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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, providing final installation completion, facilitating jurisdictional (AHJ) construction inspections, and providing an added layer of end-product quality control. This individual must deliver 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 & 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 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 manufacturers’ 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
QC designs and verifies the accuracy of drawings as it pertains to permitted designs and as-build drawings
Initiate Design revisions 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 field related experience
Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment criminal and driving 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 high volume of work
Ability to work independently, as well as in a group collaborative setting
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
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.
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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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