Solar Photovoltaic Installers
On the Job
Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Installers assemble, install, and maintain solar photovoltaic systems on roofs. These systems convert energy from the sun into electricity for homes and businesses. Solar PV Installers may measure, cut, assemble, and bolt the solar pieces together. They may perform minor electrical work.
This career requires time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Apply sealants or other protective coatings.
- Install electrical components, equipment, or systems.
- Install solar energy systems.
- Inspect electrical or electronic systems for defects.
- Test electrical equipment or systems to ensure proper functioning.
- Test green technology installations to verify performance.
- Review blueprints or specifications to determine work requirements.
- Apply identification labels or tags.
- Determine appropriate locations for operations or installations.
- Determine construction project layouts.
Typical Working Conditions
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Working outdoors exposed to weather.
- Exposure to high places.
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
- Frequent decision-making.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Working in very hot or cold temperatures.
- Working with a group or team.
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