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The solar and renewable energy field is one of the most exciting and fastest growing industries in California. Since 1984, SolarCraft has lead the way in the North Bay with over 7,000 satisfied customers, and more every day. We are always looking for enthusiastic and energetic people to complement our team.

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Sales & Marketing Administrator

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SolarCraft is building a more sustainable North Bay community.  We provide solar and clean energy solutions for homes and businesses that deliver the highest financial and environmental benefits possible – delivering clean, renewable energy far cheaper than the utilities can or will and energy storage system to provide resiliency when the grid goes down.  We reduce the cost of living and the cost of doing business locally, improve environmental health locally, create great jobs locally, and demonstrate leadership and responsible living in our community and our industry.

SolarCraft is seeking a Sales & Marketing Administrator.  The position will be based in our Novato, CA Headquarters and is a full-time permanent position.  The work schedule is SolarCraft’s general business hours: M-F between 8am – 5pm.  The Sales & Marketing Admin often makes the first impression for SolarCraft with our clients and partners, so this position is critical to our continued success – the right individual will be great with people, have a positive attitude, work well with others in a highly collaborative team role, have excellent communication skills, and be enthusiastic about solar and clean energy.  This is a perfect role for someone looking to be involved in the exciting solar and clean energy industry and learn how various roles and departments work.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Responds promptly and professionally to inbound calls, emails and social media inquiries from prospective clients and partners. Making our first live impressions, this role is critical in performing initial evaluation of the client’s needs, engaging in presales discussions, and assigning opportunities and scheduling site visits for sales reps.
  • Document customer intake, manage and maintain accurate records in Salesforce and other reporting and data storage platforms.  Create weekly and monthly Sales Reports.
  • Support Sales and Marketing teams via Solar Energy modelling, obtaining energy usage and rate analysis, evaluating homes and buildings with satellite and online tools, helping with proposals and presentations.
  • Assisting with Marketing & Community Engagement projects and periodically attending Solar & Sustainability events locally.
  • Coordinates and assists in the day to day operation of the Residential Solar Sales & Marketing Department, working closely with Residential Clean Energy
  • Consultants, Operations teams, Accounting Dept, Service Dept and company leadership.
  • Collaborate in continual team process improvements and inter-departmental projects to improve quality, efficiency and increasing digitalization of office environment.
  • Assist in providing necessary project documentation between PG&E, Building Dept, clients and internal SolarCraft teams.
  • Assisting in developing new leads that convert into opportunities/leads and SolarCraft clients.
  • With training, gain full knowledge of solar and battery energy storage product technologies, financing and industry.
  • Exceptional communication and customer service skills, in person and via email and phone.
  • Work closely with the Thermal Service Business Manager and Customer Experience Rep during peak seasons (3 positions collaborate and back each other up)– in the coordination of the day to day operation of the Residential Clean Energy teams by fielding incoming service calls and helping customers proactively.
  • Be presentable at all times, representing the company in person when visitors, clients, partners and employees are in our offices.
  • Actively monitor PV system energy production portals, identify issues and areas of concern then report them to Operations / Technical Service Dept, and respective responsible manager(s).
  • Proactively reach out to residential PV and thermal customers at the time a project transitions from sales to operations and advise the customer of next steps.
  • Assist in the Processing of Solar projects through SolarCraft internal systems: Update customer information in software systems and accounting programs.  Making sure that customer information is correct across several software programs and systems.
  • Performing research on industry, and reporting/presenting to team

Qualifications & Experience

  • A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience is preferred. Bachelors or Advanced degree in Energy, Renewables, Sustainability, Environmental Economics, or Engineering or similar field is preferred.
  • Previous experience with Solar is strongly preferred, or documented work in Environmental or Sustainability fields.
  • Experience in Sales Support, Sales and/or Marketing, Inside Sales, Customer Service, Sales Representative / Presentation preferred.
  • Professional Communication Skills a must. The ideal candidate must be able to speak and write clearly, professionally conveying precise technical information and be a great listener and able to read and interpret complex written information.
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office Programs including, but not limited to MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, Power Point,
  • Experience with Solar programs and resources – Sighten, HelioScope, Energy Toolbase, PV Watts, DSIRE, Energy Periscope – is preferred.

Competitive Compensation and Benefits:

  • Competitive pay including base salary, paid holidays, PTO and benefits.
  • Health insurance with company subsidy.
  • ESOP participation and 401(k).
  • On-the-job training and education in solar, battery energy storage and clean energy.
  • Opportunities for advancement within a rapidly growing business and industry

SolarCraft is 100% Employee-Owned and one of the largest green-tech employers based in the SF North Bay.  Our team of dedicated employee-partners is proud to have installed more solar energy systems than any other company in the North Bay (7,500+), including many for our community’s most recognizable organizations.  We are a certified Green Business, consistently ranked as one of the best places to work in the North Bay and recognized as one of California’s most enduring renewable energy companies.  We try to combine the best of working at a small, local company with being part of a well-established industry leader.

SolarCraft is an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider all qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, nationality, veteran status or disability. If an offer of employment is made, proof of authorization to work in the US and/or U.S. citizenship must be provided

This is a full time (40 hour/week), salaried position, with incentives that will either be linked to Sales team or Individual sales [it is preferred to avoid conflict of interests for team commissions & individual commissions]. The position is primarily office based, but is expected to allow flexibility of schedule to sell directly and participate in policy/regulatory meetings.

Cover letter and resume to:  jobs@solarcraft.com or fax: (415) 382-0592

Receptionist/Accounting Admin

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SolarCraft – Receptionist / Accounting Admin                     

We are looking for partners, not employees.

SolarCraft is building a more sustainable North Bay community.  For more than 35 years, SolarCraft has been committed to providing solar and clean energy solutions for homes and businesses that deliver the highest financial and environmental benefits possible – delivering clean, renewable energy far cheaper than the utilities can or will and energy storage system to provide resiliency when the grid goes down.  We reduce the cost of living and the cost of doing business locally, improve environmental health locally, create great jobs locally, and demonstrate leadership and responsible living in our community and our industry.

SolarCraft is seeking a Receptionist / Accounting Admin.  The position will be based in our Novato, CA Headquarters and is a full-time permanent position.  The work schedule is SolarCraft’s general business hours: M-F between 8am – 5pm.  The Receptionist / Accounting Admin will report directly to our Director of Finance and work collaboratively with many departments in our organization.  The role will also engage directly with our clients and partners via phone, business correspondence and sometimes in person, so this position is critical to our continued success – the right individual will have a positive attitude, have great attention to detail, have excellent communication skills, and be enthusiastic about solar and SolarCraft’s impact in the community.  This is a perfect role for someone looking to be involved in the exciting solar and clean energy industry, gain valuable experience in Accounting and general office management, and learn how various roles and departments work.

Everyone counts at SolarCraft. We are 100% Employee-Owned and all employees are given equal chance to be partners in our business, earn competitive wages with performance-based incentives, PTO, Holidays, and Benefits. There is great opportunity to advance within SolarCraft and to work in the rapidly evolving clean energy industry, where every day we are helping change the world we live in.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Receptionist and Phone reception – Responsible for friendly and professional handling and routing of phone calls and customer service via phone (backing up sales and customer service depts during busy seasons).
  • Serve as Accounting Admin, performing critical tasks in our Finance/Accounting Dept and Office Management team.  This will include various responsibilities including serving as:
    • Accounts Payable clerk,
    • Project Accounting data entry and tracking,
    • in-office collections (calls and emails),
    • project-based work for company process improvement,
    • payroll and HR data entry
    • supporting Office Management duties
  • Serve as the initial point of contact for incoming visitors, partners, and employee engagements.
  • Be presentable at all times, representing the company in person when visitors, clients and partners and employees are in our offices.
  • Reliable attendance is critical, as this role cannot be performed remotely
  • Exceptional communication and customer service skills, in person and via email and phone
  • Knowledge of MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, and IT programs
  • Familiarity with CRM (i.e. SalesForce, etc.) a plus
  • Basic knowledge of general office equipment
  • Familiarity or Experience working in Solar, Sustainability, Electrical or Contracting industries a plus.

Qualifications and Skills

Receptionist role: greeting clients, customers and the public. Incoming sales and service calls by phone or email and making initial contact, performing initial qualifications and scheduling appointments for clients.

Update customer information in software systems and accounting programs as required. Making sure that customer information is correct across several software programs and systems. Clarify any secondary addresses or phone numbers in both notation sections.

Benefits

  • Competitive pay including base salary, paid holidays, PTO and benefits.
  • Health insurance with company subsidy.
  • ESOP participation and 401(k).
  • On-the-job training and education in solar energy, accounting, and business operations.
  • Opportunities for advancement within a rapidly growing business and industry

SolarCraft is an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider all qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, nationality, veteran status or disability. If an offer of employment is made, proof of authorization to work in the US and/or U.S. citizenship must be provided.

Please forward cover letter and resume to jobs@solarcraft.com

Job Type: Full-time

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Commercial PV Service Tech and Technical QA/QC

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We are looking for partners, not employees.

Everyone counts at SolarCraft, as a 100% Employee-owned business, we are all partners in our business, earn competitive wages with performance-based incentives, PTO, Holidays, and Benefits, and provided opportunities to advance within SolarCraft and to work in the rapidly evolving clean energy industry.   We believe we have an ideal fit in the solar market; stable and respected for our 35+ years as a local industry leader, smaller than the large corporations burning through field personnel, and larger than the small companies with limited resources.  If you are an experienced Commercial PV Service Technician or Service Field Manager interested in joining a new team that will appreciate your talents and hard work – we invite you to consider joining SolarCraft. 

SolarCraft is led by experienced industry veterans, and is the largest and longest lasting solar provider in the SF North Bay Area.  We are proud to make a significant positive impact in our local communities, and strive to maintain teams of employees and field crews that can learn and advance with SolarCraft – but equally important is that our operations and technical teams like who they work with and respect what they are doing.  Our operations team members earn competitive wages and have incentive plans that foster teamwork and accountability, and reward performance and enthusiasm.

SolarCraft’s Solar PV Service Tech will be Full-Time, based in our Novato, CA office and working primarily through Marin, Sonoma, Napa & East Bay Counties.  The position involves the service and maintenance of solar electric (PV) and energy storage systems, primarily commercial systems – as well as performing Quality Assurance/Quality Control during design/build of new projects.  The ideal candidate will have 5+ years’ experience installing and/or servicing solar PV systems, or equivalent experience in electric, roofing or energy construction fields.  SolarCraft Service Technicians report to the VP of Operations and Service Manager, who performs system monitoring, PM role and client communications manager.

The primary responsibilities of the Solar Electric (PV) Service Technician are:

  • Work safely at all times, and ensure the safety of yourself, your team, clients, partners and the sites you are on.
  • As directed by leadership, to perform on-site service, troubleshooting, and repair of solar electric (PV) projects for businesses. This is a field construction role that requires a positive attitude, hard work ethic, and knowledge and experience with solar electric systems, general construction and electrical systems.
  • work collaboratively Foreman/Superintendents, Project Managers and your team to ensure safety, quality, client satisfaction and project schedules and budgets are achieved.

Responsibilities & Requirements:

  • Have relevant previous hands on experience in solar installation or construction, troubleshooting and service/repair of systems.
  • Must be reliable, and demonstrate highly-ethical behavior and good judgment at all times.
  • Must be able to routinely lift 75 lbs., climb ladders, work in enclosed spaces, with technical build aptitude and familiarity with construction build sites
  • Knowledge and ability to use construction hand tools, measuring devices, and power drills, portable band saws, electrical and measuring devices, etc.
  • Ability to work safely and confidently on roofs with ladder access (no fear of heights, familiar with safety equipment, and healthy respect for safety concerns is required).
  • The ability to read and understand project drawings, plan-sets, single-line drawings, and blueprints.
  • Maintain a clean and orderly work site and at all times and represent the company well.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work well in a fast-paced work environment both independently and as part of a team (3-5 people)
  • Install, evaluate, and repair solar PV system components including but not limited to installing water-positive roof flashings, solar racking, solar modules, conduit and wire, electrical switches and monitoring systems. As well as work on ground mount system, including concrete, excavation.
  • High School graduate or equivalent
  • Certifications and/or clean license to drive commercial trucks is required.
  • NABCEP certification or accredited PV installer certification a plus.
  • Experience tor certification to use heavy equipment a plus

Competitive Compensation and Benefits:

  • Competitive pay including base hourly wage and performance-based incentive plans and PTO benefits.
  • Health insurance with company subsidy.
  • ESOP participation and 401(k).
  • On-the-job training and education in solar energy, including cross training between Solar Thermal and Electric PV, Residential and Commercial projects.
  • Opportunities for advancement within a rapidly growing clean energy industry

SolarCraft is an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider all qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, nationality, veteran status or disability. If an offer of employment is made, proof of authorization to work in the US and/or U.S. citizenship must be provided.

Cover letter and resume to:  jobs@solarcraft.com or fax: (415) 382-0592

Certified Electrician BESS and PV

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We are looking for partners, not employees.

Everyone counts at SolarCraft, as a 100% Employee-owned business, we are all partners in our business, earn competitive wages with performance-based incentives, PTO, Holidays, and Benefits, and provided opportunities to advance within SolarCraft and to work in the rapidly evolving clean energy industry.   We believe we have an ideal fit in the solar market; stable and respected for our 35+ years as a local industry leader, smaller than the large corporations burning through field personnel, and larger than the small companies with limited resources.  If you are an experienced Commercial PV Service Technician or Service Field Manager interested in joining a new team that will appreciate your talents and hard work – we invite you to consider joining SolarCraft. 

SolarCraft is led by experienced industry veterans, and is the largest and longest lasting solar provider in the SF North Bay Area.  We are proud to make a significant positive impact in our local communities, and strive to maintain teams of employees and field crews that can learn and advance with SolarCraft – but equally important is that our operations and technical teams like who they work with and respect what they are doing.  Our operations team members earn competitive wages and have incentive plans that foster teamwork and accountability, and reward performance and enthusiasm.

SolarCraft’s Certified Electrician will be Full-Time, based in our Novato, CA office and working primarily through Marin, Sonoma and Napa counties.  The position involves the installation and service, of solar electric (PV) and battery energy storage systems (BESS), primarily residential systems – as well as performing Quality Assurance/Quality Control during design/build of new projects.  The ideal candidate will have 5+ years’ experience installing and/or servicing BESS and solar PV systems, or equivalent experience in electrical or energy construction fields.  The SolarCraft Certified Electrician will report to the Residential PV Project Manager as solid line relationship and to the Commercial PV Project Manager and Service Manager as dotted line relationship. Depending on experience and aptitude you may be appointed as foreman for a crew.

The primary responsibilities of the Certified Electrician are:

  • Work safely at all times, and ensure the safety of yourself, your team, clients, partners and the sites you are on.
  • Perform BESS installations, main AC panel upgrades and other electrical work related to BESS and PV installations.
  • Perform on-site service, troubleshooting, and repair of BESS and solar electric (PV) systems. This is a field construction role that requires a positive attitude, excellent work ethic, and knowledge and experience with energy storage systems, solar electric systems, general construction and electrical systems.
  • Work collaboratively with Foremen/Superintendents, Project Managers and your team to ensure safety, quality, client satisfaction and project schedules and budgets are achieved.

Requirements & Responsibilities:

  • California certified electrician
  • Install, evaluate, and repair BESS and solar PV system components including but not limited to installing electrical service panels, electrical sub-panels, batteries, BESS control components, conduit and wire, electrical switchgear, switches and monitoring systems.
  • Have relevant previous hands on experience in BESS and solar installations or construction, troubleshooting and service/repair of systems.
  • Must be reliable, and demonstrate highly-ethical behavior and good judgment at all times.
  • Must be able to routinely lift 75 lbs., climb ladders, work in enclosed spaces, with technical build aptitude and familiarity with construction build sites
  • Knowledge and ability to use construction hand tools, measuring devices, and power drills, conduit bending tools/machines, portable band saws, electrical measuring and testing devices, etc.
  • Ability to work safely and confidently on roofs with ladder access, familiar with safety equipment, and healthy respect for working safely.
  • The ability to read and understand project plan-sets, single-line drawings, and other design documents.
  • Maintain a clean and orderly work site and at all times and represent the company well.
  • Have a clean driving record and valid CA driver’s license.
  • NABCEP certification or accredited PV installer certification a plus.
  • High School graduate or equivalent

Competitive Compensation and Benefits:

  • Competitive pay including base hourly wage and performance-based incentive plans and paid time off (PTO) benefits.
  • Health insurance with company subsidy.
  • ESOP participation and 401(k).
  • On-the-job training and education in energy storage and solar energy, including cross training between Solar Thermal and Electric PV, Residential and Commercial projects.
  • Opportunities for advancement within a rapidly growing clean energy industry

SolarCraft is an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider all qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, nationality, veteran status or disability. If an offer of employment is made, proof of authorization to work in the US and/or U.S. citizenship must be provided.

Cover letter and resume to:  jobs@solarcraft.com or fax: (415) 382-0592

Solar Electric PV Project Foreman / Crew Lead

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We are looking for partners, not employees.

For more than 35 years, SolarCraft has been committed to providing solar and clean energy solutions that deliver the highest financial and environmental benefits possible to our North Bay community; providing renewable energy for homes and businesses that is far cheaper than fossil-fuel based utility power, reduces pollution directly into our environment, and improve energy resilience (back-up power, energy management, reduce grid infrastructure).  We reduce the cost of living and the cost of doing business locally, improve environmental health locally, create great jobs locally, and demonstrate leadership and responsible living in our community and beyond.

Everyone counts at SolarCraft.  We are 100% Employee-Owned and all employees are given equal chance to be partners in our business, earn competitive wages with performance-based incentives, PTO, Holidays, and Benefits.  There is great opportunity to advance within SolarCraft and to work in the rapidly evolving clean energy industry, where every day we are helping change the world we live in.

SolarCraft is seeking an experienced, highly motivated Solar PV Foreman / Crew lead to join our team.  The position will be Full-time, based in our Novato, CA Headquarters and working primarily throughout the SF North Bay Area. Foreman are an integral part of our Solar Operations team, and support our Construction Operations, Design/Engineering, and Service departments.  The primary responsibilities of the Foreman/Crew Lead are:

  • to work closely with Project Manager and with field installations crews to manage all the on-site responsibilities of installing solar PV projects for homes and businesses. This is a player-coach role that requires a positive attitude and ‘lead by example’ character.
  • Lead a team of 2 – 5 persons installing solar PV and battery energy storage systems for residential and commercial projects.
  • as directed by Project Manager and Operations Department leaders (COO, Procurement, Design/Engineers), to manage onsite communications with client, sub-contractors, partners, and field crews toward successful installation of solar projects, on time and on budget.
  • work collaboratively with other departments to establish project milestones, ensure safety, quality and company processes are adhered to, help plan and execute project build strategies.

Job Description – Foreman of Residential and/or Commercial PV Solar Field Crew

Position requires the ability to supervise others, communicate with clients, and the ability to work safely and confidently on roofs and ladders (at heights) or on ground mount builds involving excavation work while performing manual skilled labor for the majority of the day.  Requirements include 4-6 years construction experience, with solar PV electrical knowledge and field crew management experience.

Position reports to Project Manager, and as the field team leader and onsite company representative of projects, your primary goals are to 1) ensure that all work is being performed safely, following company safety policies to protect clients, partners and employees and client’s property, 2) Perform work to highest quality standards, 3) to communicate with clients and partners as needed onsite, ensuring that client’s site and family/employees (our job site) are treated respectfully, that client satisfaction is achieved, and 4) maintain project milestones and budgets.

Responsibilities & Requirements:

  • Must have 3+ years solar electric experience.
  • Proficiency in constructing electrical systems from top to bottom.
  • 4‐6 years field experience in solar energy industry, or close equivalent.
  • Must be reliable, and demonstrate highly-ethical behavior and good judgment at all times.
  • Must be able to maintain client and company confidentiality
  • Set goals, manage, and supervise Installation teams on projects to meet project build timelines and milestones.
  • Manage, train, and assess/report on all on‐site labor and partners to help build and maintain the best field teams possible for SolarCraft.
  • To assess team and project requirements to be able to assign and prioritize tasks to team members based on ability to best build code compliant and high-quality solar electric systems on business and residences.
  • Read and understand all project drawings and blueprints.
  • Track and record time allocation to specific tasks on projects.
  • Maintain a clean and orderly work site.
  • Maintain truck stocks and coordinate with Procurement and PMs as needed to allow for timely and efficient installations.
  • The ability to lift 75lb.
  • Expert knowledge and ability to use basic hand tools and use measuring devices.
  • Use power drills, portable band saws, conduit benders, etc.
  • Work on a roof (no fear of heights, but healthy respect for safety concerns is good).
  • Lay out and build solar array support rack with little supervision
  • Install balance of system components including but not limited to installing water-positive roof flashings, pulling wire, installing electrical conduit, installing electrical switches and junction boxes, gluing and installing PVC plumbing.
  • Install solar electric inverters and other electrical devices such as optimizers, battery-storage systems, and network enabled monitoring hardware.
    Baseline ability to perform QA/QC on installations and perform testing and commissioning.
  • Understand electrical theory and methods used in AC and DC wiring systems.
  • Thorough understanding of NEC and CSLB construction requirements and standards.
  • Ability to work with all levels of management.
  • Strong organizational, problem‐solving skills, especially as they pertain to construction, building codes, safety, and materials and site management.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with customers in a diplomatic, respectful manner.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong attention to detail, extremely organized and skilled at following through to completion of tasks.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work well in a fast-paced work environment both independently and as part of a team.
  • Consistently works in a professional and presentable manner appropriate with role and scope of work, both in the office and when in communications with clients, vendors and partners.
  • Understanding of construction cost models and management of budgeting cash flow preferred.
  • Familiarity with Structured Finance or Solar Finance models is a plus.
  • Certifications to operate heavy equipment and/or clean license to drive commercial trucks is a plus.
  • NABCEP Installation certification a plus.
  • PMI PMP certification a plus.

Competitive Compensation and Benefits:

  • Competitive pay including base salary and incentive plans and PTO benefits.
  • Health insurance with company subsidy.
  • ESOP participation and 401(k).
  • On-the-job training and education in solar energy.
  • Opportunities for advancement within a rapidly growing business and industry

SolarCraft is an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider all qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, nationality, veteran status or disability. If an offer of employment is made, proof of authorization to work in the US and/or U.S. citizenship must be provided.

Cover letter and resume to:  jobs@solarcraft.com or fax: (415) 382-0592

Solar PV Craftsman/Craftswoman

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We are looking for partners, not employees.

For more than 35 years, SolarCraft has been committed to providing solar and clean energy solutions that deliver the highest financial and environmental benefits possible to our North Bay community; providing renewable energy for homes and businesses that is far cheaper than fossil-fuel based utility power, reduces pollution directly into our environment, and improve energy resilience (back-up power, energy management, reduce grid infrastructure).  We reduce the cost of living and the cost of doing business locally, improve environmental health locally, create great jobs locally, and demonstrate leadership and responsible living in our community and beyond.

Everyone counts at SolarCraft.  We are 100% Employee-Owned and all employees are given equal chance to be partners in our business, earn competitive wages with performance-based incentives, PTO, Holidays, and Benefits.  There is great opportunity to advance within SolarCraft and to work in the rapidly evolving clean energy industry, where every day we are helping change the world we live in.

SolarCraft’s Solar PV Craftsperson will be Full-Time, based in our Novato, CA office and working primarily through Marin, Sonoma and Napa Counties.  The position involves the installation and service of solar electric (PV) and energy storage systems.  The ideal candidate will have experience installing or servicing solar PV systems, or equivalent experience in electric, roofing or energy construction fields.  SolarCraft PV Installers report to Project Managers.

The primary responsibilities of the Solar Electric (PV) Craftsperson are:

  • As directed by Foreman/Crew Leads and Project Managers, to perform all the on-site installation of solar electric (PV) projects for homes and businesses. This is a field construction role that requires a positive attitude, hard work ethic, and knowledge and experience with construction and electrical systems.
  • Work collaboratively Foreman/Crew Leads, Project Managers and your team to ensure safety, quality, client satisfaction and project schedules and budgets are achieved.

Responsibilities & Requirements:

  • Have relevant previous hands on experience in solar installation or construction.
  • Must be reliable, and demonstrate highly-ethical behavior and good judgment at all times.
  • Must be able to routinely lift 75 lbs. with technical build aptitude
  • Knowledge and ability to use basic hand tools, measuring devices, and power drills, portable band saws, conduit benders, etc.
  • Ability to work safely and confidently on roofs with ladder access (no fear of heights, familiar with safety equipment, and healthy respect for safety concerns is required).
  • The ability to read and understand project drawings and blueprints.
  • Maintain a clean and orderly work site and at all times represent the company well.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work well in a fast-paced work environment both independently and as part of a team (3-5 people)
  • Install solar PV system components including but not limited to installing water-positive roof flashings, solar racking, solar modules, conduit and wire, electrical switches and monitoring systems. As well as work on ground mount system, including concrete, excavation.
  • High School graduate or equivalent
  • Valid California Driver’s License with clean record that allows driving company vehicles for work
  • Certifications and/or clean license to drive commercial trucks is a plus.
  • NABCEP certification or accredited PV installer certification a plus.
  • Experience tor certification to use heavy equipment a plus

Competitive Compensation and Benefits:

  • Competitive pay including base hourly wage and performance-based incentive plans and PTO benefits.
  • Health insurance with company subsidy.
  • ESOP participation and 401(k).
  • On-the-job training and education in solar energy, including cross training between Solar Thermal and Electric PV, Residential and Commercial projects.
  • Opportunities for advancement within a rapidly growing clean energy industry

SolarCraft is an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider all qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, nationality, veteran status or disability. If an offer of employment is made, proof of authorization to work in the US and/or U.S. citizenship must be provided

Cover letter and resume to:  jobs@solarcraft.com or fax: (415) 382-0592

Residential Solar – Assistant Project Manager

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We are looking for partners, not employees.

For more than 35 years, SolarCraft has been committed to providing solar and clean energy solutions that deliver the highest financial and environmental benefits possible to our North Bay community; providing renewable energy for homes and businesses that is far cheaper than fossil-fuel based utility power, reduces pollution directly into our environment, and improve energy resilience (back-up power, energy management, reduce grid infrastructure).  We reduce the cost of living and the cost of doing business locally, improve environmental health locally, create great jobs locally, and demonstrate leadership and responsible living in our community and beyond.

Everyone counts at SolarCraft.  We are 100% Employee-Owned and all employees are given equal chance to be partners in our business, earn competitive wages with performance-based incentives, PTO, Holidays, and Benefits.  There is great opportunity to advance within SolarCraft and to work in the rapidly evolving clean energy industry, where every day we are helping change the world we live in.

The continued success of our Residential Solar team has created an opportunity to join our team.   SolarCraft is seeking an experienced, highly motivated Assistant Project Manager (PM) to join our Residential Projects team.  The position will be full-time, based in our Novato, CA Headquarters, reporting to the Residential Project Manager and play a critical role not only ensuring that our Residential projects are well managed from development to deployment, but also in shaping the direction and processes-improvement of our Residential Operations team.  The primary responsibilities of the Residential Assistant Project Manager are:

  • to professionally manage the relationship with clients from contract to build with clear and consistent communication
  • to expertly manage the design/build of solar and clean energy projects in contract, through design/engineering, procurement, mobilization, installation and commissioning.
  • to work collaboratively with other SolarCraft team members in the development, planning and execution of projects (i.e. field operations teams, sales, design, interconnection, accounting, safety, procurement).

The Residential Solar Assistant Project Manager must have a solid technical understanding of Solar PV (ideally including Battery Energy Storage systems), know how to read, understand and edit electrical and structural plans, know how to build solar systems (including rooftop, ground mounts and carport/canopy systems), understand client relationships with 3rd party financiers and consultants/owners’ reps, and have current knowledge of Building codes and construction standards, such as the National Electrical Code, Geotech, Environmental Impact Reports, AHJ requirements.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage and work with various departments and field teams to ensure accurate and timely completion of one or more projects at a time, often at different stages of development and deployment
  • Maintain project cost tracking and manage project schedules and costs
  • Review, approve, and help to create project Scope of Work (SOW) documents for contracts and then execute to SOW to optimize mutual results for SolarCraft and clients
  • Conduct weekly project management meetings and maintain consistent and clear communications with clients
  • Assess project sites in person throughout duration of project; assessing quality of work and team’s performance, implementing QA/QC as needed, reporting on status/progress of projects
  • Manage inspections i.e. fire inspection, AHJ, utility, electrical inspections
  • Complete final punch list in efficient and effective manner to complete projects
  • Manage the transfer of completed projects to in-house Service Dept for monitoring and warranty management
  • Assist in the development of Residential projects by sales teams – consulting with design, engineering, procurement, subcontractors, and technical development teams as needed.   Manage the expectation and communications of client in the delivery of their solar and clean energy projects.
  • Strategic planning on a project level, and for the right individual on department/company level.

Qualifications:

  • Good leadership and people management skills
  • Strong time management, organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Self-starter with the ability to work well in a fast-paced work environment both independently and as part of a team
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and demonstrate the ability to provide and receive feedback, and be an effective listener
  • Consistently works in a professional and presentable manner appropriate with role and technical scope of work, both in the office and in the field
  • 5-7+ years of residential solar photovoltaic installation and/or project management experience (or equivalent role within PV industry)
  • 3+ Years as Assistant Project Manager or Project Manager in design/build construction
  • AA Degree or higher, Bachelor’s degree preferred in Construction Management, Engineering or related field; or equivalent combination of relevant education, training and experience  
  • PMI/PMP certification and NABCEP Certification desired
  • Must be reliable, and demonstrate highly-ethical behavior and good judgment at all times, including the ability to make decisions effecting >$100,000.
  • Must be able to maintain client and company confidentiality
  • Demonstrated ability to professionally respond to stressful situations in a patient, friendly, and timely manner
  • Digital Proficiency: must be able to use Microsoft Office, including: Word, Excel, and Outlook, and other software programs used to maintain data and generate reports.
  • Valid California Driver’s License with clean record that allows driving company vehicles for work
  • Ability to organize, utilize and motivate team members to successfully meet the construction schedule, which will result in completing the job on time and on budget, required
  • Understanding of financial models and management of budgeting cash flow preferred
  • Negotiation experience preferred

Competitive Compensation and Benefits:

  • Competitive pay including base hourly wage and performance-based incentive plans and PTO benefits.
  • Health insurance with company subsidy.
  • ESOP participation and 401(k).
  • On-the-job training and education in solar energy, including cross training between Solar Thermal and Electric PV, Residential and Commercial projects.
  • Opportunities for advancement within a rapidly growing clean energy industry

SolarCraft is an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider all qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, nationality, veteran status or disability. If an offer of employment is made, proof of authorization to work in the US and/or U.S. citizenship must be provided.

Cover letter and resume to:  jobs@solarcraft.com or fax: (415) 382-0592

Solar Electric PV and Thermal Install, Service and Maintenance Technician

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We are looking for partners, not employees.

For more than 35 years, SolarCraft has been committed to providing solar and clean energy solutions that deliver the highest financial and environmental benefits possible to our North Bay community; providing renewable energy for homes and businesses that is far cheaper than fossil-fuel based utility power, reduces pollution directly into our environment, and improve energy resilience (back-up power, energy management, reduce grid infrastructure). We reduce the cost of living and the cost of doing business locally, improve environmental health locally, create great jobs locally, and demonstrate leadership and responsible living in our community and beyond.

Everyone counts at SolarCraft. We are 100% Employee-Owned and all employees are given equal chance to be partners in our business, earn competitive wages with performance-based incentives, PTO, Holidays, and Benefits. There is great opportunity to advance within SolarCraft and to work in the rapidly evolving clean energy industry, where every day we are helping change the world we live in.

Requirements:

  • Analyzing performance of existing systems
  • Installing and servicing monitoring equipment
  • Diagnosing and correcting service issues
  • System upgrade scheduling, procurement, warranty returns and credits
  • Quality control
  • Strong organizational, technical, and troubleshooting skills
  • Knowledge of both NEC and UBC
  • Knowledge and experience installing grid tied solar electric systems
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in MS Office, including Project

Additional Experience a Plus:

  • Experience and certification from major solar electric equipment manufacturers
  • Experience in installation of solar electric monitoring systems
  • Experience in technical service and repair of complex products or systems
  • NABCEP Certification
  • California Electrician Certification
  • CAD experience (AutoCAD and/or Sketch-up)

This is a great position for someone with solar installation experience and good analytical skills that desires a more flexible and challenging position with a company focused on quality customer service.

Excellent Compensation commensurate with experience

Benefits include: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k program, paid vacations and holidays.

Please forward cover letter and resume to jobs@solarcraft.com

Job Type: Full-time

Solar Electric Systems Installer

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SolarCraft provides solar and clean energy solutions for homes and businesses that deliver the highest financial and environmental benefits possible – delivering clean, renewable energy far cheaper than the utilities can or will.  We reduce the cost of living and the cost of doing business locally, improve environmental health locally, create great jobs locally, and demonstrate leadership and responsible living in our community and beyond.

We are seeking a Solar Electric Systems Installer for residential and commercial systems. Duties include creating a safe environment for yourself, colleagues, and our customers and:

  • Installation of Residential and Small Commercial solar electric systems.
  • Includes construction according to plans, specifications, manufacturer’s requirements, and NEC  of:  Roof and ground mounting structures, Mounting and wiring solar modules
  • Installation of Conduit, wire and disconnects
  • Installation of Inverters and connection to utility grid.

Requirements:

  • 1-2 years as a PV installer
  • California Electrician Certification
  • NABCEP certification a big PLUS
  • Disciplined, self motivated work style
  • Knowledge of the NEC Code and AC and DC electrical systems
  • Knowledge of Universal Building Codes and building materials and techniques (ie lumber, roofing materials, etc.)
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Good communication, customer service skills
  • Proficiency on a PC computer (MS Word, Excel) a PLUS
  • Knowledge of solar thermal systems a plus

Excellent Compensation commensurate with experience.

Benefits include:  Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k program, paid vacations and holidays.

Cover letter and resume to:  jobs@solarcraft.com or fax: (415)382-0592

Solar Sales Specialist

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SolarCraft is looking for an ambitious and qualified Solar Sales Consultant. Join a team of industry veterans who are passionate about leading the North bay’s transformation to clean, renewable energy.

We are seeking intelligent, self-driven sales professionals who want to work at the intersection of the energy industry, the environmental sector, finance, and community engagement. Our team works in a collaborative environment to help homeowners and businesses use solar to save money, increase the value of their properties and demonstrate commitment to sustainability. It is an exciting time for our community, our state and country, and the world, and the career opportunities at SolarCraft in the renewable energy field are limitless – this is an outstanding opportunity to work locally with the best team in the industry.

The Solar Consultant responsibilities include:

  • Educate and inspire potential customers on the many benefits of solar and alternative energy technologies.
  • While maintaining the highest level of integrity and ethical sales practices, Sales Consultants must differentiate themselves and SolarCraft in a competitive marketplace.
  • Conduct energy rate and usage analysis, PV production and savings modelling, create preliminary designs and proposals and present solutions in a compelling manner via in-home visits, phone and email.
  • Pursue leads (company provided and self-generated) for residential solar electric, solar thermal, and storage/battery systems
  • Network, attend events, generate referrals and build references to support your ongoing business
  • Using satellite imaging programs and industry-leading PV energy programs, and onsite home survey and inspections, Solar Sales consultants must evaluate and perform site feasibility studies.
  • Consistently utilize CRM (Salesforce) and proficiently log all activities throughout the entire sales process
  • Prepare weekly feedback and forecast reports

Desired Qualification:

  • A positive attitude
  • A sincere belief in the power of renewable energy to transform our society and deliver value to home and business owners
  • Proven sales professional with strong technical and interpersonal skills
  • Experience selling, designing and/or installing solar electric and/or solar thermal systems (equivalent experience in battery/storage, fuel cell, alternative energy, or advanced electrical products considered).
  • Strong technical abilities required: high reliance on excel, math, science, design & construction methodology and geospatial software programs, financial modelling.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of current utilities, energy regulations and policies, incentives and rate structures
  • Knowledge of solar technologies (i.e. PV, inverters, DAS, racking, storage) and other residential energy products
  • General knowledge of electrical and construction methods and codes
  • Computer Skills-MS Office, CAD, Salesforce/CRM

Benefits:

  • Compensation package commensurate with experience: performance-based incentives
  • Medical (including PPO, HMO and HSA options), Dental and Vision coverage
  • 401K retirement account options
  • Opportunity to work for a company that’s changing the world and our community, one building at a time

For more than 30 years, SolarCraft has been acknowledged as one of the “Best Places to Work in the North Bay”. Voted the “Best of Marin” for the past 5 consecutive years, SolarCraft is well regarded for our high-quality solar installations, professional and reliable service, and client-focused approach. We pride ourselves on exemplary customer service to our discerning clientele.

Please email us:

Cover letter and resume to:

Jobs@solarcraft.com

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Please send cover letters and resumes to:  jobs@solarcraft.com

or mail to:

SolarCraft
8 Digital Drive, Suite 101
Novato, CA 94949

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