Field Application Engineer - (Southern California) - Clean Energy
Los Angeles, CA 
Posted 28 days ago
Job Description

Company Generac Power Systems

Name Field Application Engineer - (Southern California) - Clean Energy

Req # 62279

Employment Type Full Time

Shift 1st

Generac Clean Energy combines the speed and excitement of a technology startup with the resources and market power of an S&P 500 industry leader. Our careers offer boundless opportunity for energetic, mission-driven applicants who seek to make an impact in a fast-paced culture of teaching, learning, and professional growth, developing solar + storage products and software for the clean energy revolution.

Clean Energy Solutions, a subsidiary of Generac Power Systems, seeks a qualified Field Applications Engineer to be based in Southern California. This role solves problems in the field to maintain customer confidence and foster strong dealer relationships. The Field Application Engineer provides direct technical support, training, and fleet maintenance to key dealer accounts in order to accelerate their Solar + Storage installation businesses. Through their experiences with consumers and installers, the Field Applications Engineer helps to improve product quality providing 'voice of customer' to Product Engineering, and Product Managers. This position will report to the regional Field Application Engineering Supervisor for Generac Clean Energy Systems.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Travel to customer sites to help with complex Solar + Storage installations and problem-solve field issues with PWRcell equipment as the technical team contact in the geographical area.
  • Record detailed information of service activities.
  • Solve highly technical product related issues over the phone and via email.
  • Establish periodic touchpoints with key installers to accelerate the adoption of PWRcell Solar + Storage equipment.
  • Training at customer sites including design and installation.
  • Single line diagram review and design support
  • Provide technical support for successful rollout of new products while maintaining closed loop feedback with the product development teams.
  • Review CES training materials, manuals, and other new or updated technical content before being published.
  • Provide technical guidance to internal and external sales associates.
  • Work with Sr. Field Application Engineers to, diagnose, and provide reliable solutions for escalated technical and installation issues to assure complete customer satisfaction.
  • Identify regulatory barriers to customer success and mobilize internal resources (code specialists, product managers, product engineers) to quickly resolve.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering OR related Engineering discipline. A valid Electrical Contractor's License and applicable experience will be considered in leu of an Engineering degree.
  • A minimum of 1 year of relevant work experience, internships included.
  • Travel required, day trips and regional (up to 50%), occasional out of region travel required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Hands-on experience with Residential Electrical Systems and/or Solar + Battery Storage Systems.
  • Intermediate knowledge of serial communications and connected devices.
  • Familiarity with code and compliance related to residential electrical and solar + storage systems.
  • NABCEP Certification.
  • Spanish speaking a plus

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Basic understanding of electronics.
  • Familiarity with the NEC
  • Basic understanding of test equipment such as oscilloscopes and meters
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to build rapport and establish/keep working relationships with customers, peers, and managers.
  • Ability to read and interpret schematics with a good understanding of high voltage and measurement equipment.
  • Ability to communicate distinctly and effectively in English using proper grammar to effectively answer all customer inquiries promptly and accurately.
  • General understanding of Microsoft Office products and the ability to adapt to other computer systems quickly and utilize them efficiently while on the phone with a caller.

Compensation: Generac Clean Energy is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices. The salary range for this role based in California is $66,000 - $82,000 USD. This compensation will ultimately be in line with the location in which the position is filled. Final compensation for this role will be determined by various factors such as a candidate's relevant work experience, skills, certifications, and geographic location. This role is eligible for variable compensation including short term incentives that may consist of the following: annual incentive plan, sales incentive plan, sign-on bonus, and equity grants depending on the role and level.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear; and use hands to manipulate objects or controls. The employee is regularly required to stand and walk. On occasion the incumbent may be required to stoop, bend or reach above the shoulders. The employee must occasionally lift up to 50 pounds. Specific conditions of this job include are typical of frequent and continuous computer-based work requiring periods of sitting, close vision and ability to adjust focus.


  • We are an inclusive company that celebrates differences and keeps equity and respect at the forefront.
  • Competitive Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, & 401k
  • 401 (k) retirement savings plans with company match
  • Medical support programs: Maternity, Diabetes, Treatment Decision Support and more
  • Work-life benefits: PTO and Holidays

"We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law."

Generac Power Systems Inc. is an equal opportunity employer/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
1+ years
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