Nexolon solar jobs ripple across San Antonio

Let’s hear it for the ripple effect.

Nexolon America, a consortium partner with OCI Solar Power on the 400 MW deal with CPS Energy, showed off the construction underway at Brooks City Base last month for its solar module manufacturing plant.

The  plant will employ 400 people; 40 have already been hired by Nexolon America for its corporate office, which is now located in San Antonio. All together, the partners have committed to creating 800 jobs.

But the potential for job growth goes far beyond that 800.

Nexolon, OCI Solar and other partners will host a “supplier fair” on July 23. The consortium needs to contract with a wide array of local companies, for services as diverse as landscaping, soil testing, security, poles and wires maintenance, IT support, warehouse supply, laundry services, solid waste removal, recycling companies, plastics, steel manufacturers, and many, many more.

That’s why, using the same method the city of San Antonio and the Economic Development Foundation use to calculate direct and indirect economic development impacts, CPS Energy projects an almost $700 million economic impact by the time the plant is built and running at production capacity.

Just calculating the impact of the jobs created to date reveals a $137 million ripple effect to the local economy.

We’ll take it.

Tracy Idell Hamilton

Tracy Idell Hamilton manages CPS Energy's blog, among other duties. A former energy reporter for the San Antonio Express-News, Hamilton joined CPS Energy in September 2012.

22 thoughts on “Nexolon solar jobs ripple across San Antonio

  • August 8, 2013 at 7:03 pm
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    When will be hiring for Customer Service Positions?

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      • September 13, 2013 at 8:23 pm
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        Is there a date set for the job or hiring fair been set up yet?
        I am very interested in working with the Nexolon company.
        Thank You….

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        • September 16, 2013 at 11:03 am
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          hi Lisa,

          This came straight from a rep at Nexolon: We will be having a job fair soon. Although we are shooting for some time in October (mostly for the production floor, equipment operator positions), in the mean time we have been posting on the Monster job board, in fact we just posted 10 positions (Production Managers, Quality, Production supervisors, etc.) and have received about 200 resumes so far.

          If you’d like you can tell them to check on Monster for current openings, and that they can also send their resumes to jobs.nexolonamerica@nexolon.com

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  • August 14, 2013 at 7:17 pm
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    Can you advise a contact/email address so I can send over some information on our product portfolio? We manufacture equipment in the solar cell industry to help move the silicon wafers throughout the process.
    Thank you.
    Curt

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  • August 20, 2013 at 9:44 pm
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    Do you know if there will be any training on installing Solar Powered panels. Or any kind of training provided to get these kind of jobs?

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    • September 17, 2013 at 3:44 pm
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      hi Ruby,

      Sorry for the tardy reply, am just seeing your comment. I sent your question to Nexolon America and as soon as I hear back I will post the answer. Thanks for your patience! ~Tracy

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  • September 28, 2013 at 9:48 pm
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    Tracy, Do you by any chance, on what date the job fair will be

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  • October 17, 2013 at 2:58 pm
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    I guess they have moved the hiring date back further, since there has been no job fair and it’s already mid October. I would love to work for this company and have already sent my resume to the email you have provided. I just wish I could get the chance to speak to someone one on one (face to face). Hopefully they set up the job fair soon.

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  • October 19, 2013 at 8:19 pm
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    I agree Raquel. The buzz is out there, about the new job coming in. Hope there is a job fair son.

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  • November 18, 2013 at 10:00 am
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    Hi I was looking for the place to go to put in a resume

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  • November 18, 2013 at 10:00 am
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    Hi I was looking for the place to go to put in a resume

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  • March 31, 2014 at 6:04 pm
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    Is Nexolon still taking resumes ?

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    • April 2, 2014 at 11:11 am
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      hi Michael,

      Nexolon is now called Mission Solar, and when I did a Google search I found they’re advertising for a half dozen or so different jobs. Good luck!

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