July 9, 2014

Job Opportunities from Earth Wind and Solar Energy

Position: Installer

Contact: Please send an email to John Caravette,, with your resume attached, as well as a paragraph explaining why this opportunity is a good fit for you.

Earth Wind And Solar Energy a leading Chicago-based Solar Energy Company is seeking an installer to provide support to the project foremen of the installation team and aid in the successful completion and installation of photovoltaic, solar thermal and wind turbine systems. The ideal candidate will have some prior experience in electrical, roofing, and plumbing fields. Possess conduit bending skills, sweat copper pipe and must have an aptitude for mechanical integration of equipment and components. Experience and passion for the solar energy industry is preferred.

Responsibilities may include:
• Pulling inventory for each installation job.
• Pre-assemble job components in the warehouse.
• Precise and Neat Conduit and Piping Runs.
• Assist in layout and assembly of solar modules/array and mounting hardware.
• Mechanical/structural mounting of racking, modules and electrical equipment.
• Electrical wiring of solar array/system (AC and DC).
• Clean up of job site, maintain truck cleanliness.


• Team player
• Previous experience in solar installations, electrical, roof work, general construction, or carpentry strongly preferred
• Understanding/experience with electrical wiring of AC and DC systems strongly preferred
• Experience with the safe use of hand-held and power tools
• Experience working with all types of building materials - various roof types - stucco, wood, concrete, etc. strongly preferred
• Ability to work in extreme environments; ie: hot sun, crawl spaces, cold days
• Must be able to lift a minimum of 45 lbs
• Must have a clean driving record and reliable transportation to and from work
• All candidates to be hired must successfully pass a background check and drug screen
• Must have knowledge of OSHA compliance standards or familiarity with formal safety practices
• Must have own hand tools

June 24, 2014

Job Opportunities from Agentis Energy


Position: Director of Sales

Agentis Energy is a Chicago-based software and technology firm working with top utility companies to revolutionize the way businesses make smart energy decisions. Leveraging the Smart Grid, the Agentis Platform integrates Big Data with proprietary analytics and enables utilities to help their business customers become more energy efficient.The energy-efficiency economy is highly competitive. That’s why the Director of Sales candidate must understand the underlying currents of the industry, prefer the challenge of enterprise sales to anything else and be comfortable building relationships with the top-tier decision makers at large organizations. 


  • Generate new business through on-site sales calls, in-house lead generation, networking, presenting, questioning and closing.
  • Collaborate with Sales Support and Marketing to develop additional leads.
  • Participate in overall corporate strategy, providing input for product development as well as sales and marketing.
  • A Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience, and a minimum of three to five years sales experience selling software or technology-based services.
  • An understanding of the enterprise sales cycle and its challenges.
  • A successful track record of targeting and winning new business undefined with strategies for long sales cycles.
  • The ability to establish trust and credibility with prospects and customers.
  • Effective presentation skills, strong technical know-how, up-to-date on cutting-edge digital technologies and a passion for contributing to new product development.
  • Strategic and “big picture” thinking capabilities.
  • Prior work with utility companies is a plus.

Agentis Energy offers a competitive salary, benefits and bonus structure based on experience and performance. We value teamwork, innovation and productivity and foster an exciting and committed work environment that will help you become successful and grow in your position.

May 22, 2014

Job Opportunities from Solar Micronics, Inc.


Position: Solar Intern (Marketing)

Duties: Prepare Marketing brochures, research lead generation companies for solar leads, write proposals for solar projects (Chicago, Midwest, and other areas), follow up on leads, procure  solar customers, research social media for promotion of solar installations, carry out the promotional programs on social media for the company

Position: Marketing Executive (solar)

Duties: Be responsible for developing the residential market in Illinois; initially be responsible for all the residential sales, but be ready to develop a sales team within a period of 6-12 months to handle the burgeoning residential market. Be capable of writing proposals in response to RFPs, prepare marketing materials, develop and implement a Marketing budget. Familiarity with social media a distinct plus. Service commercial customers if needed.

Qualifications: Preferably 2-3 years’ experience in sales/marketing in the solar field with demonstrated success. Degree in Business/Marketing preferred. Must have good writing skills as well. Aggressive, goal-oriented person preferred.

We are a medium-sized solar company currently focused on Commercial solar installations. We are planning to expand into the residential market, and thus need a capable Marketing Executive for leading the residential division.

Position: Solar Installer

Duties: Be capable of recruiting, and training a crew to handle the business of residential installations. Preferably have NABCEP certification.


Preferably 3-5 years’ experience in grid-connected rooftop solar installations; experience in ground mount a plus. Familiarity with both DC side, and AC side required. 

March 3, 2014
Illinois Solar Energy Association - Program Development Internship
This is a great opportunity for recent gradates or candidates seeking to learn more about local energy markets and to work to advance the acceleration of the solar industry in Illinois.

The ISEA Program Development Intern will be involved in program expansion, best practice, grant and policy research, member communications, website management, event coordination and various other tasks.

For more information visit our internship posting.



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