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We're hiring! Send all inquiries to: jane@solarponics.com

Can you read a tape measure? Are you comfortable on a roof? Do you take pride in all that you do? Do you believe in renewable energy? Do you want to build a career in the fastest growing industry in the world? 

Then your future starts here. Solarponics is widely respected within the solar energy industry. We're the oldest solar company in California, and are member-owners of Amicus, the largest solar energy co-op in the U.S. Our motto? We do the right thing.

Competitive pay. Benefits. Paid vacation. A great work environment with awesome workmates in a rewarding, fulfilling industry. Lots of future growth potential.

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 I Installer - OPEN

Residential and Commercial

Solarponics Energy Systems – Atascadero, CA

Updated 09-01-20

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 $16/hr, 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 summary of your work experience, contact information, desired pay rate, available start date to: jane@solarponics.com

NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.


JOURNEYMAN Electrician(s) - OPEN

Residential and Commercial

Updated 10-27-20

Residential and Commercial - Immediate Opening.

Solarponics Energy Systems – Atascadero, CA

JOB DESCRIPTION: We are looking for a Journeyman Electrician to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for installing and repairing wiring, control equipment, and related electrical components for solar energy and storage related projects.

Electrician Responsibilities:

  • Install, maintain and repair electrical control, wiring, and management systems.
  • Read technical diagrams and blueprints.
  • Perform general electrical maintenance.
  • Inspect transformers and circuit breakers and other electrical components.
  • Troubleshoot electrical issues using appropriate testing devices.
  • Repair and replace equipment, electrical wiring, or fixtures.
  • Follow National Electrical Code state and local building regulations.
  • Circuit breaker corrective maintenance.

Electrician Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Completion of electrician apprenticeship.
  • Experience working as an electrician.
  • Journeyman Electrical license required.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills for electrical installation, maintenance and repair
  • Ability to carry, lift, pull, and push up to 75 lbs.
  • Ability to bend, climb, kneel, reach, and squat.
  • Experience in renewable energy field a plus.

Pay: $60-90k/YR  DOE, plus benefits

Applicants must have a valid driver’s license. Position requires you pass a drug screen and background check. 

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


LEVEL II Installer(s) - OPEN

Residential and Commercial

Updated 08-26-20

Residential and Commercial - Immediate Openings.

Solarponics Energy Systems – Atascadero, CA

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 75 lbs.

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

NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.


Heavy Equipment Operator - OPEN

Residential and Commercial

Updated 8-26-20

Residential and Commercial - Immediate Opening. 

Solarponics Energy Systems – Atascadero, CA

JOB DESCRIPTION: We have immediate openings for ONE Heavy Equipment Operator to join our team. This position is responsible for leading our dirt work team in successfully constructing solar ground mount structures and underground infrastructure on both residential and commercial projects, as well as operating and maintaining the team's tools and heavy equipment. This is a full time position with competitive wages, benefits, and bonus opportunities.

Job Responsibilities:
- Successfully reading, interpreting, and applying plan sets to a job site
- Coordinating with the customer, foreman, and other crew members throughout the project
- Assessing and acquiring required materials to complete a project
- Operating company owned skid steer and mini excavator, or any other piece of heavy equipment rented for a job
- Maintenance coordination and record keeping for company truck, trailer, tools, and machinery
- Communicating and directing other employees assigned to the dirt work team, including scheduling, reviews, praise, and disciplinary actions
- Ensuring a safe, efficient, and code compliant installation for each project

Job Requirements & Qualifications:
Minimum of two years (or 2000hrs) of heavy equipment operation experience (must prove experience)
Strong leadership and communications skills
Must be driven and self motivated, with a constant desire to learn and do the right thing always
Experience working alone and being in charge of projects
Valid driver's license. (Class A preferred)
Ability to carry, lift, pull, and push up to 75 lbs.
Ability to bend, climb, kneel, reach, and squat.
Experience in the renewable energy field is a plus.

Pay: $52-56k/YR  DOE, plus training and benefits

Applicants must have a verifiable work history, a valid driver’s license. Position requires you pass a drug screen, background check and physical fitness exam. Must be able to lift and carry 75 lbs.

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

NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.


SERVICE TECH, Entry Level - OPEN

Updated 10-13-20

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.

Skills Required:

  • Ability to work at heights as well as access heights from a ladder.
  • Ability to use hand tools and specific related tools associated with solar panel cleaning and repair.
  • Physical ability to lift and maneuver heavy weighted objects including materials and equipment.
  • Ability to identify safety hazards on project sites and take corrective measures to eliminate or reduce risks associated with those hazards.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both in written and oral communications with crew members, project managers, and more. The ability to listen is a critical aspect of communication.
  • Capable of taking constructive criticism and learning from mistakes.
  • Work well with others.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Primary duty to perform maintenance washing and cleaning of solar panels on rooftops and on ground-mount systems.
  • Inspect work sites to determine condition or necessary repairs.
  • Assist with repairs to existing solar energy systems.
  • Assist the service team with install of radiant heating systems, water heating systems, and pool heating systems as needed.
  • Repair, maintain, and removal of existing solar energy arrays to prepare for new installation.
  • Maintain project sites in a neat and orderly fashion.
  • Must be willing to work some overtime hours to complete time sensitive jobs as required.

Pay: Starting at $15/hr. and includes ongoing training and benefits.

Applicants must have a verifiable work history, a valid driver’s license. Position requires you pass a drug screen, background check and physical fitness exam. Must be able to lift and carry 75 lbs.

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