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

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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’ ( 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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