Meet Nathan Young, Solar & Geo Operations Manager



Business Unitand Job Title

Solar & Geo Operations Manager

What does your job entail?

I am involved from the beginning to the end of all of the Melink solar projects in many different ways. On the front end I do site visits to gather information for design and estimating.  I do the preliminary design work and budgeting for the quotes and RFP’s we respond to. Depending on the location of the project, the budgeting process can involve a lot more of leg work up front. Getting accurate installation numbers from contractors and getting familiar with the local state, AHJ and utility requirements can be challenging. Once we are awarded the project, I prepare all of the construction drawings for permitting and secure the interconnection agreements. I also help out the PM’s with getting the right equipment and pricing for our projects. During project construction I help the PM’s when technical issues arise and with QC. On the back end, I am always on the commissioning team to ensure the project is functioning properly.

What is your personal philosophy?

I don’t know that I have a specific personal philosophy. I try to work hard and always move forward.

What did you do before coming to Melink?

I worked for a few smaller solar contractors in the SW Ohio area.

What is your favorite aspect of working at Melink?

I get to work with great people in an industry I enjoy.

What do you like to do in your time off?

Exercise and Sleep

Tell us something that might surprise us about you.

I was as a licensed massage therapist for 7 years before I joined the solar industry.

What are you most proud of?

When my kids act, create or perform better than I have taught them or expected.

What are your hopes for our industry?

I hope the solar industry can continue to flourish and exceed expectations even with the obstacles the current administration is putting in place.

Motto or personal mantra?

Stay Humble. Work Hard. Be Kind.

Do you collect anything?

My wife would say I collect running shoes.