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Do you take pride in all that you do? Do you believe in sustainable living? Do you want to build a career in one of the fastest growing global industries? Do you want to help change the world, literally? 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.

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.

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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Administrative Assistant  - OPEN until filled

Solarponics Energy Systems – Atascadero, CA   Updated 06-22-22

Solarponics is currently seeking strong leaders to support our company growth and continued success.

Summary:

The administrative assistant is an entry level position. This position is in our service department, working closely with the service techs and service coordinator. This position will receive training and support that will ensure success. 

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Answer and direct phone calls.
  • Organize and schedule meetings and appointments for the service department.
  • Maintain contact lists.
  • Organize and maintain filing system.
  • Carry out administrative duties including but not limited to; typing, copying, binding, scanning, mailing.
  • Handle sensitive information in a confidential manner.
  • Take accurate notes.
  • Writing memos, correspondence, invoices, receipts, spreadsheets and other reports as needed.
  • Schedule appointments
  • Follow up with customers regarding appointments.
  • Working with vendors.
  • Create and present reports and spreadsheets.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Qualifications & Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be comfortable in a fast-paced environment and able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Be able to work well in a flexible, “roll up your sleeves” and dynamic work environment.
  • Effectively prioritize and manage time well. 
  • Able to write reports and presentations.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work with staff across multiple departments.
  • Problem solving skills. 
  • Experience with various forms of office software and equipment.
  • Customer Service: Experience handling potential customers, and current customer base, along with the ability to provide internal customer service to teams.  Always thinking with a customer focused mindset, that promotes the culture and clean energy mission of Solarponics.

Requirements

  • Ability to demonstrate sound reasoning skills (critical thinking) in risk assessment.
  • Leadership capability; experience in the team project.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Project, Word, Excel.
  • Ability to communicate well, both verbally and in writing.
  • High School diploma or equivalent.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee needs to be able to sit, stand and move about the inside of the facility to manage the workforce.
  • Operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as; copy machine, printers, etc.
  • Lifting and handling of boxes and/or materials up to a maximum of 25 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job; close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • As a condition of employment full vaccination for COVID-19 is required.

Benefits

  • Paid time off, paid holidays, paid sick leave
  • Medical, vision, dental insurance coverage plans
  • 401K retirement planning

Pay: $16 hr. 

Statement by Solarponics:

Solarponics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


Project Manager  - OPEN until filled

Solarponics Energy Systems – Atascadero, CA   Updated 06-14-22

Solarponics is currently seeking strong leaders to support our company growth and continued success.

Summary:

Production Manager will ensure that residential project production proceeds safely, on-time, efficiently and to a high level of quality, from inception to commissioning. This is a full-time, in-house position.

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Ensure status of production is known, communicated and monitored against schedule.
  • Chief point of contact for project stakeholders including Solarponics staff, Local AHJ, Utilities, HOAs.
  • Follow up with customer on production activity as customer’s point of contract through the entire process and make sure the customer is fully satisfied at every stage of the process.
  • Efficient implementation of project plans, goals, tasks, resources, schedules, and budget.
  • Coordinate designers, warehouse, field staff, vendors, and subcontractors as needed.
  • Monitor all projects for quality, safety, professionalism, and efficiency; identify opportunities for improvement. 
  • Identify and resolve production issues, and communicate to stakeholders as they arise.
  • Analyze performance data to identify issues and improve efficiency and performance.
  • Provide daily production status updates and forecasts.
  • Schedule city inspections with AHJ’s and field techs.
  • Chief point of contact for inspection requirements and inspector communication.
  • Ensure all project milestones are met according to schedule. 
  • Manage, motivate, and mentor a variety of support personnel.
  • Maintain vendor contracts and relationships.
  • Schedule or monitor pickup, delivery, or distribution of products or materials.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Qualifications & Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be comfortable in a fast-paced environment and able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Comfortable with a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.
  • Be able to work well in a flexible, “roll up your sleeves” and dynamic work environment.
  • Effectively prioritize and manage time well. 
  • Analytical skills.
  • Proven track record of managing and building projects within their forecasted budgets.
  • Experience in solar, construction, or an engineering-related industry managing contractors.
  • Experience working with subcontractor bids, and the request for proposal process.
  • Experience reading blueprints.
  • Strategic decision-making capability.
  • Problem solving skills. 
  • Knowledge of solar industry and NEC code a plus. 
  • Understanding of the municipal permitting processes a plus.
  • Computer Skills: Must be highly proficient with the Microsoft Suite, such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and accounting software.
  • Customer Service: Experience handling potential customers, and current customer base, along with the ability to provide internal customer service to teams.  Always thinking with a customer focused mindset, that promotes the culture and clean energy mission of Solarponics.

Requirements

  • Ability to demonstrate sound reasoning skills (critical thinking) in risk assessment.
  • Leadership capability; experience in the team project.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Project, Word, Excel.
  • Ability to communicate well, both verbally and in writing.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee needs to be able to sit, stand and move about the inside of the facility to manage the workforce.
  • Operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as; copy machine, printers, etc.
  • Lifting and handling of boxes and/or materials up to a maximum of 50 pounds occasionally, and 25 pounds on a regular basis.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job; close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • As a condition of employment full vaccination for COVID-19 is required.

Benefits

  • Paid time off, paid holidays, paid sick leave
  • Medical, vision, dental insurance coverage plans
  • 401K retirement planning

Pay: $50,000 to $75,000 DOE

Statement by Solarponics:

Solarponics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


Solar Energy Inspection Tech - Level 1 - CLOSED

Solarponics Energy Systems – Atascadero, CA   Updated 03-29-22

Solarponics is currently seeking strong leaders to support our company growth and continued success.

The Inspection Tech is a full-time position that takes solar install projects thru the final step of city/county approval. A strong candidate is detail-oriented with great customer service skills, good instincts, great problem-solving, and sound judgment for balancing quality, productivity, and team morale. Solarponics fosters individual and team growth with advancement opportunity. Our philosophy is simple: Be kind. Live local. Work hard. Consume less. Respect others. Make a positive difference every day.

Responsibilities & Duties:

The inspection technician actively manages the inspection calendar and site visits. This includes coordinating appointments with homeowners, city building departments and Solarponics production department.

A strong candidate is detail-oriented with great customer service skills, good instincts, great problem-solving, and sound judgment for balancing quality, productivity, and team morale. This person will need to be adaptable to the fast-paced, ever-changing nature of solar. 

  • Monitor all active projects and assure they progress quickly through the inspection process
  • Prep completed installations for final inspection, per local building department requirements (signage, placards, etc)
  • Schedule inspections with homeowners while coordinating to meet with city/county official(s)
  • Work with city/county inspectors to finalize the permit inspection
  • Take jobsite photos of equipment and placards as needed
  • Follow up on completed inspections and explain results to homeowners
  • Commission solar monitoring systems
  • Complete basic electrical configurations (will train)
  • Troubleshoot systems
  • Develop positive working relationships with city/county inspectors
  • Complete all necessary tasks to move projects along to the Utility and PTO team
  • Create weekly status reports and present to manager
  • Additional tasks and duties as assigned

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Familiarity with the construction field
  • Strategic decision making capability
  • Problem solving skills 
  • Effectively prioritize and manage time well 
  • Flexibility to adapt to an ever-changing environment
  • Analytical skills 
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Proficiency with computers and computer software programs such as Word and Excel.
  • Use of basic hand tools, tape measure
  • Strong commitment to a successful customer experience
  • Knowledge of solar industry and NEC code a plus 
  • Understanding of the municipal permitting processes a plus
  • Experience in residential solar and electrical or construction related field a plus

Requirements:

  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position for long periods of time
  • Must be able to climb ladders and stairs regularly, and be comfortable with heights of at least 20 feet and walking on all roof types
  • Able to work in various weather conditions and in extreme temperatures
  • Able to lift 75 lbs. regularly
  • Must have a verifiable work history
  • Must have valid driver’s license and clean DMV driving record
  • Position requires you pass a drug screen, background check and physical fitness exam

Benefits:

  • Paid time off, paid holidays, paid sick leave
  • Medical, vision, dental insurance coverage plans
  • 401K retirement planning

PAY RANGE: $19-$22/ hr. DOE

Statement by Solarponics:

This employer is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


Solar Energy Design Tech - Level 1: OPEN until filled.

Solarponics Energy Systems – Atascadero, CA - Updated 03-29-22

Solarponics is currently seeking strong leaders to support our company growth and continued success.

The Level 1 Designer is a full-time position that works in-house to assist in developing the layouts for residential and commercial PV systems for both ground mount and rooftop system arrays.

A strong candidate is detail-oriented, good instincts, great problem-solving, and sound judgment for balancing quality, productivity, and team morale. Solarponics fosters individual and team growth with advancement opportunity. Our philosophy is simple: Be kind. Live local. Work hard. Consume less. Respect others. Make a positive difference every day.

Responsibilities & Duties:

Duties will be varied depending on projects being proposed or under construction and may include:

  • Site assessment and analysis both from on-site data collection and web tools
  • Site specific production analysis of PV arrays using existing industry modeling software
  • Develop specifications and collect data for utility interconnection applications
  • Develop PV system designs using computer aided drawing tools to show site layouts, electrical one and three line diagrams, and component installation details
  • Work with project management tools to facilitate completion and assign next task due
  • 70% in-office work. 30% in-the-field work
  • Must work well with others in a shared workspace
  • Works closely with production manager, and reports directly to the design manager
  • Ongoing training is provided, with opportunity to advance
  • Additional tasks and duties as assigned

Qualifications & Skills:

  • The ideal candidate will work in-house, and have some knowledge in designing projects using AutoCAD, and be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel. Other basic computer program knowledge is a plus
  • Experience working directly in a construction-related field a plus
  • Existing understanding of PV arrays and their electrical interconnections a plus
  • Ability to work as a team, as well as on self-directed independent projects
  • Ability to balance multiple projects and tight deadlines
  • Must be comfortable working on ladders, rooftops
  • Use of basic hand tools, tape measure
  • Understanding of the municipal permitting processes a plus

Requirements:

  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position for long periods of time
  • Must be able to climb ladders and stairs regularly, and be comfortable with heights of at least 20’ and walking on all roof types
  • Able to work in various weather conditions and in extreme temperatures
  • Able to lift 75 lbs. regularly
  • Must have a verifiable work history
  • Must have valid driver’s license and clean DMV driving record
  • Position requires you pass a drug screen, background check and physical fitness exam 

Benefits:

  • Paid time off, paid holidays, paid sick leave
  • Medical, vision, dental insurance coverage plans
  • 401K retirement planning

Pay: $19 hr to $22 hr, DOE, plus training and benefits

Statement by Solarponics:

Solarponics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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


 Service Tech - Level 1 - CLOSED

Solarponics Energy Systems – Atascadero, CA - Updated 03-10-22

The service tech is a full-time position. The service tech will accompany a service manager on repair and light install projects on site. Once trained, the service tech will make service calls solo, and be responsible for problem resolution, timekeeping, and parts used.

A strong candidate is detail-oriented with great customer service skills, good instincts, great problem-solving, and sound judgment for balancing quality, productivity, and team morale. Solarponics fosters individual and team growth with advancement opportunity. Our philosophy is simple: Be kind. Live local. Work hard. Consume less. Respect others. Make a positive difference every day.

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Primary duty to perform maintenance service including washing and cleaning of solar panels on rooftops and on ground-mount systems
  • Inspect work sites to determine condition and 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
  • Take jobsite photos of equipment as needed
  • Professional customer interaction
  • Additional tasks and duties as assigned

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Strong commitment to a successful customer experience
  • Ability to work as a team, as well as on self-directed independent projects 
  • Must be comfortable working with and interacting with people, as some customer interaction is required
  • Ability to balance multiple projects and tight deadlines
  • Experience in residential solar and electrical or construction related field 
  • Strategic decision making 
  • Problem solving skills 
  • Effectively prioritize and manage time well 
  • Flexibility to adapt to an ever-changing environment
  • Analytical skills 
  • Proficiency with computers and computer software programs such as Word and Excel.
  • Strong commitment to a successful customer experience
  • Ability to balance multiple projects and tight deadlines
  • Solar energy system knowledge a plus
  • Must have a clean DMV to be able to drive company service vehicles

Requirements:

  • Experience in a construction related field a plus
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Must be able to, and comfortable with working in the field, at customer locations
  • Know how to use hand tools and specific related tools associated with solar panel cleaning and repair
  • Can identify safety hazards on project sites and take corrective measures to eliminate or reduce risks associated with those hazards
  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position for long periods of time
  • Must be able to climb ladders and stairs regularly, and be comfortable with heights of at least 20 feet and walking on all roof types
  • Able to work in various weather conditions and in extreme temperatures
  • Able to lift 75 lbs. regularly
  • Must have a verifiable work history
  • Must have valid driver’s license and clean DMV driving record
  • Position requires you pass a drug screen, background check and physical fitness exam
  • Must be willing to work some overtime hours to complete time sensitive jobs as required

Benefits:

  • Paid time off, paid holidays, paid sick leave
  • Medical, vision, dental insurance coverage plans
  • 401K retirement planning

Pay: From $45,000/yr DOE, plus training and benefits

Statement by Solarponics:

This employer is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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


Sales Associate - OPEN until filled.

Updated 03-29-22

Solarponics is currently seeking strong leaders to support our company growth and continued success.

The Level 1 Sales Associate is a full-time position. The Sales Associate is 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.

A strong candidate is detail-oriented with great customer service skills, good instincts, great problem-solving, and sound judgment for balancing quality, productivity, and team morale. Solarponics fosters individual and team growth with advancement opportunity. Our philosophy is simple: Be kind. Live local. Work hard. Consume less. Respect others. Make a positive difference every day.

Responsibilities & Duties: 

  • Outbound customer calling, tracking and follow up
  • Knowledge of computer programs and customer service software
  • Identify sales prospects via mapping and demographic tools and database info
  • Learn about and explain company products, services, and benefits to customers
  • Identify target neighborhoods for canvassing
  • Walk targeted neighborhoods delivering door hangers
  • Prepare mailings
  • Follow up on new leads and referrals from field activity
  • Collect and enter data as required
  • Take photos of project sites, service panels
  • Participate in marketing events such as mixers, trade shows, and events
  • Compile and generate spreadsheets and summary reports
  • Work requires sone local commuting with up to 20% weekend and evening work
  • Use of personal vehicle may be necessary, with mileage reimbursement
  • Additional customer service and sales tasks as assigned

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Office admin experience a plus
  • Experience in a sales driven environment a plus
  • Strategic decision making 
  • Problem solving skills 
  • Effectively prioritize and manage time well 
  • Flexibility to adapt to an ever-changing environment
  • Analytical skills 
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Proficiency with computers and computer software programs such as Word and Excel
  • Use of basic hand tools, tape measure
  • Strong commitment to a successful customer experience
  • 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
  • Must be well mannered and comfortable speaking with clients
  • Ability to talk and communicate clearly on the phone

Requirements:

  • Work requires sone local commuting with up to 20% weekend and evening work.
  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position for long periods of time
  • Must be able to climb ladders and stairs regularly, and be comfortable with heights of at least 20 feet and walking on all roof types
  • Able to work in various weather conditions and in extreme temperatures.
  • Adherence to all safety protocols
  • Maintain a professional, respectful appearance and attitude
  • Able to lift 40 lbs. regularly
  • Must have a verifiable work history
  • Must have valid driver’s license and clean DMV driving record
  • Position requires you pass a drug screen, background check and physical fitness exam 

Benefits:

  • Paid time off, paid holidays, paid sick leave
  • Medical, vision, dental insurance coverage plans
  • 401K retirement planning

Pay: DOE. Hourly plus commission and bonuses. $45,000/yr. to $200,000/yr.

Statement by Solarponics:

This employer is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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

NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.


Solar Installer - Level 1 - CLOSED

Solarponics Energy Systems – Atascadero, CA  Updated 03-29-21

Solarponics is currently seeking strong leaders to support our company growth and continued success.

The level 1 Solar Installer is a full-time position. The level 1 solar installer works in the field as part of a team installing solar energy systems, battery backup systems, as well as solar water heating and radiant heating systems.

A strong candidate is detail-oriented with great customer service skills, good instincts, great problem-solving, and sound judgment for balancing quality, productivity, and team morale. Solarponics fosters individual and team growth with advancement opportunity. Our philosophy is simple: Be kind. Live local. Work hard. Consume less. Respect others. Make a positive difference every day.

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • About 55% of our work is on residential rooftops, 20% ground mount systems, and 25% commercial job sites
  • Assist with the install of solar PV systems on rooftops, or ground mount arrays.
  • Set ground mount posts
  • Pour concrete as needed
  • Build structural solar PV frames
  • Work with power tools, cutting, attaching, securing materials
  • Use of ground contact tools, shovels, etc.
  • Use of power tools as needed
  • Collect and organize job materials and inventory as needed
  • Keep jobsite safe and clean at all times
  • Install electrical conduit and wire runs
  • Must have a verifiable work history
  • Must have valid driver’s license and clean DMV driving record
  • Additional tasks and duties as assigned
  • Adherence to safety protocol

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Strong commitment to a successful customer experience
  • Ability to work as a team
  • Experience in residential solar and electrical or construction related field 
  • Effectively prioritize and manage time well 
  • Flexibility to adapt to an ever-changing environment
  • Ability to balance multiple projects and tight deadlines
  • Know how to use hand tools and specific related tools
  • 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
  • Must be well mannered and comfortable speaking with clients
  • Must have a clean DMV to be able to drive company service vehicles

Requirements:

  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position for long periods of time
  • Must be able to climb ladders and stairs regularly, and be comfortable with heights of at least 20 feet and walking on all roof types
  • Able to work in various weather conditions and in extreme temperatures.
  • Adherence to all safety protocols
  • Able to lift 75 lbs. regularly
  • Must have a verifiable work history
  • Must have valid driver’s license and clean DMV driving record
  • Position requires you pass a drug screen, background check and physical fitness exam 

Benefits:

  • Paid time off, paid holidays, paid sick leave
  • Medical, vision, dental insurance coverage plans
  • 401K retirement planning

Pay: From $52,000/yr DOE, plus training and benefits

Statement by Solarponics:

This employer is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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

NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.


Service Tech - Level 2  - CLOSED

Solarponics Energy Systems – Atascadero, CA  - Updated 3-10-22

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Primary duty to perform maintenance and troubleshooting of solar panels on rooftops and on ground-mount systems
  • Inspect work sites to determine condition or necessary repairs
  • Perform 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
  • Removal and replacement of existing solar energy arrays for re roofs or to prepare for new installation
  • Clean uniform and appearance
  • Balancing workload and time allotted for each job
  • Maintain project sites in a neat and orderly fashion
  • Safely troubleshooting PV systems (legacy and current) and finding a fix
  • Removal and replacements of full PV systems for re-roofs
  • Clearly communicating with customers the issue and cost for repair and accepting payment
  • Data entry in our database after work is completed
  • Inverter and optimizer swaps
  • Communicating parts needed or return trips to supervisor
  • Keeping a clean and well stocked vehicle
  • Identify safety hazards on project sites and take corrective measures to eliminate or reduce risks associated with those hazards

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Work well with others
  • Capable of taking constructive criticism and learning from mistakes
  • Service info and data entry in our database after work is completed
  • Strong commitment to a successful customer experience
  • Ability to work as a team, as well as on self-directed independent projects
  • Ability to balance multiple projects and tight deadlines
  • Experience in residential solar and electrical or construction related field 
  • Experience in a service and repair related field
  • Strategic decision making 
  • Problem solving skills 
  • Effectively prioritize and manage time well 
  • Flexibility to adapt to an ever-changing environment
  • Analytical skills 
  • Proficiency with computers and computer software programs such as Word and Excel
  • Know how to use hand tools and specific related tools associated with solar panel repair
  • 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
  • Must be well mannered and comfortable speaking with clients
  • Strong commitment to a successful customer experience
  • Ability to balance multiple projects and tight deadlines
  • Must have a clean DMV to be able to drive company service vehicles

Requirements:

  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position for long periods of time
  • Must be able to climb ladders and stairs regularly, and be comfortable with heights of at least 20’ and walking on all roof types
  • Able to work in various weather conditions and in extreme temperatures
  • Able to lift 75 lbs. regularly
  • Must have a verifiable work history
  • Must have valid driver’s license and clean DMV driving record
  • Position requires you pass a drug screen, background check and physical fitness exam 

Benefits:

  • Paid time off, paid holidays, paid sick leave
  • Medical, vision, dental insurance coverage plans
  • 401K retirement planning

Pay: From $55,000/yr, plus training and benefits

Statement by Solarponics:

This employer is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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

NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.


Solar Installer/Electrician - Level 11 - OPEN until filled.

Solarponics Energy Systems – Atascadero, CA  Updated 09-20-21

Solarponics is currently seeking strong leaders to support our company growth and continued success.

The Level 11 Solar Installer/electrician is a full-time position. A strong candidate is detail-oriented with great customer service skills, good instincts, great problem-solving, and sound judgment for balancing quality, productivity, and team morale. Solarponics fosters individual and team growth with advancement opportunity. Our philosophy is simple: Be kind. Live local. Work hard. Consume less. Respect others. Make a positive difference every day.

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • About 55% of our work is on residential rooftops, 20% ground mount systems, and 25% commercial job sites
  • Assist with the install of solar PV systems on rooftops, or ground mount arrays
  • Set ground mount posts
  • Pour concrete as needed
  • Build structural solar PV frames
  • Work with power tools, cutting, attaching, securing materials
  • Use of ground contact tools, shovels, etc.
  • Use of power tools as needed
  • Collect and organize job materials and inventory as needed
  • Keep jobsite safe and clean at all times
  • Complete basic electrical configurations
  • Install electrical conduit and wire runs
  • Must have a verifiable work history
  • Must have valid driver’s license and clean DMV driving record
  • Additional tasks and duties as assigned
  • Adherence to safety protocol

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Work well with others
  • Capable of taking constructive criticism and learning from mistakes
  • Project info and data entry in our database after work is completed
  • Strong commitment to a successful customer experience
  • Ability to work as a team, as well as on self-directed independent projects
  • Ability to balance multiple projects and tight deadlines
  • Experience in residential solar and electrical or construction related field 
  • Strategic decision making 
  • Problem solving skills 
  • Effectively prioritize and manage time well 
  • Flexibility to adapt to an ever-changing environment
  • Analytical skills 
  • Proficiency with computers and computer software programs such as Word and Excel.
  • Ability to balance multiple projects and tight deadlines
  • Must have a clean DMV to be able to drive company service vehicles

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.

Requirements:

  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position for long periods of time
  • Must be able to climb ladders and stairs regularly, and be comfortable with heights of at least 20 feet and walking on all roof types
  • Able to work in various weather conditions and in extreme temperatures
  • Adherence to all safety protocols
  • Know how to use hand tools and specific related tools
  • 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
  • Must be well mannered and comfortable speaking with clients
  • Able to lift 75 lbs. regularly
  • Must have a verifiable work history
  • Must have valid driver’s license and clean DMV driving record
  • Position requires you pass a drug screen, background check and physical fitness exam 

Benefits:

  • Paid time off, paid holidays. Paid sick leave.
  • Medical, vision, dental insurance coverage plans
  • 401K retirement planning

Pay: From $52,000/yr DOE, plus training and benefits. 

Statement by Solarponics:

This employer is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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

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LICENSED Electrician(s) - OPEN until filled.

Solarponics Energy Systems – Atascadero, CA   Updated 03-20-22

Residential and Commercial

Solarponics is currently seeking strong leaders to support our company growth and continued success.

The Licensed Electrician is a full-time position. A strong candidate is detail-oriented with great customer service skills, good instincts, great problem-solving, and sound judgment for balancing quality, productivity, and team morale. Solarponics fosters individual and team growth with advancement opportunity. Our philosophy is simple: Be kind. Live local. Work hard. Consume less. Respect others. Make a positive difference every day.

Responsibilities & Duties: Now hiring Certified and/or licensed residential electricians 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.

  • 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
  • Keep work vehicle stocked with consumables
  • Keep work vehicle clean at all times
  • Additional tasks and duties as assigned

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Completion of electrician apprenticeship
  • Completion of Certification Exam in California
  • Experience working as an electrician
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills for electrical installation, maintenance and repair
  • Experience in renewable energy field a plus
  • 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

Requirements:

  • Can carry, lift, pull, and push up to 75 lbs.
  • Able to bend, climb, kneel, reach, and squat
  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position for long periods of time
  • Must be able to climb ladders and stairs regularly, and be comfortable with heights of at least 20 feet and walking on all roof types
  • Able to work in various weather conditions and in extreme temperatures
  • Adherence to all safety protocols
  • Know how to use hand tools and specific related tools
  • Must be well mannered and comfortable speaking with clients
  • Able to lift 75 lbs. regularly
  • Must have a verifiable work history
  • Must have valid driver’s license and clean DMV driving record
  • Position requires you pass a drug screen, background check and physical fitness exam 

Benefits:

  • Paid time off, paid holidays. Paid sick leave.
  • Medical, vision, dental insurance coverage plans
  • 401K retirement planning

Pay: $60-95k/YR  DOE, plus benefits 

Statement by Solarponics:

This employer is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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