Weatherization Installers and Technicians

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.

Median Annual Wage: $35,400

Education: High school diploma or equivalent (55%); Post-secondary certificate (28%); Less than high school diploma (7%)

Projected Growth: Average (8% to 14%)

Related Job Titles: Energy Auditor; Building Analyst/Supervisor; Director of Housing and Energy Services; Energy Administrator; Energy Assistant; Energy Conservation Director; Housing Director; Lead Weatherization Installer-Technician; Weatherization Director; Weatherization Installer

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  • Inspect buildings to identify required weatherization measures, including repair work, modification, or replacement.
  • Maintain activity logs, financial transaction logs, or other records of weatherization work performed.
  • Apply insulation materials such as loose, blanket, board, and foam insulation to attics, crawl spaces, basements, or walls.
  • Prepare or assist in the preparation of bids, contracts, or written reports related to weatherization work.
  • Install and seal air ducts, combustion air openings, or ventilation openings to improve heating and cooling efficiency.
  • Recommend weatherization techniques to clients in accordance with needs and applicable energy regulations, codes, policies, or statutes.
  • Explain energy conservation measures, such as the use of low flow showerheads and energy efficient lighting.
  • Explain recommendations, policies, procedures, requirements, or other related information to residents or building owners.
  • Clean and maintain tools and equipment.
  • Contact residents or building owners to schedule appointments.
  • Wrap air ducts and water lines with insulating materials, such as duct wrap and pipe insulation.
  • Prepare cost estimates or specifications for rehabilitation or weatherization services.
  • Prepare and apply weather-stripping, glazing, caulking, or door sweeps to reduce energy losses.
  • Make minor repairs using basic hand or power tools and materials, such as glass, lumber, and drywall.
  • Wrap water heaters with water heater blankets.
  • Apply spackling, compounding, or other materials to repair holes in walls.

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Systems Analysis - Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Weatherization Installers and Technicians.

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