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COMMERCIAL PANEL CLEANER HELPER WILL ASSIST in the CLEANING OF ALL COMMERCIAL SOLAR ARRAYS.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • SET UP LADDERS
  • SET UP PRESSURE WASHER FOR CLEANING
  • TAKING DOWN EQUIPMENT
  • CLEANING EQUIPMENT
  • TAKING PHOTOS BEFORE AND AFTER CLEANING

 

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Performs other duties and projects as assigned.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

The noise level in the work environment is usually light to moderate.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience, Skills)

 

  • Must be able to hand heights and standing for long periods of time
  • Safety awareness
  • use of pressure washer preferred
  • computer skills preferred
  • ability to work with hand and power tools
  • good time management
Req No
2017-1453
Category
Customer Service/Support
US-CA-Manteca

The Solar Service Technician is responsible for performing preventative and corrective maintenance, system commissioning, troubleshooting and generally maintaining customer owned and commercial solar assets. The Service Tech role is responsible for managing time and resources so that O&M customers are serviced promptly and effectively.

Responsibilities include:

  • Electrical troubleshooting of residential and commercial projects
  • Preventative and corrective maintenance on residential and commercial PV systems
  • Initial commissioning and startup of residential and commercial PV projects
  • Module cleaning
  • Working at heights
  • Adherence to safety procedures
  • Process improvement and innovation
  • Electronic monitoring set-up
  • Light estimating duties for corrective maintenance
  • Emergency service calls (after hours work sometimes required)
  • Occasional out of state site visit (25%-50%)
  • Ability to lift 50-100 lbs.

 

A person with a strong back ground in electrical installation and /or solar electrical systems, and customer service is preferred. A successful candidate will have strong organizational and customer service skills. Experience working on residential and commercial construction projects is desired.

Educational, professional and/or other requirements:

  • Strong understanding of electrical theory and applications
  • 2-3 years of electrical and/or solar experience required
  • Knowledge of NEC, UBC and other building codes a plus.
  • High school graduate
  • Ability to innovate and improve operations and solve complex problems
  • Positive attitude and energy desired
Req No
2017-1452
Category
Customer Service/Support
US-CA-Manteca

JOB SUMMARY

 

The role’s responsibilities are shipping and receiving, verification of material for solar installations, staging of material for solar installations and stocking of material shelves. Inventory control of Residential and Commercial product. Assisting Operations Manager as needed. Other responsibilities are to maintain a safe and clean work environment at your workstation, warehouse and yard.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

To do whatever is in your power to help promote the betterment of the organization, fellow employees and one’s self. All duties assigned should be seen as flexible and fluid to meet the above criteria.

 

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  1. Must have experience driving a forklift or be forklift certified.
  2. Must have good written and oral communication skills.
  3. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office.
  4. Must have experiences using a computerized inventory control system.
  5. Inventory counts.
  6. Shipping and receiving.
  7. Staging material for solar installation.
  8. Stocking of shelves with material.
  9. Sweeping and cleaning of warehouse.
  10. Familiarity of Photovoltaic Solar systems a plus.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

The noise level in the work environment is usually light to moderate.

  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in a warehouse shipping receiving environment.
  • Familiar with a variety of inventory control concepts, practices and procedures.
  • Demonstrated the ability to work in an team environment and sole member of a project.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a dynamic fast pace environment.

 

Req No
2017-1451
Category
Operations
US-CA-Manteca

JOB SUMMARY

The Solar Site Assessor is responsible for conducting site assessments for residential solar customers. The Assessor conducts home site visits in order to obtain and communicate the necessary technical data to the 1st Light Energy design team for the preparation of permit ready documents for the installation of solar photovoltaic systems.  The Solar Site Assessor reports directly to the Operations Manager and is expected to work independently and without direct supervision.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Responsible for every stage of solar site assessment, with primary focus on information completeness and timeliness.

  • Develop a positive relationship with customers to establish rapport and to gather facilities assessment data.
  • Conduct a solar site assessment, including:
    • Structural: Access the underlying structure of the roof (attic, crawlspace, etc.) to assess and measure the existing environment.
    • Electrical: Access the main and sub electrical panels in order to assess solar interconnection.
    • Shading: Access the roof in order to measure site shading and roof dimensions.
    • Upload solar site data to the design and interconnection/rebate team.
    • Communicate with design team and Professional Engineer, as necessary, to explain site conditions and special circumstances.
    • Communicate with interconnection/rebate specialist, as necessary, to alleviate interconnection or rebate related issues.
    • Coordinate with residential solar installation team to pre-emptively address special site conditions.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience, Skills)

  • High School Diploma or GED (Two years college or equivalent work experience preferred)
  • Able to exchange non-routine information using tact and persuasion as appropriate
  • Cheerful attitude and willingness to adapt to a fast-paced work environment
  • Intermediate knowledge of computers and Microsoft Office, Excel
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Demonstrated interest in renewable energy

Knowledge and Skills

  • Understanding of basic structural terms (rafter, ridge beam, etc.)
  • Understanding of basic electrical terms (bus bar, breaker, etc.)
  • The ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals
  • Ability to effectively use a tablet, PC, and digital camera.
  • Ability to read construction documents.                       
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills required in order to prepare site audit documents and conduct site audit meetings with customers. .
  • Excellent organization and documentations skills.
  • Ability to review and understand construction drawings.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; the ability to work closely with multiple departments.
  • Ability to work without direct supervision.
  • Ability to lift and operate an extension ladder
  • Ability to use multiple electronic items, including tablet, PCs, handheld devices, and digital cameras.
  • Familiarity with the Microsoft Office suite of software, and the ability to learn new software.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.
  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually light to moderate.
Req No
2017-1447
Category
Operations
US-

General Summary of the Position

The Solar Permit Runner will be responsible for reviewing, dropping off, and picking up city permit packs for 1st Light Energy, Inc. This person will also interface with city plan checkers and the 1st Light Energy, Inc. design team on technical issues.  This is an opportunity for those interested in getting a start in the solar photovoltaic renewable energy field.  Employee will participate in many different aspects of solar design and installation.

Essential Functions

The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

· Drive around Central Valley and other areas to municipality offices on a daily basis, often driving up to 200 miles / day.

· Prepare solar permit packs for various municipalities, which include permit applications and solar electrical and structural plans.

· Work with municipality plan checkers to drop off, understand and record technical corrections, and pick up approved permit packs.

· Work with design team to provide correction feedback and key timing information to help design team turnaround corrected plans as quickly as possible.

- Perform site inspections of possible solar installation sites in order to gather information for the design.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

  • Must possess or be able to obtain a valid and appropriate state driver’s license prior to employment.  Submit driving record with application.
  • Any combination of education and experience that demonstrates the knowledge and ability to perform the work.
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Basic computer skills 
  • Ability to "go the extra mile" to complete important deliverables
  • Willingness and ability to perform manual work following verbal and written instructions.
  • Some knowledge of proper use of equipment, materials and supplies used in construction work.
  • Some knowledge of first aid and applicable safety precautions.
  • Ability to work independently and complete daily activities according to work schedule.
  • Ability to lift heavy objects, walk and stand for long periods of time and perform strenuous physical labor under adverse field conditions.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
  • Ability to use equipment and tools properly and safely.
  • Ability to understand, follow and transmit written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to meet attendance schedule with dependability and consistency.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

Candidate must be willing to work on weekend days when needed to support activities in the project schedule.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

The employee regularly works in outside conditions that include inclement weather, heat and humidity, and exposure to dust. .

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

The noise level in the work environment is generally loud.

 

Req No
2017-1445
Category
Operations
US-

JOB SUMMARY:

The Experienced PV Installer will be responsible for assisting photovoltaic system installation from beginning to end. In this position, the PV Installer will work side by side with other crew members and install all photovoltaic system components, while assisting in the operation of a fully functional photovoltaic system. 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

 

  • Work with crew members to complete projects within established policies and procedures
  • Assemble the solar array racking, properly seal all roof penetrations, and install all relative equipment
  • Install all rack grounding and DC wiring. Install and connect modules per plan.
  • Maintain high levels of quality assurance and quality control with an emphasis on safety
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot system malfunctions and operational issues
  • Communicate with customers in a professional, considerate, and respectful manner, answering all questions and complaints to the best of your ability
  • Understand the full scope of work for a given project

 

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Recommends to supervisor work assignments of employees in various job groups.
  • May substitute for supervisor in his/her absence.
  • May relieve employees in the group during breaks, lunch, etc.
  • Performs other duties and projects as assigned.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms.

Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

The noise level in the work environment is usually light to moderate.

MUST feel comfortable working safely on roofs and ladders. Must have Good work ethic and reliable transportation. Must be able to lift 50-75 pounds. Must have general knowledge of roofing. MUST NOT have a fear of heights.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience, Skills)

  • High School diploma or a GED certificate
    • 2+ years of previous solar installation experienced required
    • NABCEP Certification Preferred
    • Must have electrical and or roofing experience
    • Experience complying with OHSA safety requirements and regulations 
    • Must have full range or mobility in upper and lower body; ability to work in various positions and environments
    • Ability to lift, pull and push materials and equipment weighing approximately 50 pounds on a frequent basis
    • Professional appearance and excellent customer service
    • Great attention to detail
    • Good Attendance
    • Valid Driver's License with a clean driving record
  • Willingness to work long hours, often in unpleasant weather conditions
Req No
2017-1444
Category
Operations
US-

To analyze and correct electrical problems and repair and overhaul electrical equipment and controls for Commercial Solar Installations.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Plans details of working procedure by determining replacement needs or new material required and develops a logical approach to correct the problem.
  • Analyzes circuits, wiring diagrams and drawings to install, repair, calibrate, service or replace electronic devices and systems.
  • Receives wiring diagrams, specifications and instructions from supervisor covering emergency and scheduled repairs, installation, and electrical inspection work to be performed.
  • Performs work requiring a thorough knowledge of electrical theory and principles, statutory codes, properties of materials and principles of operation of electrical equipment.  Starts up and shuts down equipment in accordance with company safety procedures for machine activation and shutdown and in line with OSHA requirements.
  • Services electronic equipment by checking, testing, and replacing faulty components, circuits, printed circuit boards, and similar electronic devices.
  • Installs, repairs, and maintains communication cables, power distribution cables, then splicing pieces as required.
  • Fabricates parts if not commercially available, using machine and hand tools common to the trade.
  • Determines need for, analyzes, and makes necessary running adjustments, repairs, and overhauls.
  • Advises and cautions operators and mechanics about potential electrical problems and inherent dangers involved.
  • Notifies supervisor of potentially dangerous electrical equipment noted and corrective action taken.

 

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Performs other duties and projects as assigned.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms.

Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus. Ability to distinguish colors, because cables and wires are usually color-coded.

Excellent physical condition, stamina, and willingness to work at heights. Ability to lift at least 60 pounds in order to handle heavy cable. 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience, Skills)

  • 4-6 years of Electrical Experience
  • High school diploma or a GED certificate.
  • Completion of a four-year journeyman's course or formal apprenticeship conducted jointly by employer and union or other authorized facility.
  • A current Driver's License (CDL) and good driving record.
  • Willingness to work long hours, often in unpleasant weather conditions, especially when making repairs to damaged lines.
  • Ability to climb in overhead structures, to work beneath machines and in close quarters performing analysis and repair work.
  • Valid state motor vehicle operator's permit to operate electrician's cart and forklift truck for installation jobs.
  • High degree of precision working with minimum tolerances required.  High degree of attention and care required to prevent injury to others when responsible for flow of electrical power.  Exposed to high voltage electricity.
Req No
2017-1443
Category
Operations
US-

To analyze and correct electrical problems and repair and overhaul electrical equipment and controls for Residential Solar Installations.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Plans details of working procedure by determining replacement needs or new material required and develops a logical approach to correct the problem.
  • Analyzes circuits, wiring diagrams and drawings to install, repair, calibrate, service or replace electronic devices and systems.
  • Receives wiring diagrams, specifications and instructions from supervisor covering emergency and scheduled repairs, installation, and electrical inspection work to be performed.
  • Performs work requiring a thorough knowledge of electrical theory and principles, statutory codes, properties of materials and principles of operation of electrical equipment.  Starts up and shuts down equipment in accordance with company safety procedures for machine activation and shutdown and in line with OSHA requirements.
  • Services electronic equipment by checking, testing, and replacing faulty components, circuits, printed circuit boards, and similar electronic devices.
  • Installs, repairs, and maintains communication cables, power distribution cables, then splicing pieces as required.
  • Fabricates parts if not commercially available, using machine and hand tools common to the trade.
  • Determines need for, analyzes, and makes necessary running adjustments, repairs, and overhauls.
  • Advises and cautions operators and mechanics about potential electrical problems and inherent dangers involved.
  • Notifies supervisor of potentially dangerous electrical equipment noted and corrective action taken.

 

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Performs other duties and projects as assigned.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms.

Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus. Ability to distinguish colors, because cables and wires are usually color-coded.

Excellent physical condition, stamina, and willingness to work at heights. Ability to lift at least 60 pounds in order to handle heavy cable. 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience, Skills)

  • 4-6 years of Electrical Experience
  • High school diploma or a GED certificate.
  • Completion of a four-year journeyman's course or formal apprenticeship conducted jointly by employer and union or other authorized facility preferred.
  • A current Driver's License (CDL) and good driving record.
  • Willingness to work long hours, often in unpleasant weather conditions, especially when making repairs to damaged lines.
  • Ability to climb in overhead structures, to work beneath machines and in close quarters performing analysis and repair work.
  • Valid state motor vehicle operator's permit to operate electrician's cart and forklift truck for installation jobs.
  • High degree of precision working with minimum tolerances required.  High degree of attention and care required to prevent injury to others when responsible for flow of electrical power.  Exposed to high voltage electricity.
Req No
2017-1441
Category
Operations
US-CA-Manteca

JOB SUMMARY:

The Experienced PV Installer will be responsible for assisting photovoltaic system installation from beginning to end. In this position, the PV Installer will work side by side with other crew members and install all photovoltaic system components, while assisting in the operation of a fully functional photovoltaic system. 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

 

  • Work with crew members to complete projects within established policies and procedures
  • Assemble the solar array racking, properly seal all roof penetrations, and install all relative equipment
  • Install all rack grounding and DC wiring. Install and connect modules per plan.
  • Maintain high levels of quality assurance and quality control with an emphasis on safety
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot system malfunctions and operational issues
  • Communicate with customers in a professional, considerate, and respectful manner, answering all questions and complaints to the best of your ability
  • Understand the full scope of work for a given project

 

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Recommends to supervisor work assignments of employees in various job groups.
  • May substitute for supervisor in his/her absence.
  • May relieve employees in the group during breaks, lunch, etc.
  • Performs other duties and projects as assigned.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms.

Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

The noise level in the work environment is usually light to moderate.

MUST feel comfortable working safely on roofs and ladders. Must have Good work ethic and reliable transportation. Must be able to lift 50-75 pounds. Must have general knowledge of roofing. MUST NOT have a fear of heights.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience, Skills)

  • High School diploma or a GED certificate
    • 2+ years of previous solar installation experienced required
    • NABCEP Certification Preferred
    • Must have electrical and or roofing experience
    • Experience complying with OHSA safety requirements and regulations 
    • Must have full range or mobility in upper and lower body; ability to work in various positions and environments
    • Ability to lift, pull and push materials and equipment weighing approximately 50 pounds on a frequent basis
    • Professional appearance and excellent customer service
    • Great attention to detail
    • Good Attendance
    • Valid Driver's License with a clean driving record
  • Willingness to work long hours, often in unpleasant weather conditions
Req No
2017-1440
Category
Operations
US-CA-Manteca

Relay Power, a groundbreaking company on a mission to make renewable energy and energy efficiency accessible to all homeowners, is looking for a highly-motivated candidate for our exciting new Clean Energy Consultant position. Relay Power’s mission is to offer clean energy to everyone! Relay has developed a propriety process that will help identify the right clean energy solution for each individual customer. This is a great experience for customers and we provide a process that identifies the best fit for each customer’s needs. Come join our fun, high-energy sales team as we grow to keep pace with customer demand.

 

The Clean Energy Consultant position is a customer engagement and sales role for the Outside Sales division. A Clean Energy Consultant is Relay Power’s main point of contact for customers interested in clean energy, creating the initial interest, recommending the solution, and moving the customer to action. Successful candidates must have stellar communication skills, attention to detail, and interest in following lead process management. The Consultant will directly market to residences to initiate contact, and will use Salesforce for lead management. The Consultant will also work with towns, business, non-profits to build a referring network of partners.

 

What You’ll Do

  • Develop comprehensive knowledge of the all clean energy offers.
  • Initiate contact via canvassing and other direct marketing.
  • Contact towns, business, non-profits to partner on developing clean energy programs
  • Communicate professionally, intelligently and persuasively to engage customers on the value and benefits of our comprehensive clean energy product offering.
  • Close the sale with required documents completed.
  • Manage time effectively to hit monthly sales targets.

 

Must-Haves

  • Previous sales experience. Proven success in home solar sales a plus.
  • Proven track record of team development and management
  • Strong oral and communication skills.
  • Ability to explain complex topics clearly and concisely to others.
  • Experience using CRM tools (Salesforce a plus) and following a sales process
  • Must be a self-starter with a strong work ethic and willingness to explore and implement new solutions
  • Genuine enthusiasm for the vision of Relay Power
Req No
2017-1438
Category
Sales
US-MA-Hudson

SUMMARY

 

The Electrical Project Manager will work on site, assisting and reporting to a senior project manager. He/She will interpret technical statements of work and design documentation as it relates to project planning, budgeting, procurements, implementation, testing, training, and project completion. The Electrical Project Manager will work with a variety of documentation on any given project including: submittals, testing, training, implementation, change orders, purchase orders, and subcontracts to ensure high quality of work at a job site. He/She will plan, schedule, adjust, and maintain timelines in a fast paced construction/installation environment while maximizing resources and optimizing budgets.

 

Qualifications

 

  • Position requires 3-5 years of experience working as a Licensed Journeyman.
  • Possesses a journeyman’s license or master electrician license ..
  • Works well with others in order to reach common goals.
  • Proficiency using various software applications (CADD, Scheduling, MS Office Suite, SalesForce, Estimation Software).
  • Strong business skills .
  • Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in the production of electrical plans, blueprints, and drawings.
  • Familiarity with electrical equipment, materials, and specifications.
  • Experience with contract documents (contract drawings, subcontracts, contract addendum, specifications, and change orders).
  • Must possess an ambitious attitude with a desire to advance.
  • Successful at thinking quickly, independently, using critical thinking and able to rely on personal judgment and experience to make decisions and accomplish tasks.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Conducts site visits to understand the constructability of projects.
  • Understands plans and specifications to identify the types and grades of materials and equipment needed to ensure compliance with project requirements.
  • Develops project schedules: assigning cost and manpower to the schedule and provide cash and manpower forecasting.
  • Develops budgets and cost codes for projects; assisting in the preparation of technical proposals, including assisting in the design and writing the scope of work, management plans, work sequence, safety, quality control and commissioning.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience, Skills)

 

  • High school degree with at least 10 years of project management experience in the construction industry and/or 5 years managing solar projects.
  • Engineering, construction related, or business degree.  At least 5 years of project management experience in the construction industry and/or 2 years managing solar projects
  • Five years or more of experience assisting or supervising construction projects of increasing complexity.
  • Strong Leadership and communication skills.
  • Must be able to travel extensively throughout the United States
Req No
2017-1432
Category
Operations
US-CA-Manteca

JOB SUMMARY

The Solar Site Assessor is responsible for conducting site assessments for residential solar customers. The Assessor conducts home site visits in order to obtain and communicate the necessary technical data to the 1st Light Energy design team for the preparation of permit ready documents for the installation of solar photovoltaic systems.  The Solar Site Assessor reports directly to the Operations Manager and is expected to work independently and without direct supervision.

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Responsible for every stage of solar site assessment, with primary focus on information completeness and timeliness.

  • Develop a positive relationship with customers to establish rapport and to gather facilities assessment data.
  • Conduct a solar site assessment, including:
    • Structural: Access the underlying structure of the roof (attic, crawlspace, etc.) to assess and measure the existing environment.
    • Electrical: Access the main and sub electrical panels in order to assess solar interconnection.
    • Shading: Access the roof in order to measure site shading and roof dimensions.
    • Upload solar site data to the design and interconnection/rebate team.
    • Communicate with design team and Professional Engineer, as necessary, to explain site conditions and special circumstances.
    • Communicate with interconnection/rebate specialist, as necessary, to alleviate interconnection or rebate related issues.
    • Coordinate with residential solar installation team to pre-emptively address special site conditions.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience, Skills)

  • High School Diploma or GED (Two years college or equivalent work experience preferred)
  • Able to exchange non-routine information using tact and persuasion as appropriate
  • Cheerful attitude and willingness to adapt to a fast-paced work environment
  • Intermediate knowledge of computers and Microsoft Office, Excel
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Demonstrated interest in renewable energy

Knowledge and Skills

  • Understanding of basic structural terms (rafter, ridge beam, etc.)
  • Understanding of basic electrical terms (bus bar, breaker, etc.)
  • The ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals
  • Ability to effectively use a tablet, PC, and digital camera.
  • Ability to read construction documents.                       
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills required in order to prepare site audit documents and conduct site audit meetings with customers. .
  • Excellent organization and documentations skills.
  • Ability to review and understand construction drawings.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; the ability to work closely with multiple departments.
  • Ability to work without direct supervision.
  • Ability to lift and operate an extension ladder
  • Ability to use multiple electronic items, including tablet, PCs, handheld devices, and digital cameras.
  • Familiarity with the Microsoft Office suite of software, and the ability to learn new software.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.
  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually light to moderate.
Req No
2017-1427
Category
Operations
US-MA-Hudson

1st Light Energy Inc. was founded in January of 2005 with the vision to provide alternative energy solutions that positively impact our environment and have solid financial returns for our customers. We have become one of the most experienced solar companies in the Nation.

For twelve years 1st Light Energy has been selling and installing solar, more than many of our competitors combined. Throughout the many innovations and changing expectations of the industry, we have adapted and thrived.

Each of our seven offices across the United States has given us a unique experience working with many different utilities and local governments. We eagerly prepare to enter new markets, bringing solar programs that are favorable to homeowners and business owners alike.

This is where you come in.
If you are looking to begin and build a career in Solar, this is your chance.
We have several job opportunities, and highly encourage growth within the company.


JOB SUMMARY

The Inspection Representative is an entry level position and a great opportunity for candidates looking to enter the solar industry. This position is responsible for preparing both digital and hard copies of construction permit applications forms to be reviewed by local township and city government entities. The coordinator will also be attending and performing building and electrical inspections alongside local jurisdictional government inspectors. 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience, Skills)

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Intermediate knowledge of computers and the ability to learn new software.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Demonstrated interest in renewable energy.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Understanding of construction basics.
  • Understanding of basic electrical terms.
  • The ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Excellent organization and documentations skills.
  • Ability to lift and operate an extension ladder and A- frame ladders.
  • Ability to use multiple electronic items, including tablet, PCs, handheld devices, and digital cameras.
  • Familiarity with the Microsoft Office suite of software, and the ability to learn new software.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.
  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 60 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually light to moderate.

 

Req No
2017-1425
Category
Operations
US-NY-Freeport
  • Oversee all finders and closers within their particular sales area.
  • Coordinate potential sales areas for finders and closers to work in
  • Provide daily correlation to finders as well as set benchmarks for goals, incentives, etc.
  • Work with Sales Director as needed to develop additional items as needed to improve sales program.
  • Provide in field training to both finders and closers
  • Provide help as needed in reporting for payroll
  • If a closer is unable attend sales appointments, it will fall upon the responsibility of the sales team manager.  No additional compensation other than salary will be paid to the sales team manager for closing these appointments.  The reason for this is to incentivize sales team managers to hire closers to handle all appointments.
  • Help assist recruiting efforts to hire sales teams.  This may require travel from time to time to colleges, etc.  Additionally, all finders and closers recruited must pass an interview by the Sales Team Manager prior to being employed by 1st Light Energy.
  • Coordinate housing if needed for finders relocating from out of state
  • Motivate finders and closers on a daily basis.
  • Help as needed in additional sales related items as determined by operations team.  Examples of this would be agreement resigns, picking up payments, etc.

Have regular meetings with Sales and Sales Operations Team to help ensure that all opportunities and sales are being created, handled, and followed up on properly.

Req No
2017-1424
Category
Sales
US-NY-Freeport

Do you want to have an impact on the world’s future? 1st Light Energy, a national solar company, is seeking talented sales people to join our team!

Based in Manteca, CA, with offices in Utah, Idaho, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, and South Carolina, 1st Light Energy is a leading solar sales and installation company with  unmatched customer satisfaction and 12 years of experience with consistent growth.

 

About This Position:

  • Consultative sales of industry leading solar energy products to qualified buyers
  • Attractive and realistic compensation (commission based, motivated to earn $75k +per year)

Qualifications:

  • 1 to 2 years of residential Sales experience, preferably in Solar
  • Familiarity with a Consultative Sales Process
  • Ability to use specialized shade measurement equipment, computer-aided design software and other industry specific tools as required (training provided)
  • Resourceful self-starter, problem solver who is organized and detail oriented
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)

If you are a team player with experience selling product and services to the residential market (particularly solar), and want to contribute to a company’s ongoing growth while making a difference in the world, please apply

Req No
2017-1423
Category
Sales
US-NY-Freeport

JOB SUMMARY:

We are hiring for a large scale project at Edwards Air Force base, near Lancaster CA. This is a prevailing wage project. The Experienced PV Installer will be responsible for assisting photovoltaic system installation from beginning to end. In this position, the PV Installer will work side by side with other crew members and install all photovoltaic system components, while assisting in the operation of a fully functional photovoltaic system. 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

 

  • Work with crew members to complete projects within established policies and procedures
  • Assemble the solar array racking, properly seal all roof penetrations, and install all relative equipment
  • Install all rack grounding and DC wiring. Install and connect modules per plan.
  • Maintain high levels of quality assurance and quality control with an emphasis on safety
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot system malfunctions and operational issues
  • Communicate with customers in a professional, considerate, and respectful manner, answering all questions and complaints to the best of your ability
  • Understand the full scope of work for a given project

 

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Recommends to supervisor work assignments of employees in various job groups.
  • May substitute for supervisor in his/her absence.
  • May relieve employees in the group during breaks, lunch, etc.
  • Performs other duties and projects as assigned.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms.

Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

The noise level in the work environment is usually light to moderate.

MUST feel comfortable working safely on roofs and ladders. Must have Good work ethic and reliable transportation. Must be able to lift 50-75 pounds. Must have general knowledge of roofing. MUST NOT have a fear of heights.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience, Skills)

  • High School diploma or a GED certificate
    • 2+ years of previous solar installation experienced required
    • NABCEP Certification Preferred
    • Must have electrical and or roofing experience
    • Experience complying with OHSA safety requirements and regulations 
    • Must have full range or mobility in upper and lower body; ability to work in various positions and environments
    • Ability to lift, pull and push materials and equipment weighing approximately 50 pounds on a frequent basis
    • Professional appearance and excellent customer service
    • Great attention to detail
    • Good Attendance
    • Valid Driver's License with a clean driving record
  • Willingness to work long hours, often in unpleasant weather conditions
Req No
2017-1422
Category
Operations
US-CA-Manteca

The Solar Service Technician is responsible for performing preventative and corrective maintenance, system commissioning, troubleshooting and generally maintaining customer owned and commercial solar assets. The Service Tech role is responsible for managing time and resources so that O&M customers are serviced promptly and effectively.

Responsibilities include:

  • Electrical troubleshooting of residential and commercial projects
  • Preventative and corrective maintenance on residential and commercial PV systems
  • Initial commissioning and startup of residential and commercial PV projects
  • Module cleaning
  • Working at heights
  • Adherence to safety procedures
  • Process improvement and innovation
  • Electronic monitoring set-up
  • Light estimating duties for corrective maintenance
  • Emergency service calls (after hours work sometimes required)
  • Occasional out of state site visit (25%-50%)
  • Ability to lift 50-100 lbs.

 

A person with a strong back ground in electrical installation and /or solar electrical systems, and customer service is preferred. A successful candidate will have strong organizational and customer service skills. Experience working on residential and commercial construction projects is desired.

Educational, professional and/or other requirements:

  • Strong understanding of electrical theory and applications
  • 2-3 years of electrical and/or solar experience required
  • Knowledge of NEC, UBC and other building codes a plus.
  • High school graduate
  • Ability to innovate and improve operations and solve complex problems
  • Positive attitude and energy desired
Req No
2017-1418
Category
Customer Service/Support
US-NJ-South Plainfield

Produce permitted plan sets for the company’s commercial PV and electrical installations.  Perform and review site surveys to determine electrical code compliant interconnection methods.  Select equipment and prepare preliminary single line drawings.  Manage drafting and outside engineering resources to produce permit ready plan sets.  Communicate with AHJs to resolve permitting and issues and resubmit as required.  Support field installation and respond to requests for information.  Resolve AHJ inspection issues.  Support customer service with problem solving and analysis of performance related issues.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. Utilize corporate information management systems to establish priorities, report status, and manage workflow.
  2. Use AutoCAD to develop detailed drawings for commercial photovoltaic systems.
  3. Utilize knowledge of photovoltaics, engineering practices, mathematics, building materials, and other physical sciences to complete drawings.
  4. Understand the requirements of the National Electrical Code, the International Building Code (IBC) and other related codes and standards.
  5. Know building department and utility company requirements in relationship to photovoltaic design.
  6. Communicate with structural and electrical engineers, installers, project managers, sales representatives, and building departments regarding designs.
  7. Responsible for setting up and maintaining an organized file system for Drawings and other project documents.
  8. Update drafting and engineering standards.
  9. Prepare submittal packages for building departments and drive the permitting process.
  10. Prepare energy models and understand performance characteristics of solar arrays.
  11. Conduct site inspections of proposed project sites.
  12. Inspect completed installations to ensure conformance to design and equipment specifications.
  13. Supervise or train other employees or external parties as necessary.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Perform other duties and projects as assigned.

 

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms.  The employee will be asked to infrequently climb ladders and roof hatches on project sites.

The employee must infrequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

The noise level in the work environment is usually light to moderate.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience, Skills)

  • Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or at least one year of related experience.
  • Knowledge of National Electrical Code (NEC), the International Building Code (IBC) and other related codes and standards.
  • 3 years experience in Solar (PV) Design
  • Experience creating designs with the goal of minimizing safety risk.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports, operating instructions and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.
  • High skill level in AutoCAD software. Skilled in PC usage and associated software including Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to learn new graphic software to compliment the presentation of new designs.
  • OSHA and NFPA70E training a plus.
  • Construction experience a plus.
Req No
2017-1416
Category
Engineering
US-CA-Manteca

The Residential PV Supervisor will be responsible for managing, executing and supervising all construction activities in the field, within his region. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Support the completion of preliminary engineering, detailed specifications and construction and supply contracts.
  • Monitor and oversee all civil, structural, mechanical and electrical work on the project to ensure it meets contractual obligations; maintain a hands-on approach to training, quality assurance and supporting sub-contractors’ in-field work efforts.
  • Review and be familiar with vendor requirements and assure that equipment is installed in a manner so as not to void warranties.
  • Take proactive lead position in learning specific technical details for solar PV project racking installation details.
  • Contribute to the development of detailed project management and construction plans and schedules.
  • Take proactive lead position in learning specific technical details for solar PV project construction details.
  • Maintain strong presence in front of sub-contractor(s), supporting and managing sub-contractors execution of work while maintain the Company’s high quality standards.   
  • Assist in the hiring of competent field staff to ensure adequate resources are in place for effective and timely execution of projects.
  • Manage project construction activities, ensuring Honor, Teamwork, Quality, Schedule, Cost, Safety, Environmental and Landowner requirements are met or exceeded.
  • Ensure all quality assurance programs are fully administered and complied with.
  • Complete final testing of installed project components; coordinate start-up and commissioning of residential projects
  • Direct the execution of work in accordance with approved contracts and ensure compliance.
  • Provide a safe and secure project site for all project participants.
  • Develop effective relationships with contractors, suppliers, landowners and the community.
  • Develop effective and supportive relationships with colleagues.
  • Provide supervision and guidance to subordinate staff.
  • Become completely familiar with all project documents.
  • Assist in developing the basic plan for executing and controlling the project.
  • Assist in the preparation of project procedures.
  • Assist in the preparation of the project budget.
  • Assist in the preparation of the project schedule.
  • Review plans and procedures periodically and institute changes if necessary.
  • Participate in the selection of key project personnel.
  • Review project manpower requirements.
  • Coordinate all issues with client, Company, and other team members.
  • Review and maintain a system for decision-making within the project team whereby decisions are made at the proper level.
  • Foster and develop a spirit of project team effort.
  • Assist in resolution of differences or problems.
  • Anticipate and avoid or minimize potential problems by maintaining current knowledge of overall site project status.
  • Review project activities for conformity to all Code and Standard provisions.
  • Maintain effective communications with all team members.

 

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Performs other duties and projects as assigned.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

The noise level in the work environment is usually light to moderate.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience, Skills)

  • Accredited university degree (engineering or construction management preferred)
  • Field experience in managing photovoltaic projects is required.
  • Working knowledge of state, federal and insurance regulations as well as requirements that apply to major power plant design and construction projects.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop management control programs.
  • Perform cost/benefits analysis, both the short and long versions.
  • Experience relating to computer processing of cost and schedule information.
  • Be proficient in short and long range planning techniques.
  • Excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Positive ‘Can-do’ attitude.
  • Ability to plan, coordinate, and analyze situations.
  • Thorough understanding of construction contracts and associated paperwork requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to give presentations and perform training in both the management and technical areas, in addition to developing such programs.
  • Demonstrated people skills, both inside and outside the project team, such as motivation, team building, conflict resolution, and resource allocation.
  • Demonstrated efficiency in managing multi-disciplinary tasks.
Req No
2017-1413
Category
Operations
US-NY-Freeport

The Residential PV Designer will be responsible for aiding the pre-install survey process by providing the field technician with an accurate project site map – including roof dimensions and possible module obstructions, as well as a proposed module layout based on the system size sold and the best usable mounting planes.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Use computer software to create 2D and 3D models of the project site to include accurate roof dimensions and accurate locations of roof obstructions.
  2. Provide a module layout to reflect: 1) system size sold and 2) appropriate mounting surfaces based on tilt/azimuth and shading
  3. Develop and maintain a good understanding of the types of equipment used by procurement to include, but not limited to the types of inverters and other AC equipment as well as types of solar modules and other DC equipment.
  4. Create each individual project survey information gathering page utilizing a web based app. Each project will need basic site info entered, (Name, Address, etc.), as well as the models attached to the app.
  5. Work with the other survey office techs, the field survey techs and the Design team to maintain efficient and accurate models.

 

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Performs other duties and projects as assigned.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

The noise level in the work environment is usually light to moderate.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience, Skills)

  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Ability and desire to mentor less experience team members
  • Exceptional organizational skills and ability.
  • Basic knowledge of engineering and design software packages.
  • Excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing.
  • Possess exemplary standards of honor, safety, management, ethics, quality, and productivity.
  • Ability to plan, coordinate and analyze situations.
  • Demonstrated efficiency in managing multi-disciplinary tasks.
  • Be familiar with the quality assurance requirements necessary in an electrical installation environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, excellent communication and coordination skills.
  • Autonomous: take initiative and organize work in an independent manner.
  • Team management, team player, stress-resistant; frequent project related travel is expected.
Req No
2017-1412
Category
Operations
US-CA-Manteca