× We offer our visitors 5 free video views. Download the free iOS app here for access to thousands of videos. Schools may contact us for full platform access.
Tourist michaelpv1
Tags:

PHOTOVOLTAIC TECHNICIAN: This Trade Is Sort Of A Mix Between Roofer And Electrician

About this video 

Michael is a Photovoltaic Technician; he installs and maintains solar panels. He shares how he got his job and what he's learned. In oder to do this type of work one has to know lots of different trades, from computing, plumbing, mechanics to electrical, because they're all used as part of the job.

Job Title: Photovoltaic Technician

Job Summary: Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers

Job Description

Line installers and repairers install or repair electrical power systems and telecommunications cables, including fiber optics.

On-the-Job Training

Long-term on-the-job training

Certification Requirement
Recommended by the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
Confirm
$35,000 - $85,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
10 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Irregular, Long hours
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Home, Office, Outdoor, Physically demanding, Travel
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Problem solving skills, Strength/stamina, Teamwork, Technical skills

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
High school degree
Professional Degree
Fellowship
View Detailed Career Data

PathSource provides free English transcriptions for each of our informational interviews on video which will appear here after you have signed in. Our advanced transcriptions are highly interactive. They scroll down automatically as the video plays and users can jump to a specific part of the video by clicking on any word in the transcript.

For a small fee, we offer transcriptions in different languages, making PathSource a great tool for English Language Learners. This feature is currently available for customers in the education field only.

Please contact us at support@pathsoruce.com if you have any questions or would like to get a price quote for advanced transcripts offered in a second language.

P3.instances[0].transcript.parse_transcript_data({"transcript":"<p><span m='0'>I'm</span> <span m='435'>a</span> <span m='870'>photovoltaic</span> <span m='1740'>technician.</span> <span m='2723'>I</span> <span m='3530'>install</span> <span m='4290'>and</span> <span m='4660'>maintain</span> <span m='5890'>solar</span> <span m='6330'>systems.</span> <span m='7577'>And</span> <span m='8980'>on a</span> <span m='9100'>typical</span> <span m='9490'>day</span> <span m='9870'>I</span> <span m='10530'>get</span> <span m='10710'>on</span> <span m='10890'>a</span> <span m='10990'>roof</span> <span m='11540'>and</span> <span m='12990'>just</span> <span m='14540'>put</span> <span m='14860'>in</span> <span m='15150'>solar</span> <span m='15430'>panels</span> <span m='16190'>and</span> <span m='17100'>bend</span> <span m='17310'>conduit.</span> <span m='18110'>And</span> <span m='19190'>it's</span> <span m='19620'>kind</span> <span m='19740'>of</span> <span m='19790'>like</span> <span m='19940'>a</span> <span m='19990'>mix</span> <span m='20190'>between</span> <span m='20510'>roofer</span> <span m='21000'>and</span> <span m='21140'>electrician.</span> </p><p><span m='22290'>A</span> <span m='22380'>friend</span> <span m='22640'>of</span> <span m='22700'>mine,</span> <span m='24230'>his</span> <span m='24600'>dad</span> <span m='24940'>started</span> <span m='25250'>this</span> <span m='25370'>company.</span> <span m='26380'>And</span> <span m='27910'>I</span> <span m='28170'>just</span> <span m='28600'>asked</span> <span m='28880'>him</span> <span m='29110'>if</span> <span m='29260'>I</span> <span m='29320'>could</span> <span m='29570'>work,</span> <span m='29980'>since</span> <span m='30210'>I</span> <span m='30280'>knew</span> <span m='31005'>he had</span> <span m='31300'>the</span> <span m='31430'>company.</span> <span m='31870'>And</span> <span m='31980'>eventually</span> <span m='32439'>I</span> <span m='32490'>got</span> <span m='32729'>the job.</span> <span m='33850'>I</span> <span m='33940'>know</span> <span m='34120'>a</span> <span m='34150'>lot</span> <span m='34360'>more</span> <span m='34580'>about</span> <span m='37170'>residential</span> <span m='38210'>electricianing</span> <span m='39370'>and</span> <span m='41485'>bending</span> <span m='42070'>conduit.</span> <span m='43180'>And</span> <span m='46180'>a</span> <span m='46250'>lot</span> <span m='46460'>about</span> <span m='47200'>the</span> <span m='47300'>whole</span> <span m='47470'>solar</span> <span m='47760'>process</span> <span m='48350'>of</span> <span m='48430'>how</span> <span m='48580'>solar</span> <span m='48880'>panels</span> <span m='49210'>work</span> <span m='49520'>and stuff</span> <span m='49990'>like that.</span> </p><p><span m='50460'>This</span> <span m='50910'>profession</span> <span m='51440'>takes</span> <span m='51670'>a</span> <span m='51710'>lot</span> <span m='51900'>of</span> <span m='51980'>different</span> <span m='54080'>trades</span> <span m='54850'>and</span> <span m='54970'>kind</span> <span m='55150'>of</span> <span m='55200'>combines</span> <span m='55690'>them.</span> <span m='55940'>So</span> <span m='57370'>it's good</span> <span m='57710'>if</span> <span m='57840'>you</span> <span m='59000'>know</span> <span m='59160'>a</span> <span m='59210'>little</span> <span m='59390'>bit</span> <span m='59510'>of</span> <span m='59610'>everything.</span> <span m='60090'>Like</span> <span m='60290'>if</span> <span m='60480'>you</span> <span m='60630'>learn</span> <span m='62740'>computers,</span> <span m='63840'>and</span> <span m='64870'>mechanics,</span> <span m='65790'>and</span> <span m='66440'>electricity,</span> <span m='67290'>and</span> <span m='67420'>plumbing,</span> <span m='68520'>and</span> <span m='69200'>carpentry,</span> <span m='69860'>it's</span> <span m='70030'>all</span> <span m='71310'>part of the</span> <span m='71610'>job.</span> </p>","file":{"id":345772,"video_id":"3126727195001","name":"1865-Michael-p-PVTech","duration":72424,"thumbnail_url":null}});