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Do you take pride in all that you do? Do you believe in sustainability? Do you want to build a career in the fastest growing industry in the world? Join the Solarponics team.

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.

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OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR - OPEN until filled.

Residential and Commercial

Solarponics Energy Systems – Atascadero, CA

Updated 03-30-21

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Office Administrator plays an integral role in the customer service and organizational strength of our company. The Office Administrator will provide administrative support, greet and direct customers/visitors and answer and respond to calls and emails. Qualified candidates will have strong verbal and written communication skills, an ability to multi-task with a friendly demeanor. This position offers a very steady and predictable schedule with long-term job security opportunity for the right candidate.

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

Primarily Responsibilities

Greet customers and direct them to the appropriate team member

  • Conduct clerical duties, including filing,  responding to emails and preparing documents
  • Set up customer's solar system monitoring
  • Close Customer’s files – prepare final books
  • Provide assistance with lead tracking
  • Enter sales opportunities in accounting programs
  • Email potential customers with Introductory correspondence thru our CRM
  • Provide support to all team members as needed
  • Schedule appointments and provide administrative support for sales team
  • Track all "referrals" and process referral payments with proper documentation
  • Monitor office supplies and maintain an organized office
  • Generate reports from accounting program
  • Job costing

Qualifications & Skills

  • Strong written & verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize projects
  • Customer service oriented
  • Ability to complete administrative task with little supervision
  • Type 35 WPM
  • Microsoft Office
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • G Suite

Pay: DOE, plus training and benefits.

Position requires you pass a drug screen and background check.

To Apply: Fill out application form at top of page.

NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.


LEVEL I Installer - OPEN until filled.

Residential and Commercial

Solarponics Energy Systems – Atascadero, CA

Updated 02-19-21

JOB DESCRIPTION: Now hiring 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: Up to $36,000/yr 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.

To Apply: Fill out application form at top of page.

NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.


JOURNEYMAN Electrician(s) - OPEN until filled.

Residential and Commercial

Updated 02-19-21

Residential and Commercial - Immediate Opening.

Solarponics Energy Systems – Atascadero, CA

JOB DESCRIPTION: Now hiring 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
  • Can carry, lift, pull, and push up to 75 lbs.
  • Able to bend, climb, kneel, reach, and squat.
  • Experience in renewable energy field a plus.
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.

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: Fill out application form at top of page.


LEVEL II Installer(s) - OPEN until filled.

Residential and Commercial

Updated 02-19-21

Residential and Commercial - Immediate Openings.

Solarponics Energy Systems – Atascadero, CA

JOB DESCRIPTION: Now hiring 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 candidate(s) will receive on-going job skills training in the renewable energy sector.

Pay: Up to $40,000/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 and background check. Must be able to lift and carry 75 lbs.

To Apply: Fill out application form at top of page.

NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.


Heavy Equipment Operator - OPEN until filled.

Residential and Commercial

Updated 02-19-21

Residential and Commercial - Immediate Opening. 

Solarponics Energy Systems – Atascadero, CA

JOB DESCRIPTION: Now hiring Heavy Equipment Operator(s) 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)
Can carry, lift, pull, and push up to 75 lbs.
Able 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: Fill out application form at top of page.

NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.


SERVICE TECH, Entry Level - OPEN until filled.

Updated 02-19-21

Now hiring Service technicians to join our team. 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.

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.

Skills Required:

  • Able to work at heights as well as access heights from a ladder.
  • Know how 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.
  • Can 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.
  • Help 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: Up to $36,000/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: Fill out application form at top of page.


Warehouse Assistant, Entry-Mid Level - OPEN until filled.

Updated 02-19-21

Now hiring warehouse assistant(s), for full-time work. 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.

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 Description:

Reporting directly to warehouse manager, the warehouse assistant performs a number of duties aimed at ensuring that the operations of a warehouse are run smoothly on a daily basis. Their work includes assisting warehouse manager in making sure that the flow of production is handled effectively. They control the flow of stock, monitor the coming and going of goods and handle stock records within a stockyard environment. Work hours are 10:00AM to 6:30PM.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Take direction from warehouse manager on a daily basis and review them thoroughly
  • Load and unload goods from delivery vans
  • Ensure that correct quantity has been received by comparing received goods with information on the work order
  • Identify any damaged or missing goods and record pertinent information
  • Ensure that delivery forms are signed only upon satisfaction of completed order
  • Move received goods to appropriate storage areas using mechanical equipment such as forklifts
  • Make sure that all goods are labeled properly using appropriate lot and item #'s
  • Isolate and report any broken or damaged goods at the time of order picking
  • Move picked goods from storage areas to delivery pallets using forklifts
  • Prepare a series of documents such as dispatch notes and labels
  • Ensure that all installers comply to the company’s safety and security procedures
  • Establish and maintain meaningful relationships with vendors to ensure smooth procurement

Pay: Up to $36,000/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: Fill out application form at top of page.

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.


Sales Associate, Entry Level - OPEN until filled.

Updated 03-09-21

JOB DESCRIPTION:The Sales Associate is a full-time position responsible for establishing and tracking 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.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

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

Compile and generate spreadsheets and summary reports.

Additional customer service and sales tasks as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS DESIRED

Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Ability to persuade and influence others

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.

To Apply: Fill out application form at top of page.

NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.