Do you want to change the world? We do, too.
The energy market is roughly $4 trillion globally, and solar penetration is less than 1%. But just one hour of sunlight, if harnessed, could power the entire world for a year. We have the opportunity to completely change the way energy is produced, distributed and consumed on a global scale, and we’re looking for talented, committed people to help us drive our growth and achieve our goals.
SunPower is a global solar energy solutions company with a rich heritage of pioneering the best energy technologies in the world. Our solutions are unrivaled in terms of long-term reliability, efficiency and guaranteed performance, and our company is unmatched in terms of global reach and scale. Through design, manufacturing, installation and ongoing maintenance and monitoring, SunPower provides its proprietary, world-record efficient solar technology to residential, commercial and utility customers worldwide.
SunPower is changing the way our world is powered every day with a brilliant, passionate and driven team of more than 7,000 in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. In an industry that is reshaping the world’s energy future, there’s no better place to be than SunPower.
We believe that our employees create our brand – with each project, each communication, each task completed and each interaction. Experience is critical to SunPower in regards to not only our customers but also our employees and dealer partners. As such, we strive to hire candidates that are service focused. The experience we would expect the ideal person to deliver is:
SunPower is seeking experienced solar Sr. Installation Technicians, ideally fully qualified or apprentice electrical journeymen to join our SunPower Direct Residential program. Working as an assistant lead of an installation crew, this role will provide for qualified individuals, the opportunity to install best in class solar PV systems. Many skills and much knowledge will be acquired in this position.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following (other duties may be assigned):
Effectively work in a team to install and seal roof attachments, equipment racking supports and solar panels
Perform all construction tasks per manufacturer’s installation guidelines
Electrical wiring of solar array/system (DC and AC) in addition to installing raceways around residential applications include roofs, attics, walls.
Perform site survey activities with a team and independently.
Review the job installation plan with the Crew Lead.
Assist in tracking inventory for each project
Prepare, load and organize installation vehicles. Warehouse organization required also.
Attend mandatory training sessions on new products, installation methodology, and safety
Troubleshoot, test, repair and service technical equipment
Clean up the job site
RELATED EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Minimum requirements - The least amount of skills and training candidates must have to do a specific job. Candidates not meeting these requirements will not be hired for this position.
High school diploma or equivalent required
Extensive knowledge of residential electrical and structural systems, blue prints and spec sheets
Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment criminal, driving and drug screen
Regular, reliable and predictable attendance required
OR equivalent combination of education and years of related experience.
Minimum 2 years of solar or electrical installation experience
- Ability to make multiple trips up and down a ladder, daily
- Ability to lift, squat, deadlift, pull and carry up to 50 lbs., daily
- Ability to work at the ground level, kneeling, or bending daily
- Ability to kneel and stand repeatedly (lunges), on a daily basis
- Must possess a valid driver’s license in the state where the work is to be performed
- Ability to drive a vehicle during the normal course of business
- Must maintain a clean driving record with the ability to pass an annual driving background check
OSHA 30 Certification
Associates degree and 2+ years related experience
Strong understanding of NEC codes with emphasis on residential PV installations
Proficient in the installation of grid-tied and micro inverter applications.
Excellent customer service skills in addition to solid verbal and written communication skills
Electrical Journeyman's Licence
Equal Employment Opportunity
The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer and makes employment decisions, including but not limited to, hiring, firing, promotion, demotion, training, and/or compensation, on the basis of merit. Employment decisions are based on an individual’s qualifications as they relate to the job under consideration. The Company’s policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions, the actual sex of the individual, or the gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, including religious dress practices and religious grooming practices, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, familial status, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected veteran or military status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws, ordinances, or regulations. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company, including supervisors and co-workers.
EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled
SunPower Supports EEO
Accommodation for Applicants to SunPower Corporation
SunPower Corporation is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures. If you have any difficulty using our online system and you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, you may use the following alternative email address to contact us about your interest in employment at SunPower Corporation: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate in the subject that line of your email that you are requesting accommodation. Only candidates being considered for a position who require an accommodation will receive a follow-up response.
NOTICE TO ALL APPLICANTS AND EMPLOYEES
Availability of Affirmative Action Plan for Review
SunPower is a federal government contractor. As a part of the Company’s obligations under law, it
must develop a written Affirmative Action Program (AAP) for the Disabled, Recently Separated
Veterans, Armed Forces Service Medal Veterans, Disabled Veterans and Active Duty Wartime
Or Campaign Badge Veterans and for Women and Minorities as specified by law.
Non-confidential and non-proprietary aspects of the AAP are available for inspection by applicants
and employees, consistent with applicable law, which will be made available during office hours by
contacting the EEO Officer.
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