Solar Roofer

Solar Roofer

Service & Energy Installation
Foster City, California

The Role

The Solar Roofer is an essential part of Tesla’s Field Energy Operations team. Employees working in this role are leading the drive towards completing Tesla’s mission—to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy.  As a Roofer, each employee is working with the latest solar technology, building relationships with team members, and completing the installation of our products safely and on time.

Tesla’s ideal candidate will have a passion for learning basic energy system construction, terminology, and concepts. This position is an hourly role that requires working outside in extreme environments, working at heights, and prolonged periods of repetitious duties including lifting, bending, and standing for long periods.


  • Supporting the Crew Lead and Electrician on the successful install of Tesla’s solar roof products.

  • Attending weekly team meetings and mandatory training sessions on new products, best installation practices, and standard workmanship guidelines.

  • Pull inventory and ensure all materials are available to complete the job.

  • Work cooperatively with a team on residential re-roofs and installing Solar Roof.

  • Following building standards and codes when installing panels and support structures.

  • Managing time and tasks effectively with a sense of urgency while providing an exceptional customer experience to all customers.

Required Skills/Abilities

  • Ability to safely handle power tools, hand tools, ladders, roofing materials along with inverters, solar panels, panel boards, batteries and other similar electrical equipment. 

  •  Excellent problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent attendance is essential for the team to achieve success.

  • Travel is mandatory and will vary dependent on business needs. Employees must be able to travel for up to 2 weeks at a time, several times a year to various locations within the US.

  • Experience in roof work (including metal, concrete tile, clay tile, comp, shingle, or wood shake), HVAC, metal fabrication, general construction or carpentry preferred but not required.

Education and Experience

  •  High school diploma or equivalent preferred.

  • Vocational or technical school training preferred.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to work at great heights including on rooftops, climbing ladders, and stairs

  • Must be able to work in extreme environments (example: hot sun, cold, crawl spaces, attic etc.)

  • Prolonged periods of repetitious duties including lifting, bending, and standing for long periods

  • Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds frequently

  • Must meet all OSHA standards for working at heights including:

  • Ability to climb and utilize equipment on site including various ladders rated for 325lbs.

  • Must meet OSHA fall protection standards for at height work limited at 310lbs. Standard 1926.502(d)(16)(v):

  • Must be able to meet equipment standards for fall protection (harness, anchor, ropes, etc.) with a maximum capacity of 310bs.

Employee Benefits

As a full time Tesla employee you will receive full benefits from day 1 for you and your dependents.

  •  Kaiser and UnitedHealthcare PPO and HSA plans (including infertility coverage)

  • 3 medical plan choices with $0 paycheck contribution

  • Vision & dental plans (including orthodontic coverage)

  • Company paid Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability

  • 401(k), Employee Stock Purchase Plans, and other financial benefits

  •  Employee Assistance Program, Paid Time Off, and Paid Holiday

  • Back-up childcare and employee discounts

Candidates must successfully complete and pass MVR background check

Über Tesla

Tesla beschleunigt den Umstieg auf nachhaltige Energie. Wir entwerfen, produzieren, verkaufen und warten die weltbesten Solartechnologien, Stromspeicher und Elektrofahrzeuge, damit unsere Kunden Strom auf nachhaltige Weise erzeugen, speichern und nutzen können.

Tesla sucht weltweit Toptalente aus den unterschiedlichsten Bereichen, die sich weiterentwickeln möchten. Unsere Basis ist zwar in Kalifornien, aber die weltweite Tesla-Belegschaft erstreckt sich mittlerweile über vier Kontinente. Wir wollen eine Arbeitsumgebung schaffen, in der sich alle Mitarbeiter unabhängig von Herkunft, Religion und Hintergrund wohlfühlen und beste Arbeit leisten können.

Unsere Weltklasseteams arbeiten nach einer unkonventionellen Philosophie, die auf interdisziplinäre Zusammenarbeit setzt. Von jedem Teammitglied wird nicht nur erwartet, sich Herausforderungen zu stellen, sondern auch selbst herauszufordern, um Neues zu schaffen. Wir gehen die schwierigsten und wichtigsten Probleme der Welt an—Voraussetzung für den Erfolg ist hierbei unsere Passion, gemeinsam eine bessere Welt zu schaffen.

Mehr Informationen über Tesla

Tesla ist ein Arbeitgeber, der Chancengleichheit verwirklicht, und der sich der Diversität am Arbeitsplatz verpflichtet hat. Alle qualifizierten Bewerber für eine Stelle haben die gleiche Chance unabhängig von Herkunft, Hautfarbe, Religion, Geschlecht, geschlechtlicher Orientierung, Alter, Herkunftsland, Behinderung, Veteranenschutzstatus, geschlechtlicher Identität oder anderen Faktoren, die durch die geltenden US-, bundesstaatlichen oder örtlichen Gesetze geschützt sind.