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Solar Panel Installers

Solar Panel Installers - Physical Demands

Solar panel installers frequently:

  • Use their hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
  • Stand for long periods of time.
  • Walk or run for long periods of time.
  • Climb ladders, scaffolds, or poles.
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  • Kneel, stoop, crouch, or crawl.
  • Bend or twist their body.
  • Repeat the same movements.

It is important for solar panel installers to be able to:

  • See details of objects that are less than a few feet away.
  • Use fingers to grasp, move, or assemble very small objects.
  • Make quick, precise adjustments to machine controls.
  • Understand the speech of another person.
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  • Hold the arm and hand in one position or hold the hand steady while moving the arm.
  • Use one or two hands to grasp, move, or assemble objects.
  • See differences between colors, shades, and brightness.
  • Move two or more limbs together (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while remaining in place.
  • Use muscles to lift, push, pull, or carry heavy objects.
  • Use stomach and lower back muscles to support the body for long periods without getting tired.

It is not as important, but still necessary, for solar panel installers to be able to:

  • Be physically active for long periods without getting tired or out of breath.
  • Bend, stretch, twist, or reach out.
  • Speak clearly so listeners can understand.
  • See details of objects that are more than a few feet away.
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  • Determine the distance between objects.
  • Keep or regain the body's balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
  • Focus on one source of sound and ignore others.
  • Coordinate movement of several parts of the body, such as arms and legs, while the body is moving.
  • Use muscles for extended periods without getting tired.
  • Move arms and legs quickly.
  • React quickly using hands, fingers, or feet.
  • Hear sounds and recognize the difference between them.
  • See objects in very bright or glaring light.
  • Choose quickly and correctly among various movements when responding to different signals.
  • Make fast, repeated movements of fingers, hands, and wrists.
  • While looking forward, see objects or movements that are off to the side.
  • Determine from which direction a sound came.
  • Adjust body movements or equipment controls to keep pace with speed changes of moving objects.
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.