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Ground Mount Production Manager

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Location: Houston, TX, United States
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Competitive Pay + Benefits       **50% Travel is Required**

  We offer an extensive benefits package which includes:        
  •  Medical Insurance
  •  Dental Insurance
  •  Vision Care Insurance
  •  401K
  •  $25,000 life insurance policy fully paid for by Freedom Forever
  •  Medical Reimbursement Accounts (HSA & FSA)
  •  Employee Assistance Program
  •  Paid Time-Off
The Ground Mount Production Manager is responsible for organizing and leading the branch installation team. The Ground Mount Production Manager will be accountable for key performance metrics by managing a team of installers, ensuring that all projects are installed according to company standards. This position is responsible for overseeing the installation of Ground Mount solar projects ensuring a smooth handoff between the inspection department. The Ground Mount Production Manager ensures adherence to contract specifications and established policies and procedures. The Ground Mount Production Manager will be familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. 
  • Send out Crew line ups daily – night before update on scheduling of inspections for the next dayPre-install project review. 
  • Assign install sitecapture to crew. 
  • Review site audit for site conditions prior to day of installation. Ensuring array location and the trench path are clear of obstructions. 
  • Ensure plans are accurate and manage any changes needed to the plan set prior to the day of installation. 
  • Confirm all equipment needed has been reserved. 
  • Past due install cleanup by 9:00 am.   
  • Reviewing projects anticipated to compete the day prior to update the field calendar, if needed. 
  • Review jobs after installation. 
  • Confirm project completion scheduling any outstanding punch list items for the crew responsible for completion.  
  • Quality check; Confirm crews are installing to Quality and Safety standardsCoach crew(s) through any quality or safety concerns found. 
  • Ensure installation completion matches the approved plans.   
  • Confirm, if any, changes to installation were recorded through the Install Hotline.   
  • Review sitecapture confirming all required photos and safety procedures were executed. 
  • Confirm permit packet is on site for inspection. 
  • Confirm project is inspection ready, correcting any discrepancies that may cause an inspection failure.  
  • Performance Management 
  • Ensure all employees are following Company policies and procedures, including the Employee Handbook and safety policies.  
  • Hold coaching and performance conversations with employees, timely 
  • Discuss 
  • Quality of installation. 
  • Failed inspections and Early Life System failures. 
  • Review and hold employees accountable for assigned LMS (Learning Management System) trainings. 
  • Safety and fleet violations.  
  • Perform at minimum of two (2) safety audits per week. 
  • Host regional ‘Toolbox Talks,’ covering any company updates. 
  • Coach teams through trends, changes or updates needed, by using photos and safety audits. 
  • Fleet 
  • Ensure accurate vehicle assignments. 
  • Keep and maintain regular vehicle maintenance schedules. 
  • Ensure registration tags, title and insurance are up to date and in vehicles.  
  • Ensure tools are in the correct assigned vehicle with assigned crew.  
  • Ensure all tools are correctly assigned to the appropriate crews. 
  • Utilize crew labels or a number system to properly track all tools. 
  • Audit all tool assignments and physical tool inventory quarterly.  
  • Order new or replacement tools, as needed.  
  • Crew(s) 
  • Travel 
  • Set up and request crew Per Diems. 
  • Work with management and travel personnel to set up hotel bookings and other transportation requirements, if applicable.  
  • Discuss the crews agenda and plan with the receiving branch management team.  
  • Crew Bonus 
  • Track and maintain crew bonuses throughout the week. 
  • Apply any additional adders, modifiers or dings, as appropriate 
Education & Certifications: 
  • High School Graduate or GED 
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in the solar industry 
  • Prior crew supervision or management preferred 
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • The ability to work under pressure and handle challenging situations 
  • Confidence, drive, enthusiasm, and a sense of responsibility  
  • Strategic leadership and decision-making skills 
  • Proven leadership ability to influence, develop, and empower employees to achieve objectives with a team approach 
  • Ability to discuss strategic and sensitive issues in a confidential manner 
  • Assertive, able to cope with pressure, a team player and must be prepared to travel as necessary to maintain relationships with license holders and license issuance agencies 
Special Skills & Training: 
  • Excellent complex multi-functional project and people management skills 
  • Excellent analytical, quantitative, organizational, and prioritization skills 
  • Regularly spend long hours sitting and using office equipment and computers 
  • Regularly spend long hours answering phone calls and emails 
  • Regularly move from sitting to standing positions effortlessly 
  • Regularly spend long hours in intense concentration reviewing and entering information into a 
  • computer 
  • Regularly uses hands and fingers to handle, control or feel objects 
  • Regularly see details of objects that are less than a few feet away 
  • Regularly speak clearly so listeners can understand 
  • Regularly understand the speech of another person 
  • Frequently work on projects that require deadlines 
  • Frequently bend to file and maintain files 
  • Occasionally lift 5-10 pounds 
TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS (Employee is required to travel for business purposes, not including commute to and from work.) 
The Ground Mount Production Manager requires a valid Driver's License/Insurance and the ability to drive a personal vehicle to different sites, for travel. 
Freedom Forever is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable law, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to: veteran status, uniformed service member status, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age (40 and over), pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics) or any other consideration protected by federal, state or local law. Our commitment to equal opportunity employment applies to all persons involved in our operations and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee, including supervisors and co-workers.

Employees of Freedom Forever must submit to a criminal history check, MVR check and a 9-panel drug screen that includes the following: Amphetamines, Cocaine Metabolites, Opiates, Phencyclidine (PCP), Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines, Methadone, Methaqualone, Propoxyphene.