Solar Foundations Crew Lead

at ReVision Energy in South Portland, Maine, United States

Job Description

ReVision Energy’s Solar Foundations Division is looking for a Solar Foundations Crew Lead to join our growing team. This position will require a local presence and requires significant daily travel.

Wages starting at $25.00 per hour. ReVision Energy was founded in a garage in 2003 by two solar geeks, and has grown to more than 300 employee-owners spread across our physical locations in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. Our product offerings of have grown to include solar panels, battery backup systems, electric vehicle infrastructure, heat pumps, and water heating equipment. ReVision Energy is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to creating an inclusive culture where employees from diverse backgrounds can thrive and support our mission. Our recruitment team looks at the whole picture; personal, professional, and non-traditional experience, as well as community involvement. As a 100% employee-owned company (ESOP ) and a Certified B Corporation , we are on a mission to lead our community in solving the environmental problems caused by fossil fuels, while alleviating economic and social injustice. The safety, health, and well-being of our co-owners and our communities is of primary importance. We have implemented additional measures to assure that those we work and share spaces with adhere to COVID and general safety best practices. ABOUT THE POSITION:

The Solar Foundations Crew Lead will oversee and carry out the complete installation of steel micro pile foundations using high quality compact equipment and drill rigs.

Operations will focus primarily on foundations for ReVision Energy’s ground-mounted photovoltaic systems as well as sub-contracted work for external solar and construction contractors throughout northern New England. Projects will range in size from small residential installations to large commercial off-sites. This position may include, but is not limited to, on-site supervision of SFD personnel, project documentation, project planning and communication, loading and transportation of equipment and materials, heavy equipment spotting and operation, on-site loading and unloading of material and equipment, site preparation and layout, site work and grading, trenching, mechanical driving of steel piles and ground screws, rock drilling, and providing training and operational support as needed.

The position involves significant daily travel within your branch territory as well as some extended overnights and time working throughout Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts Monday-Friday. This is a Full-Time position during a roughly nine-month installation season April through December. Some part-time off-season work will be required for planning and to carry out storage, maintenance, and upgrades to machines, trucks, trailers, and the shop. Additional work may be available in other Revision departments depending on their need.

Role and Responsibilities (include but not limited to):

+ Coordinating and communicating with the SFD Operations Coordinator, branch operations personnel, Revision project managers, contractors, subcontractors, and homeowners

+ Loading and securing job-specific components and equipment on trucks and trailers to ensure all necessary tools and materials arrive safely at job sites.

+ Safely driving trucks, trailers, and equipment to and from job sites.

+ Overseeing the complete installation of driven post and ground screw foundations based on project documents and engineering.

+ Creating and enforcing site safety plans at every project.

+ Carrying out site safety meetings at the beginning of every project.

+ Creating and implementing project strategy and staging job materials on site.

+ Operating and supervising operation of drill masts for down-the-hole-hammer (DTH) rock drilling.

+ Operating and supervising operation of compact track loaders (skid steers).

+ Operating and supervising operation of compact excavators

+ Operating and supervising operation of forklifts, lulls, and other material handling equipment

+ Carrying out and supervising trenching, grading, and material handling as needed

+ Operating and supervising operation of diesel air compressors during drilling operations.

+ Leading troubleshooting and resolving mechanical issues in the field.

+ Coordinating preventative and routine maintenance on vehicles and equipment with the division manager.

+ Ensuring all trucks, trailers, and equipment in your crew stay clean and organized.

+ Ensuring all vehicle inventories in your crew are maintained for operational efficiency.

+ Maintaining respectful, professional, and responsive relationships with customers and co-workers at all times.

+ Maintaining knowledge of safe and enforcing construction work practices and procedures including OSHA and Dig Safe requirements at the shop and on job sites.

+ Ensuring your crew’s trucks and equipment are neatly, safely, and securely stored at the end of each workday.

Critical Skills/Expectations:

+ Clean and valid driver’s license.

+ Extensive experience driving trucks with trailers.

+ Flexibility with schedule and ability to spend extended time away from home Monday through Friday as needed.

+ Excellent customer service skills.

+ Ability to effectively coordinate and communicate with others.

+ Ability to adapt in a fast paced, ever-changing, team-oriented environment.

+ Ability to continually lift 50 lbs

+ Ability to work in loud, dusty environments in varying weather conditions.

+ Excellent teamwork skills- able to establish collaborative working relationships with peers and supervisors.

+ Excellent problem-solving skills.

+ Adherence to Code of Conduct- act appropriately as a guest at client’s project sites.

+ Highly organized and able to multi-task and set priorities.

+ Strong desire to work for a renewable energy company, and interest in developing professionally.

+ Willingness and ability to obtain required licenses

Additional Qualifications (desired but not required):

+ 6 months previous experience in the solar industry.

+ 6 months previous experience operating compact or heavy equipment.

+ OSHA 10-hour safety certification.

+ Commercial Driver’s License (Class A).

+ Forklift and/or Lull certification.

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Job Posting: JC236690968

Posted On: Mar 21, 2023

Updated On: Mar 25, 2023

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