Weatherization Installer and Technician

Air Sealing Technician, Building Analyst/Supervisor, Building Energy Retrofit Technician   More Names
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Description

Offices and homes are made up of walls, doors, windows, ducts, and attics. Individuals' lives at work and home are centered around the rooms where they work, eat, sleep, and spend time with colleagues and family. But, while walls, doors, windows, and ducts provide shelter, they can also cost money in wasted energy. If any of these things "leak"—if they are not sealed tight or insulated—a home or office can be subject to changes in the weather, becoming too hot in summer or too cold in winter. In either case, keeping a "leaky" house comfortable can make the air-conditioning system or heating system work harder than necessary. Weatherization installers or technicians work on the homes of their clients to insulate, stop any potential leaks, and make their clients' homes more energy efficient and comfortable. This is a green career that combines mechanical skills with helping people.  Weatherization installers and technicians perform a variety of activities to weatherize homes and make them more energy efficient. Their duties include repairing windows, insulating ducts, and performing heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) work. They may also perform energy audits and advise clients on energy conservation measures.

Job Growth and Wages
Percent Job Growth:  
7% - Slower than average
Typical Wages (National):  
Annual: $29,120 - $47,930    Hourly: $14 - $23
Physical/Medical/Health Requirements

Weatherization installers or technicians need physical stamina because the work frequently requires prolonged standing, bending, stooping, and working in attics, crawlspaces, and inside homes. They also may be required to lift and carry heavy objects.

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Career Snapshot

Typical Education:

High School or GED (HS)
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Percent Job Growth:

7% - Slower than average
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Typical Wages:

Annual: $29,120 - $47,930

Hourly: $14 - $23