Lead Installer

at SunPower
Location San Jose, CA
Date Posted August 13, 2023
Job Type Full-time


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

SunPower is changing the way our world is powered every day with a passionate and driven team of more than 3,660 Full-time employees in North America and the Philippines. SunPower provides world-class solar solutions to residential customers across the U.S. with a commitment to a superior customer experience. We welcome forward thinkers, freedom chasers and all those demanding better, cleaner energy to join us.

SunPower needs
YOU as a
Lead Installer! Are you looking for a chance to grow in your career and an opportunity to make a difference in the way the world is powered? Then this is for you!

This position comes with great compensation and benefits!

The base salary for the role is $59,040- $88,560. Please note the pay range provided is a good faith estimate for this position only and in the geographical location noted.
Medical, Dental, Vision coverage starts day one, no waiting period
Short-Term and Long-Term Disability 100% paid for by the company
401k with company match
Paid Paternal Leave
PTO, Sick and Volunteer time
Life insurance and AD&D provided
Unlimited digital workouts through Peloton 100% paid for by the company
Full-time hourly role, typically M-F 8-hour shifts, potential weekends
Opportunity for career advancement

Summary of Role:

SunPower is seeking experienced individuals with solar installation experience to join our SunPower Direct Residential program. Working as lead of an installation crew, this role will provide for qualified individuals, the opportunity to install best in class solar PV systems. Many skills and knowledge will be acquired in this position.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Effectively work in a team to install/seal roof attachments, equipment racking supports and solar panels
Perform all construction tasks per manufacturer’s installation guidelines
Electrical wiring of solar array/system (DC and AC)/installing raceways around residential applications: roofs, attics, walls
Perform site survey activities
Review job installation plan with Crew Lead
Assist with project inventory tracking
Prepare, load, and organize installation vehicles. Warehouse organization required
Attend mandatory training sessions on new products, installation methodology and safety
Troubleshoot, test, repair and service technical equipment
Maintain job site

Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma, OR equivalent combination of education and years of related experience
Minimum 4 years of solar or electrical installation experience
Extensive knowledge of residential electrical and structural systems, blueprints and spec sheets
Must hold and maintain a valid driver’s license and have a personal vehicle to travel between job sites – no use of motorcycles or scooters during business hours
Reliable attendance required

Preferred Qualifications:

OSHA 30 Certification
Associates degree and 2+ years related experience
Strong understanding of NEC codes, especially with residential PV installations
Proficient in the installation of grid-tied and micro inverter applications
Excellent customer service skills and verbal and written communication skills
Electrical Journeyman's License
NABCEP certification

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

Ability to traverse/maneuver job sites and survey/assess all aspects of the construction process for extended periods of time
Ability to climb a ladder onto a roof/walk across a roof/install equipment to roof safely
Regularly works in outdoor conditions: inclement weather, heat and humidity, cold and freezing temperatures, and exposure to poisonous plants, insects, and allergens
May be exposed to energized electrical equipment and will be required to take appropriate precautions
The employee may routinely handle typical work equipment/materials and be required to lift, move and install materials up to 50+ pounds
Frequent and repeated lifting from ground to various heights up to 50 pounds individually, and team lifting heavier items
Noise level in the work environment is moderate but could be louder depending on location of install or demo
Ability to use and learn standard construction equipment and technology with proficiency
Typical work hours are M-F in 8-hour shifts, potential weekends
Must hold a valid driver’s license and own a registered insured personal vehicle to travel between job sites – no use of motorcycles or scooters during business hours
Visual acuity to drive motor vehicles and mobile equipment and to read printed and electronic documents
Hearing capacity to receive, perceive, and react to common driving and construction environment noises

Note: This job description does not contain a comprehensive listing of activities required of the employee for this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check and driving history report.

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and underrepresented minorities are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At SunPower, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

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/All Genders/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.


Availability of Affirmative Action Plan for Review

SunPower is a federal government contractor. As a part of the Company’s obligations under law, it must develop a written Affirmative Action Program (AAP) for the Disabled, Recently Separated Veterans, Armed Forces Service Medal Veterans, Disabled Veterans and Active Duty Wartime Or Campaign Badge Veterans and for Women and Minorities as specified by law. Non-confidential and non-proprietary aspects of the AAP are available for inspection by applicants and employees, consistent with applicable law, which will be made available during office hours by contacting the EEO Officer.

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