Engineering Technician
Alternate Title: Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, or Environmental Engineering Technician
Engineering Technician

Engineering Technicians work with engineers in applying the theory and principles of engineering to plan, design, evaluate, and improve the performance of solar energy-related equipment, processes, and facilities.

Engineering Technicians use the principles of science, engineering, and mathematics to solve technical problems across all sectors of the solar industry. Their work is more narrowly focused and application-oriented than that of the scientists and engineers they assist. Civil Engineering Technicians, for example, might design layouts for solar-related projects to ensure compliance with profile and component specifications, square footage, and material quantities; review solar-related project blueprints and structural specifications to determine dimensions and material requirements of a solar structure or system; and develop plans and cost estimates for system installation, facility use, or construction.

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