Solar – Foreman

October 24, 2022
Jacksonville, FL
Job Type


Telforce is looking for Solar Foreman in Jacksonville, FL and Panama City, FL. Pay is $ 25 - $26 an hour. This is a short-term role lasting until December 2022.


Direct and supervise the planning, lay-out, installation, testing and repair of all aspects of solar photovoltaic construction including electrical and civil components in accordance with all applicable plans, specifications, codes and industry standards. Plan and coordinate the efforts of the craft workers under his/her supervision and motivate them to accomplish the work safely, correctly and efficiently.

  • Be able to perform all of the principal duties and accountabilities of craft workers under his/her supervision. Conduct tool box meetings, implement safety measures, communicate safety concerns, work scope, plans and schedules to the crews. Assure daily STA is completed prior to the start of work.
  • Lead and support all safety related processes and programs as requested. Engage with your work team to ensure we achieve zero injuries. No job is so important that your safety and that of your crew will be compromised. Watch for hazards and report any concerns to your supervisor or safety professional. If needed, use your stop work authority until the issue is resolved. Monitor crews for heat related injuries and stop work before heat stress sets in.
  • Have an understanding of the scheduling, material control and unit man-hour performance reporting for a crew. Become familiar with the Field Reporting System.
  • Be able to create and execute a one-week schedule.
  • Be able to set and execute crew goals based on the project unit rates.
  • Complete timecards for correct hours and phase coding on a daily basis.
  • Report all accidents and near misses to supervisor. Participate in investigation process as needed. Review accidents and the causes with employees. Hold crews accountable for safe working behaviors and working conditions.
  • Lead, complete, and sign off on daily pre-job safety planning in the appropriate format. Identify safety hazards you or other employees may be subject to and take all necessary corrective action to eliminate or mitigate hazards. Assure all crew members understand, participate, and sign all pre-job safety planning tools at start and end of shift.
  • Understand and respond appropriately to all safety hazards and warning devices (i.e. back-up alarms, smell of smoke, different colored warning tags, warning sirens).
  • Understand, support, implement, and follow lockout/tag out procedures. Attend site specific training and assure you follow all procedures as out lined in training.
  • Follow established safety rules and regulations and maintain a safe and clean work environment. Ensure your crews clean as they go and do not leave the site until their work areas are clean and clear of any garbage, dunnage, debris, or other waste.
  • Use effective verbal and written communication skills. Add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers and fractions rapidly and accurately.
  • Listen to other employees and supervisor's suggestions, complaints, problems, safety concerns and recommendations, evaluate each and then devise and implement a plan of action based on that evaluation. Consult with supervisor and if needed HR on any issues.
  • Coordinate and communicate work with other crafts and co-workers on the job. As requested by project supervision manage other crafts when needed.
  • Provide on-the-job training to those individuals under his/her supervision.
  • Be able to understand the site map and identify location of work areas on the map.
  • Train/teach safety practices, policies and procedures related to an employee's assigned tasks.
  • Perform task planning to safely and efficiently carry out all aspects of that work assigned.
  • Plan and communicate with supervisor to assure that an adequate supply of tools, materials and equipment are available.
  • Gain a complete understanding of the scope of work and the related parts of the project. Develop a thorough understanding of the project plans, specifications and schedule as they relate to that portion of the work assigned.
  • Participate in quantity report collection as needed on a daily/weekly basis and ensure quantity reporting is accurate.
  • Assure employees follow and adhere to employee guidebook, produce quality work, meeting requirements of plans, specifications and industry standards.
  • Follow and adhere to supervisor guidebook and Frontline Supervisor (FLS) training and principles.
  • Read and understand plans and specifications. Visualize two dimensional drawings in three dimensions.
  • With regard to that portion of the work assigned, develop complete understanding of contract plans and specifications. Understand, review, and execute job work package for scheduled tasks. Assure crew plans, lay- out, diagram, install and/or repair in accordance with those plans and specifications.
  • Inspect subordinate's work for compliance with the contract plans, specifications, and industry standards. Ensure that correct construction procedures are followed during installation. Point out deficiencies, explain them, and take corrective action needed. Walk and inspect installations daily.
  • Observe functioning of installed equipment or systems to determine hazards and need for adjustments, relocation, or replacement.
  • Examine/inspect field conditions and identify problems, inaccuracies, and cost saving measures that arise or that may be encountered. Take corrective actions as needed.
  • Ensure that construction equipment is correctly operated, maintained, in good working order, and Daily Equipment Inspections are completed for equipment being used.
  • Complete performance reviews of craft workers according to Craft Performance Assessment (CPA) Guidelines. Ensure that subordinates are qualified to perform their work as it relates to their level.
  • Comply with Company Code of Conduct and jobsite policies • Perform all other job-related duties as requested by supervisor.


Must have working experience as a Solar Technician with a strong working knowledge of the Solar Photovoltaic construction craft and the assembly, installation, or maintenance of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems for ground or roof installation or the equivalent combination of construction experience and education. Must set standards of excellence in leadership, safety, quality and productivity for the members of his/her crew. Ability to understand and follow directions. Must have all necessary tools (see Solar Tool List). Must be at least 18 years of age.


Previous experience as a supervisor.

One or more of the following certifications:

NCCER Solar Photovoltaic Installer

NCCER Electrician NCCER Concrete Finishing

NCCER Carpenter

NCCER Ironworker

Or other equivalent skilled craftsperson certifications as they relate to work being performed.

 Candidates must be at least 18 years old and be able to pass a Background, Drug and DMV screening to be considered for all job openings. Candidates must have a valid driver’s licenses and be insured and the ability to travel up to multiple weeks at a time. Please send all resumes with certifications and driver licenses to In subject line, please note the position you are applying for, a current resume in Word format is required to be considered with 2 references name, telephone and email. All candidates will receive a call back based on your skills set that matches the job opening. We reserve the right at all times to disclose any information as we deem necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in our sole discretion. All resumes submitted to TelForce will become the property of TelForce and shall have the right to display to a third party or in our data base for consumption. Call Ron at 615-915-3119.

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