Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Vivamus convallis sem tellus, vitae egestas felis vestibule ut.

Error message details.

Reuse Permissions

Request permission to republish or redistribute SHRM content and materials.

Solar Photovoltaic Installer

Job Summary:

The Solar Photovoltaic Installer will assemble, install, and maintain solar photovoltaic (PV) systems.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None.


  • Assembles and installs solar panels on roofs and other structures.
  • Configures PV systems based on site conditions and customers needs and expectations; connects panels to the power grid.
  • Follows building standards and codes when installing panels and support structures.
  • Inspects electrical installation and wiring.
  • Tests operating voltages; calibrates to ensure systems are within acceptable power limits.
  • Ensures that equipment is weather sealed.
  • Performs routine maintenance on PV systems.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Extensive knowledge of PV equipment and installation.
  • Extensive knowledge of electrical wiring and equipment.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to read building plans.
  • Ability to read equipment manuals.
  • Ability to use hand and power tools to install PV panels.

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Vocational or technical school training preferred.
  • Previous related experience preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to work at great heights.
  • Prolonged periods of kneeling, bending, crouching, and climbing ladders.
  • Must be able to lift at least 35 pounds at a time.


​An organization run by AI is not a futuristic concept. Such technology is already a part of many workplaces and will continue to shape the labor market and HR. Here's how employers and employees can successfully manage generative AI and other AI-powered systems.