Careers

Solar Stik® Inc., is a leader in the portable renewable power industry. Our administrative offices and production facility are located in downtown Saint Augustine, Florida, where we manufacture renewable energy power systems, battery storage systems, power management devices, and high-efficiency appliances for a broad range of markets.

As a Solar Stik® team member, you are not an employee, but part of a family. We offer full-time employees health insurance, paid holidays, personal time off, and reimbursement for wellness/fitness classes. Monthly, we get together for a catered lunch or cookout to celebrate our achievements as individuals and as a company.

Our camaraderie is just as strong off the field as on the field! We surf together, attend concerts together, and participate in team-building events for worthy causes, such as the MuckRuckus for MS Research and the Wounded Warrior Project 8K Run.

Solar Stik is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our recruiting and hiring practices are based on job-related criteria only. We do not discriminate on the basis of any federal, state, or locally protected class. Please note, as part of our selection requirements, we request authorization from applicants to perform drug screens and background checks.

If our mission rings true to you and you have the skills to meet one of the opportunities listed below or related areas, please send your resume and contact information to careers@solarstik.com for consideration.

Current Job Openings (Scroll down for more info)

 

Job Title: Electrical Engineer
Department: Technology
Reports To: Engineering Manager
FLSA Status: Exempt

Position Summary

  • Research, design, develop, and test electrical equipment, components, and systems involving portable hybrid power systems

Join a small but growing company focused on constant innovation and leading-edge technology in the ever growing and evolving portable/hybrid power market.

Seeking a highly motivated engineer with a passion for electrical engineering and a desire to push the parameters of what is possible. As part of our Technology Team, you will participate in constant improvement of our current product line and development of new custom and off-the-shelf solutions for our customer base that includes the U.S. military; intelligence agencies; federal, state, and local law enforcement and first responders; as well as commercial and private customers here and abroad. Experience is required. Bring your passion and knowledge, and we’ll provide the on-the-job training on the Solar Stik products and design philosophy. Despite our growth, we are a still a tight-knit group with an amazing team culture and a strong sense of mission. We are offering a full-time, salaried position with generous benefits and ample opportunities for growth, including leadership positions. Occasional travel is required, both locally and on extended overnight trips, no more than 30 days per year, which may include weekends and holidays. Solar Stik is located in beautiful, historic St. Augustine, FL, an attractive, low-cost locale, with great schools, beaches, restaurants, and other attractions with easy access to Jacksonville and Orlando.

General Accountabilities

  • Translate customer requirements into electrical design specifications
  • Design safe, reliable, and efficient AC and DC power circuits
  • Create technical drawings of products for manufacturing, partners, and end users
  • Prepare specifications for purchases of materials or equipment
  • Establish electrical design and manufacturing standards and specifications
  • Develop leading-edge, portable hybrid power systems
  • Support sales team in solving customer needs through system design, analysis, and product customization
  • Improve existing products and help define new products based on customer needs, manufacturability, and company design principles
  • Coordinate electrical design, manufacturing, support, documentation, or testing activities to ensure compliance with electrical specifications, codes, and customer requirements
  • The company reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

Qualifications

  • Minimum education: Bachelor’s in electrical engineering from an accredited school
  • +2 years electrical engineering experience is a plus

Skills

  • Advanced knowledge of electrical engineering, design, engineering software, and computer-aided design
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to manage time in a complex environment
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving in a team environment
  • Working knowledge of National Electric Code or International Electric Code
  • Understanding of electromagnetic environmental effects and their mitigation
  • Microcontroller and PLC programming

Preferred Skills

  • Previous solar/hybrid power system design experience is highly desired.
  • SolidWorks Electrical Schematic proficiency
  • Designing for and testing FCC Title 47 Part 15 and MIL-STD-461 compliance
  • Project management training and/or education
  • Familiarity with manufacturing operations and Lean/Six Sigma methodologies

Physical Demands

  • Finger dexterity required
  • Hand coordination required
  • Specific vision abilities required for this job include: close vision, distance vision, ability to adjust or focus

Work Environment

  • Possible risk of electrical shock
  • Protective clothing or equipment (including steel-toed boots and protective eyewear) required in certain areas
  • Noise level in the work environment usually minimal

 

Apply

Employment inquiries are accepted only by email. All correspondence should be sent to careers@solarstik.com. Please provide your resume and a cover letter.

Solar Stik, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA/Veterans employer committed to excellence through diversity. All eligible candidates are invited to apply for position vacancies as appropriate.

Solar Stik is a privately held company in St. Augustine, FL. For more information, please visit www.solarstik.com.

Veteran Commitment

Solar Stik commits to hiring returning veterans.

 


Internship Openings

 

  • Electrical Engineering Internship – Summer 2019 
  • Quality Assurance Internship – Summer 2019 
Summary
Solar Stik’s internship program focuses on providing invaluable hands-on experience and opportunities to build on classroom learning through the observation and active participation of day-to-day operations within the Engineering Department. The internship is structured so the student will learn to apply technical and analytical skills in real-world applications. The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:
  • Currently enrolled in an Engineering or other STEM related program from an accredited ABET University.
  • Student in Junior or Senior standing 
  • Strong analytical, technical, and problem-solving skills.
Apply
Internship inquiries are accepted only by email. All correspondence should be sent to Hannah Rhodes at hrhodes@solarstik.com (Internship Inquiries ONLY). Please provide your resume and a cover letter.

Electrical Engineering Internship – Summer 2019

Engineering internship students at Solar Stik, Inc. are considered to be an integral part of the Engineering staff and are provided with tasks that are both technically challenging and educationally stimulating.  Under the guidance of the senior engineering staff, the students will be assigned to teams associated with ongoing production and Research & Design programs.


KRA #1: Engineering drawings

  • Assist the engineering team with the development of the Solar Stik, Inc. CAD library
  • Compile a database of OEM 2D and 3D CAD parts and assemblies used in Solar Stik, Inc. products for the CAD library
  • Draw 2D and 3D CAD parts and assemblies of MISys inventory items used in Solar Stik, Inc. products for the CAD library
  • Draw 2D electrical symbols used in Solar Stik, Inc. products for the CAD library

KRA #2: Engineering

  • Assist the engineering team with product development
  • Participate in prototype builds, testing, and data collection

KRA #3: Production Support

  • Assist production team, as needed, to make sure Sales Order deadlines are met

KRA #4: Teamwork

  • Make a positive impact to the Solar Stik Mission
  • Focus on quality and practice safety

You will summarize your findings into a 1 hour presentation to Solar Stik leadership team to brief your project results, recommendations and address any Q & As.

 


 

Quality Assurance Internship – Summer 2019

Engineering internship students at Solar Stik, Inc. are considered to be an integral part of the Engineering staff and are provided with tasks that are both technically challenging and educationally stimulating.  Under the guidance of the senior engineering staff, the students will be assigned to teams associated with ongoing production, Quality, and  Research & Design programs.

KRA #1: Intern Project

  • Collaborate with all Solar Stik disciplines to learn about and identify a candidate product that you will select as a basis for your project.
  • Under the guidance of Solar Stik Quality team members, you will execute a project that will entail deep diving a product and mapping out the Quality related steps and processes in place to support supplier selection, design, manufacturing, and inspection of the product. You will identify areas for improvement and identify solutions.  In order to identify solutions, the intern should perform basic research from credible industry and Solar Stik resources.

KRA #2: Total Cost of Quality (COQ) Calculation

  • Perform basic research to understand the industry definition of “Total Cost of Quality”. Collaborate with Quality team members to identify Solar Stik COQ contributors and develop a template spreadsheet and initial calculation.

KRA #3: Quality Support

  • Assist the Quality organization by supporting in day to day responsibilities of the Quality team. This may include developing / updating quality inspection processes, assisting in product testing and inspections in a Manufacturing environment, performing defect trending, performing root cause and corrective action investigations and basic data analysis.

KRA #4: Teamwork

  • Make a positive impact to the Solar Stik Mission
  • Seek win-win solutions and practice safety, quality, and communication

You will summarize your findings into a 1 hour presentation to Solar Stik leadership team to brief your project results, recommendations and address any Q & As.