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Inspection Coordinator

Date: May 9, 2020

Do you want to change the world? We do, too.
 
The energy market is roughly $4 trillion globally, and solar penetration is less than 1%.  But just one hour of sunlight, if harnessed, could power the entire world for a year. We have the opportunity to completely change the way energy is produced, distributed and consumed on a global scale, and we’re looking for talented, committed people to help us drive our growth and achieve our goals.
 
SunPower is a global solar energy solutions company with a rich heritage of pioneering the best energy technologies in the world. Our solutions are unrivaled in terms of long-term reliability, efficiency and guaranteed performance, and our company is unmatched in terms of global reach and scale. Through design, manufacturing, installation and ongoing maintenance and monitoring, SunPower provides its proprietary, world-record efficient solar technology to residential, commercial and utility customers worldwide.
 
SunPower is changing the way our world is powered every day with a brilliant, passionate and driven team of more than 7,000 in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. In an industry that is reshaping the world’s energy future, there’s no better place to be than SunPower.
 
We believe that our employees create our brand – with each project, each communication, each task completed and each interaction. Experience is critical to SunPower in regards to not only our customers but also our employees and dealer partners. As such, we strive to hire candidates that are service focused. The experience we would expect the ideal person to deliver is:
 

SUMMARY OF ROLE 

 

The Inspection Technician role provides operational support to the SunPower Direct (SPD) Residential Self Install Construction Team, facilitating construction inspection administration, coordination with clients, provide final installation completion, facilitate jurisdictional (AHJ) construction inspections, and provide an added layer of end-product quality control.  Individuals must deliver the best in class customer service, be proficient with time management, and effectively communicate to internal and external stakeholders.  This role supports project site survey, permit coordination, installations, commissioning, and O&M teams, and helps to develop the SPD business processes. 

  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following (other duties may be assigned): 

 

  • Facilitate inspections in the safest means compliant with OSHA, Cal-OSHA, and SunPower Safety requirements and procedures 

  • Proficiently communicate the process and technical specifications to clients  

  • Administer construction inspections 

  • Work with Project Management to manage inspection requests 

  • Review installation completion reports, prepare and complete installation punch list items 

  • Coordinate with clients to schedule and host AHJ inspections

  • Identify Constructed code and/or manufactures’ specification deviations, correct, and document  

  • Clarify plans and specifications and collaborate with AHJ inspectors as necessary 

  • Commission monitoring system(s) 

  • Prepare construction site quality control inspections 

  • Initiate Design as needed

  • Manage schedules upon multiple platforms with numerous stakeholders 

  • Provide closed-loop learnings to cross-functional teams 

  • Support Utility Interconnection Process 

  • Cross-train and provide across role deliverables as necessary 

  • Provide support for Design and Permit Application submittals to local municipals 

  • Maintain Database, files, users, and document procedures 

  • Maintain AHJ Database providing documentation about new and changing codes and requirements 

 

RELATED EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS 

 

Minimum requirements - The least amount of skills and training candidates must have to do a specific job.  Candidates not meeting these requirements will not be hired for this position. 

  • High School or Trade School degree in a discipline related to construction or building sciences 

  • Associates degree or 2+ years of field related experience 

  • Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment criminal, driving and drug screen 

  • Must be able to lift heavy objects (50 lbs. or more) in addition to climbing ladders and working in high places. 

  • Valid Driver’s license and clean driving record 

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills for high volumes of internal and external communication/coordination. 

  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task at a high volume of work 

  • Ability to work independently, as well as in a group collaborative setting 

 

Preferred requirements 

  • Minimum 2 years of general Construction experience 

  • Minimum 2 years of PV solar inspection experience 

  • Proficiency with monitoring and communication systems 

  • Excellent MS Office and general computer skills 

 

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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/Females/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.

 

NOTICE TO ALL APPLICANTS AND EMPLOYEES

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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Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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