In a typical work setting, solar panel installers:
- Have a medium level of social interaction. They spend time talking to customers but also spend time working alone during installation.
- Are somewhat responsible for the work outcomes and results of other workers.
- Are somewhat responsible for the health and safety of others.
- Sometimes work as part of a team.
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- Communicate mostly via telephone and in-person discussions.
Physical Work Conditions
- Usually work outdoors.
- Are frequently exposed to high places.
- Often wear specialized protective or safety gear when working.
- Are often exposed to hazardous conditions, situations, and equipment that may produce minor cuts or scrapes.
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- Are often exposed to hot or cold temperatures, especially during unpredictable weather.
- Must occasionally deal with loud or distracting sounds or noise levels.
- Occasionally must get into awkward positions to reach cramped work spaces.
- Sometimes must work in very bright or very dim lighting conditions.
- May work physically near others, within a few feet.
- Must be exact and accurate when performing the job. Errors could impact the performance of the solar panel.
- Sometimes must repeat the same physical or mental activities.
- Are usually able to make decisions on their own that affect their customers. Sometimes they consult with other installers or supervisors before taking a course of action.
- Must meet strict weekly deadlines.
- Usually work a set schedule.
- Usually work 40 hours per week.
- May work overtime.