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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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INSPECTION TECHNICIAN - OPEN

The Inspection Technician 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.
  • 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:

  • One to three years of experience in a 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
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Proficiency with 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

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. to start

WAREHOUSE ASSISTANT - LEVEL 1 - OPEN

Solarponics Energy Systems – Atascadero, CA Updated 09-02-22

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.

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Keeps warehouse clean and organized
  • Accepts incoming product shipments and adjust the storage areas when receiving and getting product ready for pickup
  • Prepares product for pick-up by verifying location; directing movement to staging area; and resolving problems
  • Monitors inventory by completing counts as required
  • Accomplishes distribution and organization mission by completing related results as needed
  • Forklift driving knowledge and certification (will train and certify)
  • Ability to operate hand truck, pallet jack and other material moving equipment
  • Discards trash daily to keep office areas and shops area clear of trash
  • Assist warehouse manager with equipment inventory
  • May assist in delivering equipment to job sites
  • Fleet maintenance inspections and reporting
  • Refuel vehicles each morning
  • Overtime opportunities as required
  • Other tasks as assigned

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Previous experience working with Inventory analysis
  • Must have strong analytical and mathematical skills
  • Ability to count accurately and be detailed oriented
  • Must be a team player.
  • Must work well unsupervised and be self-motivated
  • Previous experience operating a forklift a plus

Requirements

  • Must possess a valid CA. driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Must work well unsupervised and be self-motivated
  • Basic computer skills

Benefits

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

Physical Demands and Abilities:

  • Ability to work safely in an office/warehouse environment
  • Frequently required to walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel
  • Reach with hands and arms
  • Lift and/or move up to 90 pounds
  • Exposure to outside weather conditions
  • Frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts
  • Occasionally required to stand; sit; climb or balance; stoop; kneel; crouch; or crawl; and talk; hear
  • Occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat

Pay: $19 – $22 hr., DOE + 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.

NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.


 

SALES ASSOCIATE - OPEN

Solarponics Energy Systems – Atascadero, CA Updated 08-03-22

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

Summary:

The Sales Associate is a full-time position. The Sales Associate works both in-house and in the field. The Sales Associate reports directly to the Sales Manager.
Work hours are in office, from either 8:00AM to 4:30PM, or 10AM to 6:30PM. A typical day includes sitting or standing at a computer, answering phones, meeting with sales team, communicating with customers, data entry, traveling to a job site to inspect and take photos, attending networking events.

Responsibilities & Duties:

We expect employees to be on time, and prepared to perform the best they can, every day. The sales associate job responsibilities include any and all tasks involved in interacting with team members and customers via in person, email, phone, text or other. The sales associate is expected to be at their workstation during work hours. Working on a computer will encompass a majority of the day. Must be able to keep an organized workstation and schedule of tasks.

Daily tasks include 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. 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. Tasks listed are not the only requirements of the job. 

Qualifications & Skills:

  • 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.  
  • Computer literate and familiar with Microsoft Office and G-Suite software.
  • Experience with various forms of office software and equipment.
  • Customer Service: interact with potential customers, and current customer base.
  • Provide internal customer service to teams.

Requirements:

Sitting, walking, standing for long periods of time. High school diploma or equivalent. 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 driver’s license. Willingness to work a flexible schedule that may include some nights and weekends. Work requires local travel. Use of personal vehicle is expected, with mileage reimbursement.

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.

Benefits:

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

Pay: $35,000 to $ 60,000 base + commission

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 INSTALLER - LEVEL 1 - OPEN

Solarponics Energy Systems – Atascadero, CA Updated 08-03-22

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 & 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: $19 – $22 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.

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

NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.

SOLAR INSTALLER/ELECTRICIAN - LEVEL 11 - OPEN

Solarponics Energy Systems – Atascadero, CA Updated 08-03-22

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 & 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:

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. 

NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.

LICENSED ELECTRICIAN(S) - OPEN

Solarponics Energy Systems – Atascadero, CA Updated 08-03-22

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:

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.

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