UNIRAC CAREERS

Unirac is a national leader in the solar PV structural mounting industry. We enable our customers to power the world with clean, abundant energy by creating dependable, innovative mounting solutions.

Structural Engineer

You will have an opportunity to work on projects throughout North America - coordinating with customers of all sizes, jurisdictions, and 3rd party engineering firms. This position is a critical role in helping our customers successfully execute their solar projects. This position is full time, exempt, and offers a competitive benefits package.

 

Duties / Responsibilities:
  • Designs and develops systems to provide photovoltaic mounting solutions to Unirac’s customers
  • Researches PV mounting options utilizing Unirac products and provides designs and support for those solutions
  • Collects and reports information on the ability and capacity of company products and competing equipment to support the development of new PV mounting solutions
  • Coordinates with external third party engineers to generate final designs and certified permit documents
  • Acts as technical liaison to the sales team
  • Position relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals and performs a variety of complex tasks
  • Position may lead and direct the work of others
  • A wide degree of creativity is expected and latitude provided
  • Interacts closely with customers to provide consulting as well as technical support on Unirac’s products
  • May work with product dev. team to create and/or maintain internal and customer interactive quoting tools
  • Provides product application training to customers and colleagues through phone, webinars and onsite visits
  • Willing to travel (as required)
  • Serve as a mentor and help improve the knowledge and skills of other Applications Engineers
  • Assist product development team with development/implementation of new products and their application to projects
Skill Requirements:
  • Must have at least 3 years of experience in the engineering field (Structural experience preferred)
  • Extensive knowledge of building codes is required
  • Experience designing or installing with a wide degree of creativity
  • Knowledge of AutoCad and STAAD is beneficial
  • Skilled in Excel spreadsheet usage required
  • Experience designing cold formed and hot rolled steel, aluminum and concrete structures is a plus
Educational Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering field (civil/structural/mechanical)
Other Requirements:
  • Office location is in Albuquerque, New Mexico (this is not a remote position)
  • Up to 10% travel may be required
Reports to:
  • Director of Customer Solutions
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Structural Engineering Manager/PE (Solar PV Structural Engineering)

You will have an opportunity to work on projects throughout North America - coordinating with customers of all sizes, jurisdictions, and 3rd party engineering firms. This position is a critical role in helping our customers successfully execute their solar projects. This position is full time, exempt, and offers a competitive benefits package.

 

Job Summary
  • Manages the Engineering Services Department which designs and develops systems to provide solar photovoltaic (PV) racking and mounting solutions to Unirac’s customers
  • Designs and develops systems to provide solar PV mounting solutions to Unirac’s customers
  • Manages engineering team workload and process flow to improve efficiency and throughput in solar PV mounting system designs for Unirac’s customers
  • Ensures quote requests; customer service issues and engineering projects are completed on time and within budget. * Manages business relationship with 3rd party engineering firms
  • Coordinates with external 3rd party engineers to generate final designs and certified permit documents * Provides direct support to the Product Development Team regarding the design, testing, and adoption of new or revised products.
  • Works with product dev. team to create and/or maintain internal and customer interactive quoting tools * Act as technical liaison to the sales team.
  • Interacts closely with customers to provide consulting as well as technical support on Unirac’s products
  • Provides product application training to customers and colleagues through phone, webinars and onsite visits * Interfaces with the design community and code compliance community to ensure Unirac is on the leading edge of design methodology and application techniques.
  • Continually educate self and team on application methods and standards within the industry.
Skill Requirements
  • At least 5 years of experience in structural engineering/8+ preferred
  • Must be familiar with a variety of engineering design and application concepts, practices, and procedures (e.g., structural, geotechnical, construction management, International Building Code)
  • Experience designing cold formed and hot rolled steel, aluminum, and concrete structures
  • Experience with software tools
  • Required: Excel (high proficiency), AutoCAD
  • Preferred: STAAD, Inventor/SolidWorks * Work with peers and cross-functional teams to provide excellent customer service
  • Position relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals and perform a variety of complex tasks
  • Solar PV and UL2703 code application experience and knowledge preferred
Educational Requirements
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE) required, Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE) preferred
  • Licensed Professional Engineer preferred
Physical Requirements/Working Conditions
  • Office environment, manufacturing shop, test lab, and in-field environments
  • In-field environments include climbing ladders to get onto residential roofs, climbing scaffolding to get onto commercial roofs, and being present on a large site for a ground mount system. * Ability to be in sun, heat, cold, or damp conditions for extended portions of a day required.
  • Sitting, standing, and bending required (standing desks are provided so more or less standing can be accommodated within the office environment)
Other

Eligible for mobile device allowance: $75/month

Reports To

Director of Customer Solutions

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Strategic Account Manager (Chicago, IL)

The strategic account manager is responsible for developing and growing Unirac’s distributor channel business – securing new accounts and managing existing strategic accounts. The strategic account manager plays a critical role in the new product development process by supporting marketing analysis and partnering across the organization to ensure the successful launch of new products. The strategic account manager is expected to have solid product knowledge with the ability to demo specific products lines as needed for the customer.

 

Primary Responsibilities / Duties:
  • Plan and forecast sales for assigned accounts; secure major new business and manage existing strategic accounts.
  • Develop and implement sales strategies for the target markets, including identification and targeting of key accounts in order to meet the company’s strategic financial direction and business plan.
  • Articulate the value proposition of Unirac’s products to existing and potential customers regarding product capabilities and functionalities in order close deals.
  • Participate in new product development through market analysis; provide market information such as current trends, sales techniques, application of products in various markets.
  • Utilizing established pricing procedures, prepare and present cost estimates and price quotations to accounts.
  • Serve as the opportunity manager and own the RFP/bid process & content for targeted projects.
  • While adhering to established company processes, partner with respective departments – both internally and externally – to coordinate the business process on larger scale projects.
  • Coordinate visits with accounts to provide technical information and present demonstrations.
  • Ability to identify and provide a ‘total customer solution’ considering sales objectives, market trends, budget, and customer needs.
  • Establish and track against annual marketing & sales plans and provide relevant and impactful reporting to management.
  • Participate and manage relationships at trade shows and customer events.
  • Fully utilize company’s CRM to ensure proper tracking and communication of account information to the rest of the organization.
Experience / Skill Requirements:
  • Knowledge of sales principles and applied sales techniques.
  • Skilled in negotiation and persuasion.
  • Ability to network.
  • Presentation, facilitation and public speaking skills.
  • Must be able to build rapport, influence and utilize diplomacy and tact.
  • Ability to think conceptually, formulate and strategically plan.
  • Must be able to negotiate challenges, remove barriers and work through issues.
  • Develop and implement sales strategies and identify target markets.
  • Utilize pricing procedures, prepare and present cost estimates and price quotes.
  • Translate technical terms into nontechnical terms.
  • Ask questions/be self-motivated and self-directed/willingness to learn.
  • Experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint, as well as Salesforce.
Educational Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
Travel Requirements:
  • Travel is a critical component of this job. The travel requirements for this position are greater than 50% of the time.
Physical Requirements / Working Conditions:
  • This position works in the field and from a home office. This position may require getting on a roof. This person in this position should have the ability to walk, climb and lift up to 50 pounds.
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Installer Sales Specialist (Chicago, IL)

This position is responsible for supporting our sales activities in the field, specifically in the Midwest. This includes pre-sale demonstration and post-sale training of Unirac products and product tools (e.g., U-Builder). The position will also support maintaining and developing customer relationships through frequent customer calls as needed. This role receives feedback from customers, gathers competitor intelligence information and disseminates information to appropriate internal parties. The Installer Sales Specialist will coordinate resources and materials for training, will train other sales personnel, as well as coordinate and plan schedules for upcoming events.

 

Primary Responsibilities / Duties:
  • Plan, prepare and execute product orientation trainings for all Unirac products often including at installation sites
  • Plan, prepare and execute on other trainings as needed
  • Plan, prepare and execute field trials with existing and potential customers
  • Perform field support for new products including development and implementation of quality launch/installation training plan
  • Identify, formulate and disseminate best practices of using Unirac products
  • Develop and maintain relationships with existing customers at all levels in coordination with the Strategic Account Manager and Regional Sales Director
  • Support the organization, planning and construction associated with regional Unirac events
  • Perform field investigations including travel to installation sites
  • Identify, formulate and disseminate best practices of using Unirac products
  • Provide feedback for Product Development, Engineering Services, Sales and any other team that can benefit for information gathered by this position in carrying above duties
Experience / Skill Requirements:
  • Knowledge of Unirac products and competitor products
  • Understanding of mechanical installation concepts, practices and procedures
  • Ability to work on both roof and ground mount systems
  • Capable of transferring knowledge and training others
  • Basic construction knowledge, building application and installation
  • Familiarity with OSHA 10 construction
  • Strong communication skills, verbal and written
  • Experience using Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint and presentation skills in large groups
  • Must be able to read, interpret, translate, explain technical processes or procedures or concepts
  • Ability to utilize U Builder along with other outside design tools for customer engagement
  • Capability of utilizing Sales Force for customer sales and logging training
Educational Requirements:
  • High school diploma or GED
  • NABCEP installer certification
Travel Requirements:
  • Travel is a critical component of this job. The travel requirements for this position are greater than 50% of the time
Physical Requirements / Working Conditions:
  • This position works mostly with installers and customers in the field and oftentimes on a roof with customers. This position also works from a home office. This position spends time in the office, on a roof, and on the road.

This person in this position should have the ability to walk, climb and lift 90 pounds. Ability to climb ladders, work on roofs with up to 45-degree pitch and up to 60+ feet.

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Strategic Account Manager (Minneapolis, MN)

The strategic account manager is responsible for developing and growing Unirac’s distributor channel business – securing new accounts and managing existing strategic accounts. The strategic account manager plays a critical role in the new product development process by supporting marketing analysis and partnering across the organization to ensure the successful launch of new products. The strategic account manager is expected to have solid product knowledge with the ability to demo specific products lines as needed for the customer.

 

Primary Responsibilities / Duties:
  • Plan and forecast sales for assigned accounts; secure major new business and manage existing strategic accounts.
  • Develop and implement sales strategies for the target markets, including identification and targeting of key accounts in order to meet the company’s strategic financial direction and business plan.
  • Articulate the value proposition of Unirac’s products to existing and potential customers regarding product capabilities and functionalities in order close deals.
  • Participate in new product development through market analysis; provide market information such as current trends, sales techniques, application of products in various markets.
  • Utilizing established pricing procedures, prepare and present cost estimates and price quotations to accounts.
  • Serve as the opportunity manager and own the RFP/bid process & content for targeted projects.
  • While adhering to established company processes, partner with respective departments – both internally and externally – to coordinate the business process on larger scale projects.
  • Coordinate visits with accounts to provide technical information and present demonstrations.
  • Ability to identify and provide a ‘total customer solution’ considering sales objectives, market trends, budget, and customer needs.
  • Establish and track against annual marketing & sales plans and provide relevant and impactful reporting to management.
  • Participate and manage relationships at trade shows and customer events.
  • Fully utilize company’s CRM to ensure proper tracking and communication of account information to the rest of the organization.
Experience / Skill Requirements:
  • Knowledge of sales principles and applied sales techniques.
  • Skilled in negotiation and persuasion.
  • Ability to network.
  • Presentation, facilitation and public speaking skills.
  • Must be able to build rapport, influence and utilize diplomacy and tact.
  • Ability to think conceptually, formulate and strategically plan.
  • Must be able to negotiate challenges, remove barriers and work through issues.
  • Develop and implement sales strategies and identify target markets.
  • Utilize pricing procedures, prepare and present cost estimates and price quotes.
  • Translate technical terms into nontechnical terms.
  • Ask questions/be self-motivated and self-directed/willingness to learn.
  • Experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint, as well as Salesforce.
Educational Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
Travel Requirements:
  • Travel is a critical component of this job. The travel requirements for this position are greater than 50% of the time.
Physical Requirements / Working Conditions:
  • This position works in the field and from a home office. This position may require getting on a roof. This person in this position should have the ability to walk, climb and lift up to 50 pounds.
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Installer Sales Specialist (Minneapolis, MN)

This position is responsible for supporting our sales activities in the field, specifically in the Midwest. This includes pre-sale demonstration and post-sale training of Unirac products and product tools (e.g., U-Builder). The position will also support maintaining and developing customer relationships through frequent customer calls as needed. This role receives feedback from customers, gathers competitor intelligence information and disseminates information to appropriate internal parties. The Installer Sales Specialist will coordinate resources and materials for training, will train other sales personnel, as well as coordinate and plan schedules for upcoming events.

 

Primary Responsibilities / Duties:
  • Plan, prepare and execute product orientation trainings for all Unirac products often including at installation sites
  • Plan, prepare and execute on other trainings as needed
  • Plan, prepare and execute field trials with existing and potential customers
  • Perform field support for new products including development and implementation of quality launch/installation training plan
  • Identify, formulate and disseminate best practices of using Unirac products
  • Develop and maintain relationships with existing customers at all levels in coordination with the Strategic Account Manager and Regional Sales Director
  • Support the organization, planning and construction associated with regional Unirac events
  • Perform field investigations including travel to installation sites
  • Identify, formulate and disseminate best practices of using Unirac products
  • Provide feedback for Product Development, Engineering Services, Sales and any other team that can benefit for information gathered by this position in carrying above duties
Experience / Skill Requirements:
  • Knowledge of Unirac products and competitor products
  • Understanding of mechanical installation concepts, practices and procedures
  • Ability to work on both roof and ground mount systems
  • Capable of transferring knowledge and training others
  • Basic construction knowledge, building application and installation
  • Familiarity with OSHA 10 construction
  • Strong communication skills, verbal and written
  • Experience using Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint and presentation skills in large groups
  • Must be able to read, interpret, translate, explain technical processes or procedures or concepts
  • Ability to utilize U Builder along with other outside design tools for customer engagement
  • Capability of utilizing Sales Force for customer sales and logging training
Educational Requirements:
  • High school diploma or GED
  • NABCEP installer certification
Travel Requirements:
  • Travel is a critical component of this job. The travel requirements for this position are greater than 50% of the time
Physical Requirements / Working Conditions:
  • This position works mostly with installers and customers in the field and oftentimes on a roof with customers. This position also works from a home office. This position spends time in the office, on a roof, and on the road.

This person in this position should have the ability to walk, climb and lift 90 pounds. Ability to climb ladders, work on roofs with up to 45-degree pitch and up to 60+ feet.

Apply Here

Strategic Account Manager (Orlando, FL)

The strategic account manager is responsible for developing and growing Unirac’s distributor channel business – securing new accounts and managing existing strategic accounts. The strategic account manager plays a critical role in the new product development process by supporting marketing analysis and partnering across the organization to ensure the successful launch of new products. The strategic account manager is expected to have solid product knowledge with the ability to demo specific products lines as needed for the customer.

 

Primary Responsibilities / Duties:
  • Plan and forecast sales for assigned accounts; secure major new business and manage existing strategic accounts.
  • Develop and implement sales strategies for the target markets, including identification and targeting of key accounts in order to meet the company’s strategic financial direction and business plan.
  • Articulate the value proposition of Unirac’s products to existing and potential customers regarding product capabilities and functionalities in order close deals.
  • Participate in new product development through market analysis; provide market information such as current trends, sales techniques, application of products in various markets.
  • Utilizing established pricing procedures, prepare and present cost estimates and price quotations to accounts.
  • Serve as the opportunity manager and own the RFP/bid process & content for targeted projects.
  • While adhering to established company processes, partner with respective departments – both internally and externally – to coordinate the business process on larger scale projects.
  • Coordinate visits with accounts to provide technical information and present demonstrations.
  • Ability to identify and provide a ‘total customer solution’ considering sales objectives, market trends, budget, and customer needs.
  • Establish and track against annual marketing & sales plans and provide relevant and impactful reporting to management.
  • Participate and manage relationships at trade shows and customer events.
  • Fully utilize company’s CRM to ensure proper tracking and communication of account information to the rest of the organization.
Experience / Skill Requirements:
  • Knowledge of sales principles and applied sales techniques.
  • Skilled in negotiation and persuasion.
  • Ability to network.
  • Presentation, facilitation and public speaking skills.
  • Must be able to build rapport, influence and utilize diplomacy and tact.
  • Ability to think conceptually, formulate and strategically plan.
  • Must be able to negotiate challenges, remove barriers and work through issues.
  • Develop and implement sales strategies and identify target markets.
  • Utilize pricing procedures, prepare and present cost estimates and price quotes.
  • Translate technical terms into nontechnical terms.
  • Ask questions/be self-motivated and self-directed/willingness to learn.
  • Experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint, as well as Salesforce.
Educational Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
Travel Requirements:
  • Travel is a critical component of this job. The travel requirements for this position are greater than 50% of the time.
Physical Requirements / Working Conditions:
  • This position works in the field and from a home office. This position may require getting on a roof. This person in this position should have the ability to walk, climb and lift up to 50 pounds.
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Installer Sales Specialist (Orlando, FL)

This position is responsible for supporting our sales activities in the field, specifically in Florida (we prefer the person in this position resides in Orlando). This includes pre-sale demonstration and post-sale training of Unirac products and product tools (e.g., U-Builder). The position will also support maintaining and developing customer relationships through frequent customer calls as needed. This role receives feedback from customers, gathers competitor intelligence information and disseminates information to appropriate internal parties. The Installer Sales Specialist will coordinate resources and materials for training, will train other sales personnel, as well as coordinate and plan schedules for upcoming events.

 

Primary Responsibilities / Duties:
  • Plan, prepare and execute product orientation trainings for all Unirac products often including at installation sites
  • Plan, prepare and execute on other trainings as needed
  • Plan, prepare and execute field trials with existing and potential customers
  • Perform field support for new products including development and implementation of quality launch/installation training plan
  • Identify, formulate and disseminate best practices of using Unirac products
  • Develop and maintain relationships with existing customers at all levels in coordination with the Strategic Account Manager and Regional Sales Director
  • Support the organization, planning and construction associated with regional Unirac events
  • Perform field investigations including travel to installation sites
  • Identify, formulate and disseminate best practices of using Unirac products
  • Provide feedback for Product Development, Engineering Services, Sales and any other team that can benefit for information gathered by this position in carrying above duties
Experience / Skill Requirements:
  • Knowledge of Unirac products and competitor products
  • Understanding of mechanical installation concepts, practices and procedures
  • Ability to work on both roof and ground mount systems
  • Capable of transferring knowledge and training others
  • Basic construction knowledge, building application and installation
  • Familiarity with OSHA 10 construction
  • Strong communication skills, verbal and written
  • Experience using Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint and presentation skills in large groups
  • Must be able to read, interpret, translate, explain technical processes or procedures or concepts
  • Ability to utilize U Builder along with other outside design tools for customer engagement
  • Capability of utilizing Sales Force for customer sales and logging training
Educational Requirements:
  • High school diploma or GED
  • NABCEP installer certification
Travel Requirements:
  • Travel is a critical component of this job. The travel requirements for this position are greater than 50% of the time
Physical Requirements / Working Conditions:
  • This position works mostly with installers and customers in the field and oftentimes on a roof with customers. This position also works from a home office. This position spends time in the office, on a roof, and on the road.

This person in this position should have the ability to walk, climb and lift 90 pounds. Ability to climb ladders, work on roofs with up to 45-degree pitch and up to 60+ feet.

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Project Manager

Under limited direction, the Project Manager serves as the primary representative for specific product development initiatives. This role leads the project development related to new product, project and value engineering initiatives. The Project Manager leads all FA/PPAP initiatives. The Project Manager works with Supply Chain Director to facilitate make/buy assessments through relevant costing.

 

Primary Responsibilities/Duties
  • Project manage by driving results with internal and external customers; ability to influence the team without direct authority.
  • Develops, prepares and maintains reporting, tracking and analysis tools for new product development.
  • Utilizing the plan for every part (PFEP) methodology, seeks structured routine input from and conducts regular coordination with supply chain team and subject matter experts
  • Coordinates with suppliers and supply chain to set-up MRP and POs, ensures timely completion of first articles and PPAPs, schedules pilot builds, and encourages advanced planning for creation of standard work, tooling, fixtures, gauges, lay-out plans, training and capacity to meet SQDC targets associated with product implementation and ramp plans
  • Manages the FA/PPAP process with internal and external customers.
  • Determines supplier capabilities, tooling & part costs, and lead times, design guides and samples
  • Assesses total cost of ownership and, combined with the supplier risk assessment, make recommendations for the supply strategy
  • Analyzes and implements end of life strategies that achieve the optimal balance between the need for operational flexibility and manufacturing flow, the minimization of working capital requirements, and the avoidance of write-offs due to obsolescence
  • Communicate directly with suppliers on behalf of the team to establish the best possible delivery and cost, while ensuring implementation schedules and specifications are met
  • Addresses price, delivery, quality, terms, inventory exposure, noncompliance penalties, continuous improvement incentives and other associated considerations
  • Manages assigned supply chain cost reduction projects and champion product value engineering
  • Develops and maintains professional business relationships with suppliers and internal functions to ensure Unirac’s goals and objectives are met
Skill Requirements
  • 2+ years project management and quality experience required, supply chain experience preferred but not required
  • High energy, ability to drive the team
  • Well organized; ability to recognize bottlenecks
  • Proven presentation skills; good communicator
  • Track record of direct or indirect leadership experience; ability to motivate teams and clearly communicate expectations
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal

Business Development Representative

This role will work closely with the sales and marketing team to build a funnel of qualified opportunities. In this role, you will work with customers, both internal and external, to gain new business and maintain existing business.

 

Duties / Responsibilities:
  • Identify and coordinate customer engagements with outside sales team
  • Maintain a standard work schedule around prospecting, cultivating and discovering new business opportunities
  • Develop and maintain relationships with customers
  • Train new and existing accounts on Unirac products, tools and procedures
  • Other duties as assigned
Skill Requirements:
  • 3-5 years of experience in a sales role
  • Ability to convey technical systems (i.e. the installation of Unirac products)
  • Must have knowledge of sales techniques, methods and practices
  • Ability to implement and follow through with sales strategies
  • Self-motivated, proactive, detail-oriented and a team player
  • Strong customer service and communication skills (phone, written, verbal)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, as well as usage of CRM systems such as Salesforce and ERP systems such as Global Shop
Education Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree
Other Requirements:
  • Occasional travel possible
  • Office location is in Albuquerque, New Mexico (this is not a remote position)
Work Environment:

This is an office environment position with frequent sitting and computer work. Sitting, standing, and bending required (standing desks are provided so more or less standing can be accommodated within the office environment). Frequent interfacing with shop team members is expected where safety glasses and hearing protection may be required.

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