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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.


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


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


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


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


You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software
  • Energy use ratings databases
  • Microsoft Access Hot Technology
Customer relationship management CRM software
  • Salesforce CRM
Office suite software
  • Microsoft Office


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

Examples of Registered Apprenticeship programs include:

  • Home Performance Laborer (Residential)

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.

Green Green jobs have created this new and emerging type of work that wasn't around before.

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