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Weatherization Installers & Technicians

Also called: Housing Director, Lead Weatherization Installer-Technician, Weatherization Director, Weatherization Installer

What they do:
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.
On the job, you would:
  • Test and diagnose air flow systems, using furnace efficiency analysis equipment.
  • 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.

Knowledge

Engineering and Technology
  • building and construction
  • mechanical
Business
  • customer service
  • management
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products

Skills

Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
People and Technology Systems
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one

Abilities

Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady
Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Self Control
  • Concern for Others
  • Cooperation

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software
  • Energy use ratings databases
  • Microsoft Access
Project management software
  • Microsoft Project
Calendar and scheduling software
  • Work scheduling software

Education

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
certificate after high school
usually needed

Get started on your career:

Registered Apprenticeship

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$35,300
per year, on average
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