Weatherization Installers and Technicians
SOC: 47-4099.03

Description:

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.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
35,400 employed

Projected (2024):
37,800 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Air Sealing Technician
  • Building Analyst/Supervisor
  • Building Energy Retrofit Technician
  • Compounding Technician
  • Director Construction Services
  • Director of Housing and Energy Services
  • Energy Administrator
  • Energy Assistant
  • Energy Auditor
  • Energy Conservation Director
  • Energy Director
  • Home Weatherizing Worker
  • Housing Director
  • Lead Weatherization Installer-Technician
  • Residential Air Sealing Technician
  • Weatherization Administrator
  • Weatherization and Housing Inspector
  • Weatherization Coordinator
  • Weatherization Crew Leader
  • Weatherization Director
  • Weatherization Field Technician
  • Weatherization Installer
  • Weatherization Specialist
  • Weatherization Technician
  • Weatherseal Technician


  • Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.

    Education:

    These occupations usually require a high school diploma.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Equipment Selection
  • Installation
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Repairing
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • History and Archeology
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

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

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Blower doors
  • Carbon dioxide CO2 testers
  • Cat's paws
  • Caulking guns
  • Circular saws
  • Claw hammers
  • Cold chisels
  • Combination squares
  • Cordless drills
  • Desktop computers
  • Digital manometers
  • Digital voltmeters DVM
  • Digital wattmeters
  • Dust masks
  • Electric tin snips
  • Electrician's pliers
  • End cutting nippers
  • Extension ladders
  • Framing squares
  • Hacksaws
  • Hand saws
  • Hand tin snips
  • Handheld calculators
  • Handheld digital thermometers
  • Heating system combustion analyzers
  • Infrared thermographic scanners
  • Inspection mirrors
  • Insulation blowers
  • Laptop computers
  • Moisture detectors
  • Multi-gas analyzers
  • Needlenose pliers
  • Non-contact digital thermometers
  • Non-contact voltage detectors
  • Personal computers
  • Phillips head screwdrivers
  • Pin punches
  • Plug-in circuit testers
  • Pop rivet guns
  • Portable air compressors
  • Power saws
  • Power staplers
  • Protective ear muffs
  • Protective respirators
  • Putty knives
  • Putty scrapers
  • Ratchet sets
  • Reciprocating saws
  • Remote video cameras
  • Safety goggles
  • Scaffolding
  • Scratch awls
  • Sheet metal crimpers
  • Shop vacuums
  • Slip joint pliers
  • Smoke generators
  • Socket wrench sets
  • Steel measuring tapes
  • Straight screwdrivers
  • Tape measures
  • Universal nut wrenches
  • Volt-ohm meters VOM
  • Wire cleaning brushes
  • Wire strippers
  • Wood chisels
  • Work vans
  • Wrecking bars
  • Energy auditing software
  • Energy use ratings databases
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Project
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Microsoft Word
  • Salesforce.com Salesforce CRM
  • Web browser software
  • Work scheduling software


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    industry stats

    SOC: 47-0000

    Total Employed: 5,477,820

    Average Annual Salary: $47,580