• Solar PV Foreman

    Job Description
    SolarCraft is seeking an experienced, highly motivated Solar PV Foreman to join our team. 

    The position is Full-time, based in our Novato, CA Headquarters and working throughout Marin, Sonoma, and part of Napa. The primary responsibilities of the Foreman are:
    1. Work closely with Director of Operations and with field install crews to manage all the on-site responsibilities of installing PV solar projects for homes. This is a player-coach role that requires a positive attitude and ‘lead by example’ character.
    2. Lead a team of 2 – 4 persons installing PV solar systems for residential projects.
    3. As directed by Director of Operations, manage onsite communications with client, sub-contractors, partners, and field crews toward successful installation of solar projects, on time and on budget.
    Why People Love Working at SolarCraft:
    • “Weather Pay” full pay for when inclement weather prohibits work (5 days per year)
    • Clothing Allowance to replace worn shoes, boots, pants, or jackets ($480 per year)
    • Bagel Mondays
    • Competitive pay including paid time off and holidays.
    • Health insurance with company subsidy.
    • ESOP (employee stock ownership plan) participation and 401(k).
    • On-the-job training and education in solar energy, including cross training between Solar Electric PV, Residential and Commercial projects.
    Full Job Description - Foreman of Residential 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 installations involving excavation work while performing manual skilled labor for the majority of the day.  Requirements include 4-6 years construction experience, with PV solar electrical knowledge and field crew management experience. 
    Responsibilities & Requirements:
    • 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.
    • Strong organizational, problem-solving skills, especially as they pertain to construction, building codes, safety, and materials and site management.
    • Manage people to work in a coordinated and efficient manner.
    • Train and coach team installers.
    • Read and understand all project drawings and blueprints.
    • Track and record time and Bill of Materials for each job.
    • 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 racking with little supervision
    • Install balance of system components including but not limited to installing roof flashings, pulling wire, installing electrical conduit, installing electrical switches and junction boxes.
    • Install solar electric inverters and other electrical devices such as optimizers and network enabled monitoring hardware.
    • Perform QA/QC on installations and perform testing and commissioning.
    • Thorough understanding of NEC and CSLB construction requirements and standards.
    • Demonstrated ability to interact with customers in a diplomatic, respectful manner.
    • Ability to legally drive our work trucks is required.
    • NABCEP Installation certification a plus.
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