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* ELMI Occupation Profile - Solar Thermal Installers and Technicians *
 
Solar Thermal Installers and Technicians
(O*NET 47-4099.02, SOC 47-4099)
What they do
Install or repair solar energy systems designed to collect, store, and circulate solar-heated water for residential, commercial or industrial use.
 
Also called:
Installer, Maintenance Technician, Service Technician, Solar Energy Technician, Solar Hot Water Installer (SHW Installer), Solar Installer, Solar Maintenance Technician, Solar System Installer, Solar Technician, Solar Thermal Installer
 
 
Wages
Miscellaneous Construction and Related Workers*
Vermont - 2020
Percentile1HourlyYearly
10% $ 13.67   n/a  
25% $ 15.63   n/a  
Median $ 18.18   n/a  
75% $ 22.68   n/a  
90% $ 32.44   n/a  
 
Average $ 20.11   n/a  
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1 What are Percentile Wages?
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Industries of Employment
Miscellaneous Construction and Related Workers*
United States - 2018
IndustryPercent of total
  • Specialty trade contractors
39%
  • Local government, excluding education and hospitals
12%
  • Construction of buildings
7%
  • Heavy and civil engineering construction
6%
  • Self-employed workers
4%
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Knowledge
People in this career often know a lot about:
  • Mechanical
    Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Building and Construction
    Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
  • Customer and Personal Service
    Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • English Language
    Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Engineering and Technology
    Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
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Skills
People in this career often have these skills:
  • Installation
    Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
  • Quality Control Analysis
    Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  • Reading Comprehension
    Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active Listening
    Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Critical Thinking
    Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
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Interests
People in this career often prefer these work environments:
  • Realistic
    Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
  • Conventional
    Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
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Work Styles
People in this career will do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
    Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
  • Dependability
    Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
  • Integrity
    Job requires being honest and ethical.
  • Cooperation
    Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
    Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
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Projected Employment
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Education and Experience:
Miscellaneous Construction and Related Workers*
  • Typical education needed for entry
    High school diploma or equivalent
  • Work experience in a related occupation
    None
  • Typical on-the-job training needed to attain competency
    Moderate-term on-the-job training
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Job Zone
Medium Preparation Needed
  • Specific Vocational Preparation Range
    (6.0 to < 7.0) - A typical worker will require over 1 year up to and including 2 years of training to achieve average performance in this occupation.
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Education Level
How much education do most people in this career have?
Education level Percent of
U.S. Workers
Doctoral or professional degree
or post-MA certificate
  0%
Master's degree or
post-BA certificate
  11%
Bachelor's degree   11%
Associate's degree   2%
Certificate or some college,
no degree
  32%
High school diploma
or equivalent
  43%
Less than high school diploma   0%
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Abilities
People in this career often have talent in:
  • Oral Comprehension
    The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Near Vision
    The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Speech Recognition
    The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
  • Extent Flexibility
    The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
  • Oral Expression
    The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
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Work Activities
In general, what you might do:
  • Getting Information
    Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
    Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • Thinking Creatively
    Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
  • Performing General Physical Activities
    Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
  • Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others
    Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.
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Detailed Work Activities
What you might do in a day:
  • Inspect plumbing systems or fixtures.
  • Inspect industrial or commercial equipment to ensure proper operation.
  • Test electrical equipment or systems to ensure proper functioning.
  • Apply sealants or other protective coatings.
  • Install solar energy systems.
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Tasks
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.
  • Install copper or plastic plumbing using pipes, fittings, pipe cutters, acetylene torches, solder, wire brushes, sand cloths, flux, plastic pipe cleaners, or plastic glue.
  • Identify plumbing, electrical, environmental, or safety hazards associated with solar thermal installations.
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