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Weatherization Installers & Technicians

Also called: Field Technician, Weatherization Installer, Weatherization Technician, Weatherization Worker

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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 combustible appliances, such as gas appliances.
  • Determine amount of air leakage in buildings, using a blower door machine.
  • Test and diagnose air flow systems, using furnace efficiency analysis equipment.

Knowledge

Engineering and Technology
  • building and construction
  • mechanical
Business
  • customer service
  • management
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

Skills

Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilities

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

Personality

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

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software
  • Energy use ratings databases
  • Microsoft Access Hot Technology
Development environment software
  • Apache Ant Hot Technology
Enterprise resource planning ERP software Hot Technology
  • SAP software

Education

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

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Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$39,720
$26,780
$67,560
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