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Solar Thermal Installers and Technicians

Experience, Skills, and Personality Traits

Solar thermal installers and technicians usually participate in an apprenticeship and receive on-the-job training. Most employers prefer to hire installers and technicians with at least two or more years of work experience. Installers and technicians should have good customer service skills, the ability to use hand-held and power tools, and strong technical skills. They should also be attentive to detail, not be afraid of working at heights, and be able to lift solar panels that weigh between 30 and 40 pounds and batteries that can weigh 60 to 80 pounds. Good organizational, communication, and time-management skills and the ability to work independently and as a member of a team when necessary are also important in this job. 

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