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)

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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 of the Day: Solar Installer (3 Openings), Baker Electric Solar (Escondido, CA)

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 Installer
Organization: Baker Electric Solar
Location: Escondido, California

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

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Our company needs residential solar installers with a minimum of two years experience on full solar system installations, including:

– Inverter, module, and conduit installation
– Trenching
– Ground and roof mount
– System startup and diagnosis

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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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July/August Issue of SOLAR Today Provides Resources for Solar Job Seekers

American Solar Energy Society The July/August issue of SOLAR Today (published by the American Solar Energy Society) features a number of articles relevant for job seekers seeking careers in the solar sector.

Green Job of the Day: PV Systems Sales Manager, Spire Corporation (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: PV Systems Sales Manager
Organization: Spire Corporation
Location: Bedford, MA

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

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The PV Systems Sales Manager will be responsible for managing increased commercial and federal sales activity and for establishing sales of PV systems and PPA financing primarily in the New England region, but may also be assigned accounts throughout the US as required. The sales manager will also coordinate with telesales and marketing efforts to expand Spire's solar opportunities.

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Green Job of the Day: Solar Installation Supervisor, GRID Alternatives (Carson, CA)

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 Installation Supervisor
Organization: GRID Alternatives
Location: Carson, CA

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

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Founded during the 2001 California energy crisis, GRID Alternatives’ (www.gridalternatives.org) mission is to empower under-resourced communities by providing renewable energy and energy efficiency services, equipment, and training. GRID Alternatives provides these services exclusively to low-income households, including families, seniors, and persons with disabilities. We install solar electric systems for low-income homeowners with volunteers and job trainees, enhancing long-term housing affordability for low-income households by reducing their energy costs, and expanding economic opportunity by providing skills and training in the growing field of solar power.

We are looking for a full-time, experienced Solar Installation Supervisor to join our dynamic team and oversee all aspects of PV installations on the homes of low-income families.

Job Duties

  • Responsible for all technical and safety aspects of PV installations
  • Conduct site visits to screen potential sites for solar access and safety issues
  • Design and engineer small, residential solar electric systems while considering available financing
  • Put together permit packages
  • Train volunteers and job trainees in PV installations
  • Lead installations of PV systems with crews of volunteers and/or job trainees
  • Ensure that all solar installations are installed according to GRID Alternatives’ safety and quality standards
  • Conduct quality control on GRID and subcontracted installations
  • Co-supervise and train Construction Assistant and possibly solar installer job trainees
  • Other job duties may include taking equipment inventory, hardware store runs, equipment unloading and loading, answering homeowner and volunteer questions, talking to media and generally participating in activities necessary to make solar happen for low-income families

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Green Job of the Day: Senior Product Engineer (Mechanical), 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: Senior Product Engineer (Mechanical)
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:
This individual will lead innovation; designing and launching new solar photovoltaic mounting systems and advancing current product designs. This is a hands-on role; responsible for engineering and design tasks, as well as all coordination and execution of the product launch and engineering change processes. Only the best designers and innovative thinkers need apply.

Essential Functions:

  • Design and launch solar photovoltaic mounting system assemblies and components
  • Manage, execute, and launch design advancements in current product lines
  • Maintain all product drawings and technical literature
  • Manage document revision control and ECN process
  • Provide support to PanelClaw’s technical customer service and sales groups
  • Work with purchasing manager and vendors to source products
  • Maintain expert technical knowledge of all PanelClaw product lines, competitors’ products, as well as the solar photovoltaic industry
  • Develop and maintain all product lifecycle files
  • Manage engineering standards and processes pertaining to ISO 9001 initiatives
  • Develop all customer support engineering tools
  • Provide technical expertise to problem-solving efforts with existing products and executing resulting changes
  • Collaborate with manufacturing and distribution team to lower COGS

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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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Solyndra Technical Career Fair to Take Place on May 25

SolyndraSolyndra, Fremont, California-based solar company, will hold a Technical Career Fair on May 25th from 4-8 pm.  The company will be bringing their new factory online and are looking for team members with technical experience in any of the following areas:

  • Vacuum
  • Electrical/Mechanical
  • Laser/Optics
  • Thin Films
  • Wet Bench
  • Automation/Robotics
  • PLC
  • Factory MES Software

The event will be an informal place to meet Solyndra managers and learn more about the company's technology and the requirements for these technical positions. Those interested should go to www.solyndra.com/technician and submit their resume. Qualified applicants will receive an invitation with the location of the event. A flyer about this event can be downloaded here.