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General Foreman, Logistics



Irvine, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, March 29, 2024
Hanwha Q CELLS USA Corp (“HQC US”) develops, invests, and delivers solar photovoltaic (PV) and battery energy storage systems (BESS) projects through Engineering, Procurement, Construction (EPC) services in North America.
The company brings a decade of global leadership in solar PV to deliver utility-scale power generation plants customized for local and regional energy markets. HQC US offers the full spectrum of PV solutions – from the core technology of cells and modules to large-scale project development and investment. With proven capabilities across the solar and battery storage value chain, HQC US minimizes uncertainty and risk and helps customers achieve a higher return on their investment in renewable energy.
On our utility-scale solar project the role of General Foreman will oversee the project logistics crew, ensuring the seamless flow of materials from arrival to installation. Your key responsibilities include the punctual receiving, offloading, and meticulous inspection of all project materials. With a vigilant eye, you will manage the kitting process, preparing and distributing materials efficiently to bolster the productivity of the installation crews. The oversight of this role is critical in driving project schedules, conducting comprehensive quality audits, and endorsing the final certification of work. This position reports to the Construction Manager or another management personnel that the project leadership designates. This position is project-based and working hours are Monday through Friday, from 8:00am to 5:00pm local time. Overtime and weekend working hours will be required as needed. This position is expected to travel up to 100%.


  • Directly oversee and manage the logistics crew, ensuring efficient workflow and adherence to safety protocols.
  • Conduct daily briefings with your team to discuss project goals, safety reminders, and any changes in plans or schedules.
  • Foster a culture of safety, quality, and teamwork, encouraging open communication and continuous improvement among team members.
  • Enforce strict compliance with all safety regulations and company policies, conducting regular audits and risk assessments on the job site.
  • Ensure that all crew members are properly trained on safety practices, including the correct use of personal protective equipment (PPE), and have received the task-specific standard work instruction (SWI) training.
  • Review project execution plans and conduct task assignments to personnel based on their skills and project needs, monitoring progress to keep the project on track and in alignment with resource plans.
  • Perform punctual receiving, offloading, and meticulous inspection of all project materials.
  • Manage the kitting process, preparing and distributing materials efficiently.
  • Develop and maintain production plans and ensure timely delivery of materials and work.
  • Maintain a clean and organized job site, ensuring that tools and materials are properly managed and stored.
  • Represent the company with integrity and professionalism, fostering positive relationships with all project participants.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Further education or certifications in construction management, solar energy, or related fields are preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in construction or solar installations, or related fields.
  • Certifications/Licenses: OSHA Safety Certification preferred. Additional certifications related to solar energy or construction management a plus.
  • Skills: Strong leadership and communication skills, problem-solving abilities, and proficiency in managing construction projects.
The above-listed salary range is required by the California Pay Transparency Act and may differ depending on the location of those candidates hired nationwide. The salary range shared in the job description is for the listed position and only pertains to the candidate if they work in Irvine, CA. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to internal pay equity, skill set, education, licenses and certifications, geographic location, essential job duties and requirements, and the necessary experience relative to the job’s minimum qualifications. An additional discretionary bonus structure or incentives may be offered as part of the overall compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, dental, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.
· Stationary Position: frequently remains stationary up to 90% of the time and sitting up to 8 hours in a day
· Move/Traverse: infrequently bend, stand, stoop and/or walk
· Carry Weight: infrequently carry weight and/or lift objects (light to heavy) weighing up to 10 pounds
· Hearing and Speech: frequently communicates with the ability to hear and talk on a regular basis with employees, coworkers, and all personnel matters; must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations
· Sight: frequent use of sight to detect images on computer, office documents, and office objects near and far
· Climb: occasionally ascends/descends on stairway to get to office upper and lower floors
· Travel: review above travel requirement for this position
· Regular professional, office business setting
· Noise level ranges from low to moderate (if in office setting)
· Noise level ranges from moderate to high (if on construction worksite)
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