Current Openings:

Application Engineer (Specialist)

This position works as critical player in the Business Development team, which includes outside sales, inside sales and marketing. Reports to the Director of Business Development.

Duties:

  • Answer technical product inquiries and application questions including National Electrical Code requirements
  • Utilize solar design and installation tools to support customers
  • Support Itek Energy‘s technology and product development to help solve real-world PV installation problems
  • Stay current on the solar industry’s technology developments and trends
  • Gather information from installers/customers about potential technology solutions to installation challenges
  • Work with sales team to identify and implement appropriate sales strategies
  • Write technical blog posts, whitepapers, newsletters, and web content
  • Support training videos and other content development
  • Assist in the creation of technical support documents
  • Attend public meetings, industry events, and trade shows as needed
  • Perform sales-related tasks including but not limited to client interactions, system design, technical training/education, and factory tours

Skills/Knowledge

  • Strong knowledge of PV system design concepts and troubleshooting methods and tools
  • Thorough understanding of solar product specifications and operation (solar modules, racking, inverters, etc.)
  • Current on the solar-related National Electrical Code (NEC) requirements and how they impact solar installation practices and technologies
  • Understanding of solar industry product trends and changing market demands
  • Understanding of communication networks, both wired and wireless
  • Professional communication skills for over-the-phone, email, and in-person interactions
  • Very strong problem solving skills
  • Current valid state issued driver’s license and willingness to travel
  • Ability to efficiently manage time and prioritize various duties
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong collaboration skills to work within various company departments
  • Data analysis experience
  • Utilization of PC-based computer hardware and software to enter, record, and analyze data—including but not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook

Education/Training and Experience

  • 2-year degree or equivalent
  • Previous experience in technical support or PV system installation
  • Solar specific training preferred
  • NABCEP Technical Sales certified or equivalent

Physical Elements

  • Standing: 35% of time
  • Sitting: 65% of time
  • Lifting: Up to 70 pounds 5% of time, <25 pounds 10% of time
  • Walking: 25% of time
  • Outdoor Exposure: >20% of time

 

This position is open until filled. Please submit resume along with completed Itek Energy Application to Michelle Simmons at msimmons@itekenergy.com.