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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:
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.
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.
Wire cleaning brushes
Volt-ohm meters VOM
Universal nut wrenchesAll Tools
Steel measuring tapes
Socket wrench sets
Slip joint pliers
Sheet metal crimpers
Remote video cameras
Protective ear muffs
Portable air compressors
Pop rivet guns
Plug-in circuit testers
Phillips head screwdrivers
Non-contact voltage detectors
Non-contact digital thermometers
Infrared thermographic scanners
Heating system combustion analyzers
Handheld digital thermometers
Hand tin snips
End cutting nippers
Electric tin snips
Digital voltmeters DVM
Carbon dioxide CO2 testers
Microsoft WordAll Technologies
Energy auditing software
Energy use ratings databases
Microsoft Power Point
Salesforce.com Salesforce CRM
Web browser software
Work scheduling software
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.
Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
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.
Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Operation and Control
Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
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.
Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
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.