Jordan Steele

Solar Energy Technician

Jordan's job title is Lead Solar Installer at AES Solar

What I do

I install renewable energy solar panels by fitting them on the roof or on the ground and running their power cables into the property. Inverters then turn the solar energy captured by the panels into usable power

How I became a technician

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What I love most about my job

I love not doing the same thing every day. I get to work all over Scotland, which means I travel a lot and sometimes even work on the islands like Harris. Some of the work is on the ground and some of it is on roofs. It’s very varied.

The best bits about working in a team

There’s always company when working in a team and we motivate each other in our work and enjoy having a laugh together. My team consists of me and two others; one is 18 and the other is 25 years old. We are a young team and work well together and I enjoy teaching them everything I’ve learnt in the role.

The skills I use in my job

You need to be hands-on and not afraid of heights! You should also be good at maths as you have to calculate dimensions and cable lengths.

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