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  • Dunns Bridge Solar-Helper
    Updated On: May 25, 2021

     Help Wanted!!

    IBEW Local 531 is looking for helpers to assist on the Dunns Bridge Solar project in Jasper County, Indiana.  This project is a total of 700 Megawatts, consisting of 2.4 million solar panels, and spans approximately 4900 acres.  It will kick off in the Fall of 2021 and will take approximately 2.5 years to complete.  This project will require many highly trained and skilled IBEW Local 531 electricians to install this cutting-edge technology to support our power grid.   Because of the size and scope of this project, IBEW Local 531 has unprecedented membership opportunities which will employ hundreds of community residents.   Hiring will begin in August 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 531 will need a number of helpers to assist the skilled electricians of IBEW Local 531.  This opportunity will allow many community residents to work on this project alongside the highest-skilled electricians in the area.  This is also a long-term project, lasting approximately 2.5 years starting the Fall of 2021.  We are looking for energetic and motivated people that are interested in becoming members of IBEW Local 531 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 531 has its many benefits.  Along with assisting the skilled tradesman of IBEW Local 531 while making a competitive wage, some of the benefits include:

    1. Competitive Wages 
    2. Timely raises (based on hours worked)
    3. Health Insurance (covers spouse and dependents)
    4. Health Reimbursement Account
    5. Two defined benefit pensions
    6. Death Benefits
    7. Apprenticeship pathway
    8. Union representation

    Career Opportunities

    Along with being a member of IBEW Local 531, 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 a residential electrician that works on single and multi-unit dwellings; a Voice-Date-Video technician that works on fire alarm, audio/video, phone and networking systems, etc., or an inside electrician that works on a wide variety of projects from schools, hospitals, restaurants, and industry.  For more information regarding our apprenticeships, please click here.

    Apply Now! 

    *We are currently experiencing issues with the Mobile fillable application.  Laptop or desktop version should be working fine.  We are working on this issue and hopefully will be resolved soon.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

    If becoming a member of IBEW Local 531 and being a part of this historic project sounds like the right path for you, please submit your application.  You can Click Here to complete an online application.  Once you have filled out the application, you can email it to info@ibewlocal531.org.  You can also download an application below, print it, fill it out and return it to our business office located at 2751 N. St. Rd. 39, Laporte, In 46350.  Our office hours are Monday - Friday, 7:00 am to 4:30 pm.

    If you would like to speak to a representative of IBEW Local 531 and request more information, please click here and someone will be in touch as soon as possible.  

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