On: Oct 19, 2023

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    If becoming a member of IBEW 873 and being a part of this project sounds like the right path for you, please check back later.

    Pay starting at $20.31/hr with health care insurance!

    Hardy Hills Solar Project in Clinton County - Be Part of the Future Today!

    This project is a total of 195 Megawatts, consisting of approximately 500,000 solar panels, and spans 1800 acres.  It will kick off in early spring of 2022 and will take approximately 12 - 18 months to complete.  This project will require many highly trained and skilled IBEW Local 873 electricians to install this cutting-edge technology to support our power grid.   Because of the size and scope of this project, IBEW Local 873 has unprecedented membership opportunities which will employ hundreds of community residents.   Hiring will begin in March 2022 and will continue through the length of this project as needed.  Apply Now!!

    Membership Opportunities and Benefits

    Solar energy is one of the fastest-growing industries in America, with a 167% job increase over the past decade.  Between 2014 and 2019, solar employment has increased 44%, five times faster than job growth in the overall U.S. economy.  There are over 240,000 people currently employed doing solar work, with projections of major growth in the future.  We have a unique opportunity to enter the main stage of the solar industry while offering good-paying jobs for our community residents.  

    Because of the size and scope of this project, IBEW Local 873 will need a number of helpers to assist the skilled electricians of IBEW Local 873.  This opportunity will allow many community residents to work on this project alongside the highest-skilled electricians in the area.   We are looking for energetic and motivated people that are interested in becoming members of IBEW Local 873 and being involved in this growing solar industry with us. 

    Job duties will include, but not limited to:

    • material handling

    •  assembly of solar panel posts and brackets

    •  installing solar panels

    • and assisting Journeyman electricians

    We are looking for individuals who are:

    • 18 years of age or older

    •  be able to lift over 50 lbs

    • like working outside

    •  can pass a drug test

    •  has reliable transportation.


    Becoming a member of IBEW Local 873 has its many benefits.  Along with assisting the skilled tradesman of IBEW Local 873 while making a competitive wage, some of the benefits include:

    1. Competitive Wages (Starting at $20.31/hr)
    2. Timely raises (based on hours worked)
    3. Health Insurance 
    4. Two defined benefit pensions
    5. Death Benefits
    6. Union representation

    Career Opportunities

    Along with being a member of IBEW Local 873, as well as being a part of one of the fastest growing industries, there is potential to make the Union electrical industry a career for you.  For those wishing to become an apprentice with the IBEW, this job opportunity could also create pathways into our apprenticeships, where there are a wide variety of career choices.  You could continue to work on this project while going thru the application process should you decide to apply to one of our apprenticeships.  You could apply to be an inside electrician that works on a wide variety of projects from schools, hospitals, restaurants, and industry or apply to be on of our Voice-Date-Video technicians that works on fire alarm, audio/video, phone and networking systems, etc.  For more information regarding our apprenticeships, please click here.

    If becoming a member of IBEW 873 and being a part of this project sounds like the right path for you, please check back later.

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