Career Details for Solar Thermal Installers & Technicians

Solar Thermal Installers & Technicians

Also called:

Installer, Service Technician, Solar Installer, Solar Technician

What they do:

Install or repair solar energy systems designed to collect, store, and circulate solar-heated water for residential, commercial or industrial use.

On the job, you would:

  • Test operation or functionality of mechanical, plumbing, electrical, and control systems.
  • Apply weather seal, such as pipe flashings and sealants, to roof penetrations and structural devices.
  • Install solar collector mounting devices on tile, asphalt, shingle, or built-up gravel roofs, using appropriate materials and penetration methods.

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Engineering and Technology

  • mechanical
  • building and construction

Business

  • customer service
  • management

Arts and Humanities

  • English language

Education and Training

  • teaching and course design

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Basic Skills

  • reading work related information
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

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Verbal

  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking

Hand and Finger Use

  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • put together small parts with your fingers

Ideas and Logic

  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things

Attention

  • pay attention to something without being distracted

user PERSONALITY

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.

  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Analytical Thinking

computer TECHNOLOGY

You might use software like this on the job:

Project management software

  • Cost estimating software

Spreadsheet software

  • Microsoft Excel

Electronic mail software

  • Microsoft Outlook

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high school diploma/GED or
some college usually needed

suitcase JOB OUTLOOK

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BRIGHT

New job opportunities are very likely in the future.

SALARY
$36,890


per year, on average

This career is part of the green economy!

This career is part of the green economy.

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