Solar Installer

Photovoltaic (PV) Installer


Plan, lay-out, assemble and install solar modules, photovoltaic (PV) panels, or support structures. Install structural and mechanical components. Coordinate work with other crafts and co-workers on the job. Use appropriate hand tools and power tools to perform a variety of functions in accordance with codes and standards using drawings, schematics, and instructions. Lift and carry building materials, tools, and supplies. Examine / inspect field conditions and identify any problems, inaccuracies, and continuous improvement opportunities. Clean tools, equipment, material, and work areas. Observe functioning of installed equipment or systems to determine need for adjustments, relocation or replacement. If certified, operate equipment and ensure equipment is maintained in good working order. Participate in all pre-job work planning and safety discussions. Follow all safety and operating procedures. Identify safety hazards and take necessary corrective action to eliminate or mitigate safety hazards. Participate in on-the-job training with co-workers.

Position Requirements


Plans & specifications for solar PV panels, including 3-dimensional drawings, site assessment, system design, solar PV systems, use of hand tools, listening and following directions, Solar pv (photovoltaic) systems, basic construction skills, mechanical and electrical, working at heights, climbing ladders with heavy equipment


Associate's degree or Journeyman level; Engineering, skilled trades or electrical training. Bachelor's degree preferrable.


3-5 years' experience working as a laborer or in any construction craft as a helper with basic knowledge in solar PV construction craft

Career Path

Position Reports To

PV Installer Specialist certification or PV Installation Professional certification desirable (NABCEP)

Career path moves from this role

PV Technician, Lead Installer (Crew Chief), Engineer (with education), Solar Project Manager, System Designer

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