Lead Installation Technician/Foreman - Ontario, CA

  • Sunpower
  • Remote (Ontario, CA, USA)
  • May 18, 2020

Job Description

Do you want to change the world? We do, too.

The energy market is roughly $4 trillion globally, and solar penetration is less than 1%. But just one hour of sunlight, if harnessed, could power the entire world for a year. We have the opportunity to completely change the way energy is produced, distributed and consumed on a global scale, and we’re looking for talented, committed people to help us drive our growth and achieve our goals.

SunPower is a global solar energy solutions company with a rich heritage of pioneering the best energy technologies in the world. Our solutions are unrivaled in terms of long-term reliability, efficiency and guaranteed performance, and our company is unmatched in terms of global reach and scale. Through design, manufacturing, installation and ongoing maintenance and monitoring, SunPower provides its proprietary, world-record efficient solar technology to residential, commercial and utility customers worldwide.

SunPower is changing the way our world is powered every day with a brilliant, passionate and driven team of more than 7,000 in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. In an industry that is reshaping the world’s energy future, there’s no better place to be than SunPower.

We believe that our employees create our brand – with each project, each communication, each task completed and each interaction. Experience is critical to SunPower in regards to not only our customers but also our employees and dealer partners. As such, we strive to hire candidates that are service focused. The experience we would expect the ideal person to deliver is:


SunPower is seeking an experienced Lead Installation Technician to act as a jobsite foreman in our Southern CA office based near Ontario. This role reports to the field supervisor and operations manager. In this position you will lead a construction crew of 4 to 6 installers on residential solar installations. You must have the ability to deliver excellent customer service and problem solve in the field. Must be a safety oriented person who believes in a safety first work environment.

You will be responsible for managing the installation of all equipment onsite and assuring it is installed to the highest industry and Sunpower standards. You must have the ability to manage the crew on site and finish installations within the project schedule and communicate progress reports. Collecting and delivering jobsite close out data is a requirement on every project Sunpower installs. The Lead Installation Technician will have the skills to collect this data and use a computer to upload it to SunPower applications.

Review plan sets and Bill of Materials
Responsible for service panel upgrades and coordinating with utility personnel onsite
Manages the crew throughout project life cycle
Is SunPower’s representative to the customer from installation start to finish
In charge of site safety and enforcing safety plans and compliance standards
Performs/supervises BOS installation and electrical tie-in
Responsible for job site data collection and commissioning
Schedule and host inspection as needed
General construction experience a plus
Licensed electrician preferred or close to getting certification
Strong knowledge of the NEC
Creates best work practices for their crew
OSHA 10 preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

OSHA 10 Certification
Minimum 1 year of solar installation experience
Strong understanding of NEC codes with emphasis on residential PV installations
Proficient in the installation of grid-tied and micro inverter applications.
High School diploma
Ability to travel between job sites
Must be able to lift heavy objects (50 lbs. or more) in addition to climbing ladders and working in high places.
Excellent customer service skills in addition to solid verbal and written communication skills
Electrical Journeyman's License
NABCEP certification

Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma or equivalent required
Associates degree and 6+ years related experience
OR equivalent combination of education and years of related experience.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer and makes employment decisions, including but not limited to, hiring, firing, promotion, demotion, training, and/or compensation, on the basis of merit. Employment decisions are based on an individual’s qualifications as they relate to the job under consideration. The Company’s policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions, the actual sex of the individual, or the gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, including religious dress practices and religious grooming practices, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, familial status, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected veteran or military status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws, ordinances, or regulations. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company, including supervisors and co-workers.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

SunPower Supports EEO

Accommodation for Applicants to SunPower Corporation
SunPower Corporation is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures. If you have any difficulty using our online system and you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, you may use the following alternative email address to contact us about your interest in employment at SunPower Corporation: jobs@sunpower.com. Please indicate in the subject that line of your email that you are requesting accommodation. Only candidates being considered for a position who require an accommodation will receive a follow-up response.

Nearest Major Market: Eugene
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