SunPower Customer Service Rep, New Homes (Entry Level Position)

By September 13, 2017Cleantech Jobs


Do you want to change the world? We do, too.

The energy market is roughly $4 trillion globally, and solar penetration is less than 1%. But just one hour of sunlight, if harnessed, could power the entire world for a year. We have the opportunity to completely change the way energy is produced, distributed and consumed on a global scale, and we’re looking for talented, committed people to help us drive our growth and achieve our goals.

SunPower is a global solar energy solutions company with a rich heritage of pioneering the best energy technologies in the world. Our solutions are unrivaled in terms of long-term reliability, efficiency and guaranteed performance, and our company is unmatched in terms of global reach and scale. Through design, manufacturing, installation and ongoing maintenance and monitoring, SunPower provides its proprietary, world-record efficient solar technology to residential, commercial and utility customers worldwide.

SunPower is changing the way our world is powered every day with a brilliant, passionate and driven team of more than 7,000 in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. In an industry that is reshaping the world’s energy future, there’s no better place to be than SunPower.

We believe that our employees create our brand – with each project, each communication, each task completed and each interaction. Experience is critical to SunPower in regards to not only our customers but also our employees. As such, we strive to hire candidates that are service focused. The experience we would expect the ideal person to deliver is:

Customers: Customers should see you as a champion of their best interests and a trustworthy source of information. After their interaction with you, they should walk away feeling good about solar, more informed and confident that they are with the right company to help them meet their energy needs.

Employees: Other teams should see you as a voice of optimism. Since you are beginning the relationship that Sales will build upon, and then the install team will continue, other teams look to you to set the right tone and expectations with the homeowner and your counterparts. You understand what Sales needs to take your leads and close them. You are seen as a trusted partner on the team. You communicate clearly through effective verbal and written communication to ensure each person in the organization is set up for success to deliver an exceptional customer experience.  


SunPower has been a leading partner to the New Home Builder Channel for the last 10+ years.  We serve builders by acting as the Solar experts for their homebuyers: answering questions, providing solar educations, guiding them through point of sale to system turn on. As a SunPower New Homes Customer Service Representative, you are our customers main point of contact regarding system activation and turn on. You will guide customers from their new home closing to flipping the switch and powering up their systems.

We are seeking a Customer Service Rep to support our new homebuyers through the exciting journey to get their solar system turned on and producing energy and savings!  To succeed in this role, an individual must possess a customer service-focused mindset and personality, understand the key role they play in the sales process, and work well as a team with both internal and external sales representatives. As a representative of SunPower, you will be the voice of the company and personifies the excitement we feel each time another person decides to go solar!


Maintains direct contact with customers before and/or after the sale. Supports sales team by developing and maintaining positive customer relations with clients/customers, which can substantially affect service and/or product revenue(s). Works with various departments to meet maintenance services sales goals. Works with customers and/or distributors to receive accurate account of equipment failures and provides reports to management. Focus of work may be in pre-sale or post-sales or both.

  • Requires minimal supervision unless problems arise or as departmental goals and/ or tasks change.
  • Displays initiative and judgment in arranging job activities to achieve objectives.
  • Proactively advises and updates group regarding data analysis and reporting status.
  • Prepares complex reports and maintains complicated records requiring careful selection, classification or compilation of information from several sources.
  • Ability to train others in usage of data and software systems as needed.


Works on complex issues/ projects.
Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
Networks with key contacts outside own area of expertise.

Teamwork, Collaboration and Influence:

Anticipates and avoids misunderstanding by adapting communication to intended audience.
Finds common ground and solves problems, incorporating a diversity of views.
Actively provides feedback to enhance work group performance.
Effectively participates in meetings, focusing on constructive solutions while maintaining positive working relationships.
Acts as a resource to colleagues.


Determines methods and procedures for new assignments with minimal guidance.
Mentors others and coordinates technical projects.
Notifies management on significant issues in area of expertise.
Demonstrates initiative by actively advising and updating management and colleagues on new technology or business practices.

Impact and Results Focus:

Occasionally introduces and implements new ideas and/or processes to improve product, infrastructure and team efficiency.
Relied upon by colleagues for project input and review.
Prepares detailed reports and maintains complicated records requiring careful selection, compilation and analysis of information from various sources.

Minimum Education and Experience:

High school diploma or equivalent required.
Associates degree and 6+ years related experience OR equivalent combination of education and years of related experience.