Massachusetts Green Career Conference to Take Place in Marlborough on October 4th

On October 4nd, a Massachusetts Green Career Conference will take place in Marlborough, MA.  This event will take place from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Marlborough Holiday Inn Ballroom (265 Lakeside Avenue).  The program will feature speakers, workshops, and exhibitors relevant for the following audiences:

  • Education & Training administrators, staff, faculty, workforce developers, career services professionals
  • Business professionals from a variety of industries
  • Government staff and environmental policy makers
  • Green career candidates, graduates, students with green career objectives
  • Environmental non-profit and community members

Complete program information is available here.

Free “Opportunity Fair” at Clean Energy Connections in Springfield, MA (November 2)

Clean Energy Connections, a conference organized UMass Amherst which will take place on November 2nd in Springfield, Massachusetts, will include an Opportunity Fair.  The Opportunity Fair will provide a forum to network and access resources relevant for clean energy job seekers and entrepreneurs.  A list of organizations participating in the fair is available here.

The Opportunity Fair will take place at 2:15 pm at the MassMutual Center and is free and open to the public.  More information on other portions of the Clean Energy Connection conference is available here.

Green Job of the Day: Mechanical Engineer, PanelClaw (North Andover, MA)

Green Job of the Day is a feature of Green Collar Blog which highlights a job opening pertaining to environmental or social responsibility.

Job: Mechanical Engineer
Organization: PanelClaw
Location: North Andover, MA

An excerpt of the job announcement follows below. You can review the complete job announcement here.

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The successful candidate will become an integral part of our continuing engineering team supporting photovoltaic racking system projects. This is a hands-on position involving the design, prototyping, testing and documenting of existing and new products and applications related to high performance racking system products. S/he will interface with other engineers, sales, marketing, supply chain, and independent testing laboratories for new and existing products.

Essential Functions:

Using AutoCAD and Solidworks, create and/or update conceptual, assembly, fabrication drawings and BOMs.

Responsible for 3D models and FEA/CFD of all designs using Solidworks and ANSYS.

Responsible for engineering documentation (prints, specs, material reports).

Coordinate product testing and certification to UL and TÜV.

Maintain expert knowledge of all materials used as components in PanelClaw’s product lines.

Write, maintain and update technical documents, including training manuals, spec sheets and technical memos.

Manage and lead projects as assigned.

Participate in product gap analysis, development of product engineering processes, training and documentation.

Other duties as assigned

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Green Job of the Day: Director – Logistics, PanelClaw (North Andover, MA)

Green Job of the Day is a feature of Green Collar Blog which highlights a job opening pertaining to environmental or social responsibility.

Job: Director – Logistics
Organization: PanelClaw
Location: North Andover, MA

An excerpt of the job announcement follows below. You can review the complete job announcement here.

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This individual will be responsible for developing and executing the strategic business plan for the global supply chain logistics function. The organization is focused on developing logistical and distribution strategies, driving globalization of product offerings, and reducing cost through various logistics cost reduction strategies.

This individual will work closely with Supply Chain and Sales to analyze PanelClaw’s logistical requirements, manage offsite warehouses and distribution centers, and manage global traffic requirements in support of the production plan. S/he will develop and manage warehouse policies, procedures and processes. S/he will be responsible for managing carriers, brokers, packaging suppliers, inventory accuracy, and warehouse transactions, in addition to leading all warehouse and distribution systems optimization and department continuous improvement projects.

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Green Job Seekers Can Network at Clean Energy Connections (October 20 – Springfield, MA)

Clean Energy ConnectionsClean Energy Connections, a conference organized UMass Amherst which will take place on October 20 in Springfield, Massachusetts, will include an Opportunity Fair.  The Opportunity Fair will provide a forum to network and access resources relevant for clean energy job seekers and entrepreneurs.  A list of organizations participating in the fair is available here.

The Opportunity Fair will take place at 2:30 pm at the MassMutual Center and is free and open to the public.  More information on other portions of the Clean Energy Connection conference is available here.

Green Job of the Day: Solar Technician, Beaumont Solar (New Bedford, MA)

Green Job of the Day is a feature of Green Collar Blog which highlights a job opening pertaining to environmental or social responsibility.

Job: Solar Technician
Organization: Beaumont Solar
Location: New Bedford, MA

An excerpt of the job announcement follows below. You can review the complete job announcement here.

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Beaumont Solar is a leader in the renewable energy market throughout Southeastern, MA. As the fifth largest solar installer in Massachusetts, our installations consist of commercial, residential and municipal properties. Due to continued industry growth and business development we have an opening for a Solar Technician. The Solar Technician creates electrical diagrams of solar PV systems to be submitted to local utilities for system grid connection. The Solar Technician also works in collaboration with Engineering, System Design, Sales and Procurement to ensure adherence to project time-lines.

Additional Responsibilities would include site assessments of proposed solar PV systems involving data collection for Design Team:
– Roof measurements (would include climbing onto roof)
– Solar Pathfinder and/or Solmetric “SunEye” shade studies
– Take required site photos
– Project completion photos of installed solar array and electrical components
– System internet connection to web sites
– System detailed CAD layouts

NOTE: Outside of site assessments, this is an in-house position and requires a candidate who resides within a 30-35 mile radius of New Bedford, MA.

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Boston Green Jobs Forum to Take Place on August 19

A Boston Green Jobs Forum will take place on August 19th in Boston.  This event, part of Boston GreenFest, is organized in conjunction with the Greater Four Corners Action Coalition of Dorchester. This program will include a keynote address by Former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis and a panel session featuring:

  • Greg Watson – Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
  • Kevin Doyle – Director, Environmental Careers Organization
  • William Johnson – Director, Green America Public Private Partnerships
  • Mela Bush – Community Organizer, Greater Four Corners Action Coalition

This event will take place from 10:30 am - 4:00 pm at the Massachusetts State House, Grand Staircase, Beacon St at Park St, Boston, MA 02108 (directions). This event is free to the public, but pre-registration is required.

UMass Dartmouth Offers Free Online Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Development

UMass Dartmouth The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Sustainability Studies is offering a free, non-credit, online professional graduate certificate in Sustainable Development (referred to as "PBCSD" – Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Sustainable Development). PBCSD is a 2-semester program, beginning in Fall 2010 and running through Spring 2012.  This program is currently open for Massachusetts residents who hold an undergraduate degree and meet one of these categories:

  • Unemployed and seeking job training for the clean energy job market
  • Underemployed and seeking to transition to a better position
  • Interested in entrepreneurial opportunities in the clean energy market
  • Employed and are seeking sustainability training to receive a promotion/salary increase*

Complete information about this program is available here.

Green Job of the Day: Inside Sales Associate, PanelClaw (Solar) (North Andover, MA)

Green Job of the Day is a feature of Green Collar Blog which highlights a job opening pertaining to environmental or social responsibility.

Job: Inside Sales Associate
Organization: PanelClaw
Location: North Andover, MA

An excerpt of the job announcement follows below. You can review the complete job announcement here.

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Company Description:
Headquartered in North Andover, MA, PanelClaw, Inc. is a two-year-old, rapidly growing company. PanelClaw's goal is to be the leading supplier to the global photovoltaic mounting system market. It will do so by employing cutting-edge engineering to deliver low cost and environmentally friendly products backed by world class customer service.

Job Description:
The ISA handles sales-related tasks through close collaboration with field sales team members including sales VP’s and Regional Account Managers. The ISA is responsible for executing administrative tasks tied to the sales process. In addition, the ISA handles customer inquiries by responding directly to product related questions and/or by forwarding the inquiries to the appropriate sales VP or Account Manager. The ISA may also perform duties with the marketing department where customer contact is involved.

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Massachusetts Green Career Conference to Take Place in Marlborough on October 2nd

On October 2nd, a Massachusetts Green Career Conference will take place in Marlborough, MA.  This event will take place from 7:15 am – noon at the Marlborough Holiday Inn Ballroom (265 Lakeside Avenue).  The program will feature speakers, workshops, and exhibitors relevant for the following audiences:

  • People seeking jobs, career transitions and training programs
  • Workforce training professionals & providers
  • Business owners & staff developers
  • Career counselors & recruiters

There will be three tracks of workshops, covering the following topics:

  • What is a Green Career?
  • Get the Training You Need
  • Certification Programs
  • Find Your Niche & Market Yourself
  • Build Your Green Network
  • What Companies are Hiring?
  • The Green Job Forecast in MA
  • Workforce Training Funds
  • Green Communities / Local Jobs

Additional program information and registration is at http://greencareer.eventbrite.com/