Weatherization Installers and Technicians

Architecture & Construction > Maintenance/Operations

Projected Growth: Faster than average

4900+
Projected Job Openings

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Job Description

Your job is to Perform a variety of activities to weatherize homes and make them more energy efficient. Duties include repairing windows, insulating ducts, and performing heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) work. May perform energy audits and advise clients on energy conservation measures.

Common job titles of Weatherization Installers and Technicians include:
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Experience and Education

Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.

  • 55.17% said they needed a High School Diploma.

  • 27.59% said they needed a Post-Secondary Certificate.

Tasks

    Make minor repairs using basic hand or power tools and materials, such as glass, lumber, and drywall.

    Clean and maintain tools and equipment.

    Contact residents or building owners to schedule appointments.

    Explain energy conservation measures, such as the use of low flow showerheads and energy-efficient lighting.

    Install and seal air ducts, combustion air openings, or ventilation openings to improve heating and cooling efficiency.

    Inspect buildings to identify required weatherization measures, including repair work, modification, or replacement.

    Prepare and apply weather-stripping, glazing, caulking, or door sweeps to reduce energy losses.

    Maintain activity logs, financial transaction logs, or other records of weatherization work performed.

    Recommend weatherization techniques to clients in accordance with needs and applicable energy regulations, codes, policies, or statutes.

    Prepare or assist in the preparation of bids, contracts, or written reports related to weatherization work.

    Prepare cost estimates or specifications for rehabilitation or weatherization services.

    Explain recommendations, policies, procedures, requirements, or other related information to residents or building owners.

    Apply spackling, compounding, or other materials to repair holes in walls.

    Wrap water heaters with water heater blankets.

    Wrap air ducts and water lines with insulating materials, such as duct wrap and pipe insulation.

    Install storm windows or storm doors and verify proper fit.

    Apply insulation materials such as loose, blanket, board, and foam insulation to attics, crawl spaces, basements, or walls.

    Test and diagnose air flow systems, using furnace efficiency analysis equipment.

Tools

Wrecking bars

Work vans

Wood chisels

Wire strippers

Wire cleaning brushes

Volt-ohm meters VOM

Universal nut wrenches

All Tools

Tape measures

Straight screwdrivers

Steel measuring tapes

Socket wrench sets

Smoke generators

Slip joint pliers

Shop vacuums

Sheet metal crimpers

Scratch awls

Scaffolding

Safety goggles

Remote video cameras

Reciprocating saws

Ratchet sets

Putty scrapers

Putty knives

Protective respirators

Protective ear muffs

Power staplers

Power saws

Portable air compressors

Pop rivet guns

Plug-in circuit testers

Pin punches

Phillips head screwdrivers

Personal computers

Non-contact voltage detectors

Non-contact digital thermometers

Needlenose pliers

Multi-gas analyzers

Moisture detectors

Laptop computers

Insulation blowers

Inspection mirrors

Infrared thermographic scanners

Heating system combustion analyzers

Handheld digital thermometers

Handheld calculators

Hand tin snips

Hand saws

Hacksaws

Framing squares

Extension ladders

End cutting nippers

Electrician’s pliers

Electric tin snips

Dust masks

Digital wattmeters

Digital voltmeters DVM

Digital manometers

Desktop computers

Cordless drills

Combination squares

Cold chisels

Claw hammers

Circular saws

Caulking guns

Cat’s paws

Carbon dioxide CO2 testers

Blower doors

Technologies

Apache Ant

Microsoft Access

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Word

All Technologies

SAP software

Database software

Energy auditing software

Energy use ratings databases

Microsoft Power Point

Salesforce.com Salesforce CRM

Web browser software

Work scheduling software

Skills

Active Listening

Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Speaking

Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Monitoring

Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Critical Thinking

Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Operation Monitoring

Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

Judgment and Decision Making

Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Systems Analysis

Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.

Reading Comprehension

Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Operation and Control

Controlling operations of equipment or systems.

Abilities

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Occupation Sections

Knowledge

Building and Construction

Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.

Mechanical

Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

Mathematics

Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

Production and Processing

Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

Administration and Management

Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

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