Solar Energy Jobs in Illinois with Tick Tock Energy

Are you looking for a rewarding career with a company who is making a difference? How about working for a family-owned company with great opportunities to flex your skills and advance your career in the field? If so, Tick Tock Energy is the place for you. Each staff member interacts with every level of the team, from sales and service to management, and has a direct impact on how the company runs on a daily basis.

Tick Tock Energy was established in 2006, has been named a Top 500 Solar Contractor in the US every year since 2015 and has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. We are Central & Southern Illinois’ leading choice for commercial, farm, and residential solar customers.

We have open solar energy jobs in Illinois for qualified individuals who want to be a part of a leading renewable energy company in the Midwest.

Why Effingham, Illinois?

When folks think Illinois, they naturally think “Chicago”. The State of Illinois is geographically large and Effingham is about 200 miles south of Chicago.  Effingham is much closer to St. Louis which is a short 90 minute drive away. Indianapolis is about 2 hours away to the east. Effingham is a community of around 12,000 people but offers amenities typically found in much larger towns. It’s location at the intersection of Interstate I-70 and I-57 makes access and quick get-aways super easy. Amtrak has a station in Effingham and a relaxing 3 1/2 hour train ride can get you conveniently to downtown Chicago.

Although farmland is plentiful around Effingham, so are woodlands and lakes which offer great outdoor opportunities from hunting, fishing, boating, hiking, biking, and more. Central and Southern Illinois has wineries, weekend get-aways, and many unique places to stretch your legs and get fresh air. Enjoy the freedom and low stress environment not found in urban areas yet the amenities of many big cities are a short drive away.

Effingham is a great place to raise a family. Real estate is affordable, local schools are great, community and civic pride is strong. Effingham County has a reputation for prosperity, is growing, and attracts large corporate entities. Visit the Effingham Convention & Visitors Bureau for more info.

Please submit resumes and cover letters to [email protected].

Note: Tick Tock Energy strongly encourages a healthy lifestyle, but we do not require COVID-19 vaccination for employment.

Available Positions at Tick Tock Energy

Check back soon for open positions and feel free to submit an inquiry to [email protected].

We are looking for professionals with experience in cost estimating, solar sales, solar engineering, and project management.

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Senior Electrical / Solar Engineer

Full Time Position | Date Posted: 1/10/2022

You will lead our engineering department, manage a small staff and outside consultants, and perform engineering work to keep up with our rapidly growing workload.  Ideally, you have a great mix of practical field electrical construction experience and engineering expertise, or quick to pick up new skills.  You understand electrical code, building electrical engineering principles, are detailed yet efficient in completing your work.  You’re a great leader, communicator, and team player.  If you don’t have solar experience, you’re dedicated to getting up-to-speed asap with our help!

In our small but fast-paced environment, you will provide key technical support to the sales team and support cost estimating for developing solar systems for residential, farm, and commercial segments.  We have installed systems to 700 kW and are developing 2 to 5 MW installations for large commercial/industrial facilities.  Battery-based systems with emergency generators are becoming common and you’ll be at the forefront of working with these systems.

Keen analytical skills, the ability to crunch numbers on a spreadsheet or other modeling tools required.   After jobs are sold, you’re adept at taking initial scope and plans and turning into final engineering documents for our project delivery team.   Under your leadership, our engineering department excels and allows our sales team to double revenue output by end of 2022 and triple results by end of 2023.

Farm/Ag Sector Solar Sales Consultant

Full Time Position | Date Posted: 1/12/2022


Farm/Ag Sector Solar Sales Consultant

Location: Effingham, IL office. Must live in Central/Southern IL region.

Position Location: Remote/work-from-home possible but frequent attendance at the EFFINGHAM, IL OFFICE required. Must live in Central/Southern IL region. (ideal candidate already lives in this area and very familiar with the local farm market)

Tick Tock Energy is seeking a sales consultant to rapidly grow our success in the farm and agricultural market in Central and Southern Illinois. As a proven sales professional you understand the farm economy and have great local contacts and connections you can leverage for immediate impact. If you don’t have solar experience but understand consultive selling and solution development, we will provide training. If you have solar experience, that is better yet.

In addition to consultive selling, you understand farm economics, finance, and know a good investment when you see one. You understand financial statements and are savvy at explaining the financial benefits of solar to farmers which to many should see this as a “no brainer”. You understand cashflow, leasing and other financing strategies and options. On the technical side, electrical and construction related experience very beneficial.

Patience, persistence, perseverance, and a great attitude is required. You need sharp attention to detail and facilitate information sharing with the technical team to identify options and solutions that are right for the customer. You’re fine with rolling up your sleeves to get things done with respect to prepping sales proposals and presentations. You’re a proven hunter for new business, cultivator of relationships and strong at keeping customer connections leading to considerable referral and repeat business.

Day-to-day you’ll sell our roof, ground-mount, and tracker solar solutions to hog, dairy, grain, poultry, and other farm customers. Related agribusinesses are also opportunities. The average system size will range from 50 kW to 200 kW and some will include battery energy storage and emergency generators.

Under your leadership, and with current market conditions, we expect solid revenue production within 6 months and consistent growth in sales thereafter. It’s an incredible market opportunity and meeting aggressive goals are required

Solar Service Technician/Electrician

Full Time Position | Date Posted: 5/23/2022

Location: Effingham, IL office. Must live in Central/Southern IL region.

Position Location: Dispatch-from-home possible but frequent attendance at the EFFINGHAM, IL OFFICE required. Must live in Central/Southern IL region. (Ideal candidate already lives in this area)

Tick Tock Energy, Inc. is seeking a Solar Service Technician, reporting to our Service Manager.  You will be responsible for performing preventative and reactive maintenance, systems commissioning, troubleshooting and general maintenance for clients’ solar and electrical assets.

In our small but fast-paced environment, you will manage time and resources to ensure clients are serviced promptly and efficiently.  Perform electrical troubleshooting, perform system inspections, support monitoring systems, adhere to safety procedures, contribute to process improvement, and innovation.

Must have strong communications skills, great customer service skills, be organized, be patient and have a strong understanding of safety.

Ideal candidate has Journeyman or Master Electrician skill level.  Should have good computer skills including the ability to use/learn electronics user interface for troubleshooting equipment and updating firmware.


  1. Performs Solar Systems monitoring, troubleshooting, retrofitting, installation, and commissioning.
  2. Collects data, photos, and assists in the creation of field reports for appropriate company personnel and customers.
  3. Services Energy Storage Systems (ESS) for commissioning, troubleshooting, and maintenance
  4. Acts as technical resource to sales and other staff.
  5. Leads efforts for safe working practices.
  6. Processing warranty claims and communicating with manufacturers technical support.


  1. Quickly reduce and eventually eliminate our need to utilize subcontractors to perform service-related work.
  2. Become a key technical resource for our Sales and Project Management teams.
  3. If you have an electrical background but lack solar experience, you commit to becoming a solar expert utilizing the training we provide within 3 months and obtaining NABCEP certification within 18 months.

Please submit resume to:

Tick Tock Energy, Inc., Attention:  Human Resources, PO Box 14, Effingham, IL 62401

Or email to:  [email protected]

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