Solar Heating Installers and Technicians


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+1.9% (little or no change)


What Solar Heating Installers and Technicians Do

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

Other Job Titles Solar Heating Installers and Technicians May Have

Installer, Solar Installer, Solar Maintenance Technician, Solar Technician

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Lead Solar Technician ,

Enel North America

I get to the office at 7 a.m. to check my emails and catch up on anything that happened overnight. The technicians show up at 7:30 a.m. We start the day with a meeting where I touch base with all of my technicians, address any issues, and go over site and safety updates. The rest of my day involves a lot of calls and meetings. I also touch base with my field technicians. I spend the end of my day handling work orders that have been completed throughout the day and then planning for the next day.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • 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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