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Solarponics is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Solarponics does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.


LEVEL 1 ASSISTANT SYSTEM DESIGN TECH - OPEN

Do you have a passion for renewable energy solutions? Are you interested in a career in the solar energy field? If so, then this is the perfect opportunity for you. Join the rapidly growing renewable energy job market and get trained as a solar PV design engineer.

 Job Summary

Successful candidate will be trained and work primarily on residential solar energy design plan sets. The ideal candidate will be highly detail-oriented, with a strong computer background. Focus will be on training and career development in the solar energy system design field.

Job Duties:

  • Collect jobsite data via online software and on-site visits.
  • Learn how to complete interconnection applications and county building permit applications.
  • Learn production analysis of PV arrays using existing industry models and software.
  • Learn to develop PV system designs using computer-aided drawing tools to show site layouts and installation details.
  • Coordinate with sales / customers / installers / surveyors on projects and seeing through best resolutions.

Qualifications:

  • At least one year experience working in the building/construction or equivalent experience.
  • Aptitude in learning new computer systems and skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work in a team as well as on self-directed independent projects.
  • Ability to balance multiple projects with tight deadlines.
  • Basic understanding of the building/construction environment.
  • Ability to accurately use measuring tools and other basic hand tools.
  • Clean driving record, background check and drug screening required.
  • US Citizen or have legal rights to work in the USA.

Physical Demands:

  • Must be comfortable and able to use ladders, and work at heights.
  • Must be able to lift up to 70 lbs.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, stand, walk, sit, and talk or hear.
  • Able to walk job sites and ability to work on rooftops.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $31,000.00 to $45,000.00 /year

Benefits, Paid Time Off. Paid Holidays.

To apply, email your resume to: jane@solarponics.com, or fax to (805) 466-3395, or drop-off at: 4700 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93422. NO CALLS PLEASE.


LEVEL I INSTALLERS - OPEN

Residential and Commercial

Solarponics Energy Systems – Atascadero, CA

Updated 07-01-19

JOB DESCRIPTION: We are looking for several solar equipment installers, for full-time work. About 55% of our work is on residential rooftops, 20% ground mount systems, and 25% commercial job sites.

Solarponics provides a respectful and safe work environment where each employee is a key member of their team, working toward a common goal, a better product, and a better work environment, a better community.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Must be familiar with the construction site environment, comfortable working around ladders and on various roof types, can use a shovel, have basic hand tools and can use a string line. We expect employees to be on time, and prepared to perform the best they can, every day.

The right candidate will have a desire to learn and grow, with a great regard for the quality of the craft. Selected candidates will receive excellent job skills training in the renewable energy sector.

PAY: Starting at $14/hour, DOE, plus training and benefits.

Applicants must have a valid driver’s license. Position requires you pass a drug screen and background check. Must be able to lift and carry 50lbs.

Please email a reply with a summary of your work experience, contact information, desired pay rate, available start date to: jane@solarponics.com

NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.


LEVEL II INSTALLERS - OPEN

Residential and Commercial

Solarponics Energy Systems – Atascadero, CA

Updated 07-01-19

JOB DESCRIPTION: We are looking for several solar equipment installers, for full-time work. About 55% of our work is on residential rooftops, 20% ground mount systems, and 25% commercial job sites.

Solarponics provides a respectful and safe work environment where each employee is a key member of their team, working toward a common goal, a better product, a better work environment, a better community.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:  3-years experience preferred in the construction trades, plumbing, electrical, roofing, and/or solar experience. Must be familiar with the construction site environment, comfortable working around ladders, and on various roof types. We expect employees to be on time, and prepared to perform the best they can, every day.

The right candidate will have a desire to learn and grow, with a great regard for the quality of the craft. Selected candidates will receive on-going job skills training in the renewable energy sector.

PAY: Starting at $16/hour, DOE plus training and benefits.

Applicants must have a verifiable work history, a valid driver’s license. Position requires you pass a drug screen and background check. Must be able to lift and carry 50lbs.

Please email a reply with: summary of your work experience, contact information, desired pay rate, available start date to:

Email resume and cover letter to: josh@solarponics.com

NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.


SOLAR SALES ASSOCIATE - OPEN

Residential

Updated 07-01-19

Renewable Energy is a personally rewarding and fast-growing industry. The local leader in solar energy systems and energy management on the Central Coast is looking for a residential Sales Associate to join their team of passionate renewable energy professionals.

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Sales Associate is a full-time position responsible for establishing and tracking their own pipeline of customers, as well as assisting the sales manager with customer outreach, qualify leads, and tracking leads throughout the sale process. The Sales Associate works both in-house and in the field. The Sales Associate reports directly to the sales manager.

Solarponics provides a respectful and safe work environment where each employee is a key member of their team, working toward a common goal, a better product, a better work environment, a better community.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Outbound customer calling, tracking and follow up.

Identify sales prospects and contact these and other customers as assigned.

Identify and address client objectives.

Learn about and explain company products and services to potential clients.

Identify target neighborhoods for canvassing.

Follow-up on new leads and referrals resulting from field activity.

Compile and generate spreadsheets, presentations, summary reports.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Participate in marketing events such as mixers, trade shows, and events.

Build sales pipeline via self-generated leads.

Additional customer service and sales tasks as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS

Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Ability to persuade and influence others.

Ability to generate and present reports and presentations.

Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office and CRM software.

Excellent reading, writing, and arithmetic skills.

Maintain a professional, respectful appearance and attitude.

Possession of a valid state drivers license. Work requires local travel.

Willingness to work a flexible schedule that will include some nights and weekends.

Use of personal vehicle is expected, with mileage reimbursement.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Working conditions are normal for an office environment. Work requires significant local commuting with up to 30% weekend and evening work. Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs. Some long distant neighborhood walking may be required.

WHO WILL SUCCEED IN THIS POSITION: A successful candidate will be outgoing, love working with people, and passionate about renewable energy, conservation, and resource management. Successful Sales Representatives are confident, conscientious, self-motivated, achievement-oriented, and not easily discouraged.

COMPENSATION: DOE. Hourly plus commission and bonuses.

Email resume and cover letter to: jane@solarponics.com

Please email a reply with: summary of your work experience, contact information, desired pay rate, available start date to:

NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.