Solar Thermal Technicians
On the Job
Solar Thermal Technicians work on solar thermal systems. These systems are designed to replace standard hot water heaters for homes or businesses. They use energy from the sun to warm water, which is more efficient than standard hot water heaters. Solar Thermal Installers may install systems or perform routine maintenance on them.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Apply adhesives to construction materials.
- Pour materials into or on designated areas.
- Communicate with clients about products, procedures, and policies.
- Apply identification labels or tags.
- Inspect industrial or commercial equipment to ensure proper operation.
- Inspect plumbing systems or fixtures.
- Test electrical equipment or systems to ensure proper functioning.
- Apply sealants or other protective coatings.
- Cut carpet, vinyl or other flexible materials.
- Install gauges or controls.
Typical Working Conditions
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Dealing with external customers.
- Working outdoors exposed to weather.
- Having telephone conversations.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- Exposure to high places.
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
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