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Become A Solar Technician

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Working As A Solar Technician

  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Getting Information
  • Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment
  • $41,823

    Average Salary

What Does A Solar Technician Do At NRG Energy, Inc.

* Actively participates in training as required to progress to Operations and Maintenance Technician Level II.
* Training includes On-the
* Job Training, Self
* Study, Computer Based Training and Classroom Training.
* Performs technical work as assigned in the solar field and assists Tech II IV in the operations and maintenance of the power plant.
* Assists higher level Technicians in performing maintenance.
* Performs other technical and administrative duties associated with operating and maintaining a power facility.
* Ensures work is performed in accordance with Environmental and Safety requirements.
* Performs work independently and/or in work crews

What Does A Solar Technician Do At Spacex

* Mechanical / electrical assembly of PCB assemblies into product chassis
* Building of small electrical sub-assemblies
* Building up battery cell modules
* Wire harnessing
* Soldering and desoldering of through-hole and SMT components
* Support conformal coat, masking, epoxy application and coating
* Running functional testing on units
* Building Solar Arrays
* This is a temporary position with SpaceX, for the length of time as stated, and is subject to change with minimal notice as business needs dictate.
* LOCATION: Hawthorne, CA
* SHIFT: 1st and 2nd Shift
* Candidates must be available to work all shifts, overtime and weekends as necessary.
* This position may require a rotating schedule on a weekly basis

What Does A Solar Technician Do At Source2

* Attend daily correlation meetings
* Reply promptly to emails and send when necessary
* Set up and tie off ladders for the city/county inspectors
* Rivet placards
* Open electrical panels & junction boxes so the inspector can observe inside
* Perform pre-inspection prior to inspector showing up (cancel inspections, if necessary to avoid re-inspection fees if you know we're possibly going to fail)
* Calling inspectors in the mornings to confirm meeting times (Including which inspection is 1st., 2nd., 3rd., etc... so you know where to go in the order given to you by the inspector)
* During down time: have your van stocked with material to pre-fab (disconnects, combiner panels, roof switches)
* Service solar panel systems when necessary.
* Required Skills
* Strong interpersonal/human relations skills
* Strong analytical and creative problem solving skills
* Ability to keep a positive attitude
* Ability to be comfortable being and working on roofs
* Ability to work well with others that are on your work team Required Experience
* to 2 years of experience
* Must possess current driver's license and clean driving record
* Individual should not have a fear of heights
* Microsoft operating system proficiency (recommended) A few benefits offered We offer a competitive benefits package to meet the diverse needs of all employees and their family members.
* Medical Plans A comprehensive medical PPO plan with nationwide coverage.
* Dental Plan A comprehensive dental PPO plan with nationwide coverage, includes adult orthodontia.
* Vision Plan Covers lenses, frames, and contacts Retirement Savings Plan (401k) Employees can contribute up to 75% of pay pre-tax, not to exceed the annual IRS limit.
* Company Provided Life Insurance $50,000 life insurance for all employees (policy holders) enrolled in the Medical Plan.
* Supplemental Insurance (offered through UNUM) Voluntary Life and AD&D, short-term disability, and voluntary accident insurance Other Perks: MS Office Professional through our Marketplace Employee Purchase Programs for
* HP Dell Inc, Sony Lenova T
* Mobile Sprint AT&T Panasonic Samsung etc
* Free lunch at certain

What Does A Solar Technician Do At NRG Energy, Inc.

* Performs routine (electrical troubleshooting and repair, instrumentation calibration and troubleshooting) and complex (distributed control systems, Inverter troubleshooting) maintenance work, up to their capabilities, as assigned and/or directed by supervisor and work orders from the preventive maintenance management system.
* Performs corrective, preventive, and emergency maintenance on all PV Solar equipment.
* Perform facility water chemistry tests and control treatment chemicals withinrecommended limits.
* Prepares and implements switching and clearance orders, while working with Operations Center
* Operates all electrical and mechanical PV Solar power plant systems.
* Participates in training as required, JHA, PJB, LOTO documentation.
* Writes Plant Orders, Plant Procedures, Operating Instructions and otherdocuments asassigned by supervision.
* Ensures work is performed in accordance with Environmental and Safety requirements.
* Performs work independently and/or in work crews as needed

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How To Become A Solar Technician

Jobs in this field typically do not require any formal education beyond high school. General maintenance and repair workers often learn their skills on the job. They start by doing simple tasks and watching and learning from skilled maintenance workers.


Many maintenance and repair workers learn some basic skills in high school shop or technical education classes, postsecondary trade or vocational schools, or community colleges.

Courses in mechanical drawing, electricity, woodworking, blueprint reading, mathematics, and computers are useful. Maintenance and repair workers often do work that involves electrical, plumbing, heating, and air-conditioning systems or painting and roofing tasks. Workers need a good working knowledge of many repair and maintenance tasks.

Practical training, available at many adult education centers and community colleges, is another option for workers to learn tasks such as drywall repair and basic plumbing.


General maintenance and repair workers usually start by watching and learning from skilled maintenance workers. They begin by doing simple tasks, such as fixing leaky faucets and replacing lightbulbs. After gaining experience, general maintenance and repair workers move on to more difficult tasks, such as overhauling machinery or building walls.

Some general maintenance and repair workers learn their skills by assisting other types of repair or construction workers, including machinery repairers, carpenters, or electricians.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Licensing requirements vary by state and locality. For more complex tasks, workers may need to be licensed in a particular specialty, such as electrical or plumbing work.


Some maintenance and repair workers decide to train in one specific craft and become craftworkers, such as electricians, heating and air-conditioning mechanics, or plumbers.

Other maintenance workers eventually open their own repair or contracting business. However, those who want to become a project manager or own their own business may need some postsecondary education or a degree in construction management. For more information, see the profile on construction managers.

Within small organizations, promotion opportunities may be limited.

Important Qualities

Customer-service skills. These workers interact with customers on a regular basis. They need to be friendly and able to address customers’ questions.

Dexterity. Many repair and maintenance tasks, such as repairing small devices, connecting or attaching components, and using hand tools, require a steady hand and good hand–eye coordination.

Troubleshooting skills. Workers find, diagnose, and repair problems. They perform tests to figure out the cause of problems before fixing equipment.

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Portuguese

  • Mandarin

  • Japanese

  • French

  • Russian

  • Hmong

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Top Skills for A Solar Technician


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Top Solar Technician Skills

  1. PV
  2. Safety Standards
  3. Residential Solar Systems
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Aided in the completion of a 5-megawatt commercial PV system.
  • Ensured compliance of CAL-OSHA construction safety standards on-site at all times.
  • Lead a crew of 3 workers in the installation of residential solar systems throughout Massachusetts.
  • Do operations and maintenance on solar inverters.
  • Project Manager Responsible for overseeing the installation of solar hot water systems.

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